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High-tech fabric could help mop up major oil spills

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago resulted in what is considered the largest marine oil spill…

Pollution protesters attack Chevron oil platform in Nigeria

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Armed militants attacked and blew up a Chevron oil and gas platform off Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region on Wednesday, the Nigerian military said…

Midday Roundup: More evidence points to overdose in Prince’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cry for help. Prince’s family had concerns the singer was addicted to painkillers in the months before his death, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported today.

Midday Roundup: Nation’s largest insurer bails on Obamacare

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Dropping out. In a major blow to Obamacare, the nation’s largest health insurer announced it’s bailing out of the Affordable Care Act. UnitedHealth CEO…

How to prevent another Flint

By Michael Cochrane
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Environment | Widespread lead poisoning from residential plumbing is not inevitable, one expert says

Doomsday report

Doomsday report

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Environment | What radical environmentalists always seem to miss about humanity

Is Flint a drop in the water crisis bucket?

By Evan Wilt
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Health | Lawmakers warn many other U.S. cities could face a similar crisis if they don’t fix aging drinking water systems

Congress grills officials on Flint water crisis

By Evan Wilt
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Congress | Lawmakers are divided over who should take the blame for the Michigan town’s lead-tainted water supply

Midday Roundup: High court halts Obama’s power plant regs

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Regulatory reprieve. A divided U.S. Supreme Court last night slammed the brakes on President Barack Obama’s plan for strict new regulations on the…

Flint water crisis boils over in Congress

By Evan Wilt
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Environment | Frustrated politicians debated culpability in the first hearing to address lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich.

Midday Roundup: Pro-life activists stare down epic blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rain, sleet, snow, or shine. As a blizzard closed in on Washington, D.C., pro-life activists assembled today for the annual March for Life, a protest against…

Midday Roundup: Will Flint water crisis force Michigan governor to resign?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Under pressure. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday released 250 pages of emails related to the water crisis in Flint, but the move has done little to…

 
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