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Poor kids who owe lunch money forced to eat cold food while classmates get hot meals

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According to the Associated Press, a school district in Warwick, Rhode Island, has announced that kids from families who are behind on school lunch payments will only receive cold sandwiches, as opposed to the hot lunches that are served as part of the program.

The school district says that it is down $40,000 as a result of delinquent lunch payments, but curiously turned down a $4,000 donation from a local restaurant owner to ease its debt.

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District officials claim the policy, effective next Monday, is necessary because they must treat students equally, even though this would appear to be the opposite of that.

Many low-income families rely on school lunch programs to ensure their kids get proper nutrition. In fact, for some kids, meals at school are all they have. In theory, poor families are supposed to qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches, but sometimes they can find themselves in debt through clerical errors. Regardless, the policy would appear to penalize children for the financial situation of their parents.

The Rhode Island General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would make school lunches free for all students.


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Trump-loving anti-lockdown activist ready to start killing: ‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’

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Couy Griffin, an anti-lockdown activist who is also the head of the "Cowboys for Trump" organization, is publicly calling for Democratic governors to be killed for purportedly committing "treason."

In an interview with The Daily Beast's Will Sommer, Griffin defended telling fellow activists at an anti-lockdown rally that "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."

"You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope," he said. "I’ll tell you what, partner, as far as I’m concerned, there’s not an option that’s not on the table."

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WSJ rips Trump for ‘hurting the country’ by ‘debasing’ the presidency: ‘Ugly even for him’

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President Donald Trump was slammed by the editorial board of the conservative Wall Street Journal on Tuesday evening.

"Donald Trump sometimes traffics in conspiracy theories—recall his innuendo in 2016 about Ted Cruz’s father and the JFK assassination—but his latest accusation against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is ugly even for him," the newspaper noted. "Mr. Trump has been tweeting the suggestion that Mr. Scarborough might have had something to do with the death in 2001 of a young woman who worked in his Florida office when Mr. Scarborough was a GOP Congressman."

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‘Captain Crazy Pants’ starts new conspiracy theory against the NYT in late-night Twitter ‘meltdown’

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The leader of the free world started a new conspiracy on Tuesday evening.

At 10:31 in Washington, DC, Trump offered a new conspiracy theory about The New York Times' coverage of his administration, for which the newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize.

"The Failing [New York Times], winner of [Pulitzer Prizes] for its totally flawed coverage of the illegal Russia Witch Hunt, does its research as follows: Think of the absolute worst things you can say about Donald J. Trump, pretend there are sources, and just say it," Trump argued, without any evidence.

He urged the newspaper to "return the Pulitzers" -- in all capital letters.

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