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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and across the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man opened fire inside a crowded shopping center restaurant during lunchtime Wednesday and wounded a sheriff's deputy, then exchanged gunfire with another deputy outside, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Computer as driver? 'Yes' from feds boosts self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision

Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director shows.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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