Poverty

Anthony Torres poses for a photograph at his brother's home in Atco, N.J., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Torres says he was the rider caught shaving on a New Jersey Transit train in a video that went viral. Torres said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 17, 2018 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media...
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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 - 2:15 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 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017 as solid economic growth helped put more people into full-time jobs. But income inequality also worsened as the wealthiest Americans enjoyed even larger pay increases. Incomes for a typical U.S. household...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, a local resident leaves a church after voting in the general election in Cumming, Iowa. Religion's role in politics and social policies is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to an AP-NORC national poll conducted Aug. 16-20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 11, 2018 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Sentsov, an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker's health has suffered irreversible damage after 120 days of hunger strike, his lawyer said Monday, sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo, file)
September 10, 2018 - 11:54 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 - 6:02 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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File-This undated file photo shows the entrance to an alley known as Cooper Court, a homeless camp in Boise, Idaho. A federal appellate court says cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go. In a ruling handed down Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with six homeless Boise, Idaho residents who sued the city in 2009 alleging that a local ordinance that bans sleeping on the streets amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling could impact several other cities across the western U.S.(Adam Cotterell/Boise State Public Radio via AP, File)
September 04, 2018 - 7:21 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with six homeless people...
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A man walks past a sign announcing the price of U.S. dollar and Brazilian real, in exchange for Argentine pesos, at an exchange house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has 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. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 03, 2018 - 2:13 pm
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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A man enters to an exchange house in Buenos Aires, Argentina Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. 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 new record low. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 30, 2018 - 2:45 pm
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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This image released by FX shows JD Pardo as EZ Reyes in a scene from "Mayans M.C.," premiering on Sept. 4. (Prashant Gupta/FX via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Mayans M.C.," a spinoff of motorcycle gang saga "Sons of Anarchy," tackles conflict along the U.S.-Mexico border amid poverty and a drug war. The FX Networks series stars J.D. Pardo and Edward James Olmos who lead a majority Latino cast that navigates the dark world of...
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