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Amid denials, state workers in Flint, Mich., got clean water

He says the water coolers still are supplied to a state building in Flint. In an email a "Flint Water Advisory" was sent out by the facilities department stating that there had been violations in Flint's drinking water standards. "Given the fact that we have about $19 trillion in debt I think it's fair to ask do we want to have the federal government replacing all the infrastructure put in place by cities and states all across the country".

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Boston could see up to a foot of snow

Monday's high is expected to be near 30 degrees with temperatures falling into the upper teens. Parts of New Jersey got about 4 inches before the snow tapered off, while rain that turned to snow snarled the morning commute in eastern Pennsylvania and caused some schools to delay opening.

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Casey Anthony files docs to launch photography business

The DailyMail .com posted new pictures of Anthony on their website Monday. It is the home of Patrick McKenna, a private investigator connected to Anthony. Another user wrote: 'Can you imagine hiring a photographer to take your precious baby's photos and she shows up?' Her interest in photography first emerged during her trial when a psychological assessment listed it as one of her childhood hobbies.

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It was Clinton who required transcripts of her speeches

Bill Clinton has faced his own charges of sexism this campaign, when the issue was raised late previous year by Donald Trump. Clinton earned about $600,000 for the speeches, and has said that she will "look into" releasing their transcripts.

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Trump admits skipping TV debate may have cost him in Iowa

Taking a cynical view of Trump's allegations, the Huffington Post's Igor Bobic wrote, "Trump is a master at sucking the oxygen out of the race by drawing attention to himself with new controversies". Trump also hit Cruz over a provocative mailer the senator's campaign had sent some voters in Iowa. On the Democratic side, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can point to something they liked in the razor-thin results of the Iowa caucuses.

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Madeleine Albright: 'Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don't Support Women'

Clinton played off that mantra and told voters that "we will rise once again to more prosperity". "And I think it was a light hearted, but very pointed remark which people can take however they choose". "It's a combination of great information, expertise in a decision making process, working with Congress, and traveling overseas and representing your country", she said.

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Iranian leader asks pope to pray for him

The recent worldwide agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program was discussed as well as "the important role Iran is called to play with other nations in the region in promoting adequate political solutions to the problems that afflict the Middle East, opposing the spread of terrorism and arms trafficking", the Vatican said in a written communique.

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Petition seeks to ban 'unprofessional' Cam Newton from Seahawks stadium

The author said Newton should be banned from entering the Seattle stadium in 2016. "This should teach him to put his arrogance in check!!" writes Andrew Tilton on the petition posted on Change.org. The former Heisman-Trophy-National Championship-rookie of the year-winner could win the regular season MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP in one spectacular season.

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Christie lauds New Jersey's blizzard response

Christie was scheduled to remain in New Hampshire through the weekend, when the bulk of the storm was expected to dump up to 18 inches of snow on parts of New Jersey. "Gov. Christie should come down here and get in his fishing waders and live my life". And Cape May County sustained a storm surge greater than 5 feet, leading to flooding and property damage worse that it saw during Sandy.

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Hillary Clinton Says Flint Water Crisis Is a 'Civil Rights Issue'

Due to a cost-cutting move by a state-appointment emergency manager, the cities water supply has been contaminated with extreme levels of lead. Cher joined forces with bosses at Icelandic Glacial to donate over 181,000 bottles of water to the city's residents via the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on Wednesday (20Jan16), and she is still in disbelief about the problem.

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Sanders defends call to raise taxes to fund health care

The Vermont senator, who has energised young voters with his call for a political revolution, repeated his pledge to "take on the greed of corporate America". "We may raise taxes, but we are going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and businesses". He also said Americans would rise up to support his call for new revenues from Wall Street to pay for his plans.

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Zika virus expected to spread to majority of Americas

There is evidence that pregnant women who contract the virus during pregnancy (at any trimester) have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with an abnormally small head. Lastly, a previous version of this article stated the Zika virus causes microcephaly if pregnant women are infected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about the Zika virus .

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Twitter reshuffle: Top executives to leave company

The revamp originally was reported by the Wall Street Journal and tech news website Re/code , before Dorsey confirmed the departure of several senior executives in a tweet sent out early Monday. Three of the executives have tweeted their farewells to Twitter, wishing the company luck and expressing their excitement at what the future holds for the social network.

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World Health Organization warns against spread of Zika virus in Americas

Zika virus , a mosquito-borne disease, has been linked to severe brain damage in newborns after almost 4,000 babies were born in Brazil in the past year with unusually small heads (an incurable condition known as microcephaly). This mosquito species also spreads the virus chikungunya, which has become a growing public health concern in the Americas in recent years, and West Nile Virus, which has expanded across the U.S.

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MDEQ employees suspended in Flint water crisis

Flint's water became contaminated with lead when the city switched from the Detroit municipal system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save the financially struggling city money. "Her child had been lead-poisoned", Edwards said. As a result of the restructuring, Detroit's Department of Water and Sewerage sharply increased rates both for customers and other municipalities in order to pay off the big bondholders that controlled the city and water department's debt.

