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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Hunger stalks U.S. cities as poverty rises: study (Reuters) 15.12.2011 Yahoo: US National
Reuters - A growing number of families in the United States are struggling to put food on the table as poverty rises in major cities, a new survey showed on Thursday.
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Census: 1 In 2 Americans Are Poor Or Low-Income 15.12.2011 NPR News
The latest census data depict a middle class that's shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families.
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Census says 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income 15.12.2011 Post-Bulletin: Local Politics

WASHINGTON  — Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.

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Nearly half of Americans are low-income as rising expenses, unemployment shrink middle class 15.12.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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'Dismal': 1 in 2 Americans are now poor, low income 15.12.2011 MSNBC
Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.

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Census Shows Half Of Americans Are Poor, Low-Income 15.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans – nearly 1 in 2 – have fallen into poverty or are scraping...
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Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income 15.12.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income
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Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income (AP) 15.12.2011 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.
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Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income 15.12.2011 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans - nearly 1 in 2 - have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income....
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Census shows nearly half are poor or low-income 15.12.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly half — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.
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Advertising: Weight Loss, With Divas and Public Service Angles 15.12.2011 New York Times Health
Three big weight-loss companies — Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers and Jenny (formerly Jenny Craig) — have started delivering antihunger and nutritional messages.

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Markets see more food stamps 15.12.2011 Star Tribune: Local
Minnesota's farmers markets are reaching more low-income customers, but barriers remain.
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Police: Texas welfare standoff mom had gun in 2010 15.12.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A mother who shot her two children before killing herself in a Texas welfare office was found a year ago with a gun on a beach and told authorities her children were bathing at a gas station, according to a police report released Wednesday.
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Police report from 2010 shows Texas mom in welfare standoff found with gun on beach in 2010 15.12.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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Andy Ostroy: House Bill to End Food Stamps for Millionaires....and Other Ridiculously Meaningless Measures 15.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Thankfully, the House isn't wasting precious Chamber time on payroll tax cuts and jobs bills. In fact, they've been quite busy this week. Below is a list of some other critical measures passed by the House.
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Oxfam and Islamic Relief warn of crisis in Yemen as families survive on diet of tea and bread 14.12.2011 Press releases
Oxfam and Islamic Relief today raised the alarm about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen as new surveys revealed that people are going without food for three days and that one in five children is acutely malnourished in some parts of the country. Donors need learn the lessons of Horn of Africa and give now Oxfam and Islamic Relief today (14 December 2011) raised the alarm about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Y People are struggling to cope. They are selling livestock and other assets and going into debt just to put food on the table. Kelly Gilbride Oxfam Policy Officer Notes to Editors 1. Global Acute Malnutrition rates above 15 percent are considered to have passed the emergency threshold. Acute malnutrition rates are reported to be 18.6 percent in Abyan according to the UN. 2. Video and photographs of the crisis in Yemen are available. Spokespeople from both agencies are available for interview. Oxfam has been responding to ...
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G.O.P. Bill Would Block Food Stamps and Jobless Pay for Millionaires 13.12.2011 NY Times: Washington
The idea of ending unemployment insurance for very high earners demonstrates an increasing desire to find some way to make sure that the wealthiest Americans contribute more.

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Bill would block food stamps, jobless pay for millionaires 13.12.2011 San Jose Mercury News: National News
Bill: Unemployment insurance for high earners would end
force wealthiest to help pay down deficit
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Susan Blumenthal, M.D.: SNAP to Health: Strengthening Nutrition in the Federal Food Stamp Program 12.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Until now, there has not been a single place where interested individuals across multiple sectors could convene to discuss ideas about how to improve nutrition among SNAP beneficiaries. Launched today, the SNAP to Health website will do just that.
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Letters to Insight, Dec. 11 11.12.2011 SFGate: Op-Ed
Letters to Insight, Dec. 11
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