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Mikayla Martin, rising Canadian ski-cross star, dies in mountain biking crash

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Mikayla Martin, a rising ski-cross star for Team Canada, died Tuesday after a mountain-biking accident near her home in British Columbia.

Martin, 22, was riding with an unidentified male partner on the Slhaney Trail system near Stawamus Chief Provincial Park when she was injured, the Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a joint statement with Squamish Search and Rescue and the B.C. Coroners Service.

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Martin was airlifted to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries, the Canadian Press reported.

“We wish to express our most sincere condolences to Christine and James, Mikayla’s parents, as well as her entire family and circle of friends,” Vania Grandi, president and CEO of Alpine Canada, said in a statement. “Mikayla embodied a love of skiing and passion for ski-cross that were boundless, and words can’t express how sorely she’ll be missed.”

Squamish RCMP and the coroners’ service were still investigating the accident.

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“The death of Mikayla is a huge loss for the community of Squamish and an immense loss for her family and friends and our thoughts are with them,” Sgt. Sasha Banks said in a statement. “It can’t be stressed more that adventuring in Squamish comes with inherent risks.

“We can only ask that you take that one more risk assessment, one more second to check the geographics, one more look at your equipment, and one more conversation about what the plan is. We all want people to live doing what they love.”

Marielle Thompson, an Alpine Canada ski-cross team member, also expressed her shock to learn of Martin’s death, according to CBC.

“We were just training at the gym [Tuesday] in Whistler,” Thompson, a 2014 Winter Olympics gold medalist, said. “Mikayla was so full of energy and eager to learn. It was cool to see her make such progress last year in her first season of World Cup.”

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Martin won a FIS Junior World Championship even in New Zealand in 2018. Later that year, she finished sixth at the 2018 FIS World Cup in Italy. She was also set to race for the national team in the winter.

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Environmental protesters spray UK’s Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested

British police arrested four members of the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion on Thursday after they used a fire engine to spray the U.K.’s Treasury building with hundreds of gallons of fake blood.

The group said it carried out the protest because it wanted to raise awareness of the “inconsistency between the U.K. government’s insistence that the U.K. is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown while pouring vast sums of money into fossil exploration and carbon-intensive projects,” according to Sky News.

But their latest stunt had some mishaps.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate outside the Treasury building in London on Thursday. (Reuters)

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Organizers said they sprayed 1,800 liters of red liquid colored with food dye at the Treasury building, yet most of it appeared to have ended up on the street and sidewalk, Sky News reports. At another point, the protesters lost control of the decommissioned fire engine’s hose, it added.

The Met Police later said it arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of criminal damage and that there were no injuries stemming from the incident.

Extinction Rebellion has made headlines over the last year for a series of demonstrations that have snarled traffic in cities like London.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters spray a hose outside the Treasury building in London. (Reuters)

The group says its next protest is scheduled for Monday next week – and the Met Police are working to free up as many officers as possible to deal with it.

“In the UK, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW,” reads a post on its website. “Other non-violent actions will target corporations, ministries, and infrastructure that maintain our toxic system.”

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Extinction Rebellion, since it was formed late last year, has been demanding that Parliament act “to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025,” while also pushing for them to “create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.”

“Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken,” it has also warned.

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Demi Lovato apologizes for ‘offending anyone’ following ‘magical’ trip to Israel

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Demi Lovato is apologizing after some characterized her recent trip to Israel, during which she was baptized in the Jordan River, as a political statement.

Lovato, 27, traveled to the Middle East after she “accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few [social media] posts.” But her trip apparently sparked backlash, as the singer saw the need to explain the reasoning for her experience in a follow-up Instagram Story.

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“I’m extremely frustrated,” she wrote. “No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention.”

The former Disney star said: “Sometimes people present you with opportunities and no one tells you the potential backlash you could face in return. This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT and now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry.”

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Lovato went on to apologize for not being “more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience.”

“Going against all advice right now and apologizing because it feels right to me and I’d rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself, than staying quiet to please other people.”

