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President Barack Obama drinks a glass of filtered water from Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, as he delivers remarks at North Western High School in Mich., May 4, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Obama in Michigan: 'Turn this into an opportunity to rebuild Flint'

05/04/16 05:46PM

Obama in Michigan: 'Turn This Into An Opportunity to Rebuild Flint'by ELIZABETH CHUCKPresident Obama visited Flint, Michigan, Wednesday, his first trip to the beleaguered city since it became the center of a political and environmental firestorm.Inspired to visit by a letter from an 8-year-old Flint girl, Obama told an audience of... read more

In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the media in Flint, Mich. (Photo by Carlos Osorio/AP)

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder hasn't been grilled over Flint

04/20/16 06:42PM

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Hasn't Been Grilled Over Flintby TRACY CONNORMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that he has not been questioned or interviewed by prosecutors in connection with the Flint water crisis and doesn't believe he broke any laws.His comments came after the state attorney general announced charges against... read more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder drinks water as he testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, March 17, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP)

Michigan Governor Snyder: I will drink Flint tap water for 30 Days

04/18/16 11:22PM

Michigan Governor Snyder: I Will Drink Flint Tap Water for 30 Daysby TIM STELLOHRick Snyder is listening. And drinking.The beleaguered Michigan governor, who has faced cascading criticism for his handling of the Flint water crisis, announced Monday that he would comply with city residents' demand and drink from the tap for the next month.... read more

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, March 17, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP)

Who is Gina McCarthy? White House stands by embattled EPA chief

03/18/16 03:03PM

Gina McCarthy sat inside the U.S. House chamber Thursday, a coffee cup on one side of her desk, bottles of water neatly lined up on the other. In front of her were fuming lawmakers. Behind her were residents of Flint, Michigan, who had bussed into Washington, D.C., overnight to attend a hearing on the dangerous levels of lead they had been... read more

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016 in Flint, Mich. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty)

Flint prepares for the political spotlight to fade

03/08/16 07:15AM

FLINT, Mich. -- Phillip Wadsworth served 22 years as a pilot in the Air Force, reaching the rank of Major after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. When it came time to retire, he took his family to his hometown of Flint. It’s a decision he regrets every day, and one that has imperilled not only his family’s health, but his job, his home, and... read more

Journalists watch Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate on televisions in the media room at the University of Michigan in Flint, Mich. on March 6, 2016. (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty)

In Flint, both Clinton and Sanders call for Michigan Gov. Snyder to resign

03/06/16 09:43PM

Both Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, said that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder should resign because of his response - or lack thereof - to the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan.Sanders and Clinton called on his resignation during opening statements of a Democratic presidential debate taking place in Flint... read more

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jan. 28, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty)

Senator puts hold on lead bill, says Flint doesn't need fed aid

03/05/16 10:21AM

A U.S. senator from Utah who put a hold on a bill to provide federal aid to Flint, Michigan, amid its water crisis said Friday he did so because the federal money is unneeded."The state of Michigan has an enormous budget surplus this year and a large rainy-day fund, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars," Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican... read more

Army National Guard Spc. Terence Burse carries bottled water out to the car for a resident on Feb. 7, 2016 in Flint, Mich. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty)

Opinion: Flint highlights environmental justice issues for black communities

03/05/16 09:25AM

On March 6, the Democratic National Committee will descend upon Flint, Michigan to host the final debate before the Michigan primary. The cameras will follow them, stump speeches will be made, and the Democratic Presidential candidates will vie for support in states where Black people make up a significant percentage of the voting bloc. But what... read more

The silhouettes of people are seen watching the sunset over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, May 8, 2015. Philadelphia. (Photo by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty)

Is Philadelphia testing its drinking water correctly?

02/19/16 01:45PM

Philadelphia's water passed its last round of lead testing with flying colors, but documents obtained by NBC News show those results may offer a misleading picture of the lead flowing from Philly taps.A memo obtained by NBC News through a records request shows that in 2014 in a city with up to 50,000 homes with lead pipes, Philadelphia... read more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on Jan. 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Mich. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to testify before House Committee about Flint

02/12/16 07:00PM

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will appear before the House Oversight Committee to answer questions about his handling of the water crisis in Flint, in which the city's residents were exposed to lead poisoning.Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz invited Snyder to appear before the committee at a time yet to be determined, and Snyder accepted the... read more

Mayor Karen Weaver of Flint, Mich., speaks at a Conference of Mayors 84th Winter Meeting press briefing at the Capitol Hilton, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom/ZUMA)

Flint mayor: 'Shame' on Snyder if he won't back lead pipe removal

02/09/16 05:54PM

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, threw down the gauntlet Tuesday, announcing she has a $55 million plan to remove lead pipes from the entire city in one year — and "shame on" Gov. Rick Snyder if he doesn't support it."We deserve new pipes," Mayor Karen Weaver said.Snyder has said he has no plans to fund pipe removal and is... read more

Luke Waid discusses the lead-contamination in Flint's water as he watches his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, and infant son, Luke Jr, in their Flint, Mich., home. (Photo by Mike Householder/AP)

Parents of 'tragic' 2-year-old with lead poisoning sue Flint

02/08/16 03:53PM

When doctors detected lead in 1-year-old Sophia Rodriguez Waid's blood, her family did everything they could to fix the situation, spending months living with friends and relatives and scarce dollars remodeling their home in Flint, Michigan.But the amount of the toxin in the little girl's blood only got higher -- and the worried... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with an audience member at the House Of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, Feb. 7, 2016 in Flint, Mich. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP)

Hillary Clinton: 'What happened in Flint is immoral'

02/07/16 03:34PM

FLINT, Michigan — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for "action now" to combat the toxic water crisis here Sunday in a speech to a packed congregation, arguing that a wealthier city would never have let its children drink water that was "poisoned.""This has to be a national priority," Clinton... read more

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