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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Diaper legislation generates rash of criticism

     
    Diaper bill: Proposed federal legislation would make it easier for child-care providers to use federal funds to provide diapers to low-income families....
  • Two dozen L.A. schools to lose federal funding

     
    In the face of declining federal funds, Los Angeles school officials stripped about two dozen campuses of aid that has been used to improve the academic achievement of low-income students. The move, approved at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting,...
  • Brazil state struggles with poverty despite rich natural resources

     
    Brazil’s huge northern state of ParĂ¡ is about three times the size of California, home to much of the Amazon rain forest and is the second-largest producer of the nation's most important export, iron ore. But poverty levels are well above the...
  • Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S cities, mayors report

     
    Americans are gearing up to spend billions of dollars for Christmas and other holiday gifts this year, a time when hunger, poverty and homelessness are all rising, according to Census data and surveys by city officials....
  • On Christopher Hitchens: August Brown considers

     
    August Brown writes: For me, his greatest influence was on the page. His style was defined by a refusal to resort to stock images and analysis -- or to accept them from others....
  • N.C. tour turns poverty's 'bloodless statistics' into reality

     
    Poverty in America: North Carolina's NAACP mounts a "Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty" through six counties....
  • State ranked 3rd in number of low-income students taking AP exams

     
    Low-income students in California scored well on Advanced Placement exams taken for college credit, with almost twice as many students taking and succeeding on the rigorous tests, according to a report released Wednesday. Meanwhile, Latinos and blacks...
  • World's slum children in desperate need, UNICEF says [Video]

     
    Millions of children in urban slums are hungry, poor, exploited, says UNICEF: Millions of children live nn slums and shantytowns and they're dying of the same illness that kill the rural poor, according to UNICEF: hunger, diarrhea, and disease caused by...
  • Hong Kong film festival: Powerful visions of poverty

     
    One of the major themes running through the 36th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival is lives on the margins. Poverty can take many shapes, but the singular message is that a life without hope -- a poverty of the spirit -- is the most devastating...
  • USC's $1.2-billion expansion wins City Council approval

     
    A $1.2-billion expansion of student, academic and retail space at USC has been unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council, a project that will create more than 12,000 jobs and potentially ease student housing demand in the campus neighborhoods.....
  • More than 1 in 5 California children live in poverty, study finds

     
    As California diversifies, it will face serious economic struggles if it fails to pay attention to widespread childhood poverty, according to a report released Monday by the Center for the Next Generation. The center found that more than 1 in......