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A man who identified himself just as Vincent, sorts his belongings outside his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. Vincent said he thought he was bulletproof and never had to worry about getting a job as a young man. "Things ain't the way they were anymore." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 12:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time...
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Women take part in a march marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 25, 2017 - 11:33 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Women have marched through central Rome to encourage others to combat violence aimed at them by men. The noisy procession included participants who run safe houses for women...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 6:43 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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This undated mobile phone photo made available by Shelby Hoogendyk shows her husband Casey Huffman, with their 17 month-old son Caelan Hoogendyk at a hurricane shelter in St. Augustine, Fla. The family evacuated from a homeless shelter to a hurricane shelter during Hurricane Irma. When they arrived at the hurricane shelter, they were segregated from the rest of the evacuees and made to wear yellow wristbands. Advocates for the homeless say the ill treatment of homeless people during disasters is a national problem that reflects the lack of state and local emergency planning to deal with that population. (Shelby Hoodgendyk via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 10:26 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless. Sheriff's...
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This combination of satellite photos provided by DigitalGlobe, Sept. 16, 2017, left, and May 25, 2017, right, show the thousands of temporary shelters that have been erected in the Kutupalong area of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The photos show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 11:50 pm
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar. In a matter of weeks, thousands of temporary shelters have been erected in the Bangladesh...
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September 15, 2017 - 11:26 am
TUMBRU, Bangladesh (AP) — Days after fleeing their village on the Myanmar side of the border fence, a group of Rohingya Muslims watched from just inside Bangladesh as yet another house went up in flames. "You see this fire today," said Farid Alam, one of the Rohingya who watched the fire burn from...
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September 15, 2017 - 10:36 am
TUMBRU, Bangladesh (AP) — Days after fleeing their village on the Myanmar side of the border fence, a group of Rohingya Muslims watched from just inside Bangladesh as yet another house went up in flames. "You see this fire today," said Farid Alam, one of the Rohingya who watched the fire burn from...
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September 15, 2017 - 2:55 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The row of tents and tarps stretches two miles along the parched riverbed and houses hundreds of homeless. The garbage-strewn strip is also the site of a popular bike path where cyclists in colorful gear zoom by those seeking food, a shower or a job. Over the past two years,...
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September 14, 2017 - 11:43 pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border in search of help and safety in teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh. The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with U.N...
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September 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The U.N. says its humanitarian officials report that 389,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out in...
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