[Content note: Misogyny, racism, rape, rape culture, war]
The Taliban and the U.S. announced that they will hold formal talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that blocks local governments from implementing paid sick leave legislation. That seems like some real good legislation!
The whole Birther thing is back (Thanks, Congressman Jeff Duncan!), which is kind of surprising because it is stupid.
Do you need a Periodic Table of the Muppets? You do.
Also: Sesame Street has created the first Muppet to have a parent in jail. Neat!
Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India. The protests were centered on two recent high-profile rape cases in the state.
Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force.
Alliterative news: An activist and a street artist have teamed up to beautify boarded-up buildings in Baltimore. Neat!
Seriously. Masturbating fetuses. Read this one again.