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Cher To Star In Lifetime Movie About Flint Water Crisis

From the Hollywood Reporter: Cher is headed for Lifetime. The iconic singer-actress has been tapped to star in Flint, a TV movie based on the Flint, Mich., water crisis, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric will executive produce, alongside Cher. Bruce Beresford will direct the movie from Sony Pictures Television. Barbara Stepansky will pen ...

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MICHIGAN: Republican Advisory Board Bans City Of Flint From Suing State Over Continuing Water Crisis

The Detroit Free Press reports: Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s ability to sue. Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city ...

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Pastor Shuts Down Trump’s Speech At Flint Church: We Didn’t Invite You Here To Talk About Politics [VIDEO]

The Detroit Free Press reports: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s trip into an African American church in Flint to reach out to black voters and address the Flint water crisis ended abruptly amid protesters inside the church and a pastor who asked that he not make a political speech. “It used to be that cars were made in Flint and ...

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FINALLY: Criminal Charges Filed Against Three Officials Over Flint Water Poisoning Crisis [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes stems from the ...

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John Oliver Takes On Flint’s Lead Crisis [VIDEO]

Stick around for the Sesame Street singalong at the end. Via Salon: “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver last night centered his main segment on lead — as in the element that’s effectively poisoned the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. “Unfortunately, the problem is not just in Flint,” Oliver explained, citing a USA Today Network report that “found lead contamination ...

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House Rep Blasts Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Inaction On Flint Crisis: You Haven’t Been In A Coma [VIDEO]

Whoa. The Detroit News has the exchange: Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday as he testified over the Flint water contamination crisis, with one member calling on him to resign. “I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies,” Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania told the governor. ...

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MICHIGAN: Hillary Clinton Visits Flint Church

The Detroit Free Press reports: Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during an afternoon appearance at a Baptist church on the city’s northwest side. “I will not for one minute forget about you or forget about your children,” Clinton told members of the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist ...

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