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  1. Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic dutyRead the original story

    Thursday | WTOP-FM Washington

    Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. The legislation extends existing spending levels a mere 10 weeks, past Election Day, while finally addressing the Zika crisis with $1.1 billion and providing long-sought help for the residents of Flint, Michigan, as well as flood victims in Louisiana.

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  2. House aides: Deal reached to keep US government runningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 28 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide long-delayed money to fight Zika.

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  3. Slow progress on bill to battle Zika and prevent shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Top congressional leaders said Tuesday that negotiators are making slow but steady progress on a must-do spending bill to prevent a government shutdown next week and fund the battle against the Zika virus. A handful of tricky issues remain, however, and the Senate's Republican leader again delayed a procedural vote on the measure.

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  4. Why it matters: InfrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 19 | WTOP-FM Washington

    THE ISSUE: The U.S. interstate highway system, celebrating its 60th birthday this year, is showing its age. Many roads and bridges are in need of repair or expansion.

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  5. Trump gives Dr. Oz medical report, details not disclosedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Donald Trump on Wednesday handed over a one-page summary of his recent physical on a doctor's television show - but the campaign won't reveal what was disclosed. Trump, ever the showman, appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show" in what was billed by the campaign as a discussion about his general well-being and his family's medical history.

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  6. Study: Pipe-corroding well water prevalent in half of statesRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Half of U.S. states have a high prevalence of well water that's corrosive enough to leach lead from pipes, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday. The findings were based on the broadest sampling yet of untreated groundwater from private wells supplying 44 million Americans, the federal agency said.

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  7. Obama tells Flint residents, a Ia ve got your backaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use. He also promised that the aging pipes that contaminated the water with lead will be replaced, but cautioned that the project will take time.

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  8. Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. They left behind few clues about how they would address must-do items such as finding money to counter the Zika virus and a second, even scarier July 1 deadline for averting a fiscal disaster in cash-strapped Puerto Rico. 30 comments

  9. Water with unsafe lead amounts found in hundreds of schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to uncover any concealed problems and reassure anxious parents. Just a fraction of schools and day care centers are required to check for lead because most receive their water from municipal systems that test at other locations.

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  10. Lawmaker: Michigan governor responsible for Flint crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Democratic lawmaker is accusing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder of being responsible for the lead contamination in the water supply in Flint, Michigan. And at a hearing today, Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland said that if Snyder were running a business instead of running a state, he would probably be facing criminal charges.

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  11. After D.C.a s crisis: How to make sure your drinking water is safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    There is no safe amount of lead in children's blood, and high levels of lead in water in Flint, Michigan, as well as D.C. have been a cause for concern. In the District, the problem began in 2000, when the Washington Aqueduct changed its treatment chemicals, inadvertently causing the leaching of lead from the District's aging lead service lines and lead pipes in older homes.

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  12. A decade before Flinta s lead scare, there was Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Lisa Solano-Sanchez looks at her 16-year-old son and sees a bright, healthy, musically gifted teenager. A relief, considering she had no idea how he would turn out when she discovered he was poisoned by lead as a toddler.

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  13. Before Flint: D.C.'s drinking water crisis was even worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Lessons learned the hard way in the aftermath of Washington, D.C.'s, 2004 lead-in-water crisis are benefiting residents in Flint, Michigan, who have been forced to deal with toxic drinking water. "People don't realize this - the extent of the problem in D.C. was about 20 to 30 times larger than Flint," says Virginia Tech environmental engineer Marc Edwards , who has been instrumental in researching the immediate and long-term effects of lead in water in both the District of Columbia and Flint.

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  14. Could Flint water crisis happen here?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan's water has spurred outrage and concern. In a country where the safety of tap water is taken for granted, who's to say yours is completely safe? On Thursday, members of the Montgomery County Council heard from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials, who answered questions about local water quality and monitoring.

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  15. Viewera s Guide: Clinton, Sanders meet in Flint for debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Democrats' seventh presidential debate plays out Sunday night in a city that has come to represent all that's wrong with government. For 18 months, corrosive water from the Flint River leached lead into the drinking supply of Flint, Michigan, an impoverished, majority-black city whose local government was under state control.

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  16. Prince Georgea s Co. fire departments collecting water for FlintRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    At the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Largo, a garage is quickly filling up with cases upon cases of bottled water. The liquid is being collected to help the people of Flint, Michigan, who are living with tainted water.

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  17. Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    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 says. The failure to deploy corrosion controls after the city switched to the river from the Detroit municipal system in April 2014 has been widely considered a catastrophic mistake that enabled lead to leach from aging pipes and reach some homes.

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  18. Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In this Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, Michigan State Representatives Shelton Neeley, left, and Phil Phelps, right, address people during a rally to talk about the water crisis in Flint, Mich. Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has loomed above all others: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT FLINT, Mich.

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  19. Regional EPA official resigns over Flint water crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resigned in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the same day the agency's chief issued an emergency order directing state and city officials to take actions to protect public health. The EPA said in a statement Thursday that Susan Hedman, head of the agency's regional office in Chicago whose jurisdiction includes Michigan, was stepping down Feb. 1 so it could focus "solely on the restoration of Flint's drinking water."

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  20. Cher donates thousands of bottles of water to troubled FlintRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Cher is donating water to the residents of Flint, Michigan, as the city struggles with a drinking water crisis linked to lead contamination. More than 180,000 bottles will be shipped to the city starting Monday, according to a statement Cher released to The Associated Press on Saturday.

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