This class 5 student runs library in Bhopal slum, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pitches in to help

While most children of her age spend time in playing or studying, this 11-year-old girl has started a small library to encourage reading. Meet class 5 student, Muskaan Ahirwar, who while living in a slum area of Bhopal has found that books are the best way to promote knowledge. Her determination has been recognised by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has offered her a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to set up a proper library. Chouhan met the girl at his residence on Wednesday and handed her…

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GOP health care working group runs into early obstacles

(CNN)Republican senators are grappling this week with how they can find consensus between their moderate and conservative factions on health care while still managing to get the 50 votes they need to gut the Affordable Care Act. It’s tough math and although it is early in the process, so far the GOP’s health care working group — a collection of 13 GOP senators — has already encountered some of the same hurdles that hindered the House’s efforts, which struggled for weeks to collect enough votes to pass. After last week’s…

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Limerick city food bank runs out of supplies and turns over 100 people away

Update 7pm: The food bank at St John’s Pavilion in Limerick has run out after handing out 2,500 food bags to struggling families and individuals today. More than 100 people were turned away. “We ran out of food and we had to turn 150 people away,” said Lorraine Moroney, St Vincent de Paul. “We’re trying to organise a team to pack and distribute 300 more hampers tomorrow from 12pm-1pm,” she added. Earlier: Hundreds of people struggling to find money to feed themselves and their families queued in the cold and…

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