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Morley Safer, CBS News Legend, Dies at 84
Society & Culture  (tags: Morley Safer, 60 minutes, americans, death, media, obituary, tv )

- 550 days ago -
Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine "60 Minutes," has died. He was 84.
Cecil the Lion's Brother, Jericho, Also Illegally Killed in Zimbabwe, Official Says
Animals  (tags: Lions, Cecil, Jericho, cubs, abuse, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, cats, conservation, crime, killed, killing, sadness )

- 842 days ago -
(CNN)Jericho, the brother of slain Cecil the lion, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN. Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conser
U.S. Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage
Society & Culture  (tags: Gay Marriage, americans, ethics, gayrights, GoodNews, rights, society )

- 1243 days ago -
A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately allowed gay couples to wed. The court clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couple about an hour
What I Realized When I Finally Decided to Sign Up for Food Stamps
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, government, food, EBT, SNAP food program )

- 1284 days ago -
I pride myself on not succumbing to prejudice so it was with a wash of embarrassment and shame that I realized that "them" were in fact me. The people in that waiting room could have been my neighbors or co-workers.
Social Security, Treasury Target Taxpayers for Their Parents' Decades-Old Debts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, debt, social security, IRS, refund, Treasury )

- 1317 days ago -
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice's tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her
Rush Limbaugh Says CBS Has "Declared War on the Heartland" By Hiring Stephen Colbert
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, celebrity, culture, media, RUsh Limbaugh, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman )

- 1319 days ago -
"What do I think of Colbert getting Letterman's gig?" Limbaugh said (being sure to emphasize the "r" in the comedian's surname). "I'll give you the short version: CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America," Limbaugh announced.
Hobby Lobby- Retirement Plans Invest in Companies Manufacturing Contraceptives
Society & Culture  (tags: Hobby Lobby, supreme court, birth control, mutual funds, hypocrisy, women's healthwomen, rights, dishonesty, family, ethics )

- 1329 days ago -
Several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby's retirement plan have holdings in companies that manufacture the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of Hobby Lobby's health care policies: the emer
Wal-Mart Just Revealed How Poor Its Customers Are
Business  (tags: Wal-mart, corporations, abuse, americans, corporate, economy, wal-mart, usa, EBT cards )

- 1335 days ago -
In other words, Wal-Mart, for the first time in its annual reports, acknowledges that taxpayer-funded social assistance programs are a significant factor in its revenue and profits. This makes sense, considering that Wal-Mart caters to low-income
My Free School Lunch Horror Story
Society & Culture  (tags: children, americans, education, family, free lunch )

- 1346 days ago -
Yes, when I was a kid I had free school lunches and it made me feel so ashamed, but not for the reason you might think.
How Govt. Hides the Poor: Formula for Measuring Poverty Dates to When a Loaf of Bread Cost 22 Cents
Society & Culture  (tags: food, poverty, housing, daycare, americans, children, government, women, society )

- 1363 days ago -
To determine who is officially poor in America, the federal government compares a family's annual cash income to a figure produced by an arcane formula that's based on the price of food in 1963, when a loaf of bread was 22 cents and a burger less than
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