have elevated levels of lead
, "some as high as 15 times the federal limit for water systems. 'What was most upsetting to me were the numbers that were really, really high,' said Amy Kirby, an assistant professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health." Testing, which began in the spring and has so far included 30 schools and buildings, should be completed by late July.
Nancy Grace says see ya later to CNN
after 12 years.
The Pentagon announced yesterday it has lifted the ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military
. "Implementation of the policies associated with lifting the ban will begin immediately, but [Defense Secretary Ash] Carter noted that the process would occur in stages over the next year, a timetable that is comparable to the time it took to train the force following the lifting of 'don't ask, don't tell,' which had banned openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military. 'Simply declaring a change in policy is not effective implementation,' Carter said. 'That's why we have worked hard on the implementation plan and must continue to do so.'"
A Baltimore judge says Adnan Sayed, the 35-year-old subject of the "Serial" podcast serving a life sentence for the 1999 killing of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, will get a new trial
. "Retired Judge Martin Welch, who had denied Syed's previous request for a new trial, vacated Syed's conviction Thursday and said questions about cellphone tower evidence should have been raised by his trial team. The ruling came four months after a hearing that included testimony from an alibi witness who had been featured in 'Serial.'"
Finally, a few ideas on where to watch fireworks
this Fourth of July weekend.
New test results show that drinking water at more than a dozen Atlanta schools