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United States 2004

On pins and needles: As quotas expire, U.S. textile industry braces for change  Paul Blustein  Washington Post  December 31, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Average-wage earners fall behind in the United States  Jonathan Krim and Griff Witte  Washington Post  December 31, 2004. This is the last of a six-part Post series on the impact of the changing U.S. job market on ordinary people. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

School Segregation Remains a State Law in Alabama (!) as Amendment to State Consitution Is Defeated--Old Racial Wounds Reopened Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post, November 28, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Riggs Bank in Washington, DC Uncovers Deep Ties to Chile's Former Dictator Pinochet: Internal Inquiry Finds Indications of Large Scale Money Laundering Terence O'Hara Washington Post, November 20, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Coming Soon: The U.S Government's Revised Guidelines for Healthful Eating Judith Weinraub Washington Post, December 1, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Conflict Diamonds: Jewelers Keeping Consumers in the Dark  Amnesty International and Global Witness November 7, 2004

Bush and Kerry on Hunger and Poverty  Bread for the World  October 29, 2004

Permanent Job Proves an Elusive Dream for Many in United States Jonathan Weisman October 11, 2004 (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Corporate Tax Measure Passes Senate  Jonathan Weisman October 11, 2004 (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

One in Six Young Adults in the United States Is Not Working or in School--Casey Foundation Study Calls Them Disconnected from Ordinary Life and Is Concerned about Their Future  Hunger Notes June 6, 2004

U.S. Loses WTO Cotton Subsidy Case BBC News May 1, 2004

Cotton pickers

U.S. cotton subsidies enable  high cost U.S. cotton producers to keep producing at a high level, and prevent lower cost developing country producers from increasing production. The U.S. is in favor of (non-subsidized) free trade for others, but not for itself in commodities such as cotton, other agricultural products and textiles, where it faces strong competition.  (Photo: BBC)

Goodwill Ambassador Jolie Visits Detained Children in Arizona  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, April 29, 2004  (You will leave this site.)

Photo: J.A. Ghedini, UNHCR

A teenage boy in the Southwest Key Program shows Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie a quilt he has just finished. He will be reunited with his family in late April.

 

Photo: Paula Smith-Vanderslice, WHES

Mabel Ng, World Hunger Education Service intern, Spring, 2004, with The White House in background.

More about Ng...

Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart's Low Prices Peter S Goodman and Phillip P. Pan Washington Post, February 8, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

U.S. 2004 Foreign Aid Lane Vanderslice February 7, 2004

Photo: Gerald Martineau/ Washington Post
 

Police watch over the scene of the shooting death of 14-year-old Jahkema Princess Hansen at the Sursum Corda Cooperative complex in Northeast Washington, site of three killings in less than a week.

D.C Girl Was Killed as a Witness, Police Say After the Killing, A Mother Waits In Silent Anguish Witness Tells How Teen Was Gunned Down Weapons of Mass Intimidation All stories from the Washington Post, January 25-31. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

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