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In Echo of Flint Crisis, Newark Offers Residents Bottled Water

For more than a year, Newark officials denied the city had a widespread lead problem with…

Belief in Bootstraps Is Strongest Where Pulling Up Is Toughest

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A widening income gap and sagging social mobility have left dents in the…

‘I Didn’t Want Them to Go’: Salvadorans Grieve for Father and Daughter Who Drowned

SAN MARTÍN, El Salvador — Rosa Ramírez pleaded with her son, urging him not to leave…

In Hometown of Migrants Who Drowned, Hardship and Grief: ‘I Didn’t Want Them to Go’

SAN MARTÍN, El Salvador — Rosa Ramírez pleaded with her son, urging him not to leave…

At Poverty Forum, Joe Biden Says He Can Win in the South

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday defended his approach to working…

Immigrants Brought Riches to Urban Schools. Now They’re in the Shadows.

BALTIMORE — Mary Donnelly, the principal of John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, has watched with pride for…

U.K. Austerity Has Inflicted ‘Great Misery,’ U.N. Official Says

LONDON — A United Nations poverty expert warned on Wednesday that Britain’s social safety net has…

Britain’s big squeeze: ‘This Is All We Can Afford’: Shrinking Lives in the English Countryside

ALSTON, England — It was not until Trevor Robinson received a letter notifying him of a…

Trump Administration Seeks to Redefine Formula for Calculating Poverty

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing regulatory changes that could result in cuts in federal…

U.N. Issues Urgent Warning on the Growing Peril of Drug-Resistant Infections

With more and more common medications losing their ability to fight dangerous infections, and few new…

Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change

CORQUÍN, Honduras — The farmer stood in his patch of forlorn coffee plants, their leaves sick…

A Fire Killed 10 Boys in Brazil, and Exposed the Underbelly of the Soccer Business

RIO DE JANEIRO — Even in death the haggling went on. Christian Esmério was going to…

Imran Khan Calls for Vast Anti-Poverty Plan, but Money Is Tight

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan has introduced an ambitious poverty alleviation plan…