Caitlin Tagner, a high school sophomore from North Carolina, is very clear about who she blames for her school's "nasty" lunches: "I blame Michelle Obama." It's great that schools are trying to make lunches better, they're not doing a very good job of it. "I feel like it's just been taken too far." On Monday, the Associated Press reported that some school nutrition directors want the Department of Agriculture of loosen up the new-ish lunch requirements so students will stop throwing away their food. Anthony Gallimore, a high school senior from Georgia, was more willing to acknowledge others might be at fault. The food even LOOKED more presentable before," he wrote.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's "extremely concerned" by the deteriorating situation in southern Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed outside the home.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Monday approved a gradual hike in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour as fellow Democrats seek to make raising the wage an issue ahead of this year's midterm congressional elections. O'Malley's signature will raise the state's base wage to the new rate by July 2018 in stages from its current level of $7.25 an hour, which is also the federal minimum. Maryland joins California, Hawaii, Connecticut and the District of Columbia in passing legislation or signing into law increases in the minimum wage. "Strengthening Maryland's middle class has been the North Star of my administration," O'Malley, who is weighing a run for the presidency, said in a statement.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister has resigned and is urging early elections in the small EU nation next month, which is grappling with an acute banking crisis.
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