Obama hosts mayor of US city at center of water crisis

A sign on a the front of a building warns residents to filter their water, in Flint, MichiganPresident Barack Obama met at the White House the mayor of Flint, the Michigan city at the center of a health scare over tainted tap water, triggered by budget cuts. Obama “reiterated that his administration will continue to support state and local officials in their response,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday, freeing up federal aid to help in the crisis over lead-contaminated water that arose from cost-cutting measures implemented in Flint, home to 100,000 people.

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