Poverty

FILE- This Sept. 10, 2017, file photo shows a night view of the Mangueira slum, seen from a squatter building that used to house the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics IGBE) in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Global poverty has fallen to a record low. The World Bank says 10 percent of the world’s population lived on less than $1.90 a day in 2015, down from 11.2 percent in 2013. That means 735.9 million people lived below the poverty threshold in 2015, down from 804.2 million. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
September 19, 2018 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global poverty has fallen to a record low. The World Bank said Wednesday that 10 percent of the world's population lived on less than $1.90 a day in 2015 — the last year for which numbers were available — down from 11.2 percent in 2013. That means 735.9 million people lived below...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Palermo, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. Francis has flown to the Mediterranean island on the 25th anniversary of the assassination in Palermo of the Rev. Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, who has been declared a martyr by the Vatican. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 16, 2018 - 4:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people in St. Peter's Square — tiny crucifixes. Speaking to pilgrims, tourists and Romans on Sunday, Francis quipped that that because it's a gift, "if someone says you must pay for it, he's being shrewd" and there's nothing to pay...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Bezos said Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:21 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call...
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FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2014, file photo people are reflected in a window at the Delano Las Vegas overlooking the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas. The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017, boosted by a rise in the number of Americans with full-time jobs. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 12, 2018 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017, boosted by a rise in the number of Americans with full-time, year-round jobs. The Census Bureau said Wednesday that incomes for a typical household, adjusted for inflation, rose 1.8 percent, from $60,309...
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A human rights activist with T-shirts declaring support for Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 10, 2018 - 7:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker's health has suffered irreversible damage after 120 days of hunger strike, his lawyer said Monday. Oleg Sentsov, an opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to conduct terror attacks,...
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The exterior of a duplex in Reedsburg, Wis. where a 15-year-old boy who starved to death while he and his family prayed and fasted for weeks, is pictured in a Monday, Nov. 3, 2018 photo. The boys parents, Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 47, were charged in Sauk County Court with child neglect causing death as well as child neglect causing great bodily harm after their teenage son died and another child was hospitalized following what the father described as a weeks long religious fast. (Rob Schultz/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 3:02 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The younger brother of a 15-year-old boy who starved to death while their family prayed and fasted for weeks wrote a letter that investigators found inside the locked southern Wisconsin apartment pleading with lawyers to save him. The emaciated 11-year-old boy was clutching a...
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Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, addresses the media during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 one day before starting the Geneva Consultations on Yemen. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 10:40 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Wednesday that he hopes Yemenis can draw a "flickering signal of hope" from peace talks set to resume after a two-year hiatus — a new bid to end a grueling war that has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Martin Griffiths was preparing to start...
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A journalist's phone, showing a pre-recorded video of Argentine President Mauricio Macri giving a message, lies on a chair at the Economy Ministry ahead of a press conference with Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Macri announced a withholding tax on exports and the elimination of several ministries amid economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 03, 2018 - 8:39 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced new taxes on exports and the elimination of several ministries on Monday in a bid to halt economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. Macri said in a televised statement that he will also allocate more...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:23 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday increased its benchmark interest rate to 60 percent — the world's highest — in an effort to halt a sharp slide in the value of the peso, which plunged to a record low. The peso fell more than 15 percent against the dollar on...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 6, 2018 civil rights attorney Al McSurely sits for an interview at his home in Carthage, N.C. As the Poor People's Campaign launches a massive initiative to sign up people to support the movement and to vote, its leaders are working with the generation of civil rights activists who stood with the Rev. Martin Luther King and have continued his work. The Rev. William Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. He says he turns to those who came before him: leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, and attorney Al McSurely. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 25, 2018 - 10:48 am
CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's side and continued his efforts to stamp out poverty and racism after his assassination. "The...
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