Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“Last month, the World Health Organization released an international study (confirming decades worth of others) documenting epidemic rates of gendered violence that revealed no less than 35 percent of all women on the planet have experienced abuse.” How Exactly Should Women Defend Themselves From Domestic Abuse?  (Huffington Post)

“The U.S. added a modest 169,000 new jobs in August, the number of positions created in July was slashed and more workers dropped out of a labor force in a sign that hiring conditions worsened toward the end of the summer.” U.S. economy adds 169,000 jobs in August; Unemployment rate falls to 7.3% as more people quit work searches (Market Watch)

“Researcher Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania found that about 80% need only temporary help to fend off eviction, often because of unpaid rent or utility bills. Only about 20% are chronically homeless.” Homeless Population Dips (USA Today)

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