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Obama visits Flint as questions linger on EPA role in water crisis
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will visit Flint, Michigan, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, as questions linger over whether his environmental regulators could have acted more urgently to address the crisis. Obama will get updates from federal officials on the response in Flint, a mostly African-American city where more than 40 percent of the city's 100,000 people live in poverty. "Like you, I'll use my voice to call for change and help lift up your community," Obama wrote last week to Amariyanna Copeny, an eight-year-old Flint girl who has marched in protests about the crisis and had asked to meet him.
Wed, 04 May 2016 06:13:17 -0400
U.S. warns of more risks in Iraq after Navy SEAL's death
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter cautioned on Wednesday of risks ahead in the campaign against Islamic State as he confirmed the identity of a Navy SEAL killed during attack by the militant group in northern Iraq on Tuesday. Wed, 04 May 2016 07:36:03 -0400
Closing arguments set in trial of Ohio man charged with killing three women
Closing arguments are expected to begin on Wednesday in the trial of an Ohio man who may face the death sentence if convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in plastic bags to disguise them as trash almost three years ago. Michael Madison, 38, faces 14 charges including kidnapping, rape, murder and gross abuse of a corpse in the deaths of Shetisha Sheeley, 28, Angela Deskins, 38, and Shirellda Terry, 18. Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court, court spokesman Darren Toms said.
Wed, 04 May 2016 07:20:24 -0400
Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken
Freight moving again through DC derailment site
WASHINGTON (AP) A CSX spokesman says freight has begun moving again through the site of a weekend train derailment in Washington. Wed, 04 May 2016 09:20:23 -0400