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The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that a new U.S. $100 bill  will debut on Oct. 8, 2013.

This is only the fourth time in U.S. history that the $100 bill has been redesigned.

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Brain

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a plan to develop tools that can better map the human brain, furthering scientists’ understanding of how it works and how it can be healed when damaged. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative, or BRAIN, will begin with a $100 million investment in Obama’s 2014 budget.

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will ultimately cost between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, with medical care and disability benefits weighing heavily for decades to come, according to a new analysis.

The bill to taxpayers so far has been $2 trillion, plus $260 billion in interest on the resulting debt. By comparison, the current federal budget is $3.8 trillion.

Source: LA Times

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A record 46.7 million Americans — or roughly one in five adults — used food stamps in June, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Food stamp use has spiked 51 percent since October 2008, when the economy was in free fall. The number of Americans now using food stamps is roughly the same as the number of Americans living in poverty. Read More

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