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  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government handouts.
  • Corzine 'stunned' that MF Global couldn't find missing funds

    As the first former U.S. senator to be subpoenaed by Congress in more than a century, Jon Corzine testified Thursday about the “last chaotic days” of MF Global, the trading firm that declared bankruptcy under his watch. Corzine said he...

    While Florida use rises, feds crack down on food-stamp fraud

    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As Floridians rely more than ever on food stamps, federal officials are cracking down on abuses of the aid program across the country to prevent unscrupulous stores and individuals from cheating...

    Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say

    Bill to cut $16B in food stamp program will hurt poor, advocates say
    South Florida will be hit hard if the Congress goes through in cutting $16 billion out the food stamp program -- with a record number of South Floridians continuing to apply to the program to feed their families, social service workers said Monday. The...

    Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles

    Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles
    The latest study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has some encouraging news — offering signs that years of pollution-fighting efforts are having a positive effect. Now, it remains to be seen whether Congress is paying attention and can refrain...