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On Ending World Poverty, Obama Urges Against Complacency

U.S. President Barack Obama says the world has much more work to do when it comes to eradicating extreme poverty around the world. “Right now, some 800 million men, women and children are scraping by on less than $1.25 a day. Imagine that. Gripped by the ache of an empty stomach,” Obama said. Just hours after arriving in New York City Sunday to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. president urged the world to act during the closing session of the Sustainable Development...

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