Fifty years after the advent of the “war on poverty,” the lives of low-income Americans have improved on many fronts even as the US faces persistent challenges, led by the prevalence of single-parent households. Here are four yardsticks to measure American poverty, then and now.
Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Georgia, defeating US Rep. John Kingston. Georgia is a red state, but rise of minorities, who tend to vote Democratic, gives Michelle Nunn a better-than-usual chance.
The Census Bureau, the Department of the Interior, and the CIA: What do these agencies have in common? They're being humorous on Twitter, a move that experts are lauding, even in the face of controversy.
Never has America's under-18 population been more racially and ethnically diverse, new census data show. A bare majority of children and youths are white, compared with 62.6 percent for the general population.