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Rebeca Gonzalez says she can now afford to buy pomegranates for her family in Garden Grove, Calif., because of the extra money she receives through Más Fresco, a food stamp incentive program for purchasing produce. Courtney Perkes/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

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A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.

President Trump spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at his Mar-A-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. Previous presidents have marked the holiday doing volunteer work. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, Spends It At Mar-A-Lago Resort

Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters. President Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.

Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money." AP hide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.

Edwin Hawkins appears at the 2014 Apollo Theater Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York. Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day," died Monday at age 74. Brad Barket/Brad Barket/Invision/AP hide caption

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Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74

In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the topic of a nuclear strike preparedness session, opting to focus on a widespread flu outbreak. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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For CDC, Reducing Flu Spread Takes Priority Over Nuclear Attack Preparedness

The agency scrapped plans to tell Americans what to do in a nuclear attack. Instead, it will focus on the flu. The decision came before Saturday's false alert of a ballistic missile attack.

Catherine Deneuve apologized to victims after an open letter she co-signed sparked accusations that she was defending those guilty of sexual assault. Arthur Mola/Arthur Mola/Invision/AP hide caption

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Sex Assault Victims After Controversial Letter

After the letter she signed sparked a backlash, the French actress said she needs to provide "clarification." Deneuve denounced the "conservatives, racists and traditionalists" who have supported her.

In The Insult, a minor argument between a Lebanese Christian named Toni (Adel Karam, left) and a Palestinian refugee named Yasser (Kamel El Basha) spirals out of control. Courtesy of the Cohen Media Group hide caption

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In 'The Insult,' All Politics Is A Local Neighborhood Squabble

Ziad Doueiri's new Oscar-shortlisted film is about the religious and tribal divisions in contemporary Lebanon — and how a small altercation in Beirut can spiral out of control.

In 'The Insult,' All Politics Is A Local Neighborhood Squabble

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A skull discovered at a sacred Aztec temple. A new study analyzed DNA extracted from the teeth of people who died in a 16th century epidemic that destroyed the Aztec empire, and found a type of salmonella may have caused the epidemic. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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Salmonella May Have Caused Massive Aztec Epidemic, Study Finds

The 16th century epidemic, likely set off or exacerbated by European invaders, was one of the most deadly in human history. New evidence traces it to a type of salmonella that causes a deadly fever.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that Democrats don't really want DACA and they want to "take desperately needed money away from our Military." The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag hide caption

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Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

With four days left before a government shutdown, lawmakers appear to be far from a deal to fix the DACA program. Trump denied the vulgarities he reportedly made about immigrants: "I'm not a racist."