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48 million Americans see food stamp cuts due to congressional inaction

The US Congress on Friday allowed an estimated $5 billion cut to the US federal food stamps program, slashing the social safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled. Almost 48 million Americans have had their food subsidies cut after a 2009 recession-fighting measure expired Thursday with no congressional action…

100 women activists detained at immigration protest in DC

About 100 women were arrested Thursday at a protest in Washington calling for the US Congress to pass stalled immigration reform, police said. The US Capitol Police, which are tasked with providing security at the buildings of the US Congress, said the women were arrested for obstructing roadways outside the…

Congress reaches deal to fund FAA

Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress reached a deal for the long-term funding of the Federal Aviation Administration, Senate majority leader Harry Reid said in a statement. “I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major obstacles to an agreement in a manner that protects American…

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