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Stay with a Man Who Beats You or End Up Homeless? How Budget-Cutting Obsession Is Destroying the Lives of Abused Womenalternet.org — The first time Julianna Martinez's ex-husband hit her in the face, it came out of nowhere. They'd been out dancing, but he left the club early. Later that night she let him into her house and they were sitting there talking. "He didn't even seem angry. Then wham, across my face."
washingtonpost.com — The Obama administration and key U.S. lawmakers on Thursday defended a National Security Agency program that apparently has collected the telephone records of tens of millions of American customers of Verizon, one of the nation's largest phone companies, under a top-secret court order. Sen.
modernfarmer.com — Twice a day, seven days a week, a tractor trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of watery, cloudy slop rolls past the bucolic countryside, finally arriving at Neil Rejman's dairy farm in upstate New York. The trucks are coming from the Chobani plant two hours east of Rejman's Sunnyside Farms, and they're hauling a distinctive byproduct of the Greek yogurt making process-acid whey.
alternet.org — Earlier this year, men wearing black ski masks whipped out their guns and raided the home of 62-year-old Cathy Jordan, a medical marijuana patient and activist. They seized 23 of her plants, two of which were mature enough to be used for her medicine.
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