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Gov't relaxes healthy standard for school meals

Since the new rules were enacted dozens of schols that could afford it have opted out of the program because of cost and levels of waste. He said school food rules cost districts and states an extra $1.22 billion in fiscal year 2015. Too much food tossed out? The SNA, whose CEO Patricia Montague stood alongside Perdue Monday to announce the changes, particularly singled out the rule about whole grains , which it said many schools considered a costly "burden".

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Elizabeth Thomas jittery after being kidnapped by teacher

He faces a state charge of aggravated kidnapping in Tennessee, where he's expected to be returned in the next couple of weeks. A federal judge ordered that Tad Cummins remain detained in California as a flight risk and danger to the community Monday.

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Sanctuary: San Fran runs to the court house

Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco , which would consider the administration's appeal of the decision. "San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands ", Spicer said in a statement.

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Donald Trump: I would be honoured to meet Kim Jong Un

The press secretary further defended Trump's use of the word "honored" after ABC News' Jonathan Karl noted that Kim was "somebody who has starved his own people". commitment to South Korea's security but said on NBC that Trump would "continue to call on the prosperous nations that the United States provides security and protection for to do more in their own defense".

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Loesch: We Have a White House That's 'Prioritizing Our 2nd Amendment Rights'

Trump said he plans to combat the increasing gang violence by appointing officials that believe in law, order and justice. "I will never, ever, let you down". "If we can do that for driving - which is a privilege, not a right - then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege".

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Race not factor in San Diego pool party shooting

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said there is "zero information to indicate that race played a factor in this bad and horrific crime", during a press briefing on Monday morning. He says Selis told the woman he had shot two people, the police were there and then referenced "shooting it out". San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessy later identified the driver as a security guard for the apartment building .

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Arkansas Kills Two Men In "Inhumane" Double Execution

She was not present for the execution. "It's a good thing that it's done, for her", Whitaker told CNN affiliate KARK . Gov. Asa Hutchinson originally scheduled eight executions to be carried out over 11 days in April - a pace not seen in Arkansas since at least September 1913, according to Department of Correction records.

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Agriculture to Roll Back Some Standards on School Meals

The Obama administration rules set fat, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond. Let me preface this blog post to say that I do believe former First Lady Michelle Obama's heart was in the right place. Nutrition Director for Norfolk Public Schools, Helen Philips, expressed her support for continuing to improve the nutritional quality of school meal programs, remarking that, "It is part of our job to educate children on healthy food choices, and we can only do that ...

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Marine Le Pen steps aside as party leader

Le Pen , needing millions more votes to beat Macron on May 7, has vowed to keep the Amiens plant open if elected, come what may. Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. She also said she wanted to talk to sovereignist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who won almost five percent of the first-round vote and has not said which side he would take in the next.

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S.Korea: Trump remarks put anti-missile system in doubt

Mr Trump did not specify what conditions would need to be met for any such meeting to occur or when it could happen, but the White House later said North Korea would need to clear many conditions before a meeting could be contemplated. On Monday, two USA bombers took part in a joint drill with South Korea's air force in what the United States said was a routine operation. North Korea test-launched a missile on Saturday that appeared to have failed within minutes, its fourth successive failed ...

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Keep it open: GOP needs to avoid shutdown

With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But Democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the measure, pushed back. On Monday evening, Trump softened his stance on his demand for immediate funding for wall construction, saying during a meeting with a group of conservative media outlets that he could wait until autumn for the funds and include them in the budget for FY 2018, which ...

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Congress Just Ignored Trump And Boosted America's Science Funding

For example medical research funding, which has received a $2 billion boost. "Not only will it keep federal agencies operating through September 30, 2017, but it also includes a significant increase for the National Institutes of Health and additional funding for the National Science Foundation and Department of Agriculture research programs".

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Williams injured in spring finale

Saturday's injury, coach Bret Bielema said, "seems to be unrelated" to the previous neck injury. "But his health and safety is always going to be priority No. "As far as the future or anything like that, I don't really have any idea". Well, that one right there. "It's just something you never want to happen to anyone but but especially Rawleigh since it's his second time".

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US VP Pence assures Japan America is with ally '100 per cent'

Meanwhile, China's once-thriving relationship with South Korea has hit the rocks over Beijing's strenuous objections to Seoul's deploying of an advanced USA anti-missile system. In a separate move, the US announced that the US Marines deployed F-35B aircraft to South Korea for the first time as part of an exercise. The United States wants "stronger and more balanced bilateral trade relationships" with countries including Japan and South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, ...

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White House taps former Microsoft CFO to run new American Technology Council

A new executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump creates an American Technology council, tasked with improving how the United States government provides digital services. "For example", the report said, "Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces".

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White House: Trump still committed to $1T infrastructure plan

Spicer said later that Trump is trying to "balance" appropriate criticism of these countries' human rights practices with his desire to "get real results" by working with them. "But we want to hold out the possibility that if North Korea were ever serious about completely dismantling its nuclear capability and taking away the threat they pose both to the region and to us that there is always going to be a possibility of that occurring".

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Gorsuch asks his first questions in Supreme Court oral arguments

When the MSPB rules that it lacks the authority to rule on an employee's claim because the employee can not appeal the allegedly wrongful action, but the employee also alleges that she has been the victim of discrimination - a so-called "mixed case" - does the case then go to a federal district court, or to the U.S.

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Turkish army says it clashed with Syrian Kurdish militia

U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey views the YPG and other PKK-affiliated groups as terrorists. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that as many as 220 militants had been killed in recent strikes elsewhere in northern Iraq.

