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September 14, 2011 1:19 PM

California's poverty rate highest in over a decade

Caifornia's poor now outnumber the populations of 33 states and 90 nations – and counting. The state's poverty rate last year rose to its highest level in more than a decade – 16.3 percent – as household incomes plunged by 5 percent, according to census figures released Tuesday.

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