Many cities at risk of lead in drinking water

The crisis in Flint, Michigan, where as many as 8,000 children under age 6 were exposed to unsafe levels of lead, may be the most serious contamination threat facing the country’s water supplies. But it is hardly the only one. Unsafe levels of lead have turned up in tap water in city after city.

Orange Crush leaves Illinois with red cheeks

Living with criminals, sociopaths and the most violent members of society must have a deadening, dehumanizing effect on those entrusted with containing the inmates. The successes are likely thin and thankless. The failures monumental and the stuff of movies and folk songs.

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