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'They Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.

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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

In Charcoal Joe, Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late '60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.

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For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

Venezuela produces its own version of the hit game show franchise Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In a country with runaway inflation, the top prize of 1 million bolivars is worth about $2,000.

For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

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Florida Governor Says Local Mosquitoes Have Transmitted Zika Virus

Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.

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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

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An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.

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Uber Hasn't Had An Effect On Drunken-Driving Deaths, Study Finds

A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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LISTEN: Elvis Costello, Live In Concert

Joined by guests including Glen Hansard and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Costello performs songs from every chapter of his extensive catalog.

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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Mapping The Seen And Unseen

The quest for ever-better cosmic maps continues, including one factoring in dark matter, as we seek to understand the cosmos and our place in it, says guest blogger Priyamvada Natarajan.

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Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.

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Stories In Stitches: Lessons From Political Convention Fashion

Tried-and-true red, white and blue stood out these last two weeks. Here are some looks that also tell a story about the parties and the people who sported them.