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Then-Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt.; then-Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., drink glasses of milk in 1999. Senate rules during the impeachment trial of President Trump permit the consumption of milk on the chamber floor, a strange rule that has sparked a conversation on social media. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Got Impeachment Trial Milk? These Senators Do

The Senate's strict rules allow the following on the chamber's floor during the impeachment trial: water, candy and ... milk. The presence of milk during the trial become a hot topic on social media.

This chicken from Memphis Meats was produced with cells taken from an animal and grown into meat in a "cultivator." The process is analogous to how yeast are grown in breweries to produce beer. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Facility

Memphis Meats, a start-up company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a "clear path" to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.

Members of the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) demonstrate in front of the Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station in Illinois to demand the suspension of an Amtrak policy that led to exorbitant fees for removing train seats to accommodate riders in wheelchairs. Later on Wednesday, Amtrak announced it would suspend the policy. Courtesy of Bridget Hayman hide caption

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Amtrak Reverses Course On $25,000 Bill For Passengers Who Use Wheelchairs

The rail carrier Amtrak says passengers who use wheelchairs will no longer have to pay for the added cost of accommodating them.

Amtrak Reverses Course On $25,000 Bill

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Marchers raise a rainbow flag during the 2018 Pride parade in Salt Lake City. Late Tuesday, state regulators implemented a ban on "conversion therapy" aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ young people. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Utah Becomes Latest State To Ban Discredited LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy'

A host of medical experts has rejected the practice — aimed at changing a patient's sexual orientation — as "futile and destructive." In Utah, the ban took effect with a regulatory change Tuesday.

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President Trump announces that his administration will add more countries to its travel ban, saying the move is needed for national security. Trump discussed the plan Wednesday during a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Says He'll Add 'A Few Countries' To Controversial U.S. Travel Ban

The president confirmed a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the restricted list.

Steven Dillingham (right), the Census Bureau's director, walks through Toksook Bay, Alaska, on Tuesday and went to count the first person for the census. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Along The Rim of Alaska, The Once-A-Decade U.S. Census Began In Toksook Bay

The 2020 census officially starts in an Alaskan fishing village along the Bering Sea. Starting the count there in January, when the ground is frozen, makes it easier to reach far-flung communities.

Along The Rim of Alaska, The Once-A-Decade U.S. Census Began In Toksook Bay

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14. The two septuagenarians have sparred in recent days about Social Security. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden And Sanders Amp Up Criticism As Polls Show Them Separating From Field

The two Democratic presidential candidates are increasing their scrutiny of each other's long records.

DJ Frankie Knuckles plays at the Def Mix 20th Anniversary Weekender at Turnmills nightclub in London. Frankie Knuckles is just one DJ that WDET's Chris Campbell recommends for a deep house initiation. Claire Greenway/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Like Deep House, For The Uninitiated

Chris Campbell, host of WDET's The Progressive Underground, walks NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro through the history and sound of deep house music.

How To Like Deep House, For The Uninitiated

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A man holds a cold-stunned iguana outside an apartment complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. "This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s," the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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When Winter Hits Florida, Iguanas Fall From Trees — And Maybe Onto The Grill

"Verified the iguana warning," the National Weather Service office in Miami says. There are also reports that, much like in 2018, some people see the cold-stunned lizards as free meat.

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