Mid-Week News

Each time I do the news, I look for one little ray of sunshine in all the bad news. And this week we have a great one. I put it at the end so when you leave, you feel a little better about the world.

Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr held his first public meeting on Monday night. It was boring. Michigan Radio 

Google has asked permission to publish info about FISA requests. NPR

From Australia comes the horrifying story of the rape and murder of ABC employee Jill Meagher by Adrian Bayley. More horrifying is that Bayley had already been convicted of rape, but he was out on parole. Read this Guardian article for more info. Then check out this open letter to Mark Dreyfus, Attorney General Australia calling for harsher punishments for rape.

After police fired tear gas at protesters in Taksim Square, the Turkish Prime Minister vows that he will no longer tolerate the protests. That’s totally going to make people not want to protest anymore. BBC 

The State Department is under greater scrutiny with allegations of coverups. You can’t help wonder if these investigations have more to do with a possible Clinton presidential bid than anything else. CNN

The senate started debating immigration reform Tuesday. New York Times

The Russian Parliament passed a ban on the distribution of gay rights materials and gay pride marches. Salon

Yay, access! The U.S. dropped its bid to limit sales othe Morning After Pill. Woo! New York Times

So, how are you keeping the middle of the week from being totally depressing?

By [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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