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Obama to visit Flint to discuss water crisis

President Barack Obama plans to make his first trip to Flint, Michigan, since that city's drinking water was found to be tainted with lead.

The White House has announced Obama will visit the city on May 4.

He's slated to receive a briefing on the federal effort to assist in the cleanup and to hear from Flint residents.

The impoverished city's water system became tainted in 2014 when the city began drawing water from the Flint River to save money.

Regulators failed to ensure the water was properly treated and lead from old pipes leached into the water supply.

Two state officials and a local official have been charged with evidence tampering and other crimes in a Michigan attorney general's investigation.

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