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Georgia Sees Huge Decrease in Food Stamp Usage

Georgia is seeing a significant decrease in the number of people receiving food stamps as the improving economy lifts many recipients into new jobs and frees them from the fear of going hungry. The number of Georgians getting food stamps... Continue Reading →

Hawaii Named ‘Worst State to Make a Living’ for Seventh Year Straight

For a seventh straight year, Hawaii has been named the worst state to make a living thanks to its astronomical cost of living. The ranking, put together annually by MoneyRates.com, says while Hawaii has the 10th-highest median wage nationwide, that's... Continue Reading →

Deion Sanders, Koch Brothers Join Together To Commit $21 Million To Fight Poverty In Dallas

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders announced plans Saturday to join forces with the conservative Koch brothers to launch a new $21 million venture to work on anti-poverty programs in Dallas. The project, called Prime 5, will expand the Kochs’... Continue Reading →

34 UK High Rises Found With Unsafe Cladding

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people... Continue Reading →

Concert Honors Utah Man Who Was Killed in London Terror Attack

The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was held in lieu of a... Continue Reading →

Sources Say Military Will Seek 6-Month Delay on Transgender Enlistment

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait... Continue Reading →

Off-duty Black St. Louis Police Officer Mistakenly Shot by White Police Officer

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was... Continue Reading →

California Governor Jerry Brown Blocks Parole for Murderer Charles Manson Follower Bruce Davis

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown's rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to... Continue Reading →

Mayors May be the Ones Who Form US Climate Change Policy

With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the... Continue Reading →

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