Poverty Alleviation

India: COVID, climate change pushing Sundarbans women to distress

23 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

As livelihoods diminish in the world's largest delta, activists report spike in cases of child marriage due to poverty.
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Inside Guatemala as many families flee poverty for the U.S

1 day ago   |   NBC News

Dire economic conditions, food shortages and a lack of infrastructure are pushing many families in Guatemala to flee in hopes of making it to the United States. Ayman Mohyeldin...
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IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune   |   3 articles

It's a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at...
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IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - It's a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program...
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Infographic: How much do basic necessities cost in Lebanon?

3 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

An economic crash has driven nearly half of Lebanon's six million people into poverty.
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Anti-poverty group flunks lawmakers for blocking Harlem charter school

Anti-poverty group flunks lawmakers for blocking Harlem charter school

3 days ago   |   New York Post

The head of New York City's oldest children's anti-poverty group accused state lawmakers of hurting poor Harlem kids by blocking the opening of a new charter school in the...
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In George Floyd's old neighborhood, Biden's war on poverty faces a crucial test

4 days ago   |   The Washington Post

Whether the largest antipoverty effort in a generation produces lasting change or becomes a cautionary tale about the limits of governmental largesse will play out in...
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Professor argues that MARIO KART could inspire fairer economic system

Professor argues that MARIO KART could inspire fairer economic system

5 days ago   |   RT

In a recent paper, environmental researcher Andrew Reid Bell argues that the video game ‘Mario Kart' could provide a useful example for how to rethink the global economic and...
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Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

5 days ago   |   NPR   |   3 articles

The president's budget blueprint would increase spending on an array of domestic programs aimed at reducing poverty and fighting climate change, while keeping defense spending...
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Strain: Biden's child tax credit has a fatal flaw

6 days ago   |   Boston Herald

Joe Biden hasn't been in the White House for three months, so it's way too soon to justify the claim that he has already joined the ranks of transformational presidents. But...
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Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative... Read more ...

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

In response to a massive hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, and believed to have been aimed at stealing government information, the Biden administration is... Read more ...

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

TOKYO - Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be... Read more ...

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Luka Doncic hit a leaning, lunging 3-pointer as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a 114-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night... Read more ...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo Payments

Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, including a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Read more ...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

Carlos Rodon is all the way back after elbow and shoulder issues the past two years. Read more ...

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón has lost his bid for a perfect game when he hit Cleveland's Roberto Pérez in the foot with a pitch with one out in the... Read more ...

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

CHICAGO - James Ennis scored 22 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls... Read more ...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

Summary List Placement The US government is set to impose sanctions on around a dozen Russian government and intelligence officials, as well as 20 entities linked to Russian... Read more ...

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. That ended a 32-inning scoreless streak by Musgrove that dated to last season when he was still with... Read more ...