Connecticut lawmakers passed a grab-bag of stupid and intrusive gun restrictions that wouldn't have prevented the Newtown shooting and guarantee to criminalize, overnight, large numbers of state residents.
- American and Ugandan troops have stopped looking for war crimes suspect Joseph Kony, having concluded that he's no longer in the country. American troops? In Uganda?
- Japan will try, once again, to jump-start its long sputtering economy — by doubling the money supply out of thin air. Can't imagine a downside to that.
- Concern is spreading among climate scientists over why the global warming they've been cautioning us about seems to have stopped almost twenty years ago.
- North Korea's wacky leaders reportedly moved a long-range missile to the east coast, within striking distance of Japan or South Korea, in an ongoing effort to get the country reduced to a parking lot that glows ever so softly at night.
- Colorado's Westword alternative weekly may employ America's first (legal) marijuana critic. Sweet job.
- A particle detector on the International Space Station may have finally detected dark matter. Either that, or it woke one of the old gods. Pretty momentous, either way.
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