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"City Failed to Test for Lead in Water at Day Care Centers, Audit Says"

"The New York City department charged with overseeing day care centers routinely failed to test the centers’ water for lead — and for years falsified reports that the tests had been completed, in order for the centers to receive operating permits — according to a sharply worded audit released on Friday by the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer."

Source: NY Times, 06/27/2016

"New Mexico Sues Colorado Over Gold King Mine Spill"

"New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the nation’s highest court alleging the state should be held responsible for the Gold King Mine spill and its handling of the contaminants that have leached from surrounding mines for decades."

Source: Denver Post, 06/24/2016

"Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill"

"Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets a mandatory national system for GM disclosures on food products."

Source: NPR, 06/24/2016

"5 Ways Brexit Will Transform Energy And Climate"

"Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will also give London far more freedom to pursue nuclear projects."

Source: Politico, 06/24/2016

"Zika Deal in Congress Likely to Be Delayed Until After Recess"

"Emergency financing to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus appeared likely to be delayed until after Congress returns from its Fourth of July recess, as Democrats on Wednesday sharply criticized a new Republican proposal to provide $1.1 billion, but with $750 million redirected from other federal programs."

Source: NY Times, 06/23/2016

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