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If you are among the people who like to eat Peeps rather than make crafts with them, there's a good chance you already know this to be true: Like a fine wine, Peeps are better with age. Fans of the chick-shaped treats have long extolled the virtues of cracking open the bag and letting them get stale before savoring them. Or maybe you discovered this by accident - unless you're part of a big Peeps-loving family, it's hard for one person to eat their way through a whole container of sugar-dusted marshmallows before they start to crisp up.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The police said they were investigating a shooting Friday in central Christchurch, New Zealand, officials said. The country’s police commissioner, Mike Bush, said all Christchurch schools have been put in lockdown, and residents of the city were encouraged to stay indoors. The website Stuff reported that the police had cleared nearby Cathedral Square, the site of a rally to fight climate change. It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed or wounded in the attack.
President Donald Trump professed ignorance Monday about recent remarks from Rep. Steve King regarding white supremacy, while the storm around the Iowa Republican's inflammatory comments continued to grow and senior GOP officials prepared to take action against him.
A timely reminder as New Year's Eve - a holiday known for drinking - looms.
WASHINGTON - Congress is moving to pass a farm bill that allocates billions in subsidies to American farmers, legalizes hemp, bolsters farmers markets and rejects stricter limits on food stamps pushed by House Republicans. The nearly $900 billion package has been backed by top lawmakers in both parties and both chambers of Congress, and aides express confidence it will pass and be signed into law in the lame-duck session. President Donald Trump's Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, expressed support for the legislation in a statement Monday night.
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are pushing back against attempts to pass a compromise bill in the lame duck session that could speed the introduction of driverless cars onto U.S. roadways, saying it lacks safeguards that would protect drivers. "Many provisions still do not go far enough to protect American consumers," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said. "We can do better," Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said of the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act, or AV START Act.
WASHINGTON - Top lawmakers are considering a taxpayer-funded bailout for retirees who are members of certain failing pension plans, scrambling to solve a retirement crisis that threatens more than 1 million Americans. A draft of the plan, obtained by The Washington Post, would direct the Treasury Department to spend up to $3 billion annually to subsidize payments for retirees from certain underfunded pensions.
MORTON, Ill. - Two hours after dawn breaks, Brett Fugate waits to catch the early-morning wind as it moves across the soybean fields that border his one-story welding shop. He is outside, atop a makeshift tower, one arm balancing his body on a railing, the other holding a large steel chime. The wind is coming, and once it does, he'll get a better sense of how the chime will toll, not just across the rural flatlands of central Illinois, but in September in a Pennsylvania field when it, along with 39 others, will ring in perpetuity for the 40 people who died there Sept. 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal challenge to its constitutionality—a dramatic break from the executive branch's tradition of arguing to uphold existing statutes and a land mine for health insurance changes the ACA brought about.
Don't worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and men may become obsolete (sorry, guys), but home will always be home. It'll just be a heck of a lot smarter.