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Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family has received more than $100,000 in welfare benefits over the last decade

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...fare payout statistics the new wellfare map the new welfare map True? tsarnaev welfare snopes Snopes Welfare Vacations snopes welfate map and some stats The New Welfare Map fact check snopes wlefare map snopswelfare map snpoes the new welfare map social welfare policy news 2013 usa the latest welfare map snopes TANF Cuts 2013 Tamerlan Tsarnaevs reportedly received over $100 000 in government welfa...

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev worked as a home healthcare worker, sometimes clocking as many as 80 hours a week, while her unemployed husband Tamerlan Tsarnaev stayed at home

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev was receiving Massachusetts welfare benefits in the lead up to the deadly attacks at the Boston Marathon. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, lived off state aid while his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, worked as a home healthcare worker, sometimes clocking as many as 80 hours a week while her unemployed husband stayed at home, Massachusetts welfare officials revealed on Wednesday. Ultima...

David Silverstein, a wealthy chiropractor from Seattle, and his wife were living in a $1.2million waterfront home while claiming almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps, according to documents

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David Silverstein, a wealthy chiropractor from Seattle, and his wife were living in a $1.2million waterfront home while claiming almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps, according to documents. A civil lawsuit has been filed against David Silverstein and Lyudmila Shimonova, who are accused of making false claims which included more than $1,200 in public housing vouchers, plus...

Laredo police spokesman said Ramie Marie Grimmer died yesterday at a San Antonio hospital

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...ices says the agency rejected Rachelle Grimmer’s application because she did not submit enough information. Rachelle Grimmer had been embroiled in a battle with the welfare department to try to gain benefits for her family since July. The woman took her children to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in Laredo on Monday at 5:00 p.m. and demanded to speak to a supervisor. Ra...

Scaredy Cats and Dogs 2013

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Animal lovers in Manila, Philippines, got their pets into the spirit of Halloween by dressing them up in spooky costumes. The crowd of mostly dogs and cats donned colorful outfits ranging from vampires and headless horsemen to corpse brides. Some owners even came with their own matching set of outfits and did some basic stunts with their pets. On October 26, 2013, animal lovers are expected to be...

Amanda Bynes’ family is reportedly concerned for the actress’ well-being as she’s behaving a little strangely

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...s behaving a little strangely. A source told E! News that Amanda Bynes’ weird behavior – including raunchy tweets, cheek piercing, random solo outings – coupled with the myriad driving mishaps that came before, has her family concerned for her welfare. According to the source, Amanda Bynes’ family wants her to return to Los Angeles so that they can keep a closer eye on her, but s...

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...ices said the agency rejected Rachelle Grimmer’s application because she did not submit enough information. Rachelle Grimmer had been embroiled in a battle with the welfare department to try to gain benefits for her family since July. The woman took her children to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in Laredo on Monday at 5pm and demanded to speak to a supervisor. Rachelle...

Facebook has removed an Australian page that depicted Aboriginal people as drunks and welfare cheats after a public outcry

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.... The government has also condemned it. The page’s creator is believed to be a 16-year-old boy in Perth, reports say. Facebook has removed an Australian page that depicted Aboriginal people as drunks and welfare cheats after a public outcry “We recognize the public concern that controversial meme pages that Australians have created on Facebook have caused,” Facebook said in a st...

India is rolling out an ambitious plan for a cash payout of subsidies to the poor in 20 districts

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India is rolling out an ambitious plan for a cash payout of subsidies to the poor in 20 districts, officials say. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the scheme would benefit more than 200,000 people initially, and would cover the entire country by the end of 2013. Authorities say it will bring the country’s poorest citizens “into the mainstream”. But opposition parties have ac...

Twins Roku and Hex are the world’s first chimeric monkeys, who have been created with genetic material from six “parents” at Oregon Health and Science University

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...o have been created with genetic material from six “parents” at Oregon Health and Science University in the U.S. The monkeys’ birth has caused an ethical storm, with critics accusing scientists of disregarding the welfare of the animals. Named after the fire-breathing creature in Greek mythology composed of parts of multiple animals, chimeras are organisms made up of cells from two or more genetic...

Forty distressed pythons have been rescued by animal welfare officers from plastic storage bins in a Canadian motel room

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...room. The snakes, ranging from one foot to 4.5 feet long, belonged to guests, a manager at the motel in Brantford, Ontario, said. The couple, who had checked into a room for one night, were out when police seized the animals on Thursday evening. Forty distressed pythons have been rescued by animal welfare officers from plastic storage bins in a Canadian motel room Pythons are not legal for home o...

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff asked an investigator to look into Paris Jackson's health, education and welfare after her suicide attempt

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...ell Beckloff, who is overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson’s children, has ordered an inquiry into Paris Jackson’s wellbeing after she attempted to kill herself earlier this week. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff asked an investigator to look into the 15-year-old’s health and welfare. A lawyer for Katherine Jackson, Paris’s grandmother, said he was “com...

