United Nations

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A look at the recent United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Aging, focusing on a proposed charter for the ‘Rights of the Elderly.’  Topics include elder independence and autonomy, long-term and palliative care, and other issues. 

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Lawmaker appeals to President on Detroit water shutoffs

Jun 30, 2014

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Longtime Detroit Congressman John Conyers has sent letters to President Barack Obama and other officials requesting immediate action and relief regarding water shutoffs in the bankrupt city. 

The Democrat seeks to stop the shutoffs for nonpayment. Conyers said in a statement Friday that actions represent "an overzealous and misguided approach to cost-cutting."

The water department, responsible for about $6 billion of Detroit's $18 billion in debt, is a major issue in bankruptcy.