It’s unclear what backlash Lovato has experienced, as it appears the comments on the three Instagram posts from her trip — of her at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism; at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial; and at the Shalva National Center, which provides care for children with special needs — are turned off.

However, according to Entertainment Tonight, many criticized her experience as taking a side in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Lovato detailed her travels to Israel in recent days in a series of Instagram posts, explaining that she’s “an American singer” who was raised Christian but has Jewish ancestors, and said, “There is something absolutely magical about Israel.”

She said she had “never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now.”

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The “Confident” singer said the experience “fill[ed] the God-sized hole in my heart.”

Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.

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Secondary infertility: Why it happens to couples who have already had successful pregnancies

Shauna Stewart Douglas was struggling with infertility. It caught her and husband, John, by surprise.

“I assumed that if you can get pregnant once, then you can get pregnant again,” Douglas told Fox News.

She had become pregnant almost two years earlier with her daughter, but this time around even in vitro fertilization (IVF) wasn’t working. At age 35, Douglas found herself struggling with secondary infertility.

“People always say to imagine what you want your kitchen table to look like in the future when you’re thinking about how many kids to have,” Douglas said. “And in my mind it has been my husband and all of our kids and that was all fading away. It was all going away.”

Reports estimate that over 3 million couples in the United States face secondary infertility, which according to the Mayo Clinic is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to term after previously giving birth.

Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, says several conditions can cause secondary infertility like obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the use of some medications, prior surgery, endometriosis, issues with cervical mucus and the age of both partners.

“Many health conditions can be present without symptoms, until such a time as the couple wishes to become pregnant,” Gaither told Fox News. “If there is an issue within a year of trying in couples less than 35 years of age or after six months in couples older than 35, it’s time to see your physician.”

Douglas, founder of Permission to Profit, said they tried two rounds of IVF–with the second time ending in miscarriage–before they decided that they “couldn’t do it anymore.”

“Maybe it would have happened if we had kept on going and trying again and again, but I couldn’t do it, I just I couldn’t do the rollercoaster anymore.”

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Douglas said a medical condition, which she preferred not to disclose, and her age of almost 36 when they started trying for their second child, most likely led to her secondary infertility.

“The biggest culprit typically in secondary infertility is the ovarian reserve,” Dr. Brooke Hodes Wertz, a reproductive endocrinologist at NYU Langone Fertility Center told Fox News. “The ovary loses eggs in number and quality over time. So it gets harder to get pregnant over time.”

Treatment for secondary infertility is the same as it is for primary infertility. Doctors should first start with an evaluation of both partners, Wertz said.

“You’re going to do a semen analysis for the male partners,” Wertz explained. “The females typically undergo blood testing that can look at how their ovaries are doing as well as testing to look at the inside of their cavity, whether it’s a hysterosalpingogram or an ultrasound, to look at the cavity and make sure the tubes are open.”

The most common blood tests for women are called FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), which give a reflection of the egg quality and AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) which show the number of eggs the patient has.

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If there appears to be an issue, a doctor may recommend certain treatments at a fertility clinic.

“We have simple treatments which involve oral medicine and often taking the sperm and releasing it very close to where the egg gets released,” Wertz said. “And then we have more aggressive treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).”

IVF typically uses fertility drugs to induce ovulation and then extracts the eggs and fertilizes them with sperm in a lab. Once the embryo forms, doctors then transfer the embryo into the uterus.

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— Dr. Brooke Hodes Wertz, NYU Langone Fertility Center

Wertz also recommended egg freezing as a way to possibly avoid secondary infertility.

“We have the ability to freeze eggs and embryos when the ovaries are younger and put them back in at an older age when it would have been harder to get pregnant,” Wertz said. “A lot of women don’t realize a couple of years makes a difference.”

While there have been success stories among women who have frozen their eggs when they are over 40 years old, Wertz said it is preferable to freeze your eggs earlier in life, ideally before the age of 35.

Even though Douglas, now 41, didn’t think that more rounds of IVF would give her family a second child and her daughter a sibling, there was another option for her–adoption.

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“Families are made up in all kinds of different ways and, for us, we have a biological child and we have an adoptive child,” Douglas said. “Going down that path was an incredibly beautiful thing because now we have my son, which is amazing and I’m really grateful for that.”

