Keeping up with the news is like trying to play Whack-a-Mole with a spork. No reasonable person can be expected to keep up with every headline while maintaining their sanity, so we have taken it upon ourselves to quickly summarize the most important and/or ridiculous news stories from the last week (or so).

Gene Wilder has died

Source: NPR

Armed attackers stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Source: ABC News

Fisherman in the Phillipines finds a 75-pound pearl

Source: ABC News

A court has ruled that the DOJ cannot prosecute medical marijuana cases in states where it is legal

Source: Reuters

Heroin overdoses are on the rise

Source: CNN, CNN

A North Carolina trooper fatally shot a deaf motorist

Source: NBC News, WCNC

Mylan Pharmaceutical accused of price gouging for epi pens

Marvel has renamed the new Iron Man Ironheart

Source: Wired

Maine governor Paul LePage makes vulgar remarks

Source: WALB News, CNN

A Massachusetts man hid from the cops for months by wearing an old man mask

Source: NBC News, NECN

A heroic family dog protected a baby from a fire

Source: WNEP News

French high court overturns the burkini ban

Source: CNN, CNN

Deadly earthquakes struck Italy and Myanmar

Source: Reuters, EarthQuakeTrack.com, ABC News

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