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GOP Proposes Bill To Cut Funding Of School Lunches For Students In Need

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday weighed legislation that could lower the number of students receiving free and reduced-price meals at school. Legislation debated by the House Education and Workforce Committee aims to save money by scaling back the number of schools in which all students receive free or reduced meals. It would also help […]


Major Cheese Maker Issues Recall Due To Listeria

Sargento Foods, Inc., announced over the weekend that certain packages of its Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese must be recalled “due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.” Listeriosis is a serious infection that’s usually caused by eating contaminated food and can be particularly dangerous for pregnant […]


Hostess Recalls Twinkies Due To Salmonella

Hostess Brands issued a voluntary recall of its holiday white peppermint Hostess Twinkies amid salmonella concerns. The snack manufacturer announced the recall due to a recall by Blommer Chocolate Co. of its confectionery coating. The coating contains milk powder ingredients that were recalled due to a concern over salmonella contamination. read more at

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City Employees Face Felony Charges In Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s attorney general has announced felony charges against two former emergency managers of Flint, Mich., and two other former city officials. The charges are linked to the city’s disastrous decision to switch water sources, ultimately resulting in widespread and dangerous lead contamination. “All too prevalent in this Flint Water Investigation was a priority on balance […]

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House GOP Shuts Door On Flint Water Investigation

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans quietly closed a year-long investigation into Flint, Michigan’s crisis over lead in its drinking water, faulting both state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency for contamination that has affected nearly 100,000 residents. In letters to fellow Republicans, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Friday that Michigan […]