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Stacks of bottled water waiting for distribution to the public at a Food Bank of Eastern Michigan warehouse in Flint on Dec. 16, 2015.

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Michigan governor Rick Snyder has declared that the levels of lead and other pollutants in Flint’s drinking water constitute a state of emergency, saying that “the health and welfare of Flint residents is a top priority”—but reports indicate that the state government itself may have broken laws last year to cover up evidence of high lead levels that turned up in tests it was supervising. In other news:

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