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Half a million people will lose their food stamps in 2016

At the extreme, as many as one million of the country's poorest people will lose food assistance, which averages $150 to $170 per person per month.<p>Those affected are people aged 18 to 49 who aren't disabled or raising minor children. Most of them live a subsistence existence, scraping by with the …

Welfare

Russian economy in turmoil as Putin is battered by falling oil price and sanctions

Embattled economy expected to remain in recession for a second straight year<p>Russia’s economy contracted at the fastest pace in six years in 2015, as plunging oil prices and sanctions over aggression in Ukraine took their toll.<p>The country’s GDP dropped by 3.7pc last year, according to state-run …

Crime in Philadelphia, Parts I and II

50th Super Bowl: Manning's Broncos face Newton's Panthers

Peyton Manning is the only five-time MVP in NFL history, one of the faces of the league and, at 39, the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl.<p>Slowed by age and injury, he is no longer the record-breaking passer he once was. Most folks figure Manning's fourth Super Sunday …

NFL

Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three U.S. Air Force airmen were stripped of their nuclear certifications after a "mishap" caused approximately $1.8 million in damage to an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2014, officials said Friday.<p>The incident occurred when the Minuteman III nuclear missile, assigned to the 90th …

Military

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The Political Reactions to the San Bernardino Shooting

The tenor of the immediate responses to the mass shooting in California exemplified the partisan divide.<p>As details emerge about the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, American officials, politicians, and presidential candidates weighed in. The tenor of the responses fell largely along …

Guns

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

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Obama In China: Taking Candy From A Baby

Chinese leader Xi Jinping knows something Barack Obama doesn’t: America is finished. The U.S. economy is an ocean liner holed below the waterline. In the stateroom, the band plays on – but, on the bridge, the outcome is clear.<p>With the arguable exception of the late-era Soviet Union, America is …

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Get Inspired by Chantelle Brown-Young, the America’s Next Top Model Contestant with a Rare Skin Condition

Chantelle Brown-Young was diagnosed with the rare skin disorder vitiligo at the age of 4, after a white patch popped up on her body. For the next few …

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Cops Need Warrant to Search Cellphones, Court Rules

In a sweeping decision in favor of digital privacy, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police almost always need a warrant to search a person’s cellphone, even in the case of someone placed under arrest.<p>In an unanimous decision, the court ruled against the Obama administration.<p><b>Sign up for</b> …

Surveillance

U.S. Economy Contracted Almost 3 Percent in First Quarter

The U.S. economy contracted much more than previously thought during the first quarter of this year, revised estimates show. Rather than the 1 percent growth the Commerce Department reported last month, gross domestic product fell by 2.9 percent, the worst performance in five years. That brings …

U.S. Economy

Will ISIS Eclipse Al Qaeda as No. 1 Global Terrorism 'Brand'?

The recent military success of ISIS in Iraq is building a terrorist “brand” that is increasing the group’s following among jihadis worldwide, putting the group in a position to potentially eclipse the group that once nurtured it, Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda, U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>The …

Al-Qaeda

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

Analysis: Brazil Scrambles to Get Ready as World Cup Looms

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil playing host to the planet’s biggest single sporting tournament should be the country's moment to shine.<p>Instead, the spotlight is exposing major problems on the eve of soccer's World Cup.<p>Brazil will welcome the players and fans to unfinished airports, drive them past …

Brazil

Police: Standoff In West Kensington Ends With Arrest, No Injuries

<i>Standoff scene in Philadelphia on June 11, 2014. (credit: CBS)</i><p><i>By Al Novack</i><p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –</i> Philadelphia police say a standoff in West Kensington …