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Barber paid in hugs is kicked out of park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 82-year-old barber who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless in exchange for hugs for 25 years has been kicked out of a park by city health officials. Anthony […]

06/13/2013

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Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.

04/02/2013

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Baby girl born at Southern CA homeless encampment

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have helped a homeless couple deliver their baby girl at a Southern California homeless encampment.

03/16/2013

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L.A. appeals homeless possessions ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys for the city of Los Angeles are appealing a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that prevents the seizure and destruction of possessions that homeless people leave on sidewalks.

03/01/2013

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LA cops reminded to wear masks in downtown TB area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police officers are being reminded to use face masks and wash their hands frequently when dealing with sick people following an outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown’s Skid Row.

02/26/2013

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Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy.

12/09/2012

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NYPD officer’s kindness sparks online sensation

NEW YORK (AP) – A tourist’s snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation. Jennifer Foster, a tourist from […]

11/29/2012

Thanksgiving at the LA Mission

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of Skid Row residents and homeless people from downtown and beyond were served Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings today during the Los Angeles Mission’s annual holiday feast. Celebrities including […]

11/21/2012

Advocates say cities passing rules targeting homeless (video)

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) – Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by on the streets of Costa Mesa until he got ticketed for smoking in the park. Matyja had trouble paying the fine and now […]

10/08/2012

Ohio women prisoners weave mats for homeless (video)

(AP) – Inmates at Ohio’s prison for women are making mats for homeless people using an all-too-familiar artifact of the modern world: plastic grocery bags. The women crochet the six-foot by four-foot sleeping mats, which […]

09/24/2012

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