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Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Jewel writes and sings about a subject that hits close to home Special

Using her celebrity status to raise awareness about a cause close to her heart, the multiplatinum singer, songwriter and performer — who was at one time homeless — is hoping her latest song will help people rethink their perceptions of public housing.

Neighbours seek to give Jorge Interiano proper burial

Toronto - Jorge Interiano, 40, of Toronto was a friend to all in his West end neighbourhood. He lived in a bike shop after the owners took Jorge in, helping him out by cleaning his clothes and fixing him breakfast.

Tiger shark weighing more than 800-pounds fed to homeless in TX

Earlier this month an 809-pound tiger shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and then it was cooked and fed to some of the homeless and poor in Texas.

Guardians of the Galaxy hero came from zero

Los Angeles - Years from now, Hollywood actor Chris Pratt may look back on his life and decide the weekend of August 1st, 2014 was the very best 48 hour period of his life.

Eric Elliott's fight against poverty with code goes viral

In his words, Eric Elliott lost everything in 2008 and had to sell his house in 2009, resorting to couch surfing with friends. But by 2010, he had turned all of that around by entering one of the highest-paid industries of all right now: web development.

Berkeley Council requires dispensaries donate cannabis to poor

Berkeley - A new amendment to Berkeley, California's pot laws requires dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their cannabis per year to the disadvantaged.

California cities cannot bar people from living in their cars

San Francisco - California cities accustomed to forcing out homeless people living in their cars will have to find another way to deal with the problem after a federal appeals court ruled the practice unconstitutional.

Homeless memorial honours lives lost in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - An estimated forty men and women died in Edmonton in 2013 as a direct or indirect result of not having adequate shelter.

Report: Swedish beggars homeless on Spanish beaches

The Swedish street newspaper, Faktum, has identified a previously little known fact, and that is the large number of poor and homeless Swedes currently begging for a living in Spanish resort towns.

Homeless people in NYC are living inside the Manhattan Bridge

New York - Even though the homeless rate across the nation has declined, the homeless rate in New York City has increased by more than 13 percent from the prior year. According to some sources, some of the homeless are living inside the Manhattan Bridge,

Calgary Facebook group makes fun of the homeless

Calgary - Calgary police and homeless advocates are concerned about a Facebook page that posts videos of teens approaching people who appear to be homeless and taunting them. The administrator of the page defends what they are doing.

Op-Ed: Why businesses and citizens should avoid Pensacola at all costs

Pensacola - The city has suffered international backlash due to a law aimed at making the homeless in the city uncomfortable, but the thought process behind that rule show bad decision making that will hit businesses on their bottom line.

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.

New Michelin guidebook for Rome's homeless

Rome - Guidebooks are usually intended to aid tourists looking for luxury dining and accommodations while on vacation. However, a new guidebook for Rome is intended to help the city's homeless population find food, shelter, and other resources.

Op-Ed: Plight of Abbotsford's homeless reaches a pivotal point Saturday

Abbotsford - For those readers following the story of the illegal campground set up in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, B.C., it has been one of legal ups-and-downs, with accusations of police using unauthorized force and the campers threatening to sue the city.

St. Louis health dep't orders church to stop feeding the homeless

Saint Louis - Health officials in St. Louis have ordered a street church to stop serving hot meals to the city's homeless residents, stoking widespread public outrage.

Activists live with homeless in DC Special

Washington - Keith “Spektre” Howell, an Anonymous activist, spent three nights living with the homeless in Washington, DC this week in the lead up to an event on Thanksgiving that will be supplying dinner for the homeless outside the Veterans Affairs building.

Philadelphia woman gets 80 years for killing Canadian tourists

Mays Landing - Antoinette Pelzer. 45, was sentenced for the stabbing deaths of two Canadian women on an Atlantic City street last year.

Seattle man offers homeless lifestyle tours

Seattle - A man in Seattle who has recently become homeless is offering people the chance to experience life on the streets. For $2,000, participants can take a 3-day, 2-night homeless lifestyle tour.

Georgia couple donates wedding dinner to homeless

Atlanta - The food from a wedding dinner was donated to the homeless in Atlanta, Georgia, after a couple's wedding was cancelled. Willie and Carol Fowler had planned a lavish reception planned for Tamara, their daughter, before the cancellation.

Boris Johnson finds Spanish family sleeping rough in London

London - London's outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, says that he was shocked to recently discover a Spanish family, sleeping rough in the city. He says this shows a complete failure of the euro project.

Local citizens protest police threats to arrest Christians

Raleigh - A large group of Raleigh, North Carolina, citizens protested at a recent city council meeting against local police for threatening recently to arrest Christians if they fed the homeless at a city park.

Rapper Nas pledges to help homeless family in Washington

After hearing about a Washington family who lost their home in a fire, New York rapper Nas was deeply moved and decided to take action.

Op-Ed: Weinergate is a blind eye to the real social problems

New York - New York is both a center of global finance and culture while plagued with a verity of social problems. With its ongoing mayoral election, the attention should be focused on candidates and what they propose as a solution to the cities problems.

Interview with country singer Jimmy Wayne: 'Ruby's Pet Treats' Special

On July 26, I chatted via telephone with country singer Jimmy Wayne about his launch of “Ruby’s Pet Treats,” an online pet store that gives dog owners the opportunity to make a positive impact while stocking up on their favorite toys and treats.

'Project Water' — Handing out free drinking water to the homeless Special

Toronto - While homelessness is something Torontonians are likely to see on the street every day, one organization has been helping to keep them hydrated during the hot and humid summer months.

Report: 15,000 Homeless in Argentine Capital

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires can be cold, lonely and dangerous for the men, women and children that have to find a safe corner to sleep in each night.

Study on homelessness in Canada exposes the 'unnatural disaster'

Canada's first national study on homelessness in the country does not paint a viewable portrait of the issue. It comes from the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and it shows homelessness on average to be affecting 30,000 people each night in Canada.

The faces of Toronto's homeless Special

Toronto - Today a report from the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) was released stating that on any given night at least 30,000 Canadians are homeless. In Toronto those on the front lines know the stats and the faces that haunt them.
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Toronto's Project Water survival kit
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Homeless in Toronto.
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A woman on the streets of South Africa
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front line worker clapping for the volunteers who loaded his truck
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Survival kits were sent out to Toronto s front line agencies today from Project Winter Survival
Survival kits were sent out to Toronto's front line agencies today from Project Winter Survival
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The face of homeless and the people who help them at Toronto's Street Health
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The face of homeless and the people who help them at Toronto's Street Health
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Sleeping on the streets of Toronto
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Holiday meal at City Hall in 2011 for the homeless
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A photo of the word community pinned to a cork board!
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Toronto's Project Water
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Toronto s Project Water helps provide water to the needy. 370 000 bottles of water ready to be hande...
Toronto's Project Water helps provide water to the needy. 370,000 bottles of water ready to be handed out.
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The ACLU has lodged a complaint about the Detroit Police dumping the homeless outside the city limit...
The ACLU has lodged a complaint about the Detroit Police dumping the homeless outside the city limits.
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Nearly everything Brian owns is in this shopping cart.
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Straight to the Streets is a grassroots program that brings warmth to Toronto's homeless once a year.
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Living on the streets of Toronto
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Straight to the Streets 2011
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