Bill and Melinda Gates pitch optimistic future for world's poor, dispute anti-progress 'myths'

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 21, 2014 - 5:50 PM

NEW YORK — Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, arguing passionately against three myths they say hurt efforts to bring people out of poverty, save lives and improve living conditions.

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