Today in One Paragraph
Secretary of State John Kerry designated ISIS’s actions against minority groups in Iraq and Syria genocidal. Members of Congress called for the resignation of both the EPA chief Gina McCarthy and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during a hearing on the Flint water crisis. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham endorsed Ted Cruz. And European leaders met in Brussels to reach an agreement on the migrant crisis in the region.
Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide. During a news conference at the State Department, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that ISIS is responsible for genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and Shiite Muslims. The designation, which has been a long time coming, could serve to ramp up the fight against the terrorist group. (Adam Chandler, The Atlantic)
Flint Water Crisis Reaches the Hill. In a hearing with the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy testified about their handling of the Flint water crisis. Both were asked repeatedly by lawmakers to resign. Snyder blamed, in part, the EPA for the crisis, while McCarthy said Snyder and other Michigan officials were at fault. “It was not the EPA at the helm when this happened,” she said. (Matthew Daly, Associated Press)