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UK minister asked to make good on welfare pledge

LONDON — A British government minister is being asked to put his money where his mouth is.

Opponents of a raft of welfare changes that took effect this week want Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to make good on a claim that he could live on $80 a week, the amount that one welfare recipient said he has left after paying for housing and heat.

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