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Ex-Michigan Governor Rick Snyder charged over Flint water crisis

5 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Groundbreaking charges could land the former Michigan governor in jail in the US for as long as one year.
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Former Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

Former Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

6 days ago   |   By Politico

LANSING, Mich. - Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
The charges, revealed in an online court record, are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The charges are groundbreaking: No governor or former governor in Michigan's 184-year history had been charged with crimes related to their time in that office, according to the state archivist.
“We believe there is no evidence to...
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Biden Bids Emotional Farewell To Delaware En Route To The Presidency

Biden Bids Emotional Farewell To Delaware En Route To The Presidency

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Biden picks transgender doctor as assistant health secretary

Biden picks transgender doctor as assistant health secretary

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Burr says DOJ ‘closed' insider trading probe without charges

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Trump authorizes DOJ to declassify Russia probe documents

Trump authorizes DOJ to declassify Russia probe documents

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Pence, McConnell To Skip Trump Departure Ceremony For Biden Inauguration Events

Pence, McConnell To Skip Trump Departure Ceremony For Biden Inauguration Events

Republican leaders in Congress will reportedly attend church with Biden instead of witnessing Trump's formal send-off at Joint Base Andrews. Read more ...

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