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While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t an anonymous op-ed

(From left): Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke; immigrant mothers and children awaiting WIC benefits; Attorney General Jeff Sessions
(From left): Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke; immigrant mothers and children awaiting WIC benefits; Attorney General Jeff Sessions Mic/Getty Images

While yet another media circus was pitching its tent outside the Oval Office, here are five stories from other corners of the Trump administration you might have missed this week.

Jeremy Scott brings politics to the runway, donning “vote no on Kavanaugh” tank top at NYFW

Jeremy Scott at New York Fashion Week
Jeremy Scott at New York Fashion Week Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Designer Jeremy Scott rocked a “Tell Your Senator No on Kavanaugh” T-shirt, complete with a phone number to call your senator, on opening night of New York Fashion Week.

Millions of Americans could lose food stamp benefits under proposed farm bill

Shoppers pass through the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta in 2013.
Shoppers pass through the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta in 2013. David Goldman/AP

The farm bill being negotiated in Congress could affect millions of Americans’ access to food stamps, according to a new study released Thursday.

The study, conducted by nonpartisan research firm Mathematica Policy Research and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that if the version of the farm bill already passed by the House becomes law, nearly 2 million households that participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2015 would no longer be eligible for benefits.

Meet Joshua Applestone, the man who wants to sell you steak from a vending machine

Joshua Applestone at the Applestone Meat Company wants to change the way we buy meat.
Joshua Applestone at the Applestone Meat Company wants to change the way we buy meat. Jennifer May/The Applestone Meat Company

While you may rarely crave bone marrow at 3 a.m., one New York butcher hopes to be there for you if you do — and change the way we think about buying cold cuts and ground meats in the process.

Barack Obama steps into the arena to criticize Trump: “This is not normal”

Former President Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama returned to the political arena in Illinois on Friday to hammer President Donald Trump for chipping away at democratic norms and criticizing Republicans for letting him do it.

Obama name-checked Trump, saying he is the “symptom, not the cause” of people being fearful of change, and urged Americans to vote if they want to change the political climate.

Tim Mulkerin
Reporter and Social Media Editor, Hype