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Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement


The state of Michigan will replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint over the next three years under a settlement approved by a U.S. judge to address a 2015 crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.

Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities

Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company - just as they are at many other technology firms.

Tech 3:57pm EDT

North Carolina close to losing NCAA events over bathroom law: official

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The NCAA will deny North Carolina lucrative hosting duties for college sports championship events through 2022 if the state does not change a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people by Thursday, a local sports official said on Tuesday.

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Trump applauds Ford's previous planned investment in Michigan plants

DETROIT/WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter.

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After Seattle woman fights off attacker, self-defense classes boom

A Seattle woman who became a folk hero by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom has sparked a boom in women's self-defense classes, making a meme out of the war cry she used in battle: "Not today!" followed by an expletive.

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New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay

A former University of New Mexico student failed to persuade a federal appeals court that the school violated her free speech rights by rejecting an essay containing anti-lesbian remarks that she had written for a film class.

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Trump declines Nationals' invite to throw first pitch

(The Sports Xchange) - President Donald Trump will not participate in the longstanding tradition of presidents throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Washington Opening Day games due to a scheduling conflict.

Sports, 3:55pm EDT

Fourth body found following Oakland building fire

The body of a fourth victim was found on Tuesday in the rubble of an Oakland, California residential building destroyed by a fast-moving fire, the local sheriff's office said.

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Tennessee judge charged with obstructing justice, witness tampering

NASHVILLE A Tennessee state judge was arrested on Tuesday and charged with obstructing justice as part of an investigation of whether he traded favors for sex, officials said.

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U.S. sanctuary cities weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding

NEW YORK Officials from so-called sanctuary cities met in New York on Tuesday to discuss their response to threats from the Trump administration to cut off some funding to cities and states that fail to assist federal authorities in arresting illegal immigrants.

Politics, Election 2016, 2:31pm EDT

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