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UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence At Home

UN: Nearly 71 Million Now Displaced by War, Violence At Home

By Dave Collins | Jun 19
A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year.

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

By Rachel Lerman | Jun 18
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

Fed Likely to Leave Rates Alone But Signal Readiness to Cut

Fed Likely to Leave Rates Alone But Signal Readiness to Cut

By Martin Crutsinger | Jun 18
Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Probably not quite yet, though.

Oregon City Stops Jailing Poor Who Can't Pay Court Debts

Oregon City Stops Jailing Poor Who Can't Pay Court Debts

Jun 17
The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.

2020 Race Brings Free College Back to the National Stage

2020 Race Brings Free College Back to the National Stage

By Collin Binkley | Jun 16
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.

New Mexico Film Industry Up Amid Abortion Fights Elsewhere

New Mexico Film Industry Up Amid Abortion Fights Elsewhere

Jun 16
New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

By Scott McFetridge | Jun 16
Unlike other farmers, vegetable grower Andrew Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he can't fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance.

Painting Attributed to Caravaggio on Display Before Auction

Painting Attributed to Caravaggio on Display Before Auction

By Alex Turnbull | Jun 16
Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block.

'We Are Trapped': Zimbabwe's Economic Crunch Hits Passports

'We Are Trapped': Zimbabwe's Economic Crunch Hits Passports

By Farai Mutsaka | Jun 15
With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office: A passport now takes no less than a year to be issued.

State Leaders OK New Rental Protections for Pricey NYC

State Leaders OK New Rental Protections for Pricey NYC

By David Klepper | Jun 15
More than one million apartment dwellers in and around New York City are getting new protections against big rent increases under a landmark tenants' rights bill signed into law Friday.

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