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A new report observes an increase in laws that criminalize homelessness in U.S. cities. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images “Imagine a world where it is illegal to sit down. Could you survive if there were no place you were allowed to fall asleep,...
An annual report on child well-being shows 23 percent of American children were living at or below the federal poverty line in 2012, up from 19 percent in 2005. Photo by Seattle Municipal Archives More children in the United States were living in...
Central American immigrants ride north atop a freight train known as “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” near Juchitan, Mexico. It is part of a long and perilous journey through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. Photo by John Moore/...
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection placement center in Nogales, Arizona. Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images The president’s $3.7 billion border request appears stuck in Congress, with just nine days before August recess. The...
Pro-Russia separatists handed over two black boxes belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to Malaysian representatives during a press conference in Donetsk Tuesday. British investigators will help analyze its data. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images...
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. In a...