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Food stamp cuts hit about 5,000 troops

WASHINGTON — About 5,000 troops are among those affected by cuts to the federal food stamp program, according to the Pentagon.<p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, is reducing benefits to about 47 million Americans. The benefit had been bolstered in 2009 …

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Paul urges Obamacare 'nullification'

RICHMOND, Va. — Headlining the final rally of Ken Cuccinelli’s underdog campaign for Virginia governor, Ron Paul suggested the “nullification” of Obamacare on Monday night.<p>“Jefferson obviously was a clear leader on the principle of nullification,” the former Texas congressman said of the third …

Call Centers Got Big Deals Under Health Law, But How Big?

Before the Affordable Care Act was even open for enrollment, Viviana Alvarado was already taking calls from people who wanted to know more.<p>She and about 40 of her colleagues are staffing the phones for Maximus, the company Connecticut has contracted to run its call center.<p>The government contractors …

Decision time for Virginians

President Barack Obama is always welcome in the Commonwealth of Virginia. But his appearance in our state this weekend — less than 48 hours before voters head to the polls — says much more about Terry McAuliffe and his vision for Virginia’s future than it does about the president …

Argentina finds 1,500 secret military junta files

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1025000/1025444_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700490_f13285e5605926339cbf5d95776acf6f<p><b>Some 1,500 secret files, dating back to the years of military rule in Argentina, have been discovered in Buenos Aires.</b><p>They were found in an abandoned …

Bangladesh seeks 77% rise in wage for garment workers

<b>Bangladesh's wage board has proposed raising the minimum salary for garment industry workers by 77% to 5,300 takas ($68; £42) a month.</b><p>A string of fatal incidents have raised concerns over working conditions and low salaries in the sector - a key contributor to the country's economy.<p>Workers have …

Apple Is Bringing Thousands Of Jobs To Arizona

All told, the plant will create more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing, and construction, Apple said in a statement to Pocket-Lint.<p>Apple will make something called "sapphire glass" there, which is an extremely scratch-resistant type of glass, according to a press release issued by GT …

Talks to name new Tunisian PM suspended

Tunisia's ruling party and opposition parties have suspended talks over forming a new caretaker government to end the country's political crisis after the two sides failed to agree on naming a prime minister.<p>It was not clear when negotiations would restart, but the suspension was a blow to hopes of …

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mountain rumbles to life for third time in recent months.<p><i>Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.</i><p>The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the …

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion In Marketing Settlement

Like professional baseball, the drug industry may need to slap asterisks next to some of its standout sales accomplishments.<p>Johnson & Johnson became the latest drugmaker to reach a costly agreement with the federal government over charges of improper marketing. The widely anticipated settlement, …

Two skydiving planes collide in Wisconsin - and everyone lives

It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first"freak" accident.<p>One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers …

Romney and Bush Have Very Different Approaches to Not Being President

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Something old has come roaring back this week, as the media suddenly remembers that George W. Bush …

Tanzania becomes latest battleground for GM food supporters and opponents

When the bell rang at midday, students fetched tin bowls and lined up under trees in the schoolyard for scoops of corn and bean porridge. Not one of them displayed the food fussiness often seen in American school lunch lines. After the rainy seasons short-changed Engaruka, a Maasai village in …