Keeping up with the news is like trying to decipher a Westworld timeline. 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).

U.S. INTELLIGENCE REPORTED THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN ORDERED AN INFLUENCE CAMPAIGN AIMED AT SWAYING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The report said that Russia

Source: Movie Web

A baggage handler survived an hour long flight in a cargo hold

Source: CNN

ACCORDING TO STOCK ANALYSTS, STARBUCKS WILL SOON SURPASS McDonald's AS THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE RESTAURANT CHAIN, WITH EVENTUALLY UP TO 50,O00 LOCATI

Source: Bloomberg

France has passed a new labor law giving workers the right to disconnect

Source: Source

James Woods is suing a dead man over Twitter comments

Source: Variety

A gunman killed five people at Ft Lauderdale Airport

Source: NBC News

New York shootings fell to an all time low last year

Source: ABC News

The orca from Blackfish has died

Source: NPR

Charles Manson has been hospitalized

Macys is closing 100 stores

Source: NBC News, CNN

Puerto Rico could become a state by 2025

Source: ABC News

Five people tortured a disabled man on Facebook live

Source: Fox Chicago, Fox Chicago

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