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President Obama declares state of emergency in Flint, Michigan

The National Guard has been distributing free water, filters and other supplies, and FEMA workers already were providing logistical and technical support. "We are humbled and honored to help the people of Flint get through this crisis", said Jon Olafsson. "Although many individuals and entities at state and local levels contributed to creating and prolonging the problem, (DEQ) is the government agency that has responsibility to ensure safe drinking water in MI", the task force summary ...

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Sanders continues to gain ground on Clinton nationally

The former secretary of State's campaign has been trying to fundraise as Sanders surges in polling in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire . "And it's not just the polls", Sanders said. That poll was taken when Vice President Joe Biden was still considering whether to make a third attempt to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Teacher 'Sickout' Shuts Down Almost All Detroit Schools

The Republican governor says he wants the current $1,100 per student being spent to service debt to be shifted to give classroom teachers the resources they need. Duggan met Tuesday with Detroit's delegation in the Legislature to work out their strategy on trying to improve conditions in the schools, which he says "are only getting worse".

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Anonymity Not An Option For Powerball Winners In Florida

As of Tuesday morning, the estimated Powerball jackpot is $1.5 billion - an estimated cash value of $930 million if the victor takes the immediate cash buyout. California sales for Wednesday's Powerball drawing are likely to end up the biggest in state history - perhaps $200 million . That said, it was just one ticket.

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Sanders: Hillary Clinton Has Foreign Policy Chops--But So Did Dick Cheney!

Sanders's record clearly shows that he is liberal when it comes to social justice issues like LGBTQ+ equality and reproductive rights, but that he is also anti-establishment when it comes to organizations he does not deem "grassroots". "But that's what happens in politics", Sanders added. "What we are going to do well in, and what we are doing well in, is rallying the grassroots of this country".

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Steven Avery Files Appeal to Throw Out Murder

Several legal experts who have already weighed in on the matter believe that his odds are good, due to the level of controversy surrounding his conviction. Avery released from prison once again. Morry Gash/AP Steven Avery's defense attorney Dean Strang unsuccessfully argued during the trial that Avery would not be receiving a fair trial and that the officers have been attempting to frame Avery after his first wrongful conviction.