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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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Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinalsBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor. Presiding at a ceremony known as a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the new cardinals that their mission was to serve the poor and the Church and not seek privileges. Francis has now chosen 59 of the 125 cardinal electors under 80 years old who would be eligible to enter a conclave after his death or resignation.



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'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expert

'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy: UN expertThe UN’s top expert on extreme poverty warned Thursday that contemptful and cruel US policies towards the poor were disenfranchising millions, posing a threat to democracy in the country. People living in poverty in the United States are seeing their rights “increasingly ignored”, said Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, he said a “complete lack of compassion” characterised US policies towards the poor, who are becoming ever more “invisible in the political process”.



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Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help

Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government HelpHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase



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