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Washington Redskins’ Jay Gruden admits there’s no game plan ‘right now’ when it comes to quarterback

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Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters Wednesday he has no quarterback plan “right now” ahead of the team’s game against the New England Patriots.

Gruden will have to choose among Dwayne Haskins, Case Keenum and Colt McCoy to start against one of the best defenses in football.

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“We don’t have one right now,” Gruden said when asked whether he has a starting quarterback plan, according to the Boston Globe.

Haskins was inserted into Week 4’s game against the New York Giants for Keenum, but the team still only managed to score three points. McCoy has not played yet this season and was still working his way back from a broken leg he suffered last season.

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Haskins, a rookie from Ohio State, was 9-for-17 with 107 passing yards and three interceptions against the Giants. While there are concerns about whether putting him in against the defending champion Patriots, Gruden joked it’s not going to matter what the team does because he’s backed into a corner anyway.

“No matter what we do with him we’re going to be wrong, so it doesn’t really matter,” Gruden said, according to The Washington Post.

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Washington has lost four straight games to begin the season. The team is a big underdog against the Patriots on Sunday but may get a reprieve when it faces the Miami Dolphins in Week 6.

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Antonio Brown has yet to meet with NFL investigators about sexual assault, rape allegations: report

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Antonio Brown reportedly still has yet to meet with NFL investigators about the sexual assault and rape allegations surrounding the former New England Patriots wide receiver.

The NFL has still not secured anytime with Brown despite the case going into a fourth week, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday, citing a source. The NFL’s investigation into Brown will reportedly remain open “indefinitely” until Brown sits down with league investigators about the case.

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The source told Yahoo Sports it wasn’t clear why Brown hasn’t talked to the league yet, but the wide receiver is “well aware” that officials are seeking to meet with him.

Brown was first accused in a civil lawsuit filed in Florida of sexually assaulting and raping a former trainer on three separate occasions between 2017 and 2018 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Britney Taylor, who filed the lawsuit against Brown, met with NFL investigators on Sept. 16.

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Brown was then accused by another woman in a Sports Illustrated report of sexually assaulting her and then sending him “intimidating texts” after she came forward with her story. The woman, who has not been identified, met with the NFL on Sept. 20.

“The investigation is ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously,” the NFL said in a statement last month.

Brown has denied all allegations.

The wide receiver’s 2019 season has been rocky, to say the least. He forced his way out of the Oakland Raiders just a few days before the start of the regular season. He then signed with the Patriots for 11 days and played one game against the Miami Dolphins before he was released.

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Brown has since vowed to never play in the NFL, while his agent has revealed that a “few teams” have expressed interested in signing him.

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‘El Chapo’ paid $1 million bribe to fund sitting Honduran president’s campaign: prosecutors

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Convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán allegedly used the brother of the current Honduran president as the go-between in a 2013 bribe scheme trading $1 million for cartel protection, U.S. federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández, 41, was accused in a Manhattan courtroom of using his connections in the Honduran government to smuggle cocaine through the country, knowing the final destination for the narcotics would be the United States.

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In his opening statement, federal prosecutor Jason Richman said Tony Hernández was “protected by and had access to his brother, the current sitting president of Honduras, a man who himself has received millions of dollars in drug money bribes — bribes he received from some of the largest cocaine traffickers in the world, bribes he received from men like El Chapo and the Sinaloa cartel, who personally delivered $1 million to the defendant for his brother.”

Tony Hernández was arrested in 2018 in Miami. He’s the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. The Honduran president is listed as a co-conspirator in the case but hasn’t been charged, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Prosecutors also alleged the Honduran president took an additional $1.5 million in drug trafficking money in 2013 to finance his election campaign in exchange for providing protection for other drug traffickers, the Los Angeles Times reported. Juan Orlando Hernández was reelected in 2017 despite a constitutional ban on him serving another term. Guzman was captured in Mexico on Jan. 8, 2016.

