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‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Snorkeling

America created Whitney Houston and then it destroyed her. Her family created Nippy, then did the same.

A new Whitney Houston documentary makes tragedy seem more inevitable than avoidable<p>Of all the telling moments in the new Whitney Houston documentary</i> …

Whitney Houston

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Medicine

Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the nation's public employee unions Wednesday that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle.<p>After three efforts in 2012, 2014 and 2016 fell short, the court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that unions …

Employment

Inside the controversial new surgery to transplant human wombs

The Voorhes<p>Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.<p>On September 4, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden, his 36-year-old expectant mother lay on an operating table, suffering …

Pregnancy

U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel

The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday in protest of what it perceives as an entrenched bias against Israel and a willingness to allow notorious human rights abusers as members.<p>U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has sought major changes on the …

Human Rights

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

Seizing on a longtime ambition of many Republicans, President Trump on Friday overhauled rules affecting at least two million federal workers, making it easier to fire them and rolling back the workplace role of their unions.<p>Mr. Trump, furthering a goal cited in his State of the Union address this …

Civil Service

26 Times Meghan and Harry Lovingly Looked at Each Other During the Royal Wedding

WHEN HARRY FIRST SAW MEGHAN WALKING DOWN THE AISLE<p>The prince broke into a grin the moment he laid eyes on his radiant royal bride.<p>AND GOT A LITTLE …

A Royal Wedding for the Ages: Pictures

The Best Hotel Chains in the U.S., for Every Type of Budget

From low-cost to luxury.<p>If you’re looking to make your dollar go further while traveling, hotels can be a good area to focus on. Hotel room costs …

Hospitality

How to try edible cannabis without feeling like you're going to die

One evening late last year I was on my computer at home when I heard a woman yelling. Well, not just yelling. More like screaming bloody murder.<p>I ran outside and discovered the noise was coming from the house next door. I bounded in and found my neighbor in her bedroom, alternately curled on her …

Cannabis

BlackRock says it's time to take action on guns, may use voting power to influence

The world's largest money manager is breaking its silence on the nation's current gun debate.<p>In a client update outlining its approach to the gun …

Guns

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

From New Airbnb Plus, Properties With More Amenities

Part of the appeal of booking accommodations through Airbnb is that no single stay is the same. Each home has its own personality, décor and amenities. But this individualized approach can also be a drawback because travelers can never be quite sure what they’ll find when they arrive at the …

Hospitality

5 Best Online Businesses to Start This Year (Infographic)

The internet provides a number of opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>1 min read<p>There’s no better time to start an online business. Today, most retailers are finding that a good deal of their sales come from online shoppers. However, it doesn’t stop there -- nearly every industry is moving …

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