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Who won Thursday's Democratic 2016 presidential debate?

The debate will be hosted by MSNBC anchors Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders turned up the heat Thursday night during their first head-to-head debate after a close Iowa caucus race earlier this week.

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Regional EPA Official Resigns Over Flint Water Crisis

EPA head Gina McCarthy accepted Hedman's resignation "given Susan's strong interest in ensuring that EPA Region 5's focus remains exclusively on the restoration of Flint's drinking water", the agency said in a statement . Weaver says Flint residents don't know when the city's water will be safe to drink again - even though they're still paying for it. The release of emails and the apologies hasn't stopped the political fallout for Gov.

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Status of missing Marines changed to deceased

The Marine Corps says 12 Marines - including two Texans - who crashed in two helicopters off Hawaii are considered dead. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two US Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Second Class Melissa McKenzie said.

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Almost all Detroit schools closed due to teachers' sickout

At a meeting scheduled for later Thursday, the committee was expected to vote on strike demands it would make to the school district. Detroit Public Schools, which are under state oversight, have seen declining enrollment as the city's population decreased and heavy pension and debt obligations that have left the district in danger of running out of cash in April.

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MI governor called to congressional hearing on Flint water crisis

Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation teamed up with the CAN'd Aid Foundation to deliver 50,000 cans of drinking water to Flint residents in MI on January 12, 2016. The city's water source had been changed from Detroit's water system to the Flint River in a cost-cutting move and the water was not properly treated to keep lead from leaching into the supply.

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Palin Takes Aim At Obama Over Son's Arrest

Palin has been mostly out of mainstream politics since the 2008 USA presidential election, but remains outspoken in her claims of mistreatment by Republican party leaders and the press. " We have a right to be angry and upset about the direction of our country", said Rubio. "So if as a voter you think what we need is more Republicans in Washington to cut a deal with" congressional Democratic leaders, Cruz said, "then I guess Donald Trump is your guy".