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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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CNN fact-checker debunks Pence’s ‘bonkers’ lie about Obama and job creation

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Speaking to Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence tried to put a positive spin on the economy — by taking the economic rebound of the past 3 months, and claiming that the raw number of jobs created during that period beats the entirety of job growth in President Barack Obama's 8-year administration.

We’ve created more jobs in the last 3 months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama created in their 8 years in office. pic.twitter.com/kwk5YhL3TJ

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 13, 2020

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‘Damned evil’: Trump shocks Americans with open boasts about defunding the Post Office before election

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Trump proposes new rules for shower heads after the president complains about what the water pressure does to his hair

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President Donald Trump has a history of complaining about water pressure that he considers inadequate, from toilets to showers. And the Trump administration, Reuters reports, is proposing new rules that would allow shower heads to increase water pressure.

In December 2019, Trump complained about water pressure in toilets, saying, “People are flushing toilets ten times, 15 times as opposed to once.” And recently, during a White House event, Trump complained that water does not come out fast enough when he is taking a shower. Trump told those in attendance, “So, what do you do? You just stand there longer, or you take a shower longer? Because my hair — I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect.”

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