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'Democracy needs to be restored in Flint'

'Democracy needs to be restored in Flint'

01/27/16 09:47PM

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver joins Rachel Maddow at the MSNBC town hall “American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint" and explains the breakdown of democracy in her city and the need for Flint residents to reclaim their voice. watch

'Lead impacts everybody'

'Lead impacts everybody'

01/27/16 09:39PM

At the MSNBC town hall “American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint," Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha emphasizes the need for resources to help the approximately 100,000 people impacted by lead exposure. watch

The impact of lead poisoning on Flint’s kids

The impact of lead poisoning on Flint’s kids

01/27/16 09:25PM

NBC News' Stephanie Gosk reports on how lead poisoning has taken a catastrophic toll on Flint, Michigan's children. Plus: Rachel Maddow and panel discuss the dearth of resources in Flint for the city's children, and how to solve that problem. watch

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 1.27.16

01/27/16 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
 
* Oregon: "Federal agents sealed off an Oregon wildlife refuge occupied by armed protesters Wednesday, hours after authorities arrested several members of that group and killed one of the most prominent occupiers."
 
* He'll need Senate confirmation: "Army Lt. Gen. John 'Mick' Nicholson, a veteran of the Afghanistan War, has been nominated to command U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan.... If confirmed by the Senate, Nicholson will succeed Gen. John Campbell, who has served as commander in Afghanistan since 2014 and is expected to complete his tour shortly."
 
* Cleveland: "The Cleveland Division of Police has fired Michael Brelo and five other officers over their actions during a high-speed chase in 2012 that ended in the deaths of two unarmed suspects. Brelo was accused of jumping onto the vehicle's hood and firing 15 rounds through its windshield."
 
* Fed: "The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said 'economic growth slowed' since its last meeting in December and that inflation is unlikely to rise rapidly toward its 2% target, a more dovish tone that suggests the bank won't be quick to raise interest rates again."
 
* CDC: "As the mosquito-borne Zika virus moves northward, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued interim guidelines for evaluating and testing infants in the United States suspected of being infected."
 
* Milwaukee: "A terrorist-style plot intended to kill dozens of people with automatic weapons at a Masonic center in Milwaukee was foiled this week by FBI agents, federal prosecutors said Tuesday."
 
* If you think education is expensive, try ignorance: "The nation's per-pupil spending on K-12 public schools dropped in 2013 for the third year in a row, reversing more than a decade of funding increases, according to federal data released Wednesday."

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