FROM Dustin Volz
The Right to Be Forgotten A European court ruling that says people have a right to be forgotten. That might not necessarily sound like a good thing, but for those trying to put a piece of embarrassing personal history behind them, this is great news. Europe’s highest court has ruled that people can ask Google and other search engines to remove results that paint them in a bad light, even if they’re accurate.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.