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Farm bill passes House with welfare-to-work reforms

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the 2018 farm bill Thursday, called for a second time after it failed in May. It sets in place more comprehensive work requirements for recipients of federal food assistance. Able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that aren't pregnant or caring for children would need to either work at least 20 hours per week or spend that time in job training.


12US News

11 MS-13 Members Charged In Horrific Kidnappings, Deaths Of Two Teens [VIDEO]

Eleven members of MS-13 have been charged in connection with kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were found in a Virginia park, according to a Friday report. The two bodies of Edvin Escobar Mendez, 17, and Sergio Arita Triminio, 14, were found in Fairfax's Holmes Run Park on March 3, 2017, after police received a tip in 2016.



'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Hillary Clinton's emails, at the Capitol in Washington, July 7, 2016. During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived.



Rachel Maddow of MSNBC cries over 'tender age' shelters report

An Associated Press story about "tender age" shelters caused Rachel Maddow to break down in tears on camera Tuesday night. The MSNBC host was reading at the end of her show from the AP story about the youngest children being separated from their illegal-immigrant parents, "Officials have been sending babies and other young children , " before halting and starting to tear up.


15US Politics

Elijah Cummings blames Donald Trump for political climate after Red Hen boots Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Rep. Elijah Cummings , Maryland Democrat, is certainly no fan of the Trump administration , but he said Sunday that the Red Hen owner should have served White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . "As far as the restaurant incident, I think the restaurant owner should have served her.


16Texas Government

How far have gay rights in Texas come since 'homosexual conduct' was illegal 15 years ago?

Editor's Note : On Tuesday, June 26, The Dallas Morning News will host a panel discussion marking 15 years since the ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas . The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Walsh classroom at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.



Stolen guns are not victims' fault

In the June 11 letter "Want a gun? Be responsible for it," the writer seemingly blames gun owners for being victims of crimes - assuming he means burglary wherein their property, specifically firearms, are stolen. About 230,000 guns are stolen every year.


18Highfill, AR

Blytheville's Eaker air base, 9 other sites on historic list

This house at 1920 S. Main St. in Little Rock, built around 1905, is among 10 Arkansas properties that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Ten Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant properties.



Louis Farrakhan Attacks Jews - And Barack Obama

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attacked Jews and Judaism during a three-hour sermon from his pulpit at Mosque Maryam in Chicago. The sermon on May 27 was his first major public speaking appearance since February, according to the Anti-Defamation League.



NYC Pride March to deliver bold message to nearly 2 million spectators

The march's theme - defiantly different - is designed to inspire New Yorkers to take an "unflinching stance" against policies that negatively impact LGBTQ+ communities, according to James Fallarino, media director for NYC Pride. Fallarino said LGBTQ+ communities have been targeted by President Donald Trump's administration, so some 48,000 marchers and 2 million spectators will be particularly fired up about supporting gay rights.