What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Flint water crisis, cont’d: A judge in Michigan found enough evidence to charge three officials in connection with the scandal related to high levels of lead in Flint’s water supply. They are Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, both officials at the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, and Mike Glasgow, a Flint utilities administrator.

A legal win for Norwegian mass killer: An Oslo court ruled that the government was violating the European Convention on Human Rights by holding Anders Breivik in isolation. Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011 in the worst mass killing in Norwegian history, is serving a 21-year prison term for his actions, the maximum allowed under Norwegian law. That sentence can be extended indefinitely.

Four generations of Britain’s royal family: Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday is being marked tomorrow. Britain’s Royal Mail is releasing a stamp with four generations of royals to commemorate the occasion:

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