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Putin Warns Merkel That Europe Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee Crisis

Putin Warns Merkel That Europe Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee CrisisMerkel was hosting Putin for their first bilateral talks in Germany since 2013



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Most Americans Can't Afford A Minor Emergency

Most Americans Can't Afford A Minor EmergencyJames DeVolid, 54, put in so many hours between his two jobs at Tyson Foods and Walmart that his wife, Susan, often joked that he worked “eight days a week.”



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Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm

Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay WarmAs temperatures dropped below zero on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this month, one young girl felt she had had enough.



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Earn minimum wage in the US? You can afford to live in exactly 12 counties

Earn minimum wage in the US? You can afford to live in exactly 12 countiesA person working a full-time minimum-wage job will find it virtually impossible to rent an affordable home anywhere in the US, according to a study that sheds new light the country’s housing crisis. The report reveals that there is not a single county or metropolitan area in which a minimum-wage worker can afford a modest two-bedroom home, which the federal government defines as paying less than 30% of a household’s income for rent and utilities. This applies even in places that have raised their minimum wage higher than the baseline federal level of $ 7.25, which equates to around $ 15,000 a year.



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