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Trump Cabinet member reportedly used pricey private jets to travel to New England

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Brooklyn food pantry dishing out celebrities’ recipes for tzimmes in Rosh Hashanah fund-raiser cookbook 

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Colorado attorney general gets $7M judgment against travel-club scammers

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Dolphin stranded near Port Arthur is rescued by Texas Parks and Wildlife, animal rescue group

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More than 1 million people traveled in South Carolina to view eclipse

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Camels, casbahs and more make for a magical visit to Morocco

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DIA opens 3 new nursing rooms

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More school breakfasts being served in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office has announced that Virginia's schools served 10 million more school breakfasts during the last school year compared to when he took office nearly four years ago. The governor's office said Wednesday that about 50,000 more students are eating breakfast each day. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made increasing school breakfasts her signature issue and raised millions in private funding for the cause   Read More ...
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Trump Cabinet member reportedly used pricey private jets to travel to New England
The head of the US Department of Health and Human Services has been using expensive private jets to travel on official business, Politico reported on Tuesday night, and one of his recent trips included two stops in New England that would have cost far less via commercial flights. Tom Price — a former member of the House of Representatives d “Congress doesn’t need to have private jets” — took five “corporate-style jet” flights between Sept   Read More ...
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UNM volleyball: Lobos face difficult road trip
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........It’s easy to see the down side of the University of New Mexico volleyball team’s Mountain West-opening road trip. The Lobos start league play Thursday night at No. 23 Colorado State, then travel to Laramie for a Saturday match against Wyoming. For those taking a glass-half-empty view, the trip looks brutal   Read More ...
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In Landlocked Milan, Try the Fish
Photo Milan has no sea. It has no river or lake, just a few ebbing canals. But this landlocked city is famous for some of the best seafood in the long, double-coasted peninsula of Italy, thanks mostly to the concrete warehouse of the Mercato Ittico that my guide, Sandra Ciciriello, had sneaked me inside. Ms. Ciciriello, a fishmonger who became the procurer and sommelier of Milan’s renowned Alice restaurant, has spent 30 years of achingly early mornings here at Italy’s biggest fish market, and she feels entitled to smuggle journalists into her turf   Read More ...
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Why a fish may have different colored flesh
Fishing for trout is a lot of fun and a great way to catch your own healthy meal. On a recent fishing trip we decided to have our meal right on the banks of the lake. Since we were backpacking we had a camp stove, frying pan, butter to grease the pan and some crushed Dot’s pretzels for a little seasoning   Read More ...
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Brooklyn food pantry dishing out celebrities’ recipes for tzimmes in Rosh Hashanah fund-raiser cookbook 
A Brooklyn-based food pantry hopes a new cookbook with 50 ways to make a traditional Rosh Hashanah carrot dish generates some green for those in need. Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia soup kitchen, asked celebrity chefs to share their recipes for tzimmes, a carrot cuisine made with honey. The old-school culinary delight is typically served on Rosh Hashanah, starting Wednesday night, as a symbol for a sweet new year   Read More ...
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40 great dishes you can get in Shanghai
Although the city's oily, sugary and soy sauce-doused cuisine can't be heralded as the best eating on the mainland, we love our food here in Shanghai. And, in a city that offers so many culinary options, from roadside stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants, we wanted to celebrate that. So here's a list of the 40 foods you can find in Shanghai that we simply can't live without   Read More ...
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Colorado attorney general gets $7M judgment against travel-club scammers
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman today obtained a $7 million judgment from a Denver District Court against a family that defrauded consumers by charging them high fees for bookings they made at exotic hotels simply by going to those resorts’ websites. Stephen, Andrew, Bethany and Christian Wunder operated the Broomfield-based travel clubs Sea to Ski Vacations and Traditions Travel Group, through which they promised members deep discounts at timeshares and other lodging facilities   Read More ...
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Price's costly charter flights expose Trump administration's private plane problem
