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More Americans working their way out of poverty

Compassion | Job prospects, income, and the economy show positive growth
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/18/19, 04:14 pm

The United States has the lowest poverty rate it has seen since 2001, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week. The overall poverty rate dropped from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent last year. The slight percentage drop finally brings the poverty rate below its 2007 number, marking further recovery from the Great Recession. 

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California vehicle standards overruled

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/18/19, 01:10 pm

The Trump administration is revoking a waiver that allows California to set its own vehicle efficiency standards, which are higher than federal requirements. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has already vowed to fight the move in court.

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A positive sign for religious therapists

Religious Liberty | New York City seeks to withdraw ‘conversion therapy’ ban
by Steve West
Posted 9/17/19, 03:27 pm

Faced with a likely legal defeat, the New York City Council is thinking about repealing an ordinance banning so-called “gay conversion therapy.”

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