According to prosecutors, Tony Hernández first began trafficking narcotics in 2004, eventually becoming “a violent drug trafficker of epic proportions” who carried out murders and smuggled “massive” amounts of cocaine as the “untouchable” brother of the head of state.

The Honduran president denied the prosecutors’ Twitter claims Wednesday, writing: “The allegation in itself is 100% false, absurd and ridiculous…this is less serious than Alice in Wonderland.” He also said drug cartels in his country were seeking revenge on the government for cooperating with U.S. officials to extradite suspects.

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He previously stated the allegations against him were supported by testimony from people in his country who wanted to retaliate against him for his policies to clean up corruption within the police force and fight organized crime, The Times reported.

It was unclear from the prosecutors’ statements when did Tony Hernández receive the alleged $1 million payment from El Chapo to pass along to his brother. Guzmán infamously escaped prison in Mexico twice before his eventual capture and extradition to the U.S. He was convicted of a slew of federal charges earlier this year related to his time as head of the Sinaloa cartel and is currently serving a life sentence at a maximum security prison in Colorado.

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Brett Favre offers advice to Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen after quarterback took brutal blow to head

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NFL legend Brett Favre offered some advice to Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen after the second-year passer took a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday against the New England Patriots and was knocked out of the game. Allen received the hit from Patriots safety Jonathan Jones in the fourth quarter while Allen was scrambling with the football.

Favre told The Athletic on Wednesday that Allen needs to do more to protect himself.

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“From a coach’s standpoint, they’re going to have to demand that he not play as reckless as he has,” Favre told The Athletic. “What I would tell him, from a physical standpoint is, ‘Hey, Josh. I get it. I see you diving and running over people. I was that guy, too. But listen, man. Take it from a guy who’s played a long time and learned maybe later than I should’ve, there’s a time and place when you try for extra yards. That wasn’t it. You’ve got to be smarter.’”

Favre added: “Now, he’ll say, ‘You’re right, Brett. I know.’ But it may take a few more hits before he goes, ‘You know, Brett really is right.’”

Allen did take a rather brutal hit from Jones on the play.

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But a second angle from the play showed Allen running with his helmet down while Jones tried to hit the quarterback with his shoulder. Jones was not ejected after the play.

Allen’s status for the Bills’ Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans is unclear. As of Wednesday, he was still in concussion protocol.

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The team has said they were preparing as if Matt Barkley was going to start the game.

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Jim Daly: It’s Bring Your Bible to School Day – A celebration of religious freedom and God’s love

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Only days ago, we were reading headlines about tens of thousands of kids walking out of their classes to protest the “climate crisis.” In a show of support, several school districts announced they were granting excused absences.

“1.1. Million Can Skip School for Climate Protest,” a New York Times headline trumpeted above a story explaining that the nation’s largest school district would grant passes to the protesters.

This week, it will be fascinating to see how the national media — as well as the nation’s largest school districts — respond to the hundreds of thousands of students participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday.

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Will these students’ efforts to freely express their faith receive equal levels of school district support and glowing media coverage?

It’s not a hypothetical question, considering the stories we hear from students like Isabella, an elementary school student who was taken to the principal’s office after asking permission to share a Bible with a friend.

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Growing from just 8,000 students in 2014 to 500,000 within six years, Bring Your Bible to School Day is annually sponsored by Focus on the Family. On the first Thursday of every October, students engage in a visual celebration of religious freedom by taking one simple step: Bringing their personal Bibles to school and initiating conversations about how God’s love has changed their lives.

Bring Your Bible to School Day is a student-led event. It’s up to students to lead and organize the event in their individual schools. It differs from recent climate change walkouts in some notable ways.

First, rather than walking out in protest, Bring Your Bible participants are walking into their schools with a message of hope and an effort to begin conversations. Take Perry, for instance, a 17-year-old high school student in Colorado. He has brought his Bible with him to school every day since he was in middle school. “I want to be real at school, and at church, and with my friends,” he explained.

But the real test of his faith came when his mother was suddenly diagnosed with cancer during his junior year in high school. He said reading just a few Bible verses a day brought peace and emotional stability. “That’s what really got me through that — just practically digging into God’s Word.” And now he wants the freedom to talk about that spiritual strength with other classmates.

