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On Tuesday, Amazon announced discounted fees for its Prime membership for customers participating in certain government assistance programs. Customers who qualify can access Prime's unlimited free two-day shipping, video, music, reading, and photo storage services for $5.99 per month for a year. Amazon Prime's normal price is $10.99 per month or $99 per year (which works out to $8.25 per month).

Taking on Walmart: Amazon's Prime discount is a direct move to compete with Walmart, which brought in $13 billion in sales last year from shoppers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or 18% of the money spent through the program, according to the Wall Street Journal. With that said, EBT cards, commonly used to collect funds from assistance programs, can't be used to pay for the membership.

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32 mins ago - Energy & Environment

Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes.

  • A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."