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Homeland Security

White House slams food stamp cuts

The White House has published a report lauding the social benefits of food stamps in a last-ditch effort to prevent Congress from slashing the aid that helps feed millions of needy Americans in a new farm bill that lawmakers still hope to finish this year.<p>A Republican plan to cut about $40 billion …

Senate blocks jobless aid

The Senate blocked two separate proposals to revive emergency unemployment benefits that expired in December, all but killing the prospects of reviving jobless aid for now.<p>The chamber voted 52-48 to reject a bill that would have extended benefits through November and pay for it by extending the …

New US farm bill proposal expected to contain $9bn cut to food stamps

• Cut to programme could affect nearly a million households • Bill could go to House vote as soon as Wednesday<p>Both Democrats and Republicans claim their parties will this year put a new focus on alleviating poverty in America. But not even a month into 2014, Congress is preparing to cut around $9bn …

Life inside Feltham: 'I saw people's heads stamped on'

<b>Prison inspectors have highlighted "serious concerns" at one of London's young offenders institutions, describing "unpredictable and reckless" violence.</b><p>Staff at Feltham in west London were constantly trying to keep apart boys from more than 40 gangs, a report said.<p>Inspectors found too many inmates …

Crime

Murderer of 14-Year-Old Sentenced to Life in Prison, but Victim's Family Blames Police for Death

The American mother of a teenager stabbed to death in the U.K. is suing British police for failing to prevent her son’s murder.<p>On Monday, murderer …

George Zimmerman Gal Pal: “He’s a Psychopath!”

Trayvon Martin’s Killer Embroiled In Domestic Dustup<p>George Zimmerman’s gal pal said he’s a “psychopath” who went berserk last week when she tried to …

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An Unusual Glimpse Behind Bars: Juveniles In The Justice System

In the confines of jail cells, photographer Richard Ross documents children's experiences. He snaps pictures without revealing his subjects' faces, aiming to "give them a voice."<p>The Juvenile-In-Justice project includes photographs of more than 100 facilities in 30 states. The project's website has …

Young Inmate Handed Six Life Sentences For Crime Committed At Age 15 Appeals Sentence

0<p>SHARES<p>In 2006, 15-year-old Travion Blount was given the longest prison sentence ever given to a teenager for a crime other than murder. He was …

'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

The American rate of juvenile incarceration is seven times that of Great Britain, and 18 times that of France. It costs, on average, $88,000 a year to keep a youth locked up — far more than the U.S. spends on a child's education.<p>But the biggest problem with juvenile incarceration, author Nell …