Poverty

March 27, 2017 - 2:50 am
TRUMP-INNOVATION Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. A senior administration official...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 23, 2017, Sheryl, left, a homeless woman who declined to give her last name, talks with outreach worker Brenda Frazier, as part of a new team of outreach workers and police officers that go out and connect homeless people to services in Seattle. Sheryl said she has lived in a tent in a greenbelt near Interstate Highway 90 for about six months. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 27, 2017 - 2:21 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness,...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo, a child walks alongside a street murals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A campaign to clean up and beautify Sao Paulo has come under fire after the city's new mayor painted over a series of well-known graffiti murals. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
March 24, 2017 - 1:41 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city center...
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March 21, 2017 - 8:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. Borge Brende says South Sudan is "one of the world's biggest...
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FILE - In a June 25, 2015 file photo, John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration's quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth...
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FILE--In this March 7, 2017, file photo, tiny living pods for the Kenton Neighborhood Tiny Home Pilot houses are viewed in Portland, Ore. The affordable housing crisis in Portland and the accompanying homeless problem has gotten so bad that local officials are thinking outside the box with similar plans to build "tiny houses" for homeless families and place them in the backyards of willing residents. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File)
March 17, 2017 - 8:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. Under the pilot program taking effect this...
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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 - 10:24 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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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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