In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

[Content Note: War; war crimes] President Obama calls reports of the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "big event of grave concern." He says that the US is still verifying what happened, but: "I think it is fair to say that, as difficult as the problem is, this is something that is going to require America's attention and hopefully the entire international community's attention."

In other presidential news, President Obama recommended that Congress watch some Schoolhouse Rock and start getting shit done.

[CN: Transphobic violence] A suspect has been named, but has not yet been detained, by police in the murder of trans actress Domonique Newburn.

[CN: Hostility to agency] Ireland's first legal abortion to save the life of a pregnant woman happened this week. That is great news, grimly tainted by lamentation that this basic healthcare right required other women to die and sustained international outrage before it was begrudgingly legalized.

Ben Stiller and Helen Childress, the director and writer respectively of Reality Bites, are bringing the 90's Gen X cult film to television as a comedy series. Welp, that sounds terrible!

Republicans' best solution for the national healthcare crisis continues to be telling people without insurance to go to the emergency room.

[CN: Sexual assult] The US Naval will "integrate sexual assault prevention into its academic program in an effort combat high rates of sexual assault in the military." That's good news, provided that their sexual assault prevention doesn't consist of telling female cadets to "Pay attention to your surroundings" and "Be prepared to get yourself home."

And finally! Your new Batman is Ben Affleck. On a scale of zero to one biebillion, how many nopes do you give this casting? I give it a biebillion nopes and a bonus whut.

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