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Snyder hopeful for more Medicaid coverage amid Flint crisis

But Mary Grant, who led the organization's study , said that Flint's prices remain higher than average. Thursday, Snyder announced that $2 million will be available for the city to replace lines at several hundred homes. The corrosive water lacked adequate treatment and caused lead to leach from old pipes. On Monday, the NAACP threatened a mass protest if Snyder does not present a pipe plan within 30 days, including a timeline and the cost.

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Sprint targets Verizon with twice the data for the same price

The companion devices are collectively known as LG Friends and these accessories will bring enhanced camera, video, and audio experiences. AT&T also has a landing page for the G5 . Price has not yet been announced . According to Sprint's analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data, the Sprint LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds.

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Vermont Democratic superdelegate Welch commits to Sanders

In the mid-1960s, protests over segregation in the area raged over mobile classrooms dubbed "Willis Wagons", named for then-Chicago Schools Superintendent Benjamin Willis. After the footage was posted online, The Chicago Tribune discovered a photo in its archives showing the arrest. As voters prepare to hit the polls in SC and Nevada, both Sanders and rival Hillary Clinton are, for the first time this election cycle, facing electorates with large concentrations of black voters.

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Flint paid highest water bills in 2015

In April 2014, a state-appointed emergency manager switched the city's water supply from the Detroit Water Plant to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. In earlier committee meetings and in the Senate, Democrats offered amendments to double the figure to $60 million. Flint did not treat the river water with anti-corrosion chemicals, allowing the corrosive river water to scrape lead from aging pipes.

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Here Are the First Photos of Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo

An investigation found that the accident occurred because the "feathering" function on the ship was unlocked too early in flight. The company did not project a timeline for actually carrying space tourists, noting that "our new vehicle will remain on the ground for a while after her unveiling, as we run her through full-vehicle tests of her electrical systems and all of her moving parts".

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McDonald's testing Chicken McGriddles in OH restaurants

While versions of the product were tested in other markets before, this particular sandwich was created by Brian Mortellaro, owner of eight Ohio McDonald's locations, and a small group of taste-testers. The new item comes amid the overwhelming success of McDonald's all-day breakfast, which has boosted the Golden Arches slumping sales . "I just think that's something that isn't out there right now".

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Samsung mobile-pay service will expand, starting with China

The service has been hotly anticipated in China since Apple confirmed in December that China would be its fifth country to get it. Xu Xiaoqi, a Weibo user posted a screenshot of a message stating that his bank doesn't support Apple Pay. While Tencent Holdings Limited operates WeChat Payment, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd runs the Alipay via its affiliate Ant Financial Services Group.

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Reported 1 Million Signatures Delivered Demanding Snyder Resign Over Flint Water Crisis

If consumed, lead can cause developmental delays and learning disabilities. Great Lakes Water Authority Chief Operating Officer Sue McCormick authored a letter, sent February 11, intended for leaders in each of the communities which receive their drinking water from the newly formed consortium.

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OECD Wants 'Urgent' Action On Global Growth

Instead of slashing infrastucture investments and public programs in the face of meager economic advances, the OECD said, countries ought to be taking advantage of historically low interest rates to borrow for stimulus spending. The OECD said world gross domestic product will grow at a 3% rate in 2016 and 3.3% in 2017, both down by 0.3 percentage points from a November outlook .

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State Legislative Committee Approves Funding To Help Pay Flint's Water Bills

Snyder's office later issued a statement saying that the project to replace lead lines "is proceeding with great urgency", and that part of $28 million approved last month will go toward utilities; $25 million was requested last week for removing lead pipelines.

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Cowboys' Carr seeks to help kids amid Flint's water crisis

Murthy said he wants to connect health ca... Despite warnings to public officials, the corrosive river water was not properly treated and began leaching lead from Flint's pipes. My balance is $880. "They failed to do a lot of things in this process", Snyder said. "It just needs to stop!" At that time residential rates had gone up by 110 percent in less than a year.

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Hundreds of Flint homes test for high lead levels

A spokeswoman for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Flint was in a financial emergency about two years ago, when the state chose to save money by switching the city's from Lake Huron water supply to the Flint River . Studies later confirmed that the water wasn't properly treated, causing it to corrode pipes and fixtures, which then leaked lead. In a statement , Rep.

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Residents in Flint reportedly paid highest water rates in country

The legislation was approved by a House committee on Wednesday. Flint was deemed the " most expensive " water provider of the nation's 500 largest community water systems in January 2015, and its residents paid $864.32 yearly for 60,000 gallons of water, the Food & Water Watch group said .

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Lead paint used for portrait of governor amid water crisis

People attending the event gave almost $2,600. High lead levels have since been found in some children. Masten believes if her research can answer that question her team may be able to reduce the amount of lead leaching into the system by changing the way the water moves through city pipes.

