Poverty

Pope Francis sits at a table during a lunch, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Pope Francis is offering several hundred poor people, homeless, migrants, unemployed a lunch on Sunday as he celebrates the World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 17, 2019 - 8:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor before sharing a meal with the jobless and the homeless that has become a tradition of his papacy. Celebrating a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica dedicated to heightening...
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A migrant stands in the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The European Union's top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in the country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 15, 2019 - 11:41 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent human rights group is warning that migrants trying to reach Western Europe are living in “dangerously cold and harsh conditions” in Bosnia, where hundreds rallied on Friday amid tensions over the influx of people fleeing war and poverty. The protesters...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, speaks during a news conference after being elected as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The three-day national assembly concluded Wednesday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis. That forecast came Wednesday from Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S...
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Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
November 10, 2019 - 5:40 am
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home." Teigen — a model, television host and cookbook...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, a man stands on a sun baked pool that used to be a perennial water supply in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger due to a severe drought that is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. International aid agencies said they are planning emergency food deliveries for parts of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other countries hard hit by a combination of low rainfall and high temperatures as summer approaches in the southern hemisphere. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 07, 2019 - 1:37 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. Emergency food deliveries are planned for parts of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other countries hard hit by a combination of low rainfall and high...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2019, file photo shows a patron of The Salvation Army homeless shelter, right, checking his belongings at a shelter near downtown Las Vegas. Amid protests that they would criminalize being homeless, Las Vegas elected officials are poised to make it a misdemeanor for people to sleep or camp in public areas when beds are available at established shelters. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 9:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several...
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File-In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. In Seattle's City Council races retail giant Amazon made unprecedented donations totaling about $1.5 million to a political action committee that supported a slate of candidates perceived to be friendlier to business, but early returns suggest the company could end up with fewer allies on the Council. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time...
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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, San Francisco Mayor London Breed smiles while speaking at the annual Women In Construction Expo in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor faces easy re-election in Tuesday's election but a hefty list of problems to solve, including a homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall. The former president of the Board of Supervisors narrowly won a special June 2018 election to fill the seat left vacant by the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 04, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 8:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost,...
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This photo provided by the ACLU show Janice Carter in South Carolina. South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Plaintiff Janice Carter, a 42-year-old Air Force veteran, said the policy leaves her with two unaffordable choices. To get her license reinstated, she said Thursday, she has to come up with $1,100 to cover past fines plus $500 for a reinstatement fee. (Sean Rayford/ACLU via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 5:12 pm
South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law...
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