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What it's like to have your food stamps cut?
On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country's food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, went into effect when the increase ordained by the 2009 economic stimulus package expired.
Five myths about John F. Kennedy
Most everyone who was alive on Nov. 22, 1963, remembers where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. JFK was the youngest elected U.S. president and the youngest to die.
Thanksgiving design: A room that dresses for dinner
If you're hosting a Thanksgiving gathering for the extended family, you'll want to set a table that's refined and elegant but not too fussy.
Stop-and-frisk led to few convictions, state study finds
The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who was subsequently removed from the case, have led to convictions just 3 percent of the time, the state attorney general's office found.
Supreme Court weighs drug dealer's culpability in user's death
The Supreme Court considered a case Tuesday in which a number of justices seemed to believe that the government must prove more before a drug dealer gets the enhanced penalties the law prescribes "if death or serious bodily injury results from the use" of the illicit drugs.
Do animals understand pointing like humans do?
Understanding pointing apparently takes some sophistication. Even chimpanzees, who are smart cookies in many ways, don’t “get it” when it comes to pointing.
VIDEO: Starbucks to hire thousands of veterans and spouses
Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
Female pilots of WWII set eyes on Rose Bowl float
Members of Wingtip-to-Wingtip, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots nonprofit, want to put a float in the Rose Bowl parade, honoring the women who performed domestic operational missions during World War II — but who were unsummarily dismissed when male pilots came home.
VIDEO: Female Navy sailors ready for front lines
With the Pentagon opening frontline combat positions to women, one female sailor is ready to fulfill a childhood dream.
Holiday lights safety: How not to be the Griswolds
Whether you string up lights to adorn your home and yard every holiday or just wait for Christmas, it's important to keep electrical safety in mind when decorating. After all, you don't want to be your neighborhood's version of the Griswolds from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."
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