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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., listen to a question as they discuss proposed legislation to help Flint, Mich. with their current water crisis during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's been two years since problems began with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and nearly six months since officials declared a public health emergency. Yet a bipartisan congressional effort to aid the predominantly African-American city is idling in the Senate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Michigan’s lament: As Congress bickers, Flint suffers

It's been two years since problems began with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and nearly six months since officials declared a public health emergency there.

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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 photo, the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, FILE)
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Michigan governor plans stricter lead-test rules after Flint

Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he wants Flint and the entire state to have more stringent lead-level regulations than what federal rules require, following the city's water contamination crisis.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016, to look into the circumstances surrounding high levels of lead found in many residents' tap water in Flint, Michigan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Snyder blames bureaucrats, EPA faults state in Flint crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday blamed career bureaucrats in Washington and his own state for the Flint water-contamination crisis, while the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency faulted him and other state officials.

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In this Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone is submersed in water in New York's Meatpacking District. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone is submersed in water in New York's Meatpacking District. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Durability tests: Samsung phones survive water, not falls

SquareTrade, a company that offers extended-protection plans for gadgets, said the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge still functioned after being submerged in water for 30 minutes.

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Why New Jerseyans are worried about what’s in their water

Are you concerned about the quality of your drinking water in New Jersey? A new poll shows the majority of residents are.

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In this Feb. 26, 2016 photo, Gov. Rick Snyder speaks after attending a Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting in Flint, Mich. The state of Michigan restricted Flint from switching water sources last April unless it got approval from Gov. Rick Snyder's administration under the terms of a $7 million loan needed to help transition the city from state management, according to a document released Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
In this Feb. 26, 2016 photo, Gov. Rick Snyder speaks after attending a Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Michigan restricted Flint from switching water in loan deal

The state of Michigan restricted Flint from switching water sources last April unless it got approval from Gov. Rick Snyder's administration under the terms of a $7 million loan needed to help transition the city from state management, according to a document released Wednesday.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the media, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the media, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Senators reach tentative deal on Flint water crisis aid

Senators from both parties reached a tentative deal Wednesday to address a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency in the city of 100,000 people.

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$30 million for Flint water bills as officials seek answers

The Michigan Senate acted quickly Tuesday to finalize legislation authorizing $30 million in supplemental aid to help pay Flint residents' water bills, as lawmakers and public officials scramble to try to fix the lead-contaminated water supply.

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In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, bottles of drinking water are seen in a hallway at St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday.

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FLINT, MI - FEBRUARY 7: Army National Guard Spc. Terence Burse carries bottled water out to the car for a resident on February 7, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Months ago the city told citizens they could use tap water if they boiled it first, but now say it must be filtered to remove lead. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)
An Army National Guard member carries bottled water for a resident on February 7, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)
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Water expert rejects explanation on Flint corrosion control

A water expert who first raised concerns about lead in Flint's drinking water dismissed as "contrived" a city official's suggestion in an email that anti-corrosive phosphates weren't added to the Flint River because of worries that the chemicals would promote bacterial growth.

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