Poverty

February 20, 2017 - 1:55 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. South Sudan's government and three U.N. agencies say that more than 100,000 people in two...
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February 09, 2017 - 12:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper DMX gave a group of Philadelphia men advice during a surprise appearance at a homeless support group meeting. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2lmLQfr ) the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, stopped by to speak to members of the nonprofit Ready,...
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February 08, 2017 - 5:32 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 120,000 Nigerians likely will suffer "catastrophic" famine-like conditions caused by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year, according to a new U.N. report. The report from the Food and Agriculture Organization...
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This still image taken from United States Courts shows Judge James Robart listening to a case at Seattle Courthouse on March 12, 2013 in Seattle. Robart placed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's executive order, banning travel to the United States by migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (United States Courts via AP)
February 04, 2017 - 7:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them, and for dramatically declaring...
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This still image taken from United States Courts shows Judge James Robart listening to a case at Seattle Courthouse on March 12, 2013 in Seattle. Robart placed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's executive order, banning travel to the United States by migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (United States Courts via AP)
February 04, 2017 - 6:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them, and for dramatically declaring...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, a homeless man drinks water while sitting on the beach at Ala Moana Beach Park located near Waikiki in Honolulu. A Hawaii lawmaker wants to classify homelessness as a medical condition so that people could use Medicaid money for rent payments. As a doctor, Sen. Josh Green argues that he's constantly treating homeless people in the emergency room where he works. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants...
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January 26, 2017 - 3:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants to...
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January 26, 2017 - 11:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The charity behind Red Nose Day says the campaign to end child poverty is returning to the United States this year. Comic Relief Inc. announced Thursday that 2017 fundraising efforts will culminate with a Red Nose Day TV special on May 25. Founded in Britain by filmmaker Richard...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1965 file photo, passengers disembark from the Polish ship M.S. Batory, the first immigrant ship to dock in Boston in 20 years, as others wait for clearance on the deck. Some 450 immigrants from Iron Curtain countries and 200 tourists were aboard the vessel when it docked Dec. 29, 1965. Most of the immigrants are bound for Detroit and Chicago. Immigration to the U.S. has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit into the picture. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis, File)
January 26, 2017 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration to the United States has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, cotton farmer Teofilo "Junior" Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality _ who’s going to pay for it and how? (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 26, 2017 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration to the United States has come in swells and dips over the past two-plus centuries, driven by shifts in U.S. policy, the mood in the country and world events. Labor shortages, racial tension, economic forces, religious prejudice and national security concerns all fit...
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