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NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. Pilot Andre Borschberg took to the air from Moffett Airfield southeast of San Francisco just after 5:00 am (1200 GMT) on what is expected to be a more than 16-hour journey. The plane had been in California for a week since crossing the Pacific in an approximately 60-hour flight to land in Mountain View.