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Senate Dems Block Energy Bill In Impasse Over Flint Senate Dems Block Energy Bill In Impasse Over Flint
- February 06, 2016

Negotiators hope to find a compromise on an amendment that would have allocated millions of dollars to replace Flint's contaminated water system and provide healthcare for people sickened by it. Bush was criticized for a lackadaisical federal response. Michelle Rodgers, UM Law School's communication director, confirmed the postponement to Michigan Radio, and said a new date for the event has yet to be determined. (more...)
Montel Williams Endorses Kasich, Schwarzenegger Set for NH Town Hall Montel Williams Endorses Kasich, Schwarzenegger Set for NH Town Hall
- February 06, 2016

Snowballs were flying as he exited a town hall at the Lawrence Barn Community Center, and Ohio's top elected official needed no encouragement to join the battle fueled by several inches of the wet, freshly fallen white stuff. Williams, who says the Republican Party is "in trouble", sees Kasich as "the best choice to root out corruption at the Veterans Administration". Kasich said that he is ready for national campaign beyond New Hampshire. (more...)
Trump, Carson accuse Cruz of cheating in Iowa
- February 06, 2016

On Tuesday night in New Hampshire, he told reporters he was "very happy with what happened in Iowa". This indicates a stable lead for Trump , who took 31 percent in the same poll last week. She predicted that Trump would step up sharp attacks on Cruz and Rubio, the telegenic young senator, as the New Hampshire primary nears. "It's clear that there were people who tried to take advantage of a situation", Carson said Wednesday during the briefing. (more...)
Rio Olympics will not be cancelled over Zika virus, minister insists
- February 06, 2016

Earlier this week, USA health officials confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika - a person who had travelled to Venezuela and infected a sexual partner in Texas upon return. Enhanced testing for Zika in Townsville was among the measures announced after the meeting. Brazil's sports minister says the possibility of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus "is not in discussion". (more...)
Google's Parent Company Alphabet Surpasses Apple To Become World's Most Valuable Company
- February 05, 2016

Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, has become the world's most valuable company after its last earning report . Alphabet's quarterly profit rose five percent to United States dollars 4.92 billion as a result of remarkable rise in the company's online advertising revenue, particularly due to searches done by holiday season shoppers using smartphones or tablets. (more...)
Two Countries Added to Countries With Zika Virus
- February 05, 2016

That's what happened in Dallas. Though no Zika cases have been reported in Palm Beach County, health officials there say they continue to closely monitor epidemiological reports and do prevention education. "We also have to understand whether there are other human-to-human transmission routes, such as blood transfusion, such as mother-to-child transmission", he said. (more...)