Around 22 percent of American children lived below the federal poverty line in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2008, according to a new report. Black, Hispanic, and American Indian children were twice as likely to live in poverty as whites.
A new study found the percentage of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the economy has improved, but the rate for African-American children remains extremely high, at nearly 40 percent.
The new mayor of Venice has officially banned books on the subjects of homosexuality and disability from the city's schools, prompting a wave of criticism. The city official made the blacklist promise during his mayoral campaign.