Lead’s Hidden Toll

Reuters continues its reporting exposing hidden lead hazards nationwide in a 2-part series, Lead’s Hidden Toll. Part 1, constructed from previously undisclosed data, reveals how lead afflicts neighborhoods rich and poor in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. Findings surprised local leaders, moving them to immediate reforms. Part 2 reveals how Reuters has now…

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Developer for proposed Trump-branded Dallas hotel has history of unfinished projects, legal woes

An investigation by the Dallas Morning News found that Mukemmel “Mike” Sarimsakci, the developer who was planning to help launch the Trump Organization’s new Scion brand with a hotel in downtown Dallas, has a history of unpaid debts and legal trouble. Sarimsakci, who refers to himself as the “Turkish Trump” and is an admirer of the President,…

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Trump condos worth $250 million pose potential conflict

A four-month investigation by USA TODAY cataloged every property President Trump’s companies own across the country. It found those companies own more than 400 condo units and home lots worth at least $250 million in the U.S. alone. In contrast to developments where Trump licenses his name to a separate developer for a flat fee, these…

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