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Obama signs emergency declaration for Flint over water crisis

Community activist Quincy Murphy, who filed a petition to recall Snyder, said in an interview with The Detroit News that "it's a slap in the face" for residents to get billed for contaminated water. "I welcome the president's quick action in support of the people of Flint after months of inaction by the governor", he said in a statement. The Snyder administration also began working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier in the week.

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Ted Cruz begins New Hampshire push amid Trump drama

After clashing in Thursday's sixth Republican debate, Donald Trump kept up the heat on his rival Ted Cruz on Saturday with a string of angry Twitter accusations about his nationality and financial affairs. The Texas senator repeated his "apology" later Friday at a campaign event in Tigerville, South Carolina, again mentioning the same issues as he listed in Columbia.

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Meet the First Powerball Winners

John Robinson said he stopped at Naifeh's grocery store on his way home from work Wednesday and purchased four tickets. People were purchasing 37,000 Powerball tickets a minute in California, where $386 million in Powerball tickets were retailed since November 4, the greatest of any state and more than California sold in the entire previous fiscal year, spokesman Russ Lopez said.

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Family claiming to be Powerball winners interviewed on 'Today'

The winners each overcame odds of 1 in 292.2 million to match all the winning numbers. "There's no way this could be real". "I think the American public wants to hear from them", he explained. The Robinsons will have a one-third share of the record jackpot. That boss who originally bought the ticket feels so bad he's now sending her and her family on an all-expenses-paid vacation of their choosing, which, sure, isn't a slice of the largest lotto jackpot ever, but it certainly beats the $4 ...

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Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing soars to a record $1.5 billion

The store has had several lottery winners in the past. The $1.5 billion would be paid out via an annuity plan over 29 years. Wannabe billionaires braved long lines to purchase Powerball tickets ahead of Wednesday night's drawing. While the odds of winning the largest Powerball jackpot ever are beyond slim to none, Patch still encourages our readers to dream. The astronomical chances of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

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Mexico: Drug lord located thanks to interview with Sean Penn

The magazine is still recovering from its discredited "Rape on Campus" article from late 2014, which was later retracted. Moments ago, the news agency tweeted, "BREAKING: Mexican official says drug lord Guzman's interview with actor Sean Penn led Mexican forces to his whereabouts".