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The Trump administration, brushing aside tens of thousands of protest letters, gave final approval on Wednesday to a rule that will remove nearly 755,000 people from the federal food-stamp program by strictly enforcing federal work requirements. The rule, which was proposed by the Department of Agriculture in February, would make states enforce work requirements for able-bodied adults without children that governors have routinely been allowed to waive, especially for areas in economic distress. — The New York Times
Someone won a $14.6 million lottery jackpot in Arizona. That would be really exciting — if they had claimed it. Tickets expire after 180 days. The winning ticket was sold June 5 in Goodyear, Arizona, meaning the lucky ticket holder had until Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. to claim the prize. But that deadline came and went. No one showed up to claim his or her prize. It's the largest prize ever in Arizona to go unclaimed. — CNN
Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree. A special system connected to Miguel's tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, according to a news release. Miguel releases low-voltage blips of electricity when he is trying to find food, aquarist Kimberly Hurt said. That translates to a rapid, dim blinking of the Christmas lights. When he is eating or excited he emits higher voltage shocks which cause bigger flashes. — NBC News
A Florida woman who thought she was buying a baby shower present claims she ended up with slightly more than she bargained for — a Mossberg 715T semiautomatic rifle. Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez claims that on Sunday she stopped by a Goodwill store in Valparaiso on her way to the event and thought she found the perfect item — an unopened $10 baby bouncer. — Fox News