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Obama commits US to global development goals

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -

President Barack Obama has committed the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world.
    
The plan is being discussed at a global summit at the United Nations, ahead of a meeting of U.N. General Assembly session.
    
Obama told delegates that 800 million men, women and children scrape by on less than $1.25 a day and that billions of people are at risk of dying from preventable diseases. And, he called it a "moral outrage" that many children are just one mosquito bite away from death.
    
Obama says the goals of the 15-year plan are ambitious, but he says they can be achieved if governments work together.
    
He adds that recent progress, from declining hunger rates to more children enrolled in school, "gives us hope."

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