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Jimmy John's is offering $1 subs on Tuesday

Eight-inch subs included in the deal are menu items No. 1 through 6, BLT and Plain Slims. Warning: You may see long lines snaking out of your favorite Jimmy John's sub shop on Tuesday. Restaurants with drive-thrus will also close drive-thru lanes during the special. Go here to find a list of participating locations. The subs are limited to one per person, walk-ins only.

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House OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown, Senate next

House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a press conference on Wednesday that the bill would not include these payments. Pelosi spoke with White House Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus on the phone about the funding bill twice on Wednesday. "Sixty-one percent of registered voters say funding a wall along the nation's southern border is "not important enough to prompt a shutdown ", the poll stated".

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"Climate Change" Pages Removed From EPA Website

The presence of so many non-climate-related sponsoring organizations was reflected in the group's "platform", which listed issues the activists said they found important but didn't feel were being adequately addressed by the Trump administration.

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Sanders Aims To 'Radically Transform' Democratic Party

Several thousand people filled Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie Thursday for a rally with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The goal, Sanders said, was to transform the Democratic party "into a 50 state party, and a party which does not continue to ignore half of the states in our country including some of the poorest states in America".

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Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The demonstrations waned in subsequent years as groups took different approaches on immigration, including lobbying and voter registration. Several organizations planning marches have joined forces this year, uniting under the banner "May Day Coalition of Los Angeles". Among cities across the U.S., NY is expected to be one of the bigger players for Monday's protest.

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9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

Cutting a path of destruction that was 35 miles long and 15 miles wide, 50 miles east of Dallas, the storms left homeowners distraught as their houses were damaged. Seventeen million people are under some risk of severe storms, including hail, strong winds and tornadoes. Forty nine people had been treated for injuries, she said.

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15-year-old boy killed in officer-involved shooting in Balch Springs

Police said they had been called following reports of drunken teens in the area and heard gunshots at around 11pm on Saturday. They claim the vehicle Jordan was in backed down the road toward them "in an aggressive manner". The shooting happened over the weekend as a group of teens left a party. He also disputed the police account and said there was no aggression from the vehicle and none of the occupants in the vehicle were armed.

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Paramedic Shot in Dallas; Massive Police Response

Officials have not been able to confirm whether the call for help was legitimate or created to lure first responders to the area. No other injuries have been reported. People are urged to avoid the area. STATEMENT from City of Dallas on firefighter who was shot. Dallas police are working an active shooter situation in south Dallas where there are possibly two people shot by a man with a rifle.

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Seven shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

All of the people who were shot Sunday are adults, police say, including four women. The shooter's motive has not been determined. "Thank you to the San Diego Police Department for braving gunfire to prevent additional casualties and also to the dedicated emergency responders and medical personnel who worked diligently throughout the night to care for the wounded".

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Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

The state police spent more than $11 million on the manhunt; that does not include money spent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. marshals, and other agencies that deployed officers to the area. The man's lawyers said he grew up in a dysfunctional home and asked for mercy. He told jurors that inmates doing life can earn substantial privileges for good behavior, spending most of their waking hours out of their cells and taking advantage of recreational and work opportunities.

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Stunning eagle earns Kisner/Brown Monday playoff in New Orleans

Cameron was so good down the stretch, hit so many good shots into the wind. They picked up two more strokes with birdies at 15 and 18 - where Blixt's 123-yard third shot left Smith a tap-in. This has been a very positive thing for us. The 46-year-old Senden says he is grateful for the outpouring of love his family has received since the diagnosis and asks those aware of Jacob's condition to keep him in their prayers and hearts.

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National monuments a 'massive federal land grab', says Trump

In 1996, southern Utah faced a devastating reality when President Clinton designated 1.9 million acres as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Davis Filfred, the Navajo Nation representative on the coalition, said it would be heartbreaking if the review led to an attempt to strip the monument of designation.

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Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States was "not going to be very happy" if North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un tested a nuclear missile, but he declined to say whether he would respond with military action. The Japanese destroyer Izumo, a helicopter carrier, departed from Yokosuka port south of Tokyo in the morning. "If both sides fail to make such necessary concessions, then not only will the two countries, but the whole region and the whole world end up paying a heavy ...

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North Korea carries out ballistic missile test but fails

The Trump administration is especially anxious about Pyongyang's work to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. It broke up a couple of minutes after the launch and the pieces fell into the Sea of Japan. The unsuccessful test comes as the United States pushed for tougher sanctions to curb the country's nuclear threat. 'And sooner or later the North Korean regime must realise that their isolation not only holds back their own people, if the regime really ...

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Schumer, Trump find an unlikely common foe: Canada

Trump said he's focusing on Canada's management system that protects the dairy industry. "And our farmers in Wisconsin and New York State are being put out of business". U.S. President Donald Trump seems bound and determined to wipe the grin off the face of the Laughing Cow. Given the fact that Wisconsin's farmers say they suffer, too, under the new Canadian policy, Schumer, the Democratic leader from NY, said he suggested to Trump that they reach out to Ryan, the Republican leader from ...

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KS farmers respond to President Trump's stance on NAFTA

Trump, sitting Thursday alongside Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, said , "I was going to terminate NAFTA as of two to three days from now". Your leadership in reaching out to President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada began an important step to finding a path forward for updating this important agreement.

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On Day 1 as Supreme Court justice, Gorsuch has many questions

Court of Appeals or can be heard in district court on appeal. The Supreme Court accepted the Trinity case over a year ago when Gorsuch's predecessor, Antonin Scalia, was still alive. As he indicated during his Senate confirmation hearing last month, his line of inquiry focused on the text of a statute, an approach also embraced by Scalia and other conservative jurists.


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