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Race against time in blackout-hit Venezuela to save food stocks

Race against time in blackout-hit Venezuela to save food stocksVicente Fernandez has not opened his freezer since the massive blackout began in Venezuela on Thursday. “I’m afraid it has all gone bad,” says Fernandez, a 54-year-old who sells telecoms equipment. Venezuelans, already feeling the pinch due to food and medicine shortages, are suffering even more now that the power has gone down.



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Medical examiner identifies HISD student stabbed to death over food

Medical examiner identifies HISD student stabbed to death over foodPolice say Brian Angel was arguing with the juvenile suspect over food when he was stabbed.



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Venezuela hit with new U.S. sanctions after clashes over food aid on border

Venezuela hit with new U.S. sanctions after clashes over food aid on borderBy Roberta Rampton and Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) – The United States targeted Venezuela's government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDVSA after deadly violence blocked aid from reaching the crisis-hit country during the weekend. The United States also took its pressure campaign to the United Nations Security Council, asking that body to discuss the situation in Venezuela, diplomats said. The U.S. …



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North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summitThe release of the undated two-page memo by the North Korean mission to the United Nations comes ahead of a second summit next week between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Washington has been demanding that North Korea give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States, while North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing sanctions, a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and security guarantees. The 15-member U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.



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The Latest: UK food retailers warn of price hikes, shortages

The Latest: UK food retailers warn of price hikes, shortagesLONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local):



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Wilbur Ross food bank: Most Americans can't pay $1,000 emergency expense

Wilbur Ross food bank: Most Americans can't pay $  1,000 emergency expenseMost Americans can't afford $ 1000 emergency expense, new survey shows. It belies Commerce Sec. Ross's remarks that federal workers can just get a loan



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There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service Members

There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service MembersThe United States Coast Guard Academy has opened a food pantry to help impacted families



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Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desert

Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desertFriday's verdict is the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2009.



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Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desert

Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desertFriday's verdict is the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2009.



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Washington D.C. food trucks feel the bite from government shutdown

Washington D.C. food trucks feel the bite from government shutdownLooking out from her food truck over a sidewalk left empty in downtown Washington on Friday by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, Farida Abou Draa said she felt like crying. “My business is to make people happy, to give them something to eat, to see their smiles,” said Abou Draa, 38. Food truck operators are among the many non-government workers suffering as a result of the shutdown.



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