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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of all entitlement programs. And it secured Fuller, who never married and had no children, a place in American history. Today, even as its future lies in financial uncertainty, many consider Social Security one of government's biggest in...

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