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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologizes for horrific Flint water crisis

Snyder produced a timeline of events that led to the crisis at the decision to switch the city's water source from the Detroit Department of Water to the Flint River, not mentioning that decision was driven by an emergency manager he appointed as a cost-cutting measure.

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Meek Mill donates to Flint water crisis

Meek Mill may have had a turbulent end of 2015 due to his feud with Drake, and a shaky start to his 2016 because of his beef with 50 Cent, but the Philadelphia rapper just earned himself a respectable W due to his charitable efforts. "I ain't got the tine posting memes and sh*t...Way too trill for that @dallaslifestyle it's my dawg hometown too!#FORMLKDAY", he added. According to the New York Daily News Meek Mill said he would like to donate 50 thousand dollars to the city and 50 Cent ...

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Li Yuanchao: China has no plan to pursue yuan devaluation

The IMF call was given a receptive hearing from Chinese regulators at the meeting. With Iran about to pump more crude into the market, there could be a further drop in oil prices. A number of Northern Ireland companies have targeted China for growth, with economic development agency Invest NI leading a trade mission there previous year.

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Eurozone interest rates left unchanged

Traders said lack of action by the Brazilian and Canadian central banks - many had expected policy moves by both - had calmed currency markets before the ECB meeting. But Draghi denied on Thursday that there was disagreement within the European Central Bank on the matter. The MSCI All-Country World Index declined into a bear market and crude oil prices fell to a 12-year low, while Russia's ruble and Mexico's peso tumbled to records on Wednesday.

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Steve Rogers Returns in New 'Captain America' Ongoing Series

Priced at about $20 each, Civil War tie-ins will arrive in March, allowing kids (and probably a few adults) plenty of time to choose sides. But Marvel's decision to make Sam Wilson the Captain America felt like a big deal. Marvel), my new Thor (Jane), and my new Wolverine (Laura). Or do we need the "real" Captain America to come back for that? What's curious, though, is how Spencer describes the sorts of stories he'll be telling with Steve Rogers , the original Cap , and how ...

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Hundred Protest Flint Water Problems, Demand Governor Snyder Resignation

In his speech, Snyder committed $28 million more in the short term to pay for more filters, bottled water, school nurses, intervention specialists, testing and monitoring - on top of $10.6 million allocated in the fall. Jesse Jackson slammed the toxic water contamination in Flint, Michigan, on Tuesday as a crime against humanity. In April 2014 , Flint stopped getting its water from Detroit and began using water from the Flint River.