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  1. Obama Creates Five ’Promise Zones’ to Tackle Poverty

    President Obama is set to announce a program in five cities to fight poverty by creating jobs and housing, and by providing law enforcement and education reform. On the 50th anniversary of former President Lyndon Johnson’s declared “War on Poverty,” San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will be designated “promise zones” to help them get direct access to federal government assistance and incentives for improving impoverished neighborhoods. This is part of the president’s broader strategy in 2014 to fight income inequality, which includes raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

    Source: Reuters

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