Friday News Bites: New Hampshire Primary, Oregon Standoff Ends + More:

Happy Friday, everyone! Bit of a short and sweet(?) News Bites this week, but I think we need that now and again. Let’s get started:

The Oregon standoff has come to an end, with several of the men involved arrested. The FBI is keeping the refuge in which they were camped closed for a little while longer while they collect evidence.

Instead of cleaning up Flint, lawmakers in Michigan decided to make sure they passed a bill about beastiality and sodomy instead. Because that’s an excellent use of their time.

This is neat: “LIGO [Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory] Sees First Ever Gravitational Waves as Two Black Holes Eat Each Other

In Thailand, police arrested a passport forger known as “The Doctor,” who was previously so mysterious that no one knew what he looked like or what his name was.


2016 U.S. Election

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire this past Tuesday, and Donald Trump won on the GOP side. Onwards to South Carolina, now.

Except the Republicans have fewer candidates: Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie have both dropped out of the race.

Bernie Sanders has also told the BernieBros™ to knock it off with their misogynistic schtick. 


Musician Dan Hicks has died from cancer. He was 74.

Joe Alaskey, voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, has also died from cancer, aged 63.

Tommy Kelly, perhaps best known for his role in the 1938 adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, died aged 90.

In Entertainment


Mattel just released their first ever officially lesbian Barbie with their Abby Wambach doll.

J.K. Rowling announced that the play featuring Harry Potter, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, will also be released as a book.

Karishma has a good roundup of Beyoncé and “Formation” -related goodness here, but in case you haven’t seen the video (or need an excuse to watch it again):


Until next time, friends.

By Sara Habein

Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the co-manager of Electric City Creative.

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