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Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. 85 more words

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Britain must take the nuclear option. BY DANIEL ARGENT

Britain is one of only eight states in the world known to possess nuclear weapons (with a ninth, Israel, probably doing so). The exact quantity of the British arsenal is also secret, but is believed to be around 160. 891 more words

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Why the left is wrong about being right.

If my twitter feed and facebook page comments are to be believed, I am a very naughty boy.  I and my friends are apologists for child poverty, welfare cuts and the looming nuclear holocaust stored under the sea off the coast of Scotland. 550 more words

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Ghost of a lynching that won’t be laid to rest

Every year, a group of activists assemble in deepest Georgia to stage a macabre ritual: the re-enactment of America’s last mass lynching

Monroe, Georgia. There’s a tense atmosphere at the First African Baptist Church in the small town of Monroe. 1,270 more words

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City Council Committee Votes To End Free Garbage Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings

(CBS) — Free garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. 151 more words

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Hanaway says to increase Missouri penalty for sale of fetal organs

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway says the penalty for selling aborted fetal remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor. 108 more words

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Rejoinder:Uncle Reuben Abati: Now that Your Phones Have Stopped Ringing, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Dear Uncle Reuben,

It’s a pleasure to write you this open letter in response to your recently syndicated piece, “The Phones No Longer Ring”. First, I’m glad you’re back, for those of us who respected your views as a writer and took you as a role model before you were called to serve as Special Adviser Media to the immediate past president. 604 more words

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