Park Geun-hye of the governing Saenuri party is looking to make history as South Korea's first female president

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...gh challenge from Moon Jae-in of the Democratic United Party, who has been steadily eroding her lead in the polls. Whoever wins will replace President Lee Myung-bak, who is stepping down, as the law requires, after his five-year term. Economic issues including welfare provision and job creation have dominated campaigning. Polls opened at 06:00 and closed 12 hours later. Three television stations w...

Park Geun-hye, the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee, defeated her liberal rival Moon Jae-in in South Korea’s presidential election

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...ark Geun-hye, the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee, defeated her liberal rival Moon Jae-in in South Korea’s presidential election. Park Geun-hye will be South Korea’s first female leader. Votes are still being counted, but Moon Jae-in has admitted defeat. Turnout was high in a poll dominated by economic and social welfare issues. Park Geun-hye, 60, will replace her party colleague...

The advert is for customer owned Swedish insurance company Folksam in honor of one of its customers, Eva Leijonmark, who has her beloved cat covered by the firm

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...hits on YouTube. While most viewers appear to see the funny side of the clip, some seem to be fooled into thinking that the cats involved were actually thrown from a plane. The company has said that it followed animal welfare laws to ensure that the animals were unhurt in during the filming. Folksam is one of Sweden’s oldest insurance firms and the advert is, of course, designed to promote i...

Scotland has unveiled its blueprint for independence, ahead of next September's referendum

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Scotland has unveiled its blueprint for independence, ahead of next September’s referendum. The 670-page document promises to “build a more democratic, more prosperous, fairer society”. On September 18, Scots voters will be asked the yes/no question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The document, launched by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, pledged t...

Many Finnish children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the baby box's four cardboard walls

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...e their fourth month of pregnancy,” says Heidi Liesivesi, who works at Kela – the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. So the box provided mothers with what they needed to look after their baby, but it also helped steer pregnant women into the arms of the doctors and nurses of Finland’s nascent welfare state. In the 1930s Finland was a poor country and infant mortality was hi...

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New Zealand has trained three dogs to drive in an attempt to show the public how intelligent they are

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An animal welfare group in New Zealand has trained three dogs to get behind the wheel in an attempt to show the public how intelligent they are. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will put them to the test in a live broadcast next Monday. The dogs have been trained over eight weeks in specially made wooden carts which they have been driving around inside an indoor test lab. They...

Dutch scientists have created strips of muscle tissue using stem cells with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year

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...fficient way of producing meat than rearing animals. Prof. Mark Post said at a major science meeting in Canada that synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to 60%. “We would gain a tremendous amount in terms of resources,” Prof. Mark Post said. His group at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has grown small pieces of muscle about 2 cm long, 1cm wide...

More than 100 dolphins have now beached off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as mammals continue to get inexplicably stranded on the region's beaches

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...have theories, ranging from geography, weather changes or behavior of their prey. Mike Booth of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which is leading rescue efforts, said dolphins remain close off the Cape Cod and more strandings are possible. Massachusetts lawmakers held a Congressional briefing on the issue Friday and campaigned for federal funding to hep the staff and some 300 trained vo...

Helsinki Group say dolphins are so intelligent that they should be thought of as “non-human persons” and given their own bill of rights

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A coalition of experts named Helsinki Group say dolphins are so intelligent that they should be thought of as “non-human persons” and given their own bill of rights. Helsinki Group includes scientists, philosophers and animal welfare groups have come up with a declaration of dolphin rights which they hope will one day be enshrined in law. This would stop them being kept in zoos and waterparks, an...

Bill Clinton has delivered a prime-time defence of Barack Obama, nominating the president for a second term in the White House

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...policy at last week’s Republican convention. He argued that Paul Ryan had made the same amount in cuts as part of his plan for the government-sponsored healthcare plan for the elderly. “It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did,” said Bill Clinton. He also countered a Republican ad that Barack Obama had weakened the work requirement for welfare, which Bill Clinto...

Alan Titchmarsh savages dog trainer Cesar Millan who caused TV outcry with his unconventional techniques to rehabilitate ill-disciplined dogs

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...ple joined a Twitter campaign demanding Cesar Millan’s appearance be cancelled. Production staff was inundated with calls and Alan Titchmarsh was bombarded with hundreds of emails, while a Facebook page set up by protesters attracted 1,600 followers. And when animal welfare campaigners threatened to disrupt the live show, extra security staff were drafted in. Although Alan Titchmarsh, 63, refused...

General Ilker Basbug, Turkey's former armed forces chief, has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government

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General Ilker Basbug, Turkey’s former armed forces chief, has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists. Gen. Ilker Basbug was among dozens of people convicted of involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot. Critics of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accused him of staging show trials to elimin...

Ticket prices for international fans attending the football 2014 World Cup in Brazil will start at $90 for initial group matches

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...and the most expensive $990. The tournament starts on 12 June 2014, with the first game being played in Sao Paulo. Tickets will go on sale from 20 August 2013. Fans have until 10 October 2013 to apply and a ballot will be held to decide which of these applications are successful. Only later will tickets be sold on a first come, first served basis. Ticket prices for international fans attending th...