Friday News Bites: WDBJ Shooting, Food Recalls + More

Hello, unicorns. Lots to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.

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News in Europe: Measles

Greetings, citizens. Europe has its very own measles outbreak now, isn’t that nice? Not. More about that later. Read More News in Europe: Measles

Friday News Bites: Fort Hood, Declassified Files, Mozilla + More

Not a lot of great news this week, but I try to end on an upnote, depending on your feelings for The Lion King.

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Mid-Week News: Just Keep Swimming

Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived a few more days, which is about as best as you can ask for these days if you gauge it by the way the world is tumblin’. Read More Mid-Week News: Just Keep Swimming

Women to Watch in London 2012: Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi

Your feminist-friendly guide to the women of the London 2012 Olympics. This week, meet Malaysian markswoman Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi…

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Deadly Weekend in Syria

Over this last weekend, Syria has seen a rapid escalation in violence. Protests that were contained in the towns of Daraa, Baniyas, and Homs have extended themselves into numerous small towns and most notably, the suburbs of the nation’s capital, Damascus. This is a fairly significant turn of events and the government is more than aware of this fact. Read More Deadly Weekend in Syria

How to Shoot a Gun Like a Sane Person

Guns skeeve me out. Yes, people kill people, but access to weapons that unleash nearly instantaneous internal bleeding and cause organ and tissue damage at the press of a trigger doesn’t do much to discourage people from killing people. But I’m not here to hurl bastardized bon mots at the theoretical bunker walls of the gun lobby, I’m just here to say this: shooting guns is fun. Read More How to Shoot a Gun Like a Sane Person