Another reason these kids are walking into the schools, rather than out of them, is that they want more dialogue, not less. For example, Hailey is an elementary school student who organized a bilingual event in her southern California school district. “Some of the kids,” she said, “they were different religions and they also wanted to learn. … I feel more open about talking about Jesus at school because of that.”

Of course, adults have been demonstrating a much different standard lately: You may recall seeing all the recent headlines about a smear campaign launched against NFL quarterback Drew Brees after he recorded a simple 20-second video shout-out encouraging students to “live out your faith” and know “you’re not are not alone” on Bring Your Bible to School Day.

I guess the onslaught of intimidation tactics isn’t all that surprising. After all, it’s hard to miss all the repeated headlines these days about Christians being marginalized for their faith — whether it’s Second Lady Karen Pence, who was attacked for teaching art at a Christian school, or Chick-fil-A being banned from airports due to the owners’ biblical beliefs.

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These stories remind us why events like Bring Your Bible to School Day are needed. It’s vital to empower the next generation with the understanding that they don’t have to hide their faith or compartmentalize it to the “private” sphere. The nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage protects their right to boldly, authentically and freely live out their faith without fear of punishment.

Meanwhile, as some adults continue to engage in smear campaigns designed to muzzle religious perspectives, perhaps we can take a cue from some of the youngest members of our society: The hundreds of thousands of kids like Perry, Hailey and Isabella who provide us with a simple, yet powerful portrait of courage — the kind of courage it takes to start a simple conversation with someone you care about. Let’s hope those examples will remind all Americans of the principles of civility, free expression and open dialogue that we once held so dear.

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Cory Booker unveils plan to lift more than half of children out of poverty

Sen. Cory Booker has unveiled a plan that Columbia University says will lift more than 7 million children out of poverty across the nation.

The plan, spurred by his own experience living in Newark, N.J., and informed by advocates from low-income communities, primarily focuses on reforming existing government programs to make them more efficient and robust safety nets.

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“We all benefit when everyone has a stake in our economy,” Booker said. “Building on the same American spirit that gave us Social Security, Medicare, nutrition assistance, and so much more, we must come together to ensure that every child has a fair shot to participate in and benefit from our collective promise.”

“We all benefit when everyone has a stake in our economy. Building on the same American spirit that gave us Social Security, Medicare, nutrition assistance, and so much more, we must come together to ensure that every child has a fair shot to participate in and benefit from our collective promise.”

— U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Booker’s policy, if enacted prior to 2018, would have purportedly helped lift about 16 percent of children, or nearly 12 million, out of poverty, according to statistics from the Census Bureau. In 2017, it would have impacted nearly 13 million children.

That means, according to the most recent year data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, Booker’s plan would lift more than half of the children currently living in poverty in the United States out of their current financial situation.

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Among the tentpoles of his policy are reforms to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), the Subsidize Assistance Nutrition Program, an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and an effort to build “on the framework fo the Child Care for Working Families Act,” according to a release from the campaign.

The expansion of SNAP would increase the maximum benefits by 30 percent while adopting a low-cost food plan. It would also rescind Trump rules that stripped food benefits from people without consistent employment.

The TANF reform would restore the safety net’s “funding to its 1996 inflation-adjusted levels” and mandate that it remain there going forward.

“When it comes to child poverty, we cannot be silent,” said Booker in a press release. “In the richest country in the world, we have a moral responsibility to look after each other and make sure that every child living in America has the opportunity to grow and thrive.”

“When it comes to child poverty, we cannot be silent. In the richest country in the world, we have a moral responsibility to look after each other and make sure that every child living in America has the opportunity to grow and thrive.” 

— U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

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Booker’s proposal builds off his signature baby bonds policy, which would provide every newborn in the country with a $1,000 savings account.

“It would lay a powerful foundation in this country that would elevate incomes, elevate opportunity and elevate child success in this country,” Booker told Fox News at a campaign event in Las Vegas on Tuesday. “Child poverty is something that is a moral shame in our country, but also has economic consequences that are unacceptable in a nation that needs children to thrive.”

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