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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Audit OKs Chinese poultry plants

U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to <b>audit reports</b> obtained by POLITICO.<p>The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed …

With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out

It's not exactly a building boom, but several public libraries around the country are getting makeovers. The Central Library in Austin, Texas just broke ground on a new building that promises such new features as outdoor reading porches and a cafe. In Madison, Wis., they're about to open a newly …

A work of art: Crayola turning markers into fuel

Crayola has found a way to turn dried up markers into clean fuel capable of being used in boilers, ships and even cars.<p>The company makes up to 700 million markers a year and has partnered with New York clean energy company JBI to create the Colorcycle initiative.<p>Under the initiative, about 600 …