Flint to host Democratic debate after tainted water scandal

Demonstrators demand action from the Republican presidential candidates about the water crisis in Flint outside the historic Fox Theater before the GOP presidential debate on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, MichiganTiana Lankford’s two-year-old daughter was poisoned by the lead-tainted water that flowed from the taps in their home, causing the toddler to develop appetite and behavioral problems. The contamination, ignored and then hushed up by government officials, will be in the national spotlight on Sunday as Democratic White House hopefuls come to this poor, predominantly black Rust Belt city for their next debate. “I’m furious, of course,” said Lankford, 33, who has two other daughters.

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