The Common Good

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November
The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in November, with U.S. employers adding 206,000 jobs, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.
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CNN: Police Clear Occupy Camps In Los Angeles, Philly
Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled tents and arrested Occupy protesters who refused to leave city areas early Wednesday.
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RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE/THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH): Churches Help Occupy Movement Survive Crackdowns, Winter
As Occupy camps nationwide deal with police crackdowns and the inevitable onset of winter temperatures, religious communities of all stripes are stepping in with offers of shelter and solidarity.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS/THE WASHINGTON POST: Study: Even With More Kids In Poverty, Number Of Uninsured Children Fell 14 Percent Over 3 Years
Even with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years, according to a report released Tuesday by Georgetown University.
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THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Poverty Soars For Students In D.C., Montgomery County
The number of school-age children living in poverty jumped in Montgomery County and the District during the recession, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures released Tuesday. The poverty rate for children between 5 and 17 nearly doubled in Montgomery, from 8,610 children, or 5.4 percent, to 15,298 children, or 9.0 percent.
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THE HILL: Anonymous Iowa Christian Group Launches Attack On Gingrich
An anonymous Iowa group — Iowans for Christian Leaders in Government — is circulating a letter slamming Newt Gingrich’s marital infidelities and warning Bob Vander Plaats, a top Iowa social conservative, that his group better not back the former House Speaker.
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MOTHER JONES: Should Fair Trade Certify Giants Like Nestle and Folger's?
Just before Thanksgiving, The New York Times' William Neuman published an interesting piece on an emerging rift within the US fair-trade community.
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CBS MIAMI: Long Lines For Free Holiday Food Vouchers
Hundreds of South Floridians lined up in Little Havana overnight for a chance to feed their families this holiday.
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