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Walmart and Amazon began offering online purchases with food stamps in April as part of the USDA's pilot program. Now, both companies are expanding services for low-income shoppers. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Using Food Stamps For Online Grocery Shopping Is Getting Easier

Walmart is expanding a program for food stamp recipients to buy groceries online and pick them up in stores. It's the latest move to give them more options in the era of online shopping.

The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency humanitarian aid package Wednesday to cover the costs of the influx of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mark Tenally/Associated Press hide caption

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Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Border Funding Bill Signalling Battle With House

The sweeping 84-8 vote came minutes after the Senate handily rejected the House's humanitarian assistance bill, signalling what will likely be a contentious battle to reconcile the competing bills.

Rosa Ramirez cries as she looks at photos of her son Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and granddaughter Valeria, nearly 2, while speaking to journalists at her home in San Martin, El Salvador on Tuesday. The drowned bodies of her son and granddaughter were found Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande. Antonio Valladares/AP hide caption

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A Father And Daughter Who Drowned At The Border Put Attention On Immigration

Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez was trying to bring his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, to safety and a new life in the U.S.

Drag queen and songwriter Trixie Mattel's roséwave playlist includes songs by Dusty Springfield, The Zombies and a handful of musical drag queens. Cyriel Jacobs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lashed, Lacquered And Buzzed: Trixie Mattel's Pink Drink Makeover

For Pride Month, the drag queen and songwriter presents the antidote to a mundane makeover: a roséwave playlist, featuring Kesha, The Go-Go's and several former RuPaul's Drag Race competitors.

Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, negotiated a deal with a drugmaker to get the state a better price for expensive hepatitis C medications for its Medicaid and prison populations. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Louisiana's Novel 'Subscription' Model For Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Gains Approval

Certain high-cost drugs are straining state budgets. A new deal approved Wednesday allows Louisiana to spend a fixed amount for unlimited access to a costly cure. Other states may try to follow suit.

Saleh Abbas, deputy grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar University, is second from the left in this photo of members of the university delegation to the African Summit on Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriages. Louis Leeson hide caption

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How A Former Child Bride Got A Fatwa Against Child Marriage

It happened in Senegal last week, at a conference organized by young Africans to address the issues of child marriage and female genital mutilation. Here's the story behind the fatwa.

Marchers at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco, Calif., carry a banner to call attention to the continuing battle against AIDS on May 29, 1989. The city was home to the nation's first AIDS special care unit. The unit, which opened in 1983, is the subject the documentary 5B. Jason M. Grow/AP hide caption

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1st AIDS Ward '5B' Fought To Give Patients Compassionate Care, Dignified Deaths

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A new documentary tells the story of America's first inpatient unit dedicated to the care of people with AIDS. Nurse Cliff Morrison helped create 5B in 1983, and worked on it with Dr. Paul Volberding.

1st AIDS Ward '5B' Fought To Give Patients Compassionate Care, Dignified Deaths

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Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo is a social media personality. He's also the leader of the paramilitary group that attacked thousands of pro-democracy protesters on June 3, leaving more than a 100 dead. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord

Facebook banned far-right extremist Alex Jones. But it won't remove the warlord Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo in Sudan from the platform, even though he oversaw the killing of more than 100 people.

Chef Jay Fai wears a wool cap and bug-eye safety goggles to ward off the heat from the charcoal fires in in the alley where she cooks all of the restaurant's meals. She is so much a perfectionist that she doesn't let anyone on her staff do the cooking. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star

Chef Jay Fai cooks everything herself over two blazing charcoal fires in the alley, using only the highest-quality ingredients to serve customers who are willing to wait several hours to nab a table.

Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star

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