How the people of Flint, Mich., ended up with contaminated drinking water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to the residents of Flint on Tuesday for the failure in state, local and federal leadership that caused a water contamination crisis that has consumed the city for nearly two years. Over the past few weeks, the local crisis has snowballed into a national issue, with Snyder declaring a state of emergency and federal officials launching an investigation.

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