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1 in 4 children in New York City are living in poverty, study says

LAW Ho Ming/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Poverty in New York City is rising at a startling rate and it’s affecting the city’s most vulnerable residents — children, according to a newly released report. More than half of New York City residents, including a quarter of all children, live in poverty or are low-income, according to the Poverty Tracker Annual …

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Mother arrested in 2005 murder of newborn found in airport bathroom

James C Hooper/Getty Images (PHOENIX) — Investigators believe they have solved a decades-old cold case, identifying the woman who allegedly killed her newborn baby and left her in an Arizona airport bathroom in 2005. The baby’s mother, 51-year-old Annie Anderson, is in custody in Washington state on a warrant related to the investigation. She is now awaiting extradition before she …

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Texas AG accuses Catholic nonprofit of ‘human smuggling,’ sues to shut it down

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (EL PASO, Texas) — The Texas Attorney General’s office is suing to shut down a well-known Catholic nonprofit that helps to shelter migrants in El Paso, Texas. Officials from the AG’s office visited Annunciation House on Feb. 7, demanding it provide extensive documentation that included the identities of all migrants the organization has helped within 24 hours, …

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DOJ charges Japanese Yakuza leader for allegedly attempting to traffic nuclear materials

U.S. Department of Justice (NEW YORK) — The Justice Department unsealed new charges against a leader of the notorious Japanese Yakuza gang who they accuse of attempting to traffic weapons-grade nuclear materials from Burma to other countries, according to a newly announced superseding indictment. Prosecutors in Manhattan say that beginning in early 2020, Takeshi Ebisawa conspired to transport material containing …

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FBI offers $15K reward in search for missing 12-year-old girl

FBI (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The FBI announced on Tuesday that the agency is offering up to a $15,000 reward for any information that leads to the whereabouts of Lori Paige – a 12-year-old girl who has been missing from Tallahassee, Florida, since June 3, 2023. “The FBI will stop at nothing to protect kids, and we are fully committed to …

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Suspect in Manhattan hotel murder may be multistate serial attacker of women: Police

Surprise Police Department (SURPRISE, Ariz.) — The man suspected in the beating and strangulation death of a Queens woman inside a New York City hotel earlier this month is under arrest in Arizona, where he is charged in two stabbings, according to police. Raad Almansoori, 26, is accused in the death of Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, who was found at New …

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Harvard officials denounce ‘antisemitic’ photo shared by student groups

Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images (BOSTON) — Harvard University officials are denouncing a cartoon deemed antisemitic after it was posted and then deleted on social media by a student group collective. The infographic from the student groups Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African American Resistance Organization was intended to explain similarities between the Black and Palestinian liberation …

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Despite hazardous working conditions, many states are rolling back child labor laws

SimpleImages/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Duvan Perez died last summer during his shift working on a Mississippi farm. His 16-year-old body “became entangled” in a poultry processing machine he was cleaning, according to Mar-Jac Poultry, the company that hired him — a gruesome death that federal regulators later called “a preventable, dangerous situation” that no worker should have been in, …

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Museum exhibit highlights the untold story of New York City’s 19th century Black working-class families

A new exhibit at The Tenement Museum recreates the home of Joseph and Rachel Moore. CREDIT: ABC News (NEW YORK) — For years, The Tenement Museum in New York City’s Lower East Side has become a living monument to the stories of 19th and early 20th-century working-class New Yorkers. The museum is housed in a former tenement building that showcases …

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Girl dies after getting buried in sand at Florida beach

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A young girl has died and a boy has been hospitalized after they fell into a hole in the sand at a beach Tuesday at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. “Our hearts are heavy in LBTS today after learning two children were trapped in the sand,” the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea said in a statement. The two …

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