Poland and Germany will likely launch some sanctions against Russia next week if it doesn't back off Crimea.
- CIA Director John Brennan's response to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusations that his employees had spied on congressional staff computers connected to an investigation of the CIA's torture methods under the Bush Administration was to say, "Nothing could be further from the truth. We wouldn't do that." Since Feinstein referenced an actual meeting with Brennan where he revealed the searches, this means that either the head of the CIA or the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is outright lying, so that's fun.
- President Barack Obama added more than 1,600 acres of California coastline to a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.
- The European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan and feta on cheese made in the United States in an especially blatant effort at product protectionism to reduce competition.
- Twitter went down for a little while, which media outlets are dutifully reporting so that they'll appear hip about social media. #TwitterOutage
- More protests are coming to Turkey after a teen boy struck in the head by a tear gas canister during last summer's protests died this morning in a hospital.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
"She was charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act."
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.