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Changes proposed by the Trump administration would reduce the amount of choice those who use SNAP benefits to buy food would have. Under the proposal , only a fraction of SNAP benefits delivered to households that now receive $90 or more per month would be delivered through the traditional retail-based Electronic Benefit Transfer card that allows recipients to buy approved foods from grocery retailers.
  • US Government shutdown could be brief

    US Government shutdown could be brief

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    Friday - and possibly several hours after a midnight deadline to avert a second government shutdown in three weeks. Fifteen other Republicans joined Paul in voting against the bill , many expressing similar objections about the increased deficit spending .
  • John Kelly sends staff email condemning domestic violence

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    That effort continues even after his resignation. President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with Hope Hicks, his communications director and one of his closest confidantes, amid the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal , people familiar with the matter say.
  • Winter Games Highlight Different Strategies on North Korea for US, South Korea

    Winter Games Highlight Different Strategies on North Korea for US, South Korea

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    Whatever sanctions are planned, however, those who value American independence and sovereignty will hope that they are implemented unilaterally, and not by means of the United Nations or one of its affiliated agencies. Kim Yo Jong would be the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea has recently designated February 8 as its armed forces' day, sparking concerns that the event may dampen a rare reconciliatory mood created by its ...
  • Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

    Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

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    The Iranian president also expressed Iran's readiness to contribute to efforts to tackle regional problems through expanding its cooperation with Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Tehran for an official visit on Wednesday and before meeting Iran's president, he met and talked with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
  • America Warns About the Expanding nuclear capabilities in Pyongyang

    America Warns About the Expanding nuclear capabilities in Pyongyang

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    US Ambassador Robert Wood, also at that conference, insisted everything was North Korea's fault, but did not appear to contest the idea that the US was gearing up for such a sneak attack. administration". "We are in contact with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees". It is truly unfortunate that the United States is renewing its attention to its nuclear arsenal, after eight years.
  • How Brexit could impact 12 United Kingdom regions

    How Brexit could impact 12 United Kingdom regions

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    The meeting comes as the Government faces intense pressure to secure tariff-free access to the EU's single market for vehicle manufacturers following Brexit, as well as secure a trade deal for financial services. But analysts said there will not likely be much progress until Japan and the European Union wrap up a nearly-finalised trade deal, and details of Brexit are worked out.
  • Trump aide quits as ex-wives claim abuse

    Trump aide quits as ex-wives claim abuse

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    Porter's title understates his significance in the White House . Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Porter went to Harvard University with Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and a senior advisor to Trump. He says photos published were taken almost 15 years ago and the "reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described". After the Daily Mail , a British tabloid, first disclosed the women's abuse allegations this week and Porter's current relationship with White House ...
  • Rescuers Continue Searches in Taiwan Earthquake

    Rescuers Continue Searches in Taiwan Earthquake

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    The Central Disaster Response Center this evening, February 8, said that the current death toll from the Hualien quake now stands at 10, with 272 injured, and seven missing. Huang made the comment after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed appreciation earlier that day on her Twitter account for the expressions of sympathy and blessings extended by countries around the world, including the United States, Japan, China, and the European Union in the wake of the natural disaster.
  • Senate Leader Announces Two-Year Spending Plan to Avoid Shutdown

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    In an attempt to avoid yet another government shutdown , Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached an agreement on a two-year #budget deal . It funds the government for six weeks and raises federal budget caps for two years, with the increase divided nearly equally between defense spending ($165 billion) and domestic spending ($131 billion).
  • Pennsylvania Republican Wants to Impeach Justices Who Threw Out Gerrymandered Map

    Pennsylvania Republican Wants to Impeach Justices Who Threw Out Gerrymandered Map

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    That's because the issue is a state issue, particularly a provision in the state constitution that prohibits redistricting during the middle of decade, the lawyers contend. Supreme Court to let stand a state court ruling ordering Pennsylvania to draw new congressional districts doesn't have any direct legal impact on Maryland's own contested and convoluted maps.
  • Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai critically ill in South African hospital - party source

    Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai critically ill in South African hospital - party source

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    What is known about Tsvangirai's condition? He is now receiving treatment at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) in Johannesburg where doctors are doing their best to fight the cancer, which has reportedly metastasized. Also, another co-VP, Khupe, is reportedly at loggerheads with Chamisa. The hospital where Mr Tsvangirai is being treated has so far made no public comments on the issue.
  • Twitter suspends Mizzou's account on Signing Day · Here's why

    Twitter suspends Mizzou's account on Signing Day · Here's why

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    Here's the most important - and most fun - stuff you need to know from signing day. Alabama was able to sign Patrick Surtain, Jr., the top-rated cornerback in the country out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 1 overall class in the country. Georgia is the big victor in this year's college football recruiting battle, displacing Alabama. That moved them past Ohio State, who began the day at No.
  • Under pressure, South Africa's leader warns of

    Under pressure, South Africa's leader warns of "fake" news

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    South Africa's governing party, the ANC, has postponed a top-level meeting that was expected to decide on President Jacob Zuma's future. Opposition leaders will meet on Monday to discuss a scheduled motion of no confidence in Zuma on February 22 as well as parliament's mandate to elect a new president in the event that Zuma is removed, the parties said.
  • Khaleda Zia jailed for 5 years in corruption case

    Khaleda Zia jailed for 5 years in corruption case

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    Dhaka, Feb 8 Terming Khaleda Zia's conviction in a corruption case as natural consequences of her past deeds, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused her arch-rival of looting public property and burning to death over 500 people in a "demonstration of extreme brutality".
  • Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work

    Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work

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    Page's text message, in contrast, was never meant to see the light of day, was therefore more candid, and may have greater credibility. By contrast, the Democrats' media operatives dismissed them as irrelevant, and used the timing of one of the messages to argue it had nothing to do with the Clinton investigation.
  • Arsene Wenger says English 'may be diving masters' ahead of Spurs clash

    Arsene Wenger says English 'may be diving masters' ahead of Spurs clash

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    The England global spoke this week of how being released from Arsenal's academy as an eight-year-old left him with a "chip on his shoulder". Take a look through the gallery above to see how Arsenal could line up against Tottenham . "It is more important for us to come back mathematically than it is emotionally-charged". Wenger was speaking as the fallout continued from last weekend's 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Spurs when Tottenham's Dele Alli was booked for diving and Harry Kane was ...