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Sanders calls for MI governor's resignation over Flint water crisis

Rick Snyder , the city's governor, had previously requested £34m in federal aid from the government but it had been declined because federal emergency declarations are usually reserved just for natural disasters. Tests conducted in October revealed that lead levels in water supplies and in children's blood had increased. Cher will donate water to the residents of a city that is struggling with a drinking water crisis linked to lead contamination.

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Jesse Jackson: Flint Is A 'Crime Scene'

He says the probe will focus on whether elected officials or city or state employees broke laws during the process which resulted in lead leaching into the city's tap water. Rev. Jesse Jackson told a crowd Sunday that there should be "tape around the city, because Flint is a crime scene ". Bernie Sanders , a Democratic presidential candidate, who Saturday called for the governor's resignation.

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US Pardons Seven Iranians in Exchange for Four Prisoners

He later proclaimed in a news conference that financial institutions in Iran would be able to re-engage "the banks of the world for financial and monetary purposes". Rezaian's wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the United Arab Emirates-based newspaper, the National , was also arrested at that time, but she and two others were released later.

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At Democratic debate in Charleston: some theater, little change

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had the most mentions on Yik Yak during Sunday's debate, and there were nearly twice as many approving posts about him as disapproving ones, according to an analysis Yik Yak shared with The Huffington Post. Clinton contrasted Sanders' 2005 vote with his recent change in position to make a subtle case of political flip-flopping. "He's criticized President Obama for taking donations from Wall Street".

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Governor to Appeal Major Disaster Declaration in Flint

In this February 3, 2015 photo, Flint residents receive free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich . Since the financially struggling city broke away from the Detroit water system a year ago, residents have been unhappy with the smell, taste and appearance of water from the city’s river as they await the completion of a pipe to Lake Huron.

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Cillizza: If Hillary Loses Iowa, New Hampshire And South Carolina, 'She Will

She said she is "absolutely committed to universal health care", adding, "I certainly respect Sen". Clinton got 10 percent and longshot Martin O'Malley garnered 3 percent. While questions about Hillary Clinton led among Democratic nominees in 12 states on google.com, Bernie Sanders took the remaining states. "And then, we have to go after them on a lot of their other bad behavior in the region, which is causing enormous problems in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and elsewhere".