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Church leaders held homeless people captive, forced them to go begging and stole their benefits, court documents say

Church leaders held homeless people captive, forced them to go begging and stole their benefits, court documents sayChristian ministry leaders allegedly forced a group of homeless people to beg, kept them in locked group homes and threatened to take away their children if they left, prosecutors said.Victor Gonzalez and eleven other leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries (IVM) were charged on Tuesday with subjecting dozens of homeless people to forced labour.



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US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

US says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefitsThe administration of US President Donald Trump announced Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The new rules threatened to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who work for low wages and depend in part on public services to get by. Announcing a new definition of the longstanding “public charge” law, the White House said migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance.



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California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegally

California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegallyCalifornia has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes low-income adults age 25 and younger eligible for the state's Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status. California already covers children ages 18 and younger regardless of immigration status.



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Vitamins, supplements have no added health benefits, study contends

Vitamins, supplements have no added health benefits, study contendsA new report says taking supplements could be a waste of money and may even be harmful to your health.



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How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widows

How Social Security could get benefits boosted to help most vulnerable like widowsDespite a looming funding shortfall, proposals to enhance Social Security benefits are being circulated.



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Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits office

Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits officeNEW YORK (AP) — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn public benefits office, with officials criticizing police for not de-escalating the situation and clients of the facility complaining it is indicative of how the city treats social-services recipients.



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Mitch McConnell Reaps The Benefits Of His Stolen Supreme Court Seat

Mitch McConnell Reaps The Benefits Of His Stolen Supreme Court SeatWASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court handed two major wins to conservatives on



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Russia Is Reaping the Benefits of Israel's Actions in Syria

Russia Is Reaping the Benefits of Israel's Actions in SyriaFor Putin, the path to consolidating his Syrian achievements may lie in an agreement with Israel that further solidifies Russia’s status. Russian president Vladimir Putin further cemented his position atop the Syrian power pyramid as a result of Israel’s massive air campaign that targeted Iran’s positions and Assad’s air defenses.



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Trump's Budget Would Partly Replace Food Stamp Benefits With Canned Goods

Trump's Budget Would Partly Replace Food Stamp Benefits With Canned GoodsWASHINGTON ― Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and rice.



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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOPThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it violated the state constitution.



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