HuffPo reports that Michigan is the center of the water crisis in America.
There are towns around the state that are suffering from water contamination.
For years, Flint, Michigan has been the epicenter of the crisis.
Michigan has identified more sites contaminated by PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, than any other state A super PAC tied to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has aired ads in Michigan trying to make water a political issue.
Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to HuffPost. Two sobering government reports released Friday show how race does change how COVID effects us. One of the CDC reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids. Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found. The exact cause for this disparity has not been nailed down, as of yet.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner...for long. Baby Houseman is out of her corner and heading back to the dance floor in a new movie. According to HuffPost, Jennifer Grey will executive produce and star in a new “Dirty Dancing” movie. The new movie will be a followup to the 1987 box office hit in which Grey starred opposite Patrick Swayze. It’s unknown whether the new project will pick up where the original left off or be a completely different concept.
Reopened schools in Georgia’s Paulding and Cherokee counties drew negative attention this week. Viral photos showed students packing hallways with little regard for social distancing or mask-wearing. The most prominent images were taken on Tuesday by a 10th grade student, reports HuffPost. The student posted them on social media and described the hallway situation as severely jammed. Other viral images showed students standing in close proximity for senior photos with no masks.
Federal health officials are asking parents and health care workers to be on the lookout. We should be looking for symptoms of a mysterious paralyzing illness among children. This is ahead of an anticipated seasonal outbreak over the next several months, says HuffPost. The polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, tends to peak every other year in the U.S. The last surge in cases was in 2018 when a record 238 cases were reported in 42 states.
More than a year ago, former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett was accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and anti-LGBTQ hate crime. Smollett was initially charged with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct, which eventually got whittled down to a six-count indictment. Though the actor has maintained his innocence, he’s kept a low profile for most of 2020. Now, HuffPost reports his younger sister is speaking out.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that she had offered to reduce a proposed coronavirus aid package by a trillion dollars if Republicans would add a trillion to their counter-offer, but the idea was flatly rejected by Donald Trump's White House.
[NFA] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with CNBC on Thursday attacked her Republican colleagues for not moving on their new coronavirus relief bill proposal, saying they don't give a "damn" about Americans hurt by the pandemic. Gavino Garay has more.
During her weekly press briefing, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for not understanding the "gravity of the situation" when it came COVID-19 and the urgent need to pass another relief bill for Americans.
PFAS chemicals are made up of a chain of linked carbon and fluorine atoms, which do not degrade in the environment. A 2015 CDC report found endocrine-disrupting PFAS have been detected in the blood of 97% of Americans. According to CNN, they're used in all sorts of consumer products, including fast food packaging. Foods that contain a lot of grease -- such as burgers, fries, and cookies -- are prime candidates for wrappers made with PFAS.