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    Chinese Government Sued Over Six-Day Smog Emergency

    Everyone’s running for the hills. China’s northern industrial regions have been overwhelmed by smog since Friday, spurring tens of thousands to head south seeking cleaner air. Social media is ablaze with protest, airports are canceling flights — and a group of lawyers has filed suit against the government for not taking earlier action on pollution. The lawsuit is unprecedented, but experts expect Chinese courts to reject the salvo in favor of the government — and even with aggressive anti-pollution efforts it could take decades to clear the air.

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