President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to drain the swamp in Washington. He might want to check in on that effort at the capital area's airports. For the third time in a few weeks, a member of his administration is facing questions about his use of non-commercial flights. First, it was Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin using a government plane to fly to Fort Knox, where he viewed the eclipse with his wife, Louise Linton (Mnuchin denies that was the purpose of the trip, but an inspector general is reviewing it)   Read More ...
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In the Bender Kitchen: National Cheeseburger Day with Eli’s
Related Coverage NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Today we have Eli’s Restaurant Group in the kitchen for National Cheeseburger Day! In celebration of Natiaonal Cheeseburger Day Eli’s will be sharing some delirious burgers available at their restaurants. Which include the Smokehouse & Cali Burger. They have other options too such as Turkey & Veggie Burgers, both made in house. Eli’s Restaurant Group, a true “family” of restaurants, was founded over two decades ago by true brothers in spirit with a common vision   Read More ...
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Dolphin stranded near Port Arthur is rescued by Texas Parks and Wildlife, animal rescue group
Updated 4:39 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 A dolphin stranded on the beach near Port Arthur was saved Tuesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. In a Tuesday post from the Texas Parks and Wildlife, a staff member at the Sea Rim State Park was photographed wrapping the dolphin in a wet blanket. The dolphin appeared to be stuck in a pit on the beach, surrounded by some water   Read More ...
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Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Wednesday chastised Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying he wasted taxpayer money by chartering five private flights last week for official business when other cheaper travel options were available. "Taxpayer funds are not meant to be used as a jet-setting slush fund," said Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. Pallone said Democrats would seek a "full accounting" of Price's travel from his department's inspector general   Read More ...
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Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Wednesday chastised Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying he wasted taxpayer money by chartering five private flights last week for official business when other cheaper travel options were available. "Taxpayer funds are not meant to be used as a jet-setting slush fund," said Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. Pallone said Democrats would seek a "full accounting" of Price's travel from his department's inspector general   Read More ...
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20 fast food menu items that have been discontinued
Published 6:24 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Do you remember the warm, FRIED apple pies from McDonald's? Many fast food menu items can stay on a menu for a few years or even months. Some have been taken away too quick, while other still have us scratching our heads in amazement they lasted as long as they did. Whether it was due to low demand or ineffective marketing campaigns, all of these items are no longer found on your local menu   Read More ...
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‘This is white America time’: Restaurant in Trump International Hotel accused of racial discrimination
Current and former employees of a restaurant in Trump International Hotel have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in DC Superior Court. The Washington Post reports two former employees and one current employee of BLT prime “allege that the Trump Organization and hotel managing director Mickael Damelincourt saw to it that the restaurant routinely steered black employees to less lucrative shifts and subjected them to discriminatory behavior by other staff and by guests   Read More ...
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Food & Wine magazine: Baltimore's Ivy has the 'best hotel breakfast you can't have'
The Ivy Hotel in Mount Vernon might serve the best hotel breakfast, according to Food & Wine magazine. But unless you’re staying in the ultra-boutique, it’s not for you. A recent article in the magazine calls the upscale hotel’s morning meal “the best breakfast you can’t have.” “The feel is more European country house than you'd expect, considering the location; the food as luxurious as you'd find at any hotel of the genre,” David Landsel writes   Read More ...
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Get the potluck started with these appetizers
Nothing gets a party started like a variety of tasty small plates that can be passed among guests during cocktail hour to whet the appetite. The perfect mix includes something savory for the omnivores, as well as meat-free bites for the vegetarians. The best potluck appetizers are easy to transport and don’t require much assembly once you arrive — you want them to arrive just as beautiful, and delicious, as when they left your kitchen   Read More ...
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Trump Administration Brings New Poultry Challenges, Opportunities
US - During a panel on global trends at the International Pork and Poultry Show (SIAVS) in São Paulo, James H Sumner, President of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and President of the International Poultry Council (IPC), addressed the impact of President Trump’s administration on global opportunities for US poultry. "A lot may be brought on by the news media   Read More ...
