National Labor Relations Board member Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, resigned on May 26 amid fallout from a May 2 Inspector General report alleging he improperly shared data on pending NLRB cases with former Chairman Peter Schaumber and others. Flynn has denied the allegations. He recused himself from future board cases. His July 24 departure will leave the five-person NLRB with three Democrats and one Republican.
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.