Merrit Kennedy

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Michigan Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Over Lead Levels

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The mayor of Flint, Michigan says her city is experiencing a "man-made disaster" after a 2014 switch to a new water source.

She says the city's usage of water from the Flint River elevated blood lead levels in children, leading to irreversible health effects.

In a televised interview on ...


Natural Gas Leak in California Raises Health, Environmental Concerns

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Southern California Gas Co. says it detected a gas leak on Oct. 23 in its Aliso Canyon storage facility. A month and a half later, it still hasn't been able to stop it.

The company said in a statement on its website that they are drilling a relief well ...


Jurors Begin Deliberations In Freddie Gray Death Trial

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jurors have begun deliberating whether a Baltimore police officer is guilty of manslaughter and assault in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from a spinal cord injury sustained in police custody last April.

The deliberations started early Monday afternoon following prosecution and defense closing arguments.

William ...


Obama Addresses The Nation On U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

Monday, December 14, 2015

President Obama says the self-proclaimed Islamic State is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria, in televised remarks from the Pentagon on Monday.

ISIS "has lost about 40 percent of the populated areas it once controlled in Iraq," Obama said, following a meeting with the National Security Council. Likewise, he ...


Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Thursday, July 02, 2015

A day after militants killed more than 50 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai Peninsula, details on the attack are emerging and the government is launching a massive military response.


Amid Tight Security, Egypt Swears In A New President

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Egypt has sworn in former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi as its new president. This comes after a campaign season when his victory was never in doubt.

Sissi walked into the Supreme Constitutional Court in dark sunglasses Sunday morning. He then took the oath of office to booming applause from ...


Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Freed On Bail

Sunday, March 23, 2014

At a Cairo criminal court, a judge ordered the release of prominent left-wing activist Alaa Abdel Fattah on bail. Abdel Fattah, described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, has spent almost four months in prison.

After the announcement, his supporters in the courtroom erupted into cheers and ...


Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

As part of a crackdown against critics, Egypt's military-backed government has been jailing journalists and activists. But the government hasn't entirely silenced them.

Writing surreptitiously and risking additional punishment, several of those detained have managed to write letters that have been smuggled out of prison or released by the authorities.



Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

Monday, November 04, 2013


Morsi Trial May Reignite Anger, Violence In Egypt

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Egypt's first-ever democratically elected president goes on trial in Cairo on Monday, charged with inciting violence and complicity in the deaths of protesters.

Mohammed Morsi has been detained at an unknown facility since the military ousted him from power last July. His trial is likely to fan the flames of ...


A Big Battle Over A Tiny Isle In The Nile

Saturday, March 09, 2013

It's not easy to get to Qursaya island, a tiny bit of land in the middle of the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt's capital. You have to take a boat from the riverbank. There are no cars on the island, and it's only had running water for a few years.