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President Obama drinks a glass of filtered Flint water during a meeting with federal officials at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday.

'I've Got Your Back,' Obama Tells Residents Of Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis

"I will not rest, and I'm going to make sure that the leaders at every level of government don't rest until every drop of water that flows to your homes is safe to drink, and safe to cook with, and safe to bathe in," President Obama told an energetic audience in Flint, Mich. "Because that's part of the basic responsibilities of a government in the United States of America."

How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

There's no magical spending threshold for student success. Solutions are also complicated by the fact that children with different needs require different levels of support.

To better understand those needs — and what it will cost to meet them — a state can commission what's called an "adequacy study."

Most states have already done at least one.

Michigan is a late-comer. Its first adequacy study is due out this month.

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore characterized the Justice Department's warning as government overreach, according to NPR member station WUNC.

Justice Department Says North Carolina Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights

The controversial North Carolina law that prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, and limits protection for LGBT people, violates federal civil rights law and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

Ex-Chemist In Massachusetts Was High On Drugs At Work For 8 Years

Nearly every day for eight years, a former chemist in Massachusetts was high on drugs — drugs stolen from the lab where she worked.

Syrian Army Declares 48-Hour Truce After Intense Fighting In Aleppo

The Syrian army says it will apply a 48-hour truce to the city of Aleppo, in the north of the country, after days of intense fighting with rebel forces.

The truce comes into effect at 1 a.m. local time on Thursday, according to the Syrian state news wire SANA.

California Governor Raises Tobacco Use Age To 21

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Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speaks Wednesday during a news conference on Takata air bags in Washington, D.C.

DOT Announces Recall Of Up To 40 Million More Takata Air Bag Inflators

The Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the recall of an additional 35 million to 40 million faulty air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp., an auto-parts supplier.

Already, 28.8 million Takata inflators have been recalled. In all, this massive action will add up to the largest safety recall in U.S. history.

These vegetables are among the frozen products voluntarily recalled by processing plant CRF Frozen Foods.

Frozen Food Recall Expands To 358 Products Amid Listeria Fears

Time to check your frozen fruit and vegetable packages: CRF Frozen Foods has expanded a voluntary recall to include about 358 products under 42 different brands because of potential listeria contamination.

A full list of the items to avoid was included in the company's press release on Monday. The recall includes all frozen organic and nonorganic fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed at CRF's facility in Pasco, Wash., since May 1, 2014.

Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrive to speak to supporters at Trump Tower in New York following his victory in Indiana Tuesday. Improbably, Trump is now assured of being the GOP nominee.

Trump In Triumph: The Man Who Wasn't Welcome In The Game Takes Home The Prize

Donald Trump, the man who would not run, could not be taken seriously and could not win, is the apparent nominee of the Republican Party.

The office in question is the presidency of the United States.

The CDC has announced an <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/frozen-vegetables-05-16/index.html">outbreak</a> of deadly <em>Listeria monocytogenes</em> bacteria --- and frozen vegetables and fruits are believed to be the cause.

Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

Frozen vegetables are a staple in many diets, so a huge recall of them has us peering at the packages in our freezers.

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of the deadly Listeria monocytogenes bacteria — and frozen vegetables and fruits are believed to be the cause.

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