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Rapper Meek Mill has donated 60,000 bottles of fresh water to residents in Flint, Michigan, amid the city’s troubling water crisis that continues to jeopardize residents’ health as public officials attempt to shift blame for what has now been classified as a federal emergency. The Philadelphia native most recently known for ill-fated feuds with Drake and 50 Cent, used his resources to deliver fresh water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, as well as donate money to the Flint Child and Family Health Development Fund. The water crisis began back in 2014 after a temporary cost-saving measure in which the city switched from the Detroit water system to the corrosive Flint River water, which caused lead from old pipes to lead into the water supply and cause widespread lead poisoning.
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is calling for leaders of the technology sector to lend their support to the refugee crisis, asking for companies to provide food, shelter, and jobs to those in need. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, the billionaire CEO announced he’s enlisted the help of 100 tech companies, including leaders with Air-B-N-B and MasterCard to aid in the refugee crisis. He’s also pledging half of his personal wealth to the refugees’ humanitarian crisis, and has recently launched Tent, which is a personal foundation that seeks to connect refugees with the resources of the private sector. You can read the complete story in the News in Brief section.
Finally today, what would you do for an In-N-Out Burger? Well in Australia, hundreds wanted a taste of the California chain’s famous burger. They waited in line, some over six hours, at Dead Ringer bar in Sydney. Customers waited despite the scorching 99-degree temperature, and some waited despite not having a wristband, which guaranteed a burger. Customers were alerted of the pop-up’s existence less than 24 hours beforehand. Burgers were served between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., around 300 in total. Mashable Australia, who visited the frenzied scene and got on line, reports that the line was cut off at 11:10 a.m., when the last wristband was handed out.
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