In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

Abbas Araqchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, reports there has been "a significant step forward at nuclear talks in Geneva, saying Tehran's proposed plan for resolving the decade-long impasse over its atomic programme has been accepted."

The FDA has announced it will "require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans fats [which] provide no known health benefit." There is, of course, a caloric benefit to cheap foods with artificial trans fats, which is a "health benefit" to someone who is experiencing food scarcity, but artificial trans fats are not the only and certainly not the best fat to provide even those calories: As one example, "McDonald's switched to zero-trans fat cooking oil in its iconic french fries in 2008."

There is a dangerous condom shortage in Kenya.

[Content Note: Fat hatred] Time makes a fat joke about Chris Christie, because of course it does. And, yes, I realize "elephant" is a play on the iconic GOP logo, but that doesn't make it not a fat joke too.

Democratic Illinois State Senator Don Harmon hopes to move up the effective date of marriage equality in Illinois, from June 1, 2014 to "an immediate effective date, which means as soon as this new bill is signed into law."

Netflix has picked up four Marvel live-action series and a mini-series, featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, which will debut in 2015.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston think that Scarlett Johansson should get her own Black Widow movie. I agree!

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