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Extreme poverty rises in U.S.: study

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans living in extreme poverty has grown by more than one-third over the past decade, the Brookings Institution said in a study out Thursday. Over the past decade, the number of US residents living below the federal poverty line — defined in 2010 as having…

Unplanned pregnancies rising among poor U.S. women: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Unintended pregnancies, which make up nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States, are increasingly concentrated among low-income women, a study showed on Wednesday. Unplanned pregnancies have skyrocketed among poor women in recent years even as such pregnancies among their affluent peers have dropped, according to…