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Jeb Bush praises MI governor for post-Flint leadership

For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has come under fire for handling the drinking water situation in Flint so badly that some critics refer to it as "Katrina II".

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Protest Outside Phoenix-Area School After Racial Slur Photo

The superintendent of the district would not say exactly what discipline was or will be handed down to the students, but said thus far, they have been suspended for more than five days. "The threats against these young girls is unacceptable". A "community action officer" will be sent to the high school to speak with the girls in the photo and to "monitor the situation".

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In Rio, Olympics will inspect for water to help prevent Zika

Zika was first identified in rhesus monkeys in Uganda in 1947 and was reported in humans in 1952. Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have advised women to avoid pregnancy altogether, an idea echoed by a top Brazilian health official, although the official line so far simply urges women to avoid mosquitoes.

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Trump makes poll gains, but will they translate to real votes?

Sen. The February 1 Iowa caucuses kick off a process in which each state will vote, leading to the Democratic and Republican parties naming their candidate at conventions in July. "We love you, too, man", Trump said. Trump added that other minorities will feel similarly about him: "I think I'm going to do great with the Hispanics, I think I'm going to do great with the Asians".

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Hillary Clinton steps up attacks on rival Bernie Sanders

And then later this week, there's just a huge list of big-name people coming to stump for Hillary Clinton. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally on the campus of Simpson College, Thursday, Jan. Jennifer Aldrich, a 44-year-old fitness instructor in Iowa City, brought her 16-year-old daughter and her daughter's friend to see Clinton. Clinton's comment came on her one day of campaigning in New Hampshire this week, as much of her time has been spent ...

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Markay: We're Approaching 'Panic Mode' for Clinton Campaign

Hillary Clinton was back in New Hampshire Friday, making three campaign stops through the state. "Our government belongs to all of us and not just a handful of billionaire campaign contributors". "But if we don't get a Democrat, on the Supreme Court we're screwed for 50 years". He has a lot of support from young people, but you know what? "It would be such a huge step", she said.

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MI governor apologizes for Flint water crisis, vows 'I will fix it'

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized to Flint residents again Tuesday, saying they "deserved better", that state agencies had a leadership failure, and that they got the lead-contaminated water crisis "wrong". He also dispatched the National Guard to help hand out water bottles and testing kits in the city of almost 100,000 people located about an hour northwest of Detroit .

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Governor Snyder to release emails regarding Flint crisis online

Governor Snyder is asking lawmakers for $28 million to meet emergency needs in Flint, including getting water filters and helping with unpaid water bills. "By the summer it'll be over $550 million in debt", said Snyder. "If we're serious about making sure that we avoid this problem from arising in the future, that we avoid these kinds of catastrophes in the future, we've got to make sure that government is accountable and transparent", Greimel said.

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York travel ban to be lifted Sunday

Andrew Cuomo announced during an afternoon briefing after he issued an emergency declaration for southeastern New York. Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the Northeast heeded warnings to hunker down inside while a mammoth storm barreled across a large swath of the country.

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Gov: New York City travel ban likely to be lifted by morning

In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended bus service at noon Saturday. "We are going to commence a ban on roads in the downstate area", Cuomo said today. The Port Authority said on Twitter that air travelers planning on flying out of JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airports should confirm flight information before arriving.

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Philadelphia flights cancelled in East Coast storm

Kocin compared the storm to "Snowmageddon", the first of two storms that "wiped out" Washington in 2010 and dumped up to 30 inches of snow in places, but he said the weekend timing and days of warning could help limit deaths and damage. Meanwhile, utility crews are dealing with a major water main break in Pittsburgh's Banksville neighborhood. Factoring in strong winds and other conditions, AccuWeather RealFeelĀ® Temperatures at the height of the storm will be in the single digits in many areas.

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Michigan Governor Devotes Speech to Flint Water Crisis

The corrosive river water caused more lead to leach from Flint pipes than Detroit water did, increasing contaminants in the tap water and pressure on city and state leaders to fix it. The money will pay for filters, replacement cartridges, bottled water, more school nurses and additional intervention specialists. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver refused to call for Snyder's resignation while at the U.S.

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Demi Lovato Opened For Hillary Clinton

Additionally, only Gabbatt did the obviously necessary follow-up to see how the audience felt about getting so little attention from Her Majesty (bolds are mine). " Join us in helping to change our country, keep it on a progressive path, make sure we don't go backward , we go forward with confidence", Clinton said.

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Trump in lead at 40.6 percent

The tool aims to help voters find caucus locations by asking users to submit their addresses. A CNN/ORC poll released Thursday found Trump leading his main opponent, Texas Sen. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with his first political attack ad aimed squarely at rival Ted Cruz. "I don't think he's ever said that".

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East Coast blizzard may dump record snow on Washington

Schools throughout the region were closed . The line between heavy snow and not much at all will be a fine one in the NY area, so the area just north of the city will probably have amounts drop off sharply. From Virginia to New England, high tides produced minor to moderate coastal flooding Saturday morning, with record surges in DE and the Jersey Shore.