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Judge orders water bottles delivered to Flint, Mich., homes

Flint water plantA federal judge ordered Flint, Mich., leaders to provide home delivery of bottled water to households that have not been properly fitted with water filters to protect against further lead contamination.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson said city and state governments must provide at least four cases of water per person every week as a way to help those who cannot pick up supplies from distribution sites located throughout the city. Lawson said residents must be given the home-delivery option unless the government can prove the home has a well-installed and maintained water filter or if the household declines the water.


Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Argentina

Argentina earthquakeA large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck northwestern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck just after 8am local time and was centered about 16 miles (26km) north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja province, near the border with Chile.

The quake had a depth of around 62 miles (100km).


Iraqi army says Nimrud captured from ISIL

Nimrud captured from ISILIraqi soldiers have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) two years ago, a military statement said on Sunday.

"Troops from the Ninth Armoured Division liberated Nimrud town completely and raised the Iraqi flag above its buildings," the statement said.

The town of Nimrud lies 1 km west of the ruins of the 3,000-year-old city.


Tsunami warning issued after quake strikes New Zealand

7.8 earthquake hits New ZealandA powerful magnitude 7.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.

Officials warned all people along the east coast of the country to get to higher ground as the first waves began to roll in.  

The US Geological Survey said the shallow temblor hit 90km from the South Island city of Christchurch, which was devastated five years ago by a 6.3 tremor.

That quake killed 185 people in one of New Zealand's deadliest disasters.


New York, Los Angeles Mayors Stand By Sanctuary Status Despite Trump Win

Sanctuary cities of NY and SF to remainOfficials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally.

The nation’s two largest cities have sharply limited their cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities seeking to deport undocumented immigrants.


KKK to hold rally celebrating Trump victory

KKK to hold Trump victory rallyThe Ku Klux Klan is to hold a victory parade in North Carolina to celebrate Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s US presidential elections.

The parade is scheduled for December 3, according to the KKK website.

“Trump’s Race United My People,” the website’s homepage reads, featuring an image of the president-elect flanked in the center of the gold ring emblazoned with the words “President of the United States.”


Countless Acts Of Hate Have Been Carried Out Since Trump’s Win

Hate increases after Trump electionDay one of Donald Trump’s America came with countless acts of hate that were carried out by his supporters against several of the country’s most marginalized groups.

Day two was no different.

Since Tuesday, people from all types of communities ― black, Latino, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, queer people, women ― have been physically harmed, slandered with hate speech or been the targets of racist graffiti.


Portland marcher shot amid nationwide anti-Trump protests

Portland protester shotAn anti-Trump protester in Portland —  one of thousands who turned out in several cities nationwide Friday night and early Saturday — was shot and injured during a confrontation on a Willamette River Bridge, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries as police sought a male suspect, who apparently fled in his vehicle.


Suicide car bomb hits Iraqi forces advancing in Mosul.

Suicide bpmb hits Iraqi troopsIraqi Special Forces advancing inside Mosul were hit by a suicide car bomber Saturday as Islamic State fighters battle to keep their hold on Iraqi's second-largest city in the face of an all-assault  by ground troops and U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

The IS fighters struck in an early morning in the Qadisiya neighborhood, which the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service  troops had entered a day earlier.

The militants, defending one of their last strongholds in their self-proclaimed caliphate, which straddles Iraq and Syria, followed the car bombing with a barrage of gunfire, mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades, Iraqi officers said, according to the Associated Press.


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