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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, …

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Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

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How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

6 ways to clear out space on your smartphone

Smartphone storage is at a real premium unless you're lucky enough to own one with lots of it. (And if you do, your phone likely wasn't cheap.)<p>With …

LG V10 Review: A Truly Amazing Android Phone

Here’s the thing with LG phones, they are either great, or just a bit average. And what’s more, predicting what a phone will be before you use it is impossible with LG. My favourite examples of this are the G Flex (great) the G Flex 2 (not great) the G3 (great) and the G4 (a bit underwhelming).<p>So …

THE SHOT: Tracking ISIS in Iraq

I returned to Baghdad this April for the first time since 2007. Iraqi government troops and allied Shia militia had just retaken Tikrit from ISIS extremists, with the aid of U.S. airstrikes, and I thought this would be a good time to come back to a story that I had covered so much in the past. I …

Bankruptcy Casts Shadow Over Detroit's Plan To Fix Streetlights

Many neighborhoods in Detroit are in the dark — not because of a power outage but because fewer than half of the city's 88,000 streetlights actually work.<p>In some parts of town, city block after city block is filled with streetlights that never come on.<p>"At nighttime, man, this look like a ghost …

Obama: 1M new insured in December

More than one million Americans signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the first three weeks of December, including 500,000 through the federal exchange, President Barack Obama announced Friday.<p>The president mentioned the numbers during the opening remarks of his …

Covert CIA program helped Colombia kill rebel leaders

A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as Farc, The Washington Post reported Saturday.<p>The National Security Agency has also provided "substantial eavesdropping help" to the …

Al-Qaeda in Yemen apologizes for hospital attack

CAIRO (AP) — In a rare public apology, the militant leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the Defense Ministry during a December assault that killed 52 people.<p>Qassim al-Rimi, commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian …

Obama warns against using military force to gain power in South Sudan

HONOLULU – President<p>Obamawarned Saturday that using military force to gain power in South Sudan could cost the country international support.<p>Obama was reacting to reports that four U.S. service members were wounded when South Sudanese militias fired on three<p>U.S. militaryaircraft on a mission to …

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