This town is like thousands that are vulnerable to contaminated water, with no fix in sight

(CNN)Virginia Tech engineering Professor Marc Edwards watched as water flowed from a garden hose in Enterprise, Louisiana. As he moved a jar to catch a sample, the color changed from clear to brown. What drives him, Tiser said, is “being sure that they’re not consuming anything that 20 years from…

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After his politicized Thanksgiving call, maybe Trump should not visit the troops

(CNN)President Donald Trump says he will soon be visiting troops in a war zone. It’s a pity he’s had to be goaded into that. He needlessly politicized that conversation, railing against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has ruled against him on immigration, complaining about unfair trade deals, and…

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NASA’s InSight lander has touched down on Mars

(CNN)After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official “beep” to NASA to signal that it was alive and well, including a photo of the Martian surface where it landed. Bridenstine said that Vice President…

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British academic gets life in prison in UAE after 5-minute trial for spying

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN)A British academic accused of spying was sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates after a five-minute hearing in which he was not represented by a lawyer, his family said, prompting outrage from politicians in London. Ben Bradshaw, the member of Parliament…

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Judge notes ‘sad irony’ of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi’s abortion law

(CNN)A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi state law that sought to forbid most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, writing a sharply worded opinion with implications for states weighing similar measures. Judge Carlton Reeves, district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, wrote that the law “unequivocally” infringes…

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