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Homeless children on the rise in America

Homeless children on the rise in America

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report…

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response…

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

In the Mideast, the wars never appear to end

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their…

State gay marriage bans falling like dominoes

State gay marriage bans falling like dominoes

Robert Shelby, a former Army combat engineer, knocked over the first domino. As a U.S. district judge — appointed in 2012 by President Barack Obama with support from Utah’s two…

Widening racial gap among children in America

Widening racial gap among children in America

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent…