Income disparity

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, with the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt St. after the terrorist attacks. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Rupa Bhattacharyya, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master, announced that the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent because the fund is running out of money. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation"...
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In this Jan. 30, 2019, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders on Thursday released a plan to significantly hike taxes on the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans, the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential contenders to combat income inequality by shifting tax burdens to the upper class. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is proposing a significant hike in taxes on the very wealthiest Americans, pitching an expanded estate tax that his office estimates would hit 588 of the nation's billionaires. Sanders' plan is the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo Cheryl Monroe, right, a Food and Drug Administration employee, and Bertrice Sanders, a Social Security Administration employee, rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit. The government shutdown left an especially painful toll for African-Americans who make up nearly 20 percent of the federal workforce and historically have been on the low end of the government pay scale. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management says African-Americans make up about 18 percent of the federal workforce of approximately 2.1 million employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
January 26, 2019 - 1:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their families. Then the record-long government shutdown hit, making it hard for the U.S. Food and Drug...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition as some of his 2016 campaign staffers face allegations of sexual harassment that threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of...
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Democrat Jared Polis walks onto the stage with running mate Dianne Primavera upon defeating Republican Walker Stapleton in the race for Colorado governor, during the Democratic watch party in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 8:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats have flipped control of the state Senate, giving the party a trifecta of Statehouse control with the historic victory of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis as the nation's first openly gay governor and a sweep of top statewide offices. With key wins by five women in toughly...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The BBC has failed to live up to its duty to pay men and women the same for equal work, a committee of British lawmakers said Thursday, in a damning indictment of the publicly funded broadcaster after years of pay scandals. Parliament's media committee said in a report that BBC...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, April 24, 2012, file photo, former England soccer player Gary Lineker speaks ahead of the draw for the London 2012 Olympic Soccer tournament, at Wembley Stadium in London. A list of top earners at the BBC shows that men dominate the highest paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay. The BBC said Wednesday, July 11, 2018 its top earner is soccer presenter Gary Lineker, who took home between 1.75 million pounds ($2.32 million) and 1.76 million pounds. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
July 11, 2018 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A list of top earners at the BBC released Wednesday shows that men still dominate the highest-paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay. The BBC's top earner is soccer presenter Gary Lineker, who took home between 1.75 million pounds ($2.32 million) and 1.76 million pounds. "...
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Brie Larson arrives at the Women In Film Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2018 - 2:53 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges a welcome from the military officers during his visit to Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces in North Korea. Kim’s diplomatic charm offensive could be a godsend for his generals. There is virtually no aspect of the North Korean economy that doesn’t have the military’s fingerprints all over it. If Kim’s strategy of busting support for sanctions by negotiating with U.S. President Donald Trump and others pays off, his million-man military could be one of the biggest winners. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 10:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to...
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