Poverty

Actress Jennifer Garner, a Trustee for Save the Children, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017, before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing to support early childhood education. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 17, 2017 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Garner has called on Congress to do more to support early childhood education. The actress testified Thursday on Capitol Hill in support of education programs for preschoolers in poverty. Garner recalled growing up in West Virginia around children in poverty. She told...
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March 15, 2017 - 9:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary made a surprise visit to Somalia on Wednesday for talks with the country's new president as a worsening drought threatens millions of people in the Horn of Africa nation. "It is all so, such a shame that you are facing the problems that you are...
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March 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL Democrats call budget report a 'knockout blow' WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress say new projections of the impact of Republicans' health insurance bill should be a "knockout blow." House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Speaker Paul Ryan should pull the bill from...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:46 am
CHINA-POLITICS-KOREAS TENSION China says NKorea could suspend nukes for halt in US drills BEIJING (AP) — China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea. Foreign Minister Wang...
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An elderly man malnourished rests as he receives treatment in a tent at the IDP camp in Baidoa, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, where the drought is severe. Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. (AP Photo/Khaled Kazziha)
March 07, 2017 - 2:41 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, right, stands as Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addresses the media in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 07, 2017 - 12:55 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, centre, walks inside the UN compound during his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday , March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 07, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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In this Monday, March 6, 2017 photo, South Sudanese men carry food distributed by the World Food Programme in Leer County Southern Leich State in South Sudan. An estimated 100,000 people are experiencing famine, and another 1 million people are on the brink of starvation, South Sudan's government and U.N. agencies said in late February. South Sudan is now Africa's largest migrant crisis as more than 3 million people have either fled the country or become internally displaced, according to the U.N. (AP Photo)
March 07, 2017 - 10:28 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine. The seven-month inquiry by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights into South Sudan is the most...
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March 07, 2017 - 4:47 am
KOREA-TENSION UPDATE: US missile launchers arrive in SKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, a day after the North test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. Washington...
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March 07, 2017 - 2:40 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics say a Republican plan to replace "Obamacare" would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage and would likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees...
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