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Kid chefs dine at White House

Kid chefs dine at white house event

Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were invited to the White House for a kids' "state dinner" hosted by the first lady. "The truth is, that if 8-, 9- and 10-year-old kids can cook and happily eat a healthy, tasty meal, then there is absolutely no reason why we can't get nutritious food into every school in this country that kids will actually enjoy," the first lady said. While the kids' "dinner" technically was a lunch, as President Barack Obama noted when he dropped in unannounced, it had all the trappings of a more formal state dinner. Each youngster's name was announced as he or she arrived, and butlers served samples of nine winning recipes on White House china.

Archives releases Clinton papers

President Bill Clinton's advisers carefully considered how to explain the president's military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White House that were released Friday. The documents also touch upon Osama bin Laden, consideration of military action in Haiti in 1994 and preparations for Supreme Court nomination hearings. The National Archives released about 1,000 pages of previously restricted documents from Clinton's two terms, part of some 20,000 pages of records that have been released since February. The papers are stored at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.

By the Numbers

4,106 People an Italian group against the death penalty says were executed worldwide last year, up from 3,967 in 2012.

Times wires

Kid chefs dine at White House 07/18/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:17pm]

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