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Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking steps towards banning toxic flame retardants linked to cancer and other health problems. Many people are not aware that these chemicals are added to items like children’s pajamas, upholstered furniture, mattresses and many baby products. The move sets the stage for a showdown with the chemical industry and its lobbyists.
The biggest hurdle for many Hurricane Katrina and Sandy survivors was the bureaucratic red tape involved in rebuilding their lives. It remains to be seen if lessons have been learned or if Hurricane Harvey survivors will experience more of the same.
President Trump is ending restrictions put in place by President Obama that limit the type of gear that local police departments can receive from the military. Ever since tanks rolled into Ferguson, many have been asking if we as a country are too militarized…Watch SWAT: Mission Creep.