In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

Reports estimate that about 50,000 have enrolled in Obamacare. (Although that might be a low estimate.) This is apparently indicative of a terrible failure, but all I can think is: Fifty thousand people who didn't have access to health coverage now do!

[Content Note: Racism; guns; violence] The killing of Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old black woman who was shot and killed in Detroit by a white man after seeking help at his front door following a car accident, has been ruled a homicide.

Gallup finds that most USians support raising the minimum wage. But ha ha don't worry—they're still totally stingy about it!

Yesterday, fifty-four workers and activists were arrested outside of Walmart's new store in Los Angeles during what organizers called "the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart's history [to protest] the company's harsh labor practices that include 'poverty wages' and unpredictable part-time hours."

[CN: Animal harm] A University of Colorado study published in the journal BioScience found that more than 600,000 bats are killed annually by wind turbines. Sadface. I ♥ bats. Of course, I also ♥ wind energy. I hope the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative can find a way to bat-proof them soon!

[CN: Pranks] In case you'd forgotten for two seconds, Sacha Baron Cohen is the worst.

Do you love The Princess Bride SO MUCH and wish it would be adapted into a stage production? As you wish.

Bruce Springsteen is going to be the subject of a theology class at Rutgers. Sure!

Ten motherless chicks wandered into a yard, and so Bailey, the dog-in-residence, adopted them. Obviously.

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