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Helping You Find Iowa Backroad Tourism Attractions
MANNING, Iowa-Fall in Iowa means trips for many to the local apple orchard, or to the bluffs of Northeast Iowa, or the Loess Hills in Western Iowa. Along the way there are many other lesser-known attractions, which are worthwhile to visit. Many are kind of off the beaten path. That means the tourism industry has to work to get the message out about what there is to see   Read More ...
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'Whites Only' stickers found on the doors of restaurants in The
Qayum Mohammed walked to his restaurant, Sameem, Tuesday morning and found a puzzling sticker placed on his doors. "Whites only," the sticker said. Mohammed said his restaurant, which serves Afghan cuisine, employs people from all walks of life. "I'm proud to say I employ African American, Caucasian American, Malaysian," Mohammed said. But Sameem wasn't the only restaurant hit with this sticker   Read More ...
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Argentinian seafood restaurant going into former Upton 43 in Linden Hills
The latest project from former Burch Steak chef Danny del Prado has a new home: the old space in Linden Hills (4312 Upton Av. S.). Martina, an Argentinian/Italian seafood restaurant meant to celebrate del Prado’s heritage and upbringing, is expected to open next month. Originally, the eatery was slated to land at 54th Street and Penn Avenue, with a second del Prado project, a barbecue restaurant, aimed at debuting in the North Loop   Read More ...
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Why a fish may have different colored flesh
Fishing for trout is a lot of fun and a great way to catch your own healthy meal. On a recent fishing trip we decided to have our meal right on the banks of the lake. Since we were backpacking we had a camp stove, frying pan, butter to grease the pan and some crushed Dot’s pretzels for a little seasoning   Read More ...
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Secure your trash: a mountain lion has been spotted in Laurel
After receiving reports of a mountain lion prowling around Laurel during the past week, the Laurel Police Department is asking residents to secure sources of food that might attract the animal. The cat was first spotted last week, eating a dead animal near the intersection of First Avenue and 12th Street during the early morning hours, according to a press release from Police Chief Rick Musson   Read More ...
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Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge
Associated Press A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reported that Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe haven for bears and other animals. Burke said he simply wants the land to provide a safe place for wildlife once him and his wife move   Read More ...
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Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge
WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2xibO7e ) Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe haven for bears and other animals. Burke says he simply wants the land to provide a safe place for wildlife once him and his wife move   Read More ...
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Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day in NC on Sept. 23
Families can enjoy a great fall day and celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, nonprofit organizations and businesses will host or support family-friendly outdoor events focused on hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation. Durham County Wildlife Club in Morrisville will host a free event with displays and interactive skills activities for all ages 9 a   Read More ...
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Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge
WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2xibO7e ) Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe haven for bears and other animals. Burke says he simply wants the land to provide a safe place for wildlife once him and his wife move   Read More ...
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Why a fish may have different colored flesh
Fishing for trout is a lot of fun and a great way to catch your own healthy meal. On a recent fishing trip we decided to have our meal right on the banks of the lake. Since we were backpacking we had a camp stove, frying pan, butter to grease the pan and some crushed Dot’s pretzels for a little seasoning   Read More ...
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Clayton issues travel alert and closings ahead of planned protest
ST. LOUIS, MO — The city of Clayton has issued a travel alert after a protest is planned for Wednesday at 5pm in Shaw Park. Here is the advisory issued by the city of Clayton: This may impact traffic in Downtown Clayton and around Shaw Park, so the City of Clayton is alerting businesses, residents and visitors who may be impacted so you can plan accordingly   Read More ...
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More than 1 million people traveled in South Carolina to view eclipse
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - About 1.6 million people traveled to or within South Carolina to view the solar eclipse this past August, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Officials say hotel bookings and other travel expenditures left an estimated $269 million economic impact across the state. That makes the eclipse the largest single tourist event on record in South Carolina, according to SCPRT officials   Read More ...
