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National News

Inflation Continues to Improve, Beats Expectations 

Inflation is continuing to improve, bringing welcome relief to consumers across the country. According to the May Consumer Price Index from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’, consumer prices held flat during May, beating expectations of a 0.1% gain. 

US Consumer Confidence on the Rise

The US Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is up from last month after a three month long period of decline, as reported by The Conference Board, a business research group.

Ten years after the Flint water crisis, distrust and anger linger

Flint, Michigan, is less than 70 miles from the Great Lakes, the most abundant fresh water on the face of the planet. It’s laced with creeks and a broad river that bears its name. Yet in 2014, Flint’s drinking water became a threat — not because of scarcity, or a natural disaster, or even a familiar tale of corporate pollution.

Reproductive-Rights Supporters See Path to Victory: Letting Voters Decide

When Kansas forcibly rejected an amendment this past August that would have removed the right to abortion from the state’s constitution, the country was stunned-and abortion-rights advocates were ecstatic, seeing in this victory a way forward to secure new and greater protections for abortion access and bodily autonomy by enshrining the right to abortion into state constitutions.