Federal Judge Robert Pitman Friday sequestered the jury deliberating for a third day over charges against the retired president of Blue Bell ice cream.

Pitman “ordered that the jury be sequestered during their deliberations from when they report to the jury room until released from the jury room each day

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The nation’s meat inspectors  will be forced to take the same days off, possibility shutting down the U.S. meat industry on those dates, the House Agriculture Subcommittee learned Wednesday. In an exchange with USDA Under Secretary For Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen, the committee heard details of the administration’s plan for
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Five days after across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, officially kicked in at most federal agencies, some lawmakers and newspaper fact-checkers are beginning to seriously question whether the doomsday scenario painted by the White House was accurate. “The sequester hit — and (almost) no one noticed,” wrote Washington Post’s
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