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Migrants report sexual abuse, misconduct, poor conditions at Arizona border facility

Migrants report sexual abuse, misconduct, poor conditions at Arizona border facilityReports revealed by NBC News allege mistreatment and abuse of migrants held at the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector holding facilities in Arizona.



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Governor estimates California quake toll at $100 million, says poor have been hit hardest

Governor estimates California quake toll at $  100 million, says poor have been hit hardestAlthough Californians are on the path to recovery, deeper devastation – in economic recovery – has already taken root.



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Girl recalls poor care in Texas border station

Girl recalls poor care in Texas border stationFor almost two weeks, a 12-year-old migrant girl said she and her 6-year-old sister were held inside a Border Patrol station in Texas where they slept on the floor and some children were locked away when they cried for their parents. El Paso, Texas, attorney Taylor Levy, who worked with the girl’s family, said she and her sister were separated from their aunt when they arrived in the U.S. on May 23. The children, from Central America, were put in the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Levy said.



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National parks, aid for poor hit as US govt shutdown drags on

National parks, aid for poor hit as US govt shutdown drags onNational parks that are unstaffed, long lines at airports with workers calling in sick, and assistance to the nation’s poorest threatened: the partial shutdown of the US government is hitting everyday Americans and no solution is in sight. Garbage is piling up around trash cans in national parks that lack federal employees who have been deemed non-essential and are not being paid. Unlike during previous shutdowns, some national parks have remained open even without park rangers to ensure safety.



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Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan villageSAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plodding through mud and surrounded by coconut trees.



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Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor familyNery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and died two days later at a hospital in El Paso, Texas. “Because she’d never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go,” she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the “extreme poverty” that dictated their lives.



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Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor familyNery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. “Because she’d never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go,” she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the “extreme poverty” that dictated their lives.



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Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air qualityMore than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.



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Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida's poor

Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida's poorLYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for several weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.



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'Unequal Scenes' — Aerials highlight the split between rich and poor

'Unequal Scenes' — Aerials highlight the split between rich and poorThese shocking drone images highlight the range of inequality that exists across the world. Taken by South Africa-based photographer Johnny Miller, 'Unequal Scenes' shows the contrast between rich and poor.



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