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Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - PA: Welfare Reform

Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop delivers healthy food to the Coalition Against Hunger. Credit: Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles just wrapped up a month-long online food drive in which fans could purchase healthy foods of their choice that will stock two sites known as Green Light Pantries. Laura Wall, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says

PHOTO: An estimated 1.8 million Pennsylvanians are affected as food stamp cuts kick in starting today (Nov. 1). Photo courtesty of IStockPhoto.

PHILADELPHIA – Starting today, 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who rely on food stamps will have to do more with less. Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will affect 47 million families nationwide. Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, says it

Harrisburg, PA - U.S. Senator Arlen Specter's leap from Republican to Democratic Party may provide a filibuster-proof supermajority for Senate Democrats, but many are wondering when his independent streak will show, especially in terms of healthcare. While Specter is called 'fiercely independent'

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