Keeping up with the news is like jumping into a passing flash mob. No reasonable person can keep up with all the headlines while maintaining their sanity, so we'll be here throughout the week to quickly summarize the most important and/or ridiculous news stories from the last week (or so).

DONALD TRUMP HAS REVERSED HIS PLANS TO WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN AND WILL SEND ADDITIONAL TROOPS. Despite his previous statements urging for the withd

Sources: CNN, Time

THE NAVY'S VICE ADMIRAL JOSEPH AUCOIN HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF COMMAND. Four separate vessels in the fleet under his command were involved in collisions t

Source: Reuters

MARK WAHLBERG WAS NAMED THE HIGHEST- PAID ACTOR OF THE YEAR. The actor made an estimated $68 million in the past 12 months, boosting him above his Pai

AMAZON ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE LOWERING PRICES AT WHOLE FOODS STORES. Amazon Prime members will get additional discounts at the store chain. WHOLE FOODS

Source: CNN Money

BILL COSBY HIRED THE SAME LAWYER WHO WON MICHAEL JACKSON HIS ACQUITTAL Cosby is on trial for sexual assault, following numerous accusations of rape. H

Source: NBC News

AN OHIO JUDGE WAS AMBUSHED AND SHOT, ALLEGEDLY BY THE FATHER OF A MAN CONVICTED IN A GH-PROFILE RAPE CASE. Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. (pictured) was

Source: NBC News

PRESIDENT TRUMP PARDONED FORMER ARIZONA SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO. Arpaio had been convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to obey a court order to stop

THE DESIGNER OF A CROWDFUNDED SUBMARINE WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES. Peter Madsen told authorities that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who was last seen do

Source: CNN

ELON MUSK MADE AN APPEAL TO THE UN TO BAN LETHAL ROBOTIC WEAPONS. Musk and robotics experts are calling for the ban of autonomous weapons. They cite f

A MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO BLOW UP A CONFEDERATE STATUE AT A TEXAS UNIVERSITY. The man, Andrew Schