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EPA Refuses to Pay $1.2 billion in Damages Over Toxic Spill

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency said it will not repay over $1.2 billion for economic damages it caused as the result of the toxic Gold King Mine waste spill it accidentally triggered in Colorado last year, citing the Federal Tort Claims Act as the basis for its decision.

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Hillary Clinton Loses Half Of Lead In New Monmouth Poll

Hillary Clinton drew 46 percent support among likely voters to Trump’s 39 percent of 802 registered voters that Monmouth University Polling Institute surveyed from August 25-28. A Monmouth poll taken just after the Democratic Party convention registered 50 percent support for Clinton and 37 percent for Donald Trump, a spread of 13 percent.

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Rasmussen: Donald Trump Rises to Lead Over Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton among likely voters, male voters, non-black minority and white voters, voters not affiliated with either of the two major political parties, and he pulls more crossover voters than Clinton in a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Thursday.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look set to slug it out for the White House in November's presidential election

Obama Sips Filtered Water in Flint

During a visit to Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a sip of filtered water from the city in front of reporters, after he was challenged by a reporter to do so.

US President Barack Obama drinks filtered water during a meeting at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan, May 4, 2016. / AFP / Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Violent Crime ‘Caused’ by Air Pollution

In a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, scientists from the University of California, Davis and the Harvard University Center for the Environment suggest that violent crime is precipitated by air pollution.

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