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News Appetizers Need a Kitten

This week has been the worst. THE WORST. And it hasn’t gotten better.

A deadly blast at a fertilizer plant has devastated a small Texas town. NYTimes

Boston is on lockdown as a dragnet seeks suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. I wrote this at 11AM Easter, so forgive missing any important updates. NYTimes

The Senate acted like total assholes about gun control. Obama was (rightfully) pissed. And he minced no words. LATimes

Here’s some good news: the final night of BBC Proms (a giant classical music festival) is to be led by a female conductor for the first time in the event’s 118 year history. Classical music conducting, in case you didn’t know, is a good ol’ boys club. So this is awesome. BBC

More terrible, horrible news: Greek police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting and wounding of more than 20 migrant farmers at a strawberry farm. The shooting occurred because the workers, mostly Bangladeshi immigrants, were demanding to be paid. Al Jazeera

The suspect in the ricin mailings is apparently a conspiracy theory kind of guy”¦ and Elvis impersonator. NPR

I need a cat video right about now.

By [E] Sally Lawton

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

6 replies on “News Appetizers Need a Kitten”

It’s creepy *being* in shut-down Boston. I actually live in Somerville, so we’re not technically under lockdown orders, but it’s still very quiet. The MBTA (public transit system) was and is entirely shut down, so I couldn’t go to work today, so I’ve been stewing inside listening to the radio all day. It’s really truly bizarre.

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