Are We Winning the War on Poverty?

In today's link roundup: Research suggests that things aren't as bad as we thought when it comes to poverty. Plus: Ten most religious athletes.

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A black neighborhood in 1960s Baltimore (NBC/Getty Images)

Are we winning the war on poverty? Slate's Matthew Yglesias says new research shows that poverty is falling, if you measure correctly, and government programs deserve most of the credit.

More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests: More than 180 protesters commemorating the movement's one-year anniversary were taken into custody Monday evening, the Washington Post reports.

Ten most religious athletes: From Tim Tebow to Venus and Serena to Muhammad Ali, these sports standouts made no secret of their faith. Check out the list at Rolling Out.

NEH commemorates emancipation: On Monday the National Endowment for the Humanities honored the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with a daylong celebration in Washington, D.C., culminating in a celebratory performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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