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5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules
18 million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law; the EPA knows of the issues and has done very little to stop them. ... More >>

How to test for lead in your home water supply
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have you asking, "Does my home's water contain lead?" ... More >>

8 unexpected places you may find lead
Because there is no safe level of blood lead concentrations, it's time for new legal requirements to remove lead from housing, child care facilities and school water fountains, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy statement. ... More >>

Pat Summitt, legendary basketball coach, dies
Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee's Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. ... More >>

Plea deal in student rape case
A former Indiana University student accused of raping two students pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a deal with prosecutors that could spare him jail time. ... More >>

Is California sitting on the solution to its drought?
Californians: A solution to the drought may be under your feet, according to a study from Stanford scientists. ... More >>

West Virginia residents forced to find new homes
This week West Virginians likely will escape any more of the flooding that has wreaked havoc across several counties, taking at least 23 lives. ... More >>

How to eat healthy at Chipotle
Considering that so many Americans consume a large percentage of meals outside the home, how do you reach nutrition goals with so many options? We've done the legwork for you at the most popular fast food chains. ... More >>

LGBT people more likely to suffer from these health problems
Researchers now have a broader understanding of the health disparities suffered by gay, lesbian and bisexual people. A recent study found that these groups are more likely to suffer psychological distress, heavy drinking and heavy cigarette smoking. ... More >>

Kanye West's latest critic slams new video
Creator of HBO series "Girls," Lena Dunham condemns Kanye West for his "sickening" new "Famous" music video, calling out the rapper for his misogynistic portrayal of women. ... More >>

Chelsea Handler: I had two abortions
Talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler says she's grateful she was able to get a safe abortion when she became pregnant -- twice -- at the age of 16. ... More >>

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law
In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state. ... More >>

Aaron Hernandez's pal takes deal
The last co-defendant of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Monday for his role in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, Massachusetts prosecutors said. ... More >>

LGBT flag 'unbearable' to see
Up went the flag, and out poured the hate. ... More >>

Amtrak crash kills 5
Five people were killed when a train crashed into a van in Colorado on Sunday, authorities said. The van failed to yield the right of way to the train, Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. ... More >>

Oakland police scandal: Sex, suicide and failure to report
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12-year-old boy used as bait, police say
Police say a fugitive who's wanted for sexually assaulting three girls lured his victims with the help of another child. ... More >>

Cops: Online predator assaults teen in front yard
"The Hunt's" John Walsh profiles the case of Oscar Menjivar-Herrera, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. ... More >>

Brothers convicted nine years after murder
Two brothers featured on an upcoming episode of CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" -- who spent nearly nine years on the run after the murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, man -- have been convicted and sentenced to prison. ... More >>

Is Donald Trump hurting himself?
Donald Trump won't allow himself to catch a break. ... More >>

What Hillary Clinton has learned since 2008
Hillary Clinton has one big advantage over Donald Trump heading into November: hindsight. ... More >>

Opinion: Pushing back against the big guys
In this extraordinary week of news -- and indeed, in this extraordinary last few years -- we see a common motivation: people are rejecting big, concentrated power. ... More >>

This entire senior class is attending college
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Boy on life support after police chase
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Free college classes for former inmates
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Martial arts helps man's Parkinson's disease
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Gas plant explodes in Mississippi
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Brawl breaks out at minor league game
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Boy receives diabetic alert dog
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