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Thursday July 12nd, 2018 day edition

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- Billionaire Elon Musk has committed to fund efforts to fix Flint homes that still have contaminated water.

Musk responded and said "Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels.

Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels.

For now, reply to my tweet with ppm & ppb test results & will send someone to install a water filter.

The Flint water crisis started in 2014 when city officials switched off of Detroit's water supply and drew water from the Flint River instead.

Flint's water was tainted with the toxin for at least 18 months, as the city tapped the Flint River but didn't treat the water to reduce corrosion.

Residents dispute that and say they still don't think the water is safe to drink. »

Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.

Lopez Obrador, who handily won this month’s presidential election on pledges to fight corruption and cut government waste, said there had been plans to pay 26 billion pesos ($1.36 billion) for the helicopters to be used by Mexico’s navy.

His pick for the interior ministry, Olga Sanchez, has said the new government will look into decriminalizing marijuana and regulating opium for pharmaceutical use. »

Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

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(CNN) This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress.

Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander.

Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended - thousands and thousands of them. »

Elon Musk Pledges to Pay for Clean Water to Homes in Flint, Michigan

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Billionaire Elon Musk pledged to pay to secure clean water for homes in Flint, Michigan, the city that fell into economic depression amid the decades-long decline of Detroit’s auto industry and is still recovering from a major public health emergency.

Flint’s water supply was contaminated with lead after the state of Michigan changed sources in 2014.

By stepping up to offer assistance to Flint, Musk is thrusting himself into a second high-profile crisis in a matter of days. »