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USDA proposes allowing 'more flexibility' in school lunches

The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals "more flexibility" in what they serve to students. The Washington Post reports the proposals would allow schools to reduce the amount of vegetables…

Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump officially begins

The third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the two impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The seven House impeachment managers who…

Senate approves Trump trade deal

Senators of both parties came together Thursday morning to pass President Donald Trump's foremost legislative priority -- the revised North American Free Trade Agreement -- with his historic impeachment trial about to formally begin. Among other changes from the Bill…

First spacewalk of 2020 has all-female crew

The second spacewalk in history to be conducted entirely by female astronauts got underway at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are scheduled to replace batteries on solar arrays on the outside…

6 takeaways from the Democratic debate in Iowa

Caution ruled the night of the final Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses.There were some clashes on stage, but the generally careful approach from the four candidates that sit atop the Iowa polls -- former Vice President Joe Biden,…