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On Friday, Terry Work stands outside a store that accepts food stamps in Bon Aqua, Tenn. Work's 27-year-old deaf son recently was denied disability payments, meaning he is considered able-bodied. Now he stands to lose his food stamps, even though he has trouble keeping a job because of his deafness, she says. Work requirements began kicking in this month for a million SNAP benefit recipients.

For More Than A Million Food Stamp Recipients, The Clock Is Now Ticking

One month down, two to go.

For unemployed adults in 22 states, that's how long they can count on help with the grocery bills: Starting this January, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. Unless they are caring for children or unable to work, adults need to have a job to receive more than three months of benefits.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the 2015 Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition presidential forum. He's made religion a central tenet of his campaign.

'I'm Not Electing A Pastor In Chief' — How Iowa's Evangelicals Are Deciding

Ted Cruz has one of the most overtly religious stump speeches on the Iowa campaign trail.

In Emmetsburg, Iowa, Friday the Texas senator quoted the Bible and exhorted his supporters to pray "each and every day" until Election Day.

"He's real," said Bobbie Clark, a Cruz supporter from Algona. "There's something there. There's substance behind it. It's not just talk."

Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine on the outskirts of Damascus, on Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 45 people.

Blasts In Damascus Kill At Least 45; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Three explosions near a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims in Damascus have killed at least 45 people, according to reports from Syrian media and human rights monitors.

NPR's Alison Meuse, reporting from Beirut for our Newscast unit, says the Islamic State has claimed responsibility through its media outlets. She continues:

Donald Trump supporters pray while waiting to hear him speak at a campaign event in Mississippi.

Donald Trump Tests Culture And Character Priorities For Evangelicals

Donald Trump has not only caused deep divisions in the GOP establishment, but he's also exposed a stark divide within the evangelical community.

Republican presidential candidates, from left to right, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas participate in the sixth GOP debate on Jan. 14 in North Charleston, S.C.

What Young Republicans Have To Say About Their Party's Candidates

Monday's Iowa caucuses are being billed, as they are every election season, as "a fight for the soul of the Party," both Democratic and Republican.

Yes, it's a worn-out cliché, but especially on the Republican side this year, it's a real battle.

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even more challenging to tackle.

Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray To Win Australian Open

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Post Student Protests, Controversial Rhodes Statue Stays

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The Latest On GOP Candidate Race Iowa

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Trump's Confidence Grows Amid Iowa Race Poll Results

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