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A Louisville, Ky., woman was arrested after she tried to use her EBT card to buy iPads, WHAS-TV reports. Tracy Browning reportedly entered the Valley Station Wal-Mart in Louisville where she tried to purchase two iPads with her EBT card. When the card was declined, she dashed for the exit with the items and reportedly […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department on Thursday came out with new steps to fight fraud in food stamps, a federal program that has taken center stage as Congress struggles to adopt a long-term farm policy bill. The actions announced by Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon include giving the department new authority to penalize retailers who […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1,000-page "farm bill" being debated in the Senate is somewhat of a misnomer. Four of every five dollars in it — roughly $80 billion a year — goes for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps. Republicans say Congress could cut the cost $2 billion a year […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the government for replacement cards. The Agriculture Department wants to curb the practice by giving states more power […]