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Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9"

Using his hometown of Flint, Michigan as ground zero and Americans of all shapes and sizes as his sources, Michael Moore takes the temperature of the country 

Lead Level Disaster - Thousands of Areas Are Worse Than Flint

M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer Reuters
Off the Charts -- The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint. A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.

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What Solidarity Looks Like: Nearly 100 Unions Pitch In to Help Flint

Brandon Weber The Progressive
Union members from across the country have donated time and resources to Flint -- helping provide a sense of humanity to a community that needs it. The one-two punch of auto plants moving to places like Mexico, combined with the further economic damage of the Great Recession, means that this city which once had a population of 200,000 now has half that number, 40% of whom live at or below the poverty level.

Why Bernie Sanders's Win in Michigan Is Huge

D.D. Guttenplan The Nation
The results prove it's far too early to declare the nomination contest over. As FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten admits, to find an upset on the same scale as what Sanders achieved in Michigan you'd have to go back over 30 years. Those polls that put Illinois and Ohio out of Sanders's reach look a lot less reliable today. And if Sanders wins in those states, it won't be his viability as a candidate that is in question.

Flint and Haiti: A Tale of Two Rivers, a Tale of Two Crimes

Victoria Koski-Karell Truthout
From Haiti to Michigan and across the world, millions - especially poor and marginalized populations - are being denied the human right to clean water and sanitation. These water crises, though distinct in important ways, can both be traced back to longstanding human-made systems that have simultaneously neglected and exploited low-income communities of color.

Friday Nite Videos -- February 12, 2016

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New Hampshire Primary | Samantha Bee's Full Frontal. It's Not Over -- Bernie Sanders. Union Plumbers Volunteer in Flint. Trinity Church Examines the Legacy of Slavery. Gravitational Waves From a Dance of Black Holes.

300 Union Plumbers Volunteer in Flint

Hundreds of union plumbers volunteer their time to replace fixtures in Flint that get in the way of installing filters to counter lead contamination of the city's water supply. 

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