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Michigan has declared the Flint water crisis an emergency — but the state has not yet provided bottled water even though lead levels are still high. Churches and other organizations have been left to fill the gap. A local sheriff who began distributing filters on his own discovered two out of three homes visited did not...

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"Is it just me or does every Alabama Donald Trump supporter look eerily similar?" That was the question posed by one graphic designer who found himself inspired by a true-life photograph of supporters at Trump's rally in Mobile, Alabama on Friday evening. The Getty photo showed the former reality-TV star and businessman doing the presidential candidate thing: greeting...

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NEW YORK — New York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody. The family filed a notice of claim in October, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, asking for $75 million. Garner was stopped on July 17 outside...

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Updated 12:07 p.m. GMT with David Cameron's comments. LONDON — Thousands of British travellers were stranded in Egypt on Thursday after the UK government halted all flights from Sharm el Sheikh to the UK. Flights out of the airport were suspended Wednesday after intelligence suggested a bomb was the cause of the Russian MetroJet plane crash on Oct. 31,...

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The badge, gun, radio, handcuffs and flash drive belonging to a Secret Service agent were stolen near the Secret Service's headquarters in Washington, according to multiple reports. The incident, which took place Monday, will do little to restore faith in the Secret Service, which has come under fire for a number of humiliating security lapses over the last few...

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The great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway strips off for a revamped issue of Playboy magazine as it abandons full frontal nudity for flirty, more natural shots of women with some, or no, clothes on. Actress and fashion model Dree Hemingway, 28, is the March Playmate for the first so-called "non nude" edition of the 62-year-old magazine,...

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Flat Earth conspiracy theorists are having a moment. A couple celebrities have recently come out as flat-Earthers on Twitter. The rapper B.o.B., for example, even went so far as to release a diss track directed at astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after the scientist debunked some of the claims in his tweets on Tuesday. Scientists and members of...

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Enormous stars collapse in ultramassive supernova explosions — now in 3D! For the first time ever, researchers have turned back the clock on a star's final moments to simulate how wrinkles in its violent collapse trigger a vast explosion. As massive stars age, they build up more and more iron in their cores, which cannot be used by the...

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LONDON — Humans have to be "very careful" over the next 100 years in the face of threats stemming from progress in science and technology, physicist Stephen Hawking said. The 74-year-old Cambridge professor made the comments in an interview with the Radio Times in response to a question about whether the world would end naturally or be destroyed...

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Malaysian authorities have arrested a man they said posted several insults on Facebook directed at the royal family of Malaysia's Johor state. Johor's police chief commissioner, Datuk Wan Ahmad Majmuddin Mohd, told local reporters that they picked up the 37-year-old man after raiding his home early on Saturday morning. The police were acting on a tip off reported on...

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