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19 Jan, 2016 02:14

RT America -- January 18, 2016

Toxic disasters: Water crisis in Michigan and gas leak in California

Two environmental disasters are putting the livelihoods of scores of residents in jeopardy. The governor of Michigan asked President Obama to impose a “state of emergency” over the lead in the city of Flint’s water supply, while in California a methane gas leak continues at a small ranch, which is being investigated by federal officials for likely air and water pollution. RT’s Lindsay France is joined by Brigida Santos in Washington, DC and Manila Chan from California to look at these crises.

Dream confirmed or denied? Americans celebrate life, work of civil rights leader MLK Jr.

On Monday Americans celebrated the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more than five decades after his assassination. RT’s Ashlee Banks has this retrospective looking at Dr. King’s life and what his “Dream” means today.