Kurdish peshmerga seize a chaotic victory in Kirkuk | World news | NNW

On a normal day, the road from Irbil to Kirkuk streams with hundreds of tankers carrying crude oil, the region's lifeblood, across the borders to Iran and Turkey. But these are far from normal times, with Kurdish Peshmerga forces now in control of Kirkuk as the war with al-Qaida-linked fighters rages on just a short distance away. The highway is eerily quiet and peaceful.

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$18 Million WIC And Food Stamps Fraud Scheme Used Pretend Grocery Stores

$18 Million WIC And Food Stamps Fraud Scheme Used Pretend Grocery Stores

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) are both federally-funded, state-administered programs with the simple goal of preventing Americans from going hungry. In Georgia, 54 people have been indicted for setting up pretend grocery stores that defrauded the programs of millions of dollars.

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