Flint’s Water, Broadband Privacy Rules, and More

In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source to save money. But this led to damaged pipes, which seeped lead into drinking water. 

Now, after three years of not being able to turn on the tap for something as simple as washing their hands without filtration systems, the people of Flint finally have a win: The state of Michigan has agreed to spend almost $100 million to replace the lead pipes. Read the story from NPR. 

Internet Privacy Rules

Both houses of Congress sent the president legislation that would undo Obama-era online privacy regulations. The FCC rule would have given consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. Here’s what it could mean for you. Read the story from The AP. 

Census Bureau

LGBTQ groups blasted the U.S. Census Bureau for adding, then deleting, the gender and sexuality category from the 2020 survey. Read the story from The AP. 

First Lady

Melania Trump helped present the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to 13 ladies on Wednesday. More than 100 women from more than 60 countries have been recognized with courage awards since 2007. Read the story from The AP. 

Olympics Coverage

NBC is getting rid of the time delay for its Olympics broadcast, starting with the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year. That means: No spoilers, no matter where you live. Read the story from NPR. 

Brexit Time

British Prime Minister Theresa May signed and delivered a letter to the president of the EU on Wednesday, signifying the start of Brexit negotiations. So what happens next? Read the story from The Atlantic. 

Uber Diversity Report

Well, it’s not good, especially for women. Nor for minorities. Read the story from The AP.