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Explosion reported in busy Istanbul street Explosion reported in busy Istanbul street
- March 20, 2016

The pedestrian street was sealed off. Police and ambulances were deployed in the area. "We warn the foreign and native tourists not to go to the tourist... "I am deeply saddened by today's horrific bomb attack in central Istanbul ", he said. An explosion on IstanbulÂ’s main pedestrian shopping street on Saturday has killed a number of people and injured over a dozen others. (more...)
Former EPA official defends actions on Flint water crisis
- March 19, 2016

Edwards, a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who is credited with helping expose the Flint water crisis, ridiculed Hedman's statement. "When it comes down to it, if you are truly, genuinely trying to help the people of Flint, it's time to come super clean, be super transparent and accountable to your actions, and that just didn't happen today", she said. (more...)
Lawmaker: Michigan governor responsible for Flint crisis
- March 19, 2016

Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, asked McCarthy, "Would common sense have told you to say, 'Hey stop drinking the water?'" We were strong armed, we were misled, we were kept at arm's length. The Republican lawmaker told her, "If you want to do the courageous thing, then you, too, should resign". "The law failed, administrator", Chaffetz said , in reference to McCarthy's defense. (more...)
Graham offers tepid endorsement of Cruz as Trump alternative
- March 19, 2016

There are 921 delegates that remain to be claimed in this Republican presidential race, providing ample time for Trump to become the nominee. The primary results on March 15 only cemented that reality. As of Thursday, Trump has 673 delegates. Trump now has 673 delegates after winning a string of nominating contests, but if he wants to avoid a floor fight at the convention he needs the magic number of 1,237. (more...)
GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump
- March 18, 2016

Some people think his continued presence hurts Trump: That is, he'll pick up some more delegates, doing well in states where Cruz can't, and therefore help prevent Trump from wrapping up the 1,237 delegates he needs for a majority at the convention. (more...)
Oil production freeze talks may go ahead without Iran Oil production freeze talks may go ahead without Iran
- March 17, 2016

US shale producer Linn Energy (LINE.O) said on Tuesday that bankruptcy may be unavoidable as the company missed interest payments amid a slump in oil prices of as much as 70 percent since mid-2014. Saudi Arabia kept its crude oil production steady in February at just above 10 million barrels per day, suggesting the country is keeping to a preliminary deal with other producers to freeze output. (more...)