Poverty

March 02, 2018 - 8:16 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Dries Mertens does more for Naples than just score goals for the city's soccer team. The Napoli forward has also been doing charity work, including giving pizza to the homeless, visiting children's hospitals, and collecting clothes for the less fortunate in the southern city...
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This July 28, 2017 photo shows the McCallister West Virginia House at Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/ Siobhan Starrs)
February 26, 2018 - 1:46 pm
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — We stood at the bar of the grand Lough Erne Resort, looking out at the driving rain. "You see that lake out there," mused the barman wryly. "That was a field this morning." This was my first trip to Northern Ireland's lake lands in the western region, two hours...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:43 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Padmashree Rida, Georgia State University and Ritu Aneja, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) White women in the U.S. are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by Idaho State University, Idaho State's Sam Dowd (4) dribbles during an NCAA college basketball game against Youngstown State in Pocatello, Idaho. Dowd found himself homeless at 13 and spent the next few years living with friends, occasionally sleeping outside the school when he had no place to go. Thanks to hard work and the generosity of coaches and families along the way, the undersized point guard realized his dream of playing Division I basketball at Idaho State. (Julie Hillebrant/Idaho State University via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:33 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him. He wouldn't have become a 5-foot-7, 167-pound Division I basketball player without it. In life, Dowd has a buoyancy to him, rising above...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 3:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to assess what it would take to move hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 2:02 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an...
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February 07, 2018 - 5:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Victor Sidel, a physician who campaigned to bring attention to the medical consequences of nuclear war, poverty and other social issues, has died. He was 86. Sidel (Sie-DELL') died Jan. 30 in suburban Denver. His son, Mark Sidel, said his father had moved to Greenwood Village from New...
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In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, photo, Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder or the American Indian Movement, speaks on at Minneapolis City Hall about activists' plans for protests during the Super Bowl. Minnesota activists are using the Super Bowl spectacle to speak out against police brutality, racism, corporate greed and other issues.(AP Photo/Amy Forliti)
January 30, 2018 - 7:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Social activists say Minneapolis is turning into a playground for the rich during Super Bowl week, and critics are using the spectacle to rally against economic injustice such as the displacement of dozens of homeless people, and the police shootings of blacks that spawned player...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Alexander Bell, Harvard University; John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Raj Chetty, Stanford University, and Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political...
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Signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Orange County has long announced plans to clear the area of tents and tarps and officials say they will start doing so on Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
January 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California on Monday notified hundreds of homeless people camped out along a dusty riverbed near a baseball stadium that they must move starting in two weeks. Formal notices were posted at the encampment near the stadium of the Los Angeles Angels team...
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