Poverty

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Sylvia Bolling’s infectious laugh

By Marvin Olasky
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Cities | One section of WORLD’s current cover story on Houston describes the career of poverty-fighting entrepreneur Sylvia Bolling. Much of what she’s learned…

From the land of no tomorrows

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “Where I come from there is no tomorrow, only today.” Hearing those words, you might think of an immigrant from a military state or someone who has known…

No headstone of his own

By Emily Belz
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Homelessness | What happens to a homeless person when he dies on the street?

Web Reads: All that glitters and rich-world vanity

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Gold rush. A short video takes viewers inside the gold vault of the Bank of England. The scientist/host Martyn Poliakoff has a great voice, big hair, and a…

Senate approves farm bill conservatives call a ‘monument to dysfunction’

By Andrew Branch
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Government | Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that makes minor food stamp adjustments and continues to provide subsidies for…

House passes ‘miracle’ farm bill

By Andrew Branch
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Government | The House on Wednesday passed an almost $100 billion-a-year farm bill compromise containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies.

Compromise on meager reforms knits together ‘Frankenstein’ farm bill

By Andrew Branch
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Government | Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of a massive, five-year farm bill—member by member, vote by vote—as it heads to the House floor…

The state of the minimum wage

By Andrew Branch
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Government | While Washington reporters concentrate on President Barack Obama’s words about income inequality and his recommendations concerning minimum wage laws, state…

Signs and Wonders: Gentrification is not genocide after all

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Gentrification boon. In 1988, riots in New York helped promote the false idea that the gentrification of neighborhoods forced poor people onto the streets and…

Midday Roundup: Bill Gates predicts end to global poverty

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No more poverty? Bill Gates, Microsoft founder turned philanthropist, makes a bold prediction in his foundation’s annual letter, released today: By 2035,

Signs and Wonders: Tom Coburn considers early retirement

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Coburn’s cancer. Sen. Tom Coburn has been battling prostate cancer for some time, but his fight may have taken an ominous turn. Several news outlets are…

Two plans, one problem, no solutions

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Anti-poverty proposals from Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are short on specifics, long on ideals and government criticism

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