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Iran snubs Doha proposal, won't freeze on oil output levels

Iran's envoy to OPEC, Mahdi Asali, had earlier blamed the fall in prices on oversupply, and said it was up to Saudi Arabia and others to cut production. "We would positively assess such a decision of Tehran ", he said. Oil prices recently plummeted to under $30 a barrel, the lowest in 13 years. Some of the major oil producers are pledging to put a cap on production in hopes of boosting oil prices from their lowest point in more than a decade.

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Rene Laennec: Google celebrates the 235th birthday of stethoscope inventor

Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, a French physician, invented the stethoscope in 1816, while working at the Necker Hospital. Unlike those used today, Dr Laennec's stethoscope was not a set of ear pieces connected by a plastic tube to a chest piece.

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Recall Alert: more Hondas affected by defective airbags

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As is the case with any supplier-defected part, it is the responsibility of the vehicle manufacturer to conduct the recall. However, we've been in touch with Honda Malaysia, which is now checking to see if any Malaysian vehicles have been affected. On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler said it was recalling 112,000 vehicles for the same issue, including the 2009 Dodge Journey, 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country and ...

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Alibaba buys nearly 33 million shares of Groupon

This time the upswing came after it was announced that e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding bought a stake of 5.6% in the marketplace online. However, he welcomed the move on behalf of his company saying , " Alibaba has a reputation as a long-term holder, and we're pleased that they take the same view of Groupon's opportunity and execution as we do".

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Thursday's followed - global share sell off and contrary Tesla

The loss, of $2.44 per share, compared to a loss of 86 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago. A full transcript of the Tesla Motors Q4-2015 financial-results conference call can be read here. Tesla's fourth quarter revenue rose 27% to $1.21 billion from $956.6 million a year earlier as deliveries of its new vehicles jumped 76% in the quarter.

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More airbag woes: Continental recalls control units in 5 million cars

Continental told the NHTSA the callback would also involve vehicles built by Volvo Trucks North America and Mazda Motor Corp. Continental is more than just a tire company. However, since then, the amount of accidents and the air bag ruptures have snowballed, with Honda recalling millions and millions of vehicles and Takata exposed to a large number of lawsuits and criminal investigations.

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Honda Ridgeline, CR-V, Fit Heads Back, 2.23 Million Recalled

This is what cars made the recall list, according to a recent press release, and you should see if you have one of these models. Continental said that fewer than 2 million vehicles in the United States are affected, and said it would notify automakers that installed these airbag control units in their vehicles.

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Tesla Model 3 reveal will happen March 31

The news comes after Tesla on Wednesday reported a wider fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected. A shareholder letter said the company is seeing "growing worldwide demand for Tesla vehicles, supported by record production", and that deliveries rose by more than 50 percent in the fourth quarter from the prior three-month period.

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LaVine dedicates dunk contest to Flip Saunders

In the first dunk-off, Gordon had teammate Elfrid Payton bounce an alley-oop softly off the backboard. All star weekend 2016 has been great in Toronto. "It was insane . In my opinion, yes". And this time, the mascot was rotating in circles and Gordon had to time his leap and he cupped the ball and it was all incredible - you gotta see it to believe it.

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Twitter Disappointed on User Growth

It also wants to make it easier for new users too. Twitter claims that its usage numbers are now on the rise; monthly visitors at the end of January returned to the same levels as in late September, CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey said on a conference call to analysts and investors.

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Jack Dorsey Says He Will Make Twitter Less Confusing

On the other hand, the company has also faced backlash from users who feel the algorithmic timeline will be used to foist more advertisements onto their feeds. When asked how he is splitting up his time between Twitter and the mobile payments company he co-founded, Square Inc. SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.

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US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

In just a matter of days, US airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba. American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said the company plans to bid on routes from Miami and other unspecified "American hubs". That's more than five times the current number of flights, all of which are charters.

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What You Need To Know About Twitter's New Timeline

It had 320 million monthly users on average through the quarter, exactly the same as it had in the previous quarter, according to its latest earnings report . The pale growth reflects a disconcerting reality: previous changes in the product have not sparked any interest from non-users. "We have some really weird rules ...

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percent

Interest rates were slightly lower one year ago. 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.83 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.85 percent. That means that even if Treasury yields held steady, mortgage rates might have farther to fall. Well, much of the activity coincided with Bank of England announcements that put speculation of a forthcoming base rate rise to rest, and this could have had a dramatic impact ...

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Twitter Earnings Call : Revenue Exceeds Expectations While Monthly Active Users Remain Stagnant

In this way, the users won't be wading through tweets with less interesting details or information. Worse yet, the network's core users - which excludes those who receive tweets via text message - fell from 307 million to 305 million, during the fourth quarter.

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Tesla Model 3 could cost as little as $22000

In regards Tesla's March unveil of Model 3 , Brooklyn said "everyone is going to learn more about it" and that the company will give "a really great update". But the carmaker boosted its delivery guidance when it posted earnings, sending its shares up 9% in after hours trading. KitGuru Says: I'm not one for buying brand new cars usually, but if this hits the United Kingdom with some tax incentives of its own - it should quality for this one - then I might have to consider it.