In The News

[Content note: Homophobia, racism, gun culture, torture, violence]

All kinds of things happened last week:

Los Angeles Times will stop using the terms illegal immigrant and undocumented immigrant. Good.

Three additional suspects were arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation. Good.

Mitt Romney wants you to blow your load quiverfully. Neat.

VEEP and House of Cards are helping Baltimore's economy. Thanks, TV shows!

Some cool country music stars are supporting Illinois' marriage equality measure. Neat!

This is just heartbreaking: Three teens were killed at a gay conversion camp in South Africa.

An Oregon school conducted a live-fire test for some reason.

It's all the other details that really make this story.

Jim Porter, who calls the Civil War the war of Northern Aggression has been named the new President of the NRA. Just a really great org, they are!

Jim Inhofe thinks the federal government has hoarded all the ammunition. Seems legit.

A man impersonating Pink Floyd's David Gilmour racked up a $100,000 medical bill. Okay then.

The Whitehouse has disallowed staff from using Bitcoins. Sad face.

Gay marriage is now legal in Rhode Island. Yay!

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, of the hip hop act Kriss Kross, died in his Atlanta home last week. He was 34.

Die Hard 6 is being made because I guess Bruce Willis hasn't punched enough stuff yet.

Amanda Palmer wants to help Morrissey crowdsource his next album. Obviously.

One Direction are in talks to do a Christmas special. Something to look forward to!

Do you need a pirate ship? You need a pirate ship.

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