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See What’s Dumping 50M Gallons of Bad Water Daily

February 21, 2019 |

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead, and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the US and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, the AP has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking…
Newser

CNN

Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

February 18, 2019 |

Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

February 17, 2019 |

Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Northam’s Word Choice Gets Him Deeper Into Hot Water

February 11, 2019 |

Virginia’s already-embattled governor may have stepped in it Monday: In an interview with CBS This Morning , Ralph Northam, embroiled in a blackface scandal, started things off by saying: “Well it has been a difficult week. And you know if you look at Virginia’s history we are now at the 400-year…
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Rob Lowe in Hot Water After Elizabeth Warren ‘Chief’ Tweet

February 11, 2019 |

Elizabeth Warren officially entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and it caught the eye of Rob Lowe—whose tweet on the matter then caught a lot of eyes. “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,'” the 54-year-old Parks and Rec star noted in a…
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Fiji Water Has a Zinger for Its Own Photobombing Model

February 10, 2019 |

It should have just been a quirky moment that went viral, but now Mashable reports that there’s real bad blood between Fiji Water and the woman formerly known as the Fiji Water Girl. Fiji is countersuing Kelleth Cuthbert (real name Kelly Steinbach), who found internet fame following her uncanny ability…
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Doctors: Please Avoid the ‘Boiling Water Challenge’

February 9, 2019 |

Turns out that—we know, it’s a shocker—boiling-hot water tossed in the air can come back down and burn you, CNN reports. This after eight people who took the so-called “boiling water challenge” were treated at a Chicago burn center, and a few others sought burn treatment for the…
Newser

CFPB moves to water down tough proposed rules on payday loans

February 6, 2019 |

The nation’s new consumer financial watchdog proposed Wednesday to significantly water down tough pending rules on payday and other short-term loans designed to prevent lenders from taking advantage of cash-strapped Americans.

The proposal by Kathy Kraninger, who became director of the Consumer…


L.A. Times – Business

Alaska fisherman attacked by sea lion, nearly dragged into water

January 25, 2019 |

This is at least the third attack by a sea lion in this harbor since 2017.
FOX News

How DJ Was Busted in Old Cold Case: Gum, a Water Bottle

January 9, 2019 |

More than a quarter century had passed since the murder of a 25-year-old Pennsylvania teacher before an arrest was made in June, and now the suspect, a disc jockey known as “DJ Freez,” has admitted his culpability. ABC News reports Raymond Rowe, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of first-degree…
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