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STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths

Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.

Protestors, one holds sign that says, "We'll remember this vote."

What You Need to Know About the GOP's Latest Health Care Proposal

This Republican-led Congress is still trying to repeal Obamacare.

This Infographic Breaks Down How Racism Impacts Black People Daily

Living Cities’ “A Day in a Life” illustrates how structural and institutional racism join forces with individual bias to upend the lives of African Americans.

New Target for Statue Removal: 'Father of Gynecology' Who Operated on Enslaved Black Women

J. Marion Sims, a White doctor who performed countless operations without anesthesia, has become a new target for statue removal in New York City.

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EPA Hit With 2 Lawsuits Over Safety Review for Chemicals

Earthjustice is suing the agency for allegedly weakening rules that could keep households safe.

Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

ICYMI: Bruno Mars to Donate $1 Million to Flint Residents

The musician says he wants to help “our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.”

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READ: How Mental Health Training for Cops Saves Lives

A quarter of this year’s fatal police interactions involved victims dealing with mental illness.

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This New Short Documentary Explains How Tobacco Companies Infiltrate Black Communities

“Black Lives/Black Lungs” filmmaker Lincoln Mondy: “Understanding the history of this 50-year-plus campaign is critical for taking back the health of our community.”

Maryland's Prince George's County Fights New Power Plants

The five plants will bring jobs to the area—but they will also cause a rise in pollution for the predominantly Black community.

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Mitch McConnell on Trumpcare: 'It Is Time to Move On'

The Senate majority leader’s Republican party once again failed to repeal Obamacare.

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John McCain Blasted for Condemning Trumpcare, Then Voting for It

Got whiplash?

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal Debate

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.

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Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

A sign displayed in a front yard request that residents keep fro playing in the dirt or mulch at the West Calumet Housing Complex on September 4, 2016, in East Chicago, Indiana.

READ: Racism's Role in the Fight to Save Children From Lead Poisoning

Lead expert David Rosner to ThinkProgress: “The rest of the country basically saw it as an idiosyncratic thing, affecting just a few Black kids and Hispanic kids and therefore unimportant.”

Protestors, one holds sign that says, "Healthcare for the 99%."

#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails

With the GOP’s latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thwarted, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a wholesale repeal of the law of the land.

Black, female nurses protesting cuts to health care access

READ: Why Health Care is a Civil Right

Vann R. Newkirk II breaks down the ways the fight for racial equity intersects with the fight for access to health care.

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Trumpcare By The Numbers

The Congressional Budget Office released its findings on the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act. How will it impact you?

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How Can We Prevent the Next Flint?

A new report from WIRED says we don’t have the data necessary to avoid repeating history.

Senate Health Care Plan Panned by Critics

From former President Barack Obama to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the people are not pleased with the Better Care Reconciliation Act.