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In Defense Of Food Stamps: Why The White House Sings SNAP's Praises

Republicans in Congress want to cut SNAP funding by 20 percent and transform the program. But proponents, including economists in the White House, say it keeps millions of families out of poverty.
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Towns Along The Mississippi River Evacuate As Floodwaters Swell

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard as flooding closed interstate highways and forced people from their homes. The river is expected to crest Thursday at its highest level since 1993.
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New VA Clinic Opens For Transgender Vets

The Tucson Veterans Affairs hospital is expanding treatment to the needs of trans veterans, one of the first such facilities in the U.S. to do so. The clinic's services include hormone treatment.
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Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar

Congress has extended tax credits for clean energy as part of a $1.8 trillion spending bill. Solar and wind power companies say it will catapult the industry at a time when costs are already falling.
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N.Y. Crime Stats Hit New Low, But Residents Say They Don't Feel It

Like last year, New York City will finish 2015 with historically low crime numbers. But despite that evidence, polls show many residents feel the city is heading back to the "old days" of high crime.
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Traffic-Related Deaths Are No. 1 Cause For Police Killed In Line Of Duty

A new report details the number of law enforcement officers killed nationwide this year in the line of duty. Traffic-related deaths have been the number one cause in 15 of the last of 20 years.
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Are Police Too Aggressive With The Mentally Ill?

Across the country, officer-involved shootings this year have raised questions about police tactics. In Los Angeles, a third of police shootings involved people deemed in mental distress.
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Number Of Police Officers Killed By Gunfire Fell 14 Percent In 2015, Study Says

Of the 124 officers who died, the largest number (52) were killed in traffic-related incidents, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Another 42 were shot and killed.
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Airstrike Kills ISIS Leader Directly Linked To Paris Attackers

Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syrian-based ISIS member, had ties to suspected Paris mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Mouadan was among 10 ISIS militants killed in coalition strikes over the past month.
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The Student Who Once Nudged His Way To The Oval Office Now Hopes To Move In

John Kasich, GOP presidential hopeful, has had a habit of speaking his mind, even as a college student at Ohio State. It has served the Ohio governor well in politics.

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