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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan proposed a plan to help poor Americans on Thursday that would allow charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with the government for federal money to fight poverty. The plan from Ryan, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, would allow states to replace 11 programs ranging from ...