Poverty

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Breaking down Obama’s pet project to help minority men

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Don’t jump on board just yet, say conservatives who are skeptical about President Barack Obama’s initiative to reverse underachievement among young black…

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…

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