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SNAP Benefits Will No Longer Apply to Nearly 700,000 People Under New Trump Administration USDA Rule

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new rule tightening requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The rule will decrease the number of people eligible for SNAP benefits by nearly 2%, which means 688,000 people will no longer qualify. SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food…

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Charlotte Nebres, 11, Becomes First Black Ballerina to Star in ‘The Nutcracker’ in New York City Ballet

When Charlotte Nebres’ mother Danielle Nebres informed her daughter she was going to be the first Black Marie in George Balanchine’s version of “The Nutcracker” with the New York City Ballet, Charlotte’s response was, “Wow. That seems a little late,” The New York Times reports. Nebres, who is just 11…

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Former Mississippi Firefighter Lieutenant Attributes Noose in Locker Room to ‘Lawless Wild West,’ Not Racism

A noose found in a white lieutenant’s locker in a Hattiesburg, Miss., fire department has caused a rift between Black and white firefighters and has resulted in the resignation of the station’s lieutenant. According to the Associated Press, Shelton Russell, a 22-year veteran with the fire department, left his position…

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Judge Releasing Most of 25 Baltimore Correctional Officers Indicted, Accused of Excessive Force and Corruption

Twenty-five Baltimore correctional officers were indicted Tuesday with allegations of assaulting and threatening detainees in a state-run jail, tampering with evidence and falsifying correctional documents. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Friedman released most of them Wednesday, pending their trial. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office secured these 25…

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Nancy Pelosi Says U.S. House of Representatives Will Proceed With Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.  In an announcement on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said “the president leaves us no choice” in pursuing the impeachment. “In the course of today’s events it becomes necessary for…