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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has been asked by President Donald Trump to "stop the loss" of coal and nuclear power plants. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump orders Rick Perry to bail out coal and nuclear plants (The Hill)

President Donald Trump has instructed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to "prepare immediate steps to stop the loss" of coal and nuclear power plants. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that "President Trump believes in total energy independence and dominance, and that keeping America’s energy grid and infrastructure strong and secure protects our national security, public safety and economy from intentional attacks and natural disasters." The proposed plan to save these industries would last two years. Competitors of coal and nuclear energy, including the wind, solar energy, and natural gas industries, slammed the decision, accusing Trump of artificially propping up industries that simply were not profitable.

Remember the kids who had the cops shut down their lemonade stand? Chick-fil-A helped them out (KMGH-TV)

On Wednesday, police in Colorado shut down a lemonade stand run by a two young boys. It later turned out that a vendor selling more expensive lemonade at a nearby arts festival had called the police and complained. Now Chick-fil-A is chipping in to help. The boys will be handing out lemonade at a local Chick-fil-A location, and the proceeds will go to support the same charity that their own lemonade stand had been helping. Several other Chick-fil-A locations also agreed to donate 10 percent of their profits to the same charity, on behalf of the boys.

The CDC reports four more deaths from romaine lettuce (Time)

The first death from the romaine lettuce contaminated by E. coli was in May. Now the CDC is reporting four more: two in Minnesota, one in New York, and one in Arkansas. 197 people in 35 states have come down with symptoms of E. coli during this outbreak.

A truck overturns in Texas, releasing millions of bees (KTVT-TV)

If you're allergic to bees, you might want to roll up your windows before driving near Paris, Texas. A semitruck filled with between 15 and 30 million honeybees overturned at US 271 and Loop 286 on Monday. Local authorities have contacted bee experts to bring in a queen bee in an attempt to lure the other bees back to safety.

Google cancels Defense Department contract for 'Project Maven' AI system (Gizmodo)

After receiving backlash, Google has decided not to renew its contract with the Department of Defense for "Project Maven." Critics, including many Google employees, argued that the project's method of monitoring entire cities was a violation of privacy for American citizens.

If you're one of the people who like Necco wafers, you're in luck (The Wall Street Journal)

Round Hill Investments LLC, the same company that saved Twinkies after Hostess went bankrupt, has purchased Necco for $17.3 million. Necco is the oldest candy company in the United States currently in operation. In addition to the chalky wafers it shares its name with, Necco also makes candy hearts, Clark bars, candy buttons, and Mary Jane candies.

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