Chrystal Audet and her daughter Cierra live in their car near Seattle, Washington--two of the thousands of "mobile homeless." Ms. Audet earns over $72,000 a year as a social worker for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. But with bad luck and debt, it is too little to afford rent and too much to receive government assistance.
In the evening, mother and daughter deliver food for extra money and eat dinner in a parking lot off the roof of their car.
Six miles from the public restroom where they shower are the homes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
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Former Russian state-run TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who has been living in exile in Paris with her daughter, was sentenced in abstentia to eight and a half years in prison for protesting Russia's war against Ukraine.
After staging a protest near the Kremlin in July, 2022, holding a sign that said, "Putin is a killer.... How many more children need to die for you to stop?" she was placed under house arrest but escaped with her daughter.
She had also interrupted a broadcast by holding a sign behind the anchorwoman about Russian propaganda.
In October, 2021, Mary McCarthy and her then ten-year-old daughter Moira were stopped at Denver International Airport, having just arrived for the funeral of Ms. McCarthy's brother, who had died suddenly, and were told that they had been reported for "suspicious behavior": human trafficking.
Ms. McCarthy is white. Moira is Black.
"I know about racial profiling," said Ms. McCarthy, "and I know that 'suspicious' is a code word for minority."
In August, 2023, she filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines.