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Evangelicals address migrant crisis

A band of influential religious leaders is urging lawmakers not to make any changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that was originally meant to protect migrant children but has now become a flashpoint in the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border.

Politico on July 22, 2014

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Honduras' Lost Generation

In 2012 I was in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, researching immigration and repatriation, and even then the tension in the city was palpable. I felt it most at night, when it was recommended that my group and I remain behind high concrete walls topped with the classic Latin American anti-intrusion rig -- broken bottle glass and concertina wire. Even then, Tegucigalpa was one of the most violent cities in the world, though it rarely made headlines overseas.

The Huffington Post on July 21, 2014

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To Understand Child Migration, Look Beyond the Border

Although the escalating numbers of child migrants have created a new humanitarian challenge on the southern border, the causes of this surge are familiar.

The Huffington Post on July 8, 2014

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We Must Feed the Starving Refugees

Imagine if all the people in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan were forced to leave their homes. What if conflict displaced this entire population? It would be a gigantic humanitarian nightmare.

The Examiner on July 5, 2014

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California Tax Credits and Unemployment

The California Competes Committee as part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development awarded 28.9 million in tax credits to 29 companies strengthening the job market in California.

The Examiner on July 4, 2014

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How One Hackathon Visualized 'Invisible Data' on the Worldwide Women's Empowerment Problem

So, it’s not a hackathon in the way you might be thinking, the Jesse-Eisenberg-as-Mark-Zuckerberg-headphones-in-ears kind of hackathon. Instead, participants clustered around  laptops covered in geeky stickers, huddled at tables and fighting for outlets, debating the best ways to make an invisible problem visible.

The Washington Post on June 30, 2014

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Senate To Avert Food Aid Fight

The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday will take up a Coast Guard reauthorization bill ( S 2444 ) that leaves out a controversial provision in the House-passed version that would increase the amount of food aid that must be shipped on U.S.-flagged carriers. 

CQ on June 23, 2014

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Andrew Wainer: Harvest Haitian entrepreneurial spirit

According to community leaders, poverty in Haiti is the catalyst for this Haitian entrepreneurial spirit in the United States.

Sun Sentinel on June 21, 2014

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As teams from around the world face off in World Cup, how are their countries' poor faring?

Bread for the World, a global anti-hunger organization, will highlight poverty problems in competing countries on its blog as the countries play in the tournament.

Deseret News National on June 14, 2014

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DirectoUSA:FĂștbol y una mejorar sociedad

Bread for the World, con un estudio sobre lo que hacen los países del mundial para mejorar las condiciones de ciudadanos.

MSN Video on June 12, 2014

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Futbol y una mejor sociedad

Bread for the World, con un estudio sobre lo que hacen los países del mundial para mejorar las condiciones de ciudadanos

CNN on June 12, 2014

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Podesta: Obama might veto school lunch waiver

President Obama would consider vetoing an Agriculture Appropriations bill should the legislation include House GOP-proposed school lunch nutrition waivers, White House senior counselor John Podesta said on Monday. 

Agri-Pulse on June 10, 2014

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Nurturing Our Future

Thanks to U.S. government leadership, partnerships with governments across the globe, and the hard work and contributions of civil society, we are also well aware of the positive impact that improving nutrition in the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child's second birthday can have.

Huffington Post on June 9, 2014

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Religious Progressives Confront the Sociopathic Economy

The Cardinal posed a challenge: How do we make a more humane market? 

Huffington Post on June 6, 2014

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World Financial System built as a "new idolatry" cardinal tells forum

The world financial system "has been built as a new idolatry," charged Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, at a June 3 forum in Washington sponsored by The Catholic University of America's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies.

America Magazine on June 5, 2014

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La migracion "enriquece" a paises

El cardenal hondureño Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, arzobispo de Tegucigalpa destacó el aporte cultural y económico que los migrantes aportan a los países que los acogen y criticó la obstrucción a una reforma migratoria por parte del Congreso estadounidense para legalizar a unos 11 millones de indocumentados.

El Tiempo Latino on June 5, 2014

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Guest: Protect U.S. food aid from the shipping industry

Congress is considering a bill that needlessly increases shipping costs for U.S. food aid, writes guest columnist Rick Steves.

The Seattle Times on June 4, 2014

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Potato Industry Opposes Letter to Congress on WIC

A Washington state group representing the potato industry is taking exception to a think tank’s letter to lawmakers saying Congress shouldn’t get involved in federal nutrition programs.

Capital Press on May 27, 2014

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Morality of Preparation

Most of us tend to consider disasters – manmade and natural -- to be an exception in life. But in poor countries disaster can be a way of life.

The Hill on May 27, 2014

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Poverty, Inequality, and Pope Francis

National Catholic Reporter on May 26, 2014

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