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Jacksonville food truck Catullo’s to open brick-and-mortar restaurant
Now, the duo is gearing up to serve their Italian specialties at a brick-and-mortar location at 1650 San Pablo Road S. on the border of Neptune Beach. “Before we opened the food truck, we were contemplating between a truck or restaurant and we ended up thinking the truck would be cheaper than opening a restaurant, but we were a little off there,” Catullo said   Read More ...
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Camels, casbahs and more make for a magical visit to Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Our two rows of camels rested in the darkness before dawn near the circle of tents in the towering Erg Chebbi dunes, a few miles from Morocco’s border with Algeria. The cool air carried the aroma of coffee brewing as the sky began to lighten. To the west, a guide was leading three camels and their passengers on a dawn ride   Read More ...
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These Are the 10 Best International Airports
Long-haul flights to international destinations can be taxing on travelers, both on departure and arrival. But the best airports in the world make the travel experience as carefree as possible, often with unusual amenities, such as showers in the bathrooms, entertainment and wellness facilities, and plenty of healthy eating options. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more   Read More ...
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Airlines got $7.1 billion in luggage and reservation-change fees last year, federal report says
Travelers who check at least one bag are paying more overall to fly than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008, a government watchdog has found. The report by the Government Accountability Office also says the proliferation of new fees for services means fliers aren't always able to determine the full cost of their travel and compare prices across airlines before buying tickets   Read More ...
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Should Farm Show milkshakes be served only at the Farm Show? Vote here
One of the biggest attractions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show fits in a 16-ounce cup. The vanilla and chocolate milkshakes, sold by the PA Dairymen's Association for $4 each, are so popular they're sometimes credited with being the main reason people visit the annual Farm Show in January. This year, the Dairymen sold 165,000 milkshakes in one week. That's more than 23,000 milkshakes a day   Read More ...
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For Refugee Chefs, This Meal Is a Business Card
Photo Adwa Alsubaie had never cooked outside a home kitchen until last May. Two years after she and her sister fled their home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ms. Alsubaie, 20, got a job in the kitchen at Emma’s Torch, a brunch spot in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that doubles as a culinary school for refugees and political asylum seekers. There, she learned to prepare popular American dishes like avocado toast, as well as her own version of shakshuka, a Middle Eastern tomato stew — and to do it quickly, churning out four plates in five minutes   Read More ...
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DIA opens 3 new nursing rooms
KUSA - This is great news for new moms. Denver International Airport announced Wednesday they have opened three new nursing rooms in each concourse for traveling mothers. These have seating for nursing, as well as space for siblings and companions. According to a news release from DIA, the rooms are secure, with doors that require a code to get in. Airport staff hands out the codes with an intercom   Read More ...
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Panera CEO challenges McDonald's CEO to eat Happy Meals for a week
Panera Bread targeted what it calls rivals' "nutritionally empty" kids' menu items in a new social media campaign Wednesday that includes its CEO challenging fast food executives to eat their own kid menu items for a week. "For too long, food chains in the United States have served our children poorly," Panera's chairman and CEO Ron Shaich says in a video posted on Panera's Twitter account with the hashtag #KidsMenuChallenge   Read More ...
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Websites for travelers who need info on hurricane regions
Tourism is a top industry in many destinations that have been hit by hurricanes this season. For travelers looking to plan or confirm trips to Florida or the Caribbean, it can be hard to figure out what's happening on the ground. Impact on individual destinations has varied widely. Places that make it through one storm unscathed may be impacted by another as hurricanes continue to form, change course and sweep through the region   Read More ...
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San Francisco Chefs Serve Up a Message About Climate Change
Photo Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint opened the Perennial in San Francisco last year with a clear mission in mind: Run an environmentally friendly restaurant with a minimal carbon footprint, and inspire other restaurateurs to do the same. As President Trump has questioned the existence of climate change, Ms. Leibowitz and Mr. Myint have emerged as activists, at the forefront of a growing movement of chefs who not only recognize and measure the impact of their industry on the planet, but also look for new ways to undo the damage   Read More ...
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