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Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 24, 2012

REUTERS: More U.S. Kids Living In High-Poverty Areas: Study
Years of economic setbacks have taken their toll on the nation's youngest residents, with another 1.6 million children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to one study that shows nearly 8 million children residing in poor areas in 2010.
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THE CENTER OF AMERICAN PROGRESS: Debunking Poverty Myths And Racial Stereotypes
Race baiting has been a focus of debates in various media outlets about programs aiding those whose income is at the pit of that debate. Below are some of the most startling facts that debunk some of the poverty myths and racial stereotypes that surround social benefit programs.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: How Does A Conservative Evangelical Become A Corporate Tool Supporting A System That Coerces Apple's Suppliers' Workers To Have Abortions? (OPINION)
My two prior columns commented on a piece that Forbes' publisher, Rich Karlgaard, wrote to defend Apple against complaints that its suppliers abuses of their workers had led to suicides. His column morphed into a screed about President Obama based on fictions that were the opposite of the facts.
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FOX NEWS LATINO: Gingrich Joins With Arizona Faith Leaders To Court Latinos
Newt Gingrich is continuing his courtship of Arizona's Latino voters --this time with faith leaders. Just hours before the debate in Mesa Wednesday night, Gingrich's campaign announced that several prominent Latino religious leaders in the state were joining his Arizona Faith Leaders Coalition.
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CARE 2: Why Are Young People Leaving Evangelical Christianity?
A new five-year study on the Millennial Generation (those born between 1982 and 1993) has just been released by the Barna Group, a Christian research firm. It shows that young Christians – particularly those interested in scientific and creative fields – are leaving their churches. This is particularly true of more conservative congregations.
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