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A mother and her children wait for admittance to a homeless shelter in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rarely mentioned in discussions of poverty is the Federal Reserve Board’s policy on interest rates, which has an enormous impact on the rate of economic...
A newly discovered exoplanet, Kepler-452b, comes the closest of any found so far to matching our Earth-sun system. This artist’s conception of a planetary lineup shows habitable-zone planets with similarities to Earth: from left, Kepler-22b, Kepler-...
A Somali girl accompanies women bringing firewood to the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab near the Kenya-Somali border on Aug. 31, 2011. Photo by Eduardo De Francisco/Reuters Dadaab in Kenya is the world’s largest refugee camp. With more than 350,000...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement to the media before a closed door briefing with House members on the recent Iran nuclear deal in Washington on July 22, 2015. Photo by Gary Cameron/ReutersWASHINGTON — A trio of Obama...
A government watchdog group said that the Internal Revenue Service was at risk for unfairly auditing political and religious groups. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that...
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa on July 18, 2015. Photo by Jim Young/ReutersSAN ANTONIO — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to...