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Food stamps, other federal nutrition programs, threatened by prolonged shutdown

WASHINGTON — With no end to the federal shutdown in sight, anti-hunger advocates are becoming anxious about the fate of federal nutrition programs like food stamps, school lunches, and other programs for the poor that are run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of the shuttered agencies. Some could be run temporarily with state money, but the fate of others is in limbo if the shutdown continues beyond the end of the month.