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Food stamp cuts take effect Friday

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:44 pm

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps will see a change in benefits.

Starting Friday, food stamp benefits will be cut.  More than 47 million currently receive food stamps.  The average benefit per person now stands at about $133 a month.  In all, the federal government will cut $5 billion.  Congress can still halt the decision.

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