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General Mills recalls some flour over salmonella concerns

General Mills is voluntarily recalling some bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour because of salmonella concerns.  The 5-pound (2.26 kilograms) bags have a "better if used by" date of April 20, 2020 and the…
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Nearly 300 DHS employees called back to work

Nearly 300 furloughed Department of Homeland Security employees are being called back to work amid the longest government shutdown in history. Those federal workers -- all from the E-Verify division of US Citizenship and Immigration…
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Alabama officer killed in the line of duty

An Alabama police officer has died after being shot on Sunday, according to the Mobile Police Department.  Officer Sean Tuder, 30, was shot by a suspect with prior warrants while doing follow up work on…
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Government shutdown reaches Day 28 as Pres. Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.  The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal…
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Man arrested for planning to attack White House

Federal authorities have arrested a man in Georgia who they are accusing of plotting to attack several prominent locations in Washington, D.C., including the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb had been under investigation by the…
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Tyson Foods Partners with Environmental Defense Fund

Tyson Foods is teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to develop and employ strategies that encourage sustainability while meeting consumer demands for more sustainably grown foods. The partnership will initially target 500,000 acres…
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Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping, intentional homicide in Jayme Closs abduction

A Wisconsin man has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and armed burglary in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the slaying of her parents. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested…
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Judge declines to dismiss Ben & Jerry's lawsuit

A judge has ruled against Ben & Jerry's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the ice cream maker misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a Washington, D.C., associate judge ruled the…
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Missing Wisconsin girl found alive; suspect in custody

A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs…
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Illinois officials urge vaccination after child dies of flu

Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot after a 3-year-old girl died of influenza in suburban Chicago. The Kane County Health Department and the Kane County coroner's office said this week that…
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