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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

    A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.  Sen. Marco Rubio and 11 members of the U.S. House signed a letter to...
  • Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical

    A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, Pope Francis' deputy said Wednesday. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said both...
  • How far a $15 minimum wage goes in 6 US cities

    The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council. That's a 67 percent increase from the current minimum wage of $9 and would amount to annual pay of about $31,200. Here's a...
  • Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

    Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate. But even those who backed the City...
  • No agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid

    The Obama administration snubbed Florida's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat low-income and uninsured patients, a dispute that has paralyzed the state budget. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell gave Gov. Rick Scott...
  • To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty

    Neighborhoods matter. That's the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery for...
  • Baltimore woes a tale of two cities

    Baltimore woes a tale of two cities
    The conflagrations that were Chicago and Detroit in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Los Angeles in 1991 following the Rodney King case show the potential for what Baltimore might have become. But Baltimore happened for a...
  • Start the Presses: Summing up the math of poverty

    Start the Presses: Summing up the math of poverty
    Uh-oh, Glendale and Burbank. Hear that? The city of Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Are demands from the poorest among us to have our cities follow suit far behind? The Los Angeles City Council is set to decide Tuesday...
  • Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget

    As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. Democratic leaders in...
  • Baltimore's problems not rooted in racist police

    Baltimore's problems not rooted in racist police
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the┬áBaltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is...
  • 5 things to know about high school graduation rates

    5 things to know about high school graduation rates
    WASHINGTON — Even as America's high school graduation rate has reached historic highs, the gains aren't consistent. Students with disabilities, low-income and minority students have failed to catch up with their peers, although some states are...