Poverty

In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, photo, Richard Butler and his fiance Amber laugh while they have breakfast in an apartment a friend is letting them live in on Chicago's Southside. Having food stamps offers Butler a stability he's rarely known in his 25 years. But that stability is being threatened for people like him, who are able-bodied, without dependents and between the ages 18 and 49. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 03, 2020 - 9:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his teen years at a Chicago boys’ home and jail for burglary, and has since struggled to find a permanent home. The $194 deposited monthly on his benefits...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo provided on Feb. 29, 2020 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, inspects the military drill of units of the Korean People's Army, with soldiers shown wearing face masks. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
Associated Press
March 03, 2020 - 6:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — In these days of infection and fear, a recent propaganda photo sums up the image North Korea wants to show the world, as well as its people: Soldiers with black surgical masks surround leader Kim Jong Un, ensconced in a leather overcoat and without a mask as he oversees a defiant...
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FILE - This July 28, 2014 file photo shows Joe Germanotta, left, and Cynthia Germanotta at a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping in New York. Joe Germanotta, father of singer-actress Lady Gaga, is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business. Owner of Art Bird & Whiskey Bar, Germanotta said he wants the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which oversees the busy commuter train station, to renegotiate his rent or release him from his lease, which expires in 2028. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
February 28, 2020 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business. Joe Germanotta, owner of Art Bird & Whiskey Bar, said he wants the Metropolitan Transit Authority...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas. A U.S. appeals court has upheld the Trump administration's rules imposing more hurdles for women seeking abortions. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, Feb. 24 overturns decisions that had been issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 24, 2020 - 12:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld Trump administration rules that bar health care providers in the federal family planning program for low-income women from referring patients for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by...
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In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Dolly Rabinowitz, center, exercises with other Holocaust survivors at Nachas Health and Family Network in the Brooklyn borough New York. The community center provides survivors with meals, legal assistance, exercise classes and social events. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
February 24, 2020 - 8:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Frumie Cisner remembers the first time she witnessed a Holocaust survivor picking through trash — how the woman scavenged a box of baked goods from a dumpster in front of a Brooklyn synagogue. “It was heartbreaking,” Cisner said. “You’re not talking about luxuries. It’s food. You...
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February 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
February 19, 2020 - 12:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in his second State of the State address. He took the unusual step of devoting most of the annual speech to just...
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Members of political parties and social movements protest the visit of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation, one with a sign that reads in Spanish "Get out of Argentina IMF. No to the debt payment," in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Argentina announced Tuesday that it will delay paying principal on a peso-denominated bond that had been due this week while it works on restructuring an overall debt it says is unpayable at a time of economic hardship. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
February 12, 2020 - 12:04 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has been here before: recession, growing poverty, high inflation, billions of dollars in debt, a looming deadline for repayment and simmering anger toward the International Monetary Fund. This is a big week for one of Latin America's biggest economies, which...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, a four-story mixed-use building is under construction adjacent to an older, single-family home in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents. On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a ban on evictions during December, January and February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 11, 2020 - 9:08 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Most residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and February but city leaders decided against invoking the ban for November and March. The move aimed at helping low- and moderate-income tenants from being...
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Wreaths are laid at a statue of former President Nelson Mandela at the entrance to the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment at Victor Verster prison by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 11, 2020 - 7:47 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression. Raising a clenched-fist salute and striding...
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