Poverty

People hold signs protesting Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's executive order that shut down much of the state's economy and imposed social distancing, in her effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, rally outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 02, 2020 - 10:03 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hundreds protest Oregon's stay-at-home order. —...
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In this Sept. 20, 2016, photo is Antioch planning commissioner Ken Turnage II in Antioch, Calif. City council members in Antioch voted unanimously Friday, May 1, 2020, to remove Turnage from his post as chairman of the city's planning commission after he suggested on social media that sick, old and homeless people should be left to meet their "natural course in nature" during the coronavirus pandemic. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 7:05 pm
ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city official has been ousted after he suggested on social media that sick, old and homeless people should be left to meet their “natural course in nature” during the coronavirus pandemic. City council members in Antioch, a city of about 110,000 people...
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This photo provided by Patrick Sandoval shows signs inside the Walmart in Gallup, N.M., on Friday, May 1, 2020, to advise shoppers that non-essential items aren't available for purchase. (Patrick Sandoval via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 6:51 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A city that is a modern-day trading post on the southern outskirts of the Navajo Nation was on lockdown over the weekend under the watch of National Guard troops and state police to discourage nonessential travel and commerce as local coronavirus infections soar. Invoking...
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Thousands line up to receive food handouts in the Olievenhoutbos township of Midrand, South Africa, Saturday May 2, 2020. though South Africa begun a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 02, 2020 - 12:16 pm
OLIEVENHOUTBOS, South Africa (AP) — Thousands of people stood in line for hours on Saturday in a South African township waiting for handouts of food. The scene has repeated for days in one of the world’s most unequal countries as charities haul essentials to low-income neighborhoods suffering under...
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NYPD officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 30, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subway system will shut down each day from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to increase cleaning of trains and stations during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, two days after he called conditions in the subway “disgusting.” The closures, slated to start...
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A Lebanese policeman gestures to firefighters as they extinguish a police car that was set on fire by anti-government protesters, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Hundreds of angry Lebanese took part Tuesday in the funeral of a young man killed in riots overnight in Tripoli that were triggered by the crash of Lebanon's national currency that sent food prices soaring. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
April 28, 2020 - 5:38 pm
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli clashed with troops until late Tuesday night leaving several injured on both sides in some of the most serious riots triggered by an economic crisis spiraling out of control amid a weeks-long virus lockdown. After...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, soldiers allied to Yemen's internationally recognized government fly the South Yemen flag at the port of Aden in Aden, Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed separatists to honor terms of a Riyadh peace deal and return control of Aden to the country's internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
April 26, 2020 - 10:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed separatists to honor terms of a Riyadh peace deal and return control of Aden to the country's internationally recognized government. The statement by Saudi Arabia comes after...
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Jerry Norcia, president and chief executive of DTE Energy, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 23, 2020 - 1:08 pm
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — About 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit will receive computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation's poorest big cities. Schools across Michigan closed in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, a homeless man eats his late dinner in a cardboard box at Shinjuku Station, in Tokyo. A group representing the homeless is asking to use the Athletes Village for next year’s Tokyo Olympics as a shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn ten of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive housing complex going up alongside Tokyo Bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 17, 2020 - 11:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A group representing the homeless is asking to use the Athletes Village for next year's Tokyo Olympics as a shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission...
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In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 photo, volunteers from Lebanese charity Beit el-Baraka, fill boxes with essential food supplies to distribute to the poor, during a lockdown due to the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon. Wealthier Western countries are considering how to ease lockdown restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving business and daily life. But many developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, can hardly afford the luxury of any misstep. Consider tiny Lebanon, a country teetering on the abyss of bankruptcy with a fragile health system, a restless population and no tools for mapping a way out of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
April 17, 2020 - 11:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, want to do it too, but they cannot afford the luxury of any missteps. They lack the key tools — a sturdy economy, well-equipped hospitals and...
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