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As if receiving food stamps isn’t difficult enough, a Republican Senator from Louisiana is proposing legislation that will require recipients to show photo ID in order to buy food. Under the bill introduced by Sen. David Vitter, beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be denied their food if they are unable to show a photographic identification card at the register. Problem is, many low-income Americans don’t have official photo IDs and can’t afford to buy one, cutting off their primary source of food if the bill gets approved. Read about it here…[ThinkProgress]

So this happened. Two African-American high school basketball players from Wisconsin were suspended after the school district accused them of throwing up gang signs in an innocent picture. Thing is…they weren’t gang signs at all. Take a look at the picture that caused so much controversy here…[RawStory]

A San Jose, California woman looking for love on ChristianMingle.com fell for one of the most common internet scams known — sending money to someone she met online. In fact, the 66-year-old woman was conned out of $500,000 by the Nigerian scam artist who asked her for a loan for a non-existent business. He even went as far as creating a fake website. Read about her misfortune, here…[Gawker]

The actor who played the Professor in the popular show Gilligan’s Island has died. Russell Johnson passed away from natural causes at his home in Washington. He was 89-years-old. Rest in peace…[TMZ]

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