Poverty

In this Dec. 5, 2019 photo, a view of the south side of the White House in Washington decorated for Christmas. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday finds only about 1 in 10 Americans expect a downturn in their own lives in 2020. But about 4 in 10 say the way things are going nationwide will get worse in the year ahead. 2020 is an election year, and that might have something to do with it: Most Democrats and Republicans alike say they're dissatisfied with the state of politics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 10, 2020 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home and in their own lives, Americans by and large have an upbeat view of the year to come. When it comes to how the country will fare in 2020, well, that's another matter. A new poll released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that...
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January 09, 2020 - 1:22 pm
Leaders of advocacy groups warned lawmakers on Thursday that the fight over a failed citizenship question, the digital divide and the wording of questions on Hispanic origin and race may lead to the undercounting of some communities during the 2020 Census. The leaders from ethnic advocacy groups...
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In this undated photo provided by Camden Coalition, its staff members discuss patient engagement. Results published in New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, show that after six months, readmission rates were the same for those in the program and others given usual care. Researchers say more effort must focus on homelessness and addiction, which complicate medical care. (Camden Coalition via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 9:16 pm
Researchers thought they had a way to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital and racking up big medical bills. Health workers visited homes, went along to doctor appointments, made sure medicines were available and tackled social problems including homelessness,...
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, talks with Misty Cross, second from left, Tolani King, center, Sharena Thomas, second from right, and Dominique Walker, all from the group Moms 4 Housing, at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 07, 2020 - 9:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. Moms 4 Housing, a...
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This cover image released by Ballantine shows "Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains" by Cassie Chambers. (Ballantine via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 8:15 am
“Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains,” Ballantine Books, by Cassie Chambers Written by a young lawyer whose roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, “Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains” is a...
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In this Nov. 27, 2019 photo, Patrice Gaudensio, a refugee artist from South Sudan poses for a portrait during an exhibition titled "Beyond Borders," featuring work by refugee artists, at Art Cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Gaudensio said he and his wife have experienced racism and discrimination several times in Cairo streets. Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants call Cairo their temporary home. Many have fled deadly violence or dire poverty at home only to face racist harassment, violence and rape in the megacity of some 20 million people. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 02, 2020 - 1:08 am
CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them, calling them “slave” and other slurs. Then they tried to rip off Ekhlas' clothes...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. Gov. Newsom is wrapping up a first year highlighted by the bankruptcy of the country's largest utility, an escalating homelessness crisis and an intensifying feud with the Trump administration, along with record-low unemployment and a booming state economy producing a multi-billion-dollar surplus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 30, 2019 - 9:34 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy barely three...
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A letter from President Donald Trump to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., is photographed Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
December 21, 2019 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The closing passage in President Donald Trump's impeachment-eve letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the ring of truth to it. He was writing his thoughts for history, he said. For 100 years from now, "when people look back at this affair.” He is right that this letter passes...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
December 19, 2019 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential contenders tangled Thursday night in the last debate of the year, hard on the heels of President Donald Trump's impeachment. How some of their claims compare with the facts: BERNIE SANDERS: “Today in America, we have the highest rate of childhood...
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December 19, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is reporting a 2.7% increase in the nation’s homeless population driven by a spike in California, according to an annual count that took place in January 2019. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is reporting its third consecutive uptick in its...
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