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Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty in the Flint water crisis.

Residents' tap water became tainted by lead.

A legionella outbreak has been connected by experts to ruinous decisions that turned a river into the city's water source in 2014-15.

The indictment filed by the attorney general's office is groundbreaking.

According to the state archivist, no governor or former governor in Michigan's 184-year history had been charged with crimes related to their time in that office.

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