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She says the Double SNAP program offers SNAP recipients a two for one incentive when they buy from local farmer's markets. The other half of the SNAP benefits would still be provided via the EBT card. "It lowers the cost to us because we can buy prices at wholesale, whereas they have to buy it at retail", Mulvaney said. Boxed or canned food is typically packed with sodium and sugar, two additives that the USDA and nutritionists have repeatedly said that Americans need to ...
  • Kim Jong Un's sister joins North Korean Olympic delegation

    Kim Jong Un's sister joins North Korean Olympic delegation

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    Vice president says he won't rule out speaking with North Korean officials while attending the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pence says he wants to help "make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime".
  • British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US

    British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US

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    A spokesman for Mr Love's solicitors, Kaim Todner, said it was "important" the British justice system "has taken the stance that we should deal with the matter ourselves, rather than accept the USA government's demands". His lawyers said it would be " unjust and oppressive " to send him to the U.S.to face trial. A psychiatrist, Professor Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University, prepared a report on Love that was read by the judges.
  • Trump's idea for a military parade draws support, questions

    Trump's idea for a military parade draws support, questions

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    Inspired by a Summer 2017 visit to France, where President Emmanuel Macron hosted a military parade for Bastille Day and to represent US-France relations , The Washington Post reports that Trump provided literal marching orders to the Pentagon in mid-January, saying "I want a parade like the one in France ".
  • Five-star CB Surtain Jr. picks Alabama over LSU

    Five-star CB Surtain Jr. picks Alabama over LSU

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    The ranking marks the first time Alabama did not finish with a top 5 class since Saban's first class in 2007 when the Crimson Tide finished No. 10 in the nation. That could change, though, Nick Saban said in cryptic answer about the position Wednesday. "We redshirted a kicker from last year's class - who really counts in this year's class - so we couldn't really take a full class this year from a numbers standpoint".
  • South Korea Deploys 50000 Soldiers to Protect Against Terror Attacks

    South Korea Deploys 50000 Soldiers to Protect Against Terror Attacks

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    The trip comes after President Donald Trump hosted a group of North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, including Ji Seong-ho, whom the president referenced in his State of the Union address last week. Pence will be back at the base Thursday to talk to troops and their families before heading to South Korea to meet President Moon Jae-in and lead the USA delegation during Friday's opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
  • Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

    Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

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    Chief of Army Staff ( COAS ) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of 11 security personnel, including an officer, martyred in a suicide attack in Swat valley on Saturday. Security forces cordoned off the area and were searching for possible accomplices of the bomber, the military statement said. The report said that the outfit noted that it was the second attack this month with more to follow .
  • United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

    United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

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    His lawyer said the bail case should be dropped now that Sweden doesn't want to charge Assange. A warrant was subsequently issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court . The judge is now considering written submissions from Assange's lawyers on other grounds. The WikiLeaks founder claimed political asylum in July 2012 after facing rape allegations.
  • Amtrak train crash in SC leaves 2 dead, 116 injured

    Amtrak train crash in SC leaves 2 dead, 116 injured

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    Last month, Chao told railroad industry officials that they are expected to meet the deadline to have the systems installed by the end of this year. "That's what it appears to me". It's next stops were Southern Pines and Hamlet before heading into SC. "When it was happening, it was quick". "You knew we'd hit something or we'd derailed", Pettaway said over the phone.
  • Pentagon Chief: No Evidence of Recent Sarin Gas Use by Syria

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    That strike followed a deadly chemical weapons attack by Assad's government. Raising the alarm about the continued threat, United States officials said it was "highly likely" that Assad kept a hidden stockpile of chemical weapons after 2013 that he failed to properly disclose.
  • Two Students Shot, Allegedly By Their Classmate, At Los Angeles Middle School

    Two Students Shot, Allegedly By Their Classmate, At Los Angeles Middle School

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    The school shares its campus with Belmont High School. Three other people sustained minor injuries in the incident. Two of the victims were 15-year-old students. Claudia Anzueto said her 12-year-old son was crying when he called her from a borrowed cellphone. The school is still on lockdown as police continue to search the campus following the shooting.
  • Groundhog Day 2018: Watch Staten Island Chuck's Snapchat story

    Groundhog Day 2018: Watch Staten Island Chuck's Snapchat story

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    The "official" pronouncement comes from Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog and took place at about 7:30 a.m. EST (1230 GMT) at Gobbler's Knob , just outside Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. There is no record from 10 Groundhog Days. Punxitawney Phil's accuracy rate is around 39 percent. The 132-year-old tradition is held every February 2, and was once a Christian holiday involving candles called Candlemas Day.