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How Much Is Enough to Live on?

 

In this web exclusive video, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Diana Pearce, creator of the Self-Sufficiency Standard, about a geographic-specific standard that allows you to see the bare minimum you need to earn to survive on your own.

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Schoolgirl, 13, with learning difficulties 'was sold for sex at £20 a time by her 18-year-old gang boss'

Schoolgirl, 13, with learning difficulties 'was sold for sex at £20 a time by her 18-year-old gang boss' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Teen was one of five underage girls abused by child sex ring, court hears Girl claims she was abused at parties and in a playground near her home Two 14-year-old boys among eight defendants on tria...
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Statement From Edward Snowden

Statement From Edward Snowden | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The German magazine Der Spiegel published a statement Sunday from Edward Snowden that it translated from English to German. Snowden has provided the ACLU with the original English text:
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Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time.
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What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend

What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?
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Rape victim calls for law change as three women a week commit suicide to escape violent partners

Rape victim calls for law change as three women a week commit suicide to escape violent partners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Katy Watt waived her right to anonymity to tell her story while campaigners fight for a law to jail abusers whose partners commit suicide
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'Riots Always Begin When People Can't Afford Food:' Food Stamp Shutdown Starts Today

'Riots Always Begin When People Can't Afford Food:' Food Stamp Shutdown Starts Today | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The head of the largest food bank says the $5 billion annual cut will take a week of meals off millions' plates.
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Care(less) Homes: Whistleblower fired after revealing UK nursing home abuse

 

Taking good care of senior citizens is the main duty of nursing homes, but one - south of London - has fallen far, far short of the goal. Its manager has been found guilty of overseeing 'institutionalised abuse,' leading to the death of five pensioners. And as Tesa Arcilla reports, there are fears a culture of abuse could be widespread.

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Why can’t we ask for help? IrishCentral’s focus on mental health awareness

Why can’t we ask for help? IrishCentral’s focus on mental health awareness | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Why can’t we ask for help? IrishCentral’s focus on mental health awareness
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Extortion on the rise in Mexico

 

Mexico's crackdown on drugs is fuelling an increase in extortion offences. While police break up drug gangs, lower ranking criminals are swindling money from people using fake kidnappings.One group in the capital has set up a call centre to help victims deal with the issue.Al Jazeera's David Mercer explains.

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Disability Living Allowance rule denies disabled children cash says mum

Disability Living Allowance rule denies disabled children cash says mum | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Disabled children are being denied financial help when they need it most according to a mum who is among those calling for the rules to be changed.
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Single parents bear brunt of benefits changes, charities warn

Single parents bear brunt of benefits changes, charities warn | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Universal credit and a new childcare voucher forecast to hit struggling lower-income households hardest
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Father charged with child abuse in 3-week-old daughter's injuries

Father charged with child abuse in 3-week-old daughter's injuries
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Guilty Verdict in Sean Taylor Murder Case

 

A 23-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during what witnesses say was a botched burglary.

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Anonymous prepares for ‘Million Mask March’ protests around the world

Anonymous prepares for ‘Million Mask March’ protests around the world | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rallies are expected to soon occur around the globe as protesters aligned with the hacktivist movement Anonymous prepare for mass demonstrations scheduled for Tuesday in hundreds of cities from Sydney to Seattle.
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NYC Mayoral Candidate Poised to Reform State’s Juvenile Justice System

NYC Mayoral Candidate Poised to Reform State’s Juvenile Justice System | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Democratic Party’s nominee for mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, didn’t have any speaking lines in his first television campaign advertisement, which debuted in August and helped push him to the top of the primary polls.
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An Imprisoned Member of Pussy Riot Has Gone Missing

An Imprisoned Member of Pussy Riot Has Gone Missing | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A member of Pussy Riot, the Russian punk outfit that found themselves in prison after insulting Russian President Putin, has not been heard from by her family since she was transferred to a new prison 11 days ago.
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What happened when anti-FGM campaigner asked people in the street to sign a petition in favour of mutilating girls

What happened when anti-FGM campaigner asked people in the street to sign a petition in favour of mutilating girls | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Londoner who suffered female genital mutilation has warned that political correctness is hampering the fight to stamp it out after asking people to sign a fake petition in its favour.
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North Carolina Mother of 4: Food stamps cut from $500 to $16 per month | FreakOutNation

North Carolina Mother of 4: Food stamps cut from $500 to $16 per month | FreakOutNation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

With devastating cuts to the food stamp program, heralded by Republicans, families, the homeless, veterans, and others will have to vigorously cut corners. But one family in particular is feeling the ‘painful cuts’ even more. Republicans have cheered on these cuts and they are life changing. This is...

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The Number of Exonerations Continues to Grow | Innocence Project of Florida

The Number of Exonerations Continues to Grow | Innocence Project of Florida | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As of October 2013 the number of exonerations documented in the United States was 1,228. Exonerations nationwide are documented in The National Registry of
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Close to home, yet so far away: Syrian internal refugees struggle for survival

 

Syrian conflict has already caused more than 2.5 million people to flee the country. Yet about twice that number have had to flee their homes, but stay within Syria. RT's Paula Slier went to meet one such family.

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UK debates bill limiting lobbying

 

Charities in the UK are warning that a proposed new law could damage the democracy it's designed to protect. The legislation would reduce the amount of influence professional lobbyists have over politicians. But charities are worried it might silence small pressure groups. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports.

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'Plebgate' police face fresh inquiry

'Plebgate' police face fresh inquiry | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Officers accused of giving misleading accounts of a meeting with former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell are facing an investigation by the police watchdog.
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