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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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The World Cup will come to the Arena de Sao Paola, shown here when it was under construction last fall. Brazil is also making a big push to control the local mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever. Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images hide caption

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Ready, Set, Spray! Brazil Battles Dengue Ahead Of The World Cup

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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

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There's an idea in the Senate that it's still a chamber operating on mutual respect and goodwill between colleagues. That's why venerable traditions like "blue slips" — slips of paper senators can use to block any White House choice for judgeships in their home state — carry over today. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Old Senate Tradition Lies Behind Controversial Judge's Nomination

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

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Rhythm Is a Dancer Snap!

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With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

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