News Appetizers: At Least It’s Friday

All this week, I kept thinking each day was the day that was supposed to come after. So, yesterday, I thought it was Friday. The news didn’t make this feeling any better. But today, at least, is actually Friday.

The UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea because North Korea has been more menacing than usual lately. NYTimes

I’m going to say this bluntly: Arkansas is now the most dangerous state in the union to be pregnant now that they’ve passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country. NYTimes

Google wants to fund moon exploration. BBC

A woman was killed by a lion in California. LA Times

Really scary germs are now even scarier. LA Times

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Republicans. Can a meal make everyone get along? If every Thanksgiving dinner ever is to be believed: No. NPR

While the news that processed meats are killings us is a no-shit study, the fact that they have proved it through large-scale research is important because science isn’t science until it’s tested. NPR

Rand Paul did a Mr. Smith-style filibuster. The real question, though, is how did Strom Thurmond last as long as he did? Slate

Good news! You can take your pocket knife on a plane now! You still can’t take your expensive moisturizer in a 4 oz jar, though. Logic. It defies. Salon

This was a really annoying week. The news was even more so. So go make some good news of your own: play with kittens or cuddle a puppy. It’ll do you good.

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[E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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