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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America * Debunking Myths About Estrangement * Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent? * Remembering the Christmas Truce * God Bless Us, Every Robber Baron

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Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America, Ed Pilkington, The Guardian 
  • The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and wants to know why 41m Americans live in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation.

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Part 2: Debunking Myths About Estrangement, Catherine Saint Louis, New York (NY) Times 

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/12/19/science/19SCI-ESTRANGEMENT/merlin_130736456_2df727af-2b9a-4858-bc45-ac680a1da644-superJumbo.jpgDec. 20, 2017 | New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships can’t be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon.
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Part 3: Series | Outside in America: At Christmas, families on the edge of homelessness must choose: gifts or rent? Erin McCormick, The Guardian

Part 4: Remembering the Christmas Truce, Zach Carter, HuffPost <https://www.veteransforpeace.org>

During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies.
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Part 5: God Bless Us, Every Robber Baron, Zach Carter, HuffPost

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5a39a036150000490049c9ee.png?cache=ogbugypatr&ops=scalefit_720_noupscale12/23/2017 | How did Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story become a trophy for a Wall Street titan?

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