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Thousands of water lines to be replaced in Flint settlement
(Reuters) - The state of Michigan will replace water lines serving at least 18,000 homes in Flint over the next three years under a settlement approved by a U.S. judge to address a 2015 crisis that exposed residents to lead in their drinking water.

Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company - just as they are at many other technology firms.

North Carolina close to losing NCAA events over bathroom law: official
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The NCAA will deny North Carolina lucrative hosting duties for college sports championship events through 2022 if the state does not change a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people by Thursday, a local sports official said on Tuesday.

Trump applauds Ford's previous planned investment in Michigan plants
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter.

After Seattle woman fights off attacker, self-defense classes boom
(Reuters) - A Seattle woman who became a folk hero by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom has sparked a boom in women's self-defense classes, making a meme out of the war cry she used in battle: "Not today!" followed by an expletive.

New Mexico student loses free speech appeal over anti-lesbian essay
(Reuters) - A former University of New Mexico student failed to persuade a federal appeals court that the school violated her free speech rights by rejecting an essay containing anti-lesbian remarks that she had written for a film class.