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The former governor of the US state of Michigan, Rick Snyder, was charged on Wednesday with wilful 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 misdemeanours punishable by up to a year in jail and a US$1,000 fine.The charges are groundbreaking: No governor or former governor in Michigan’s 184-year history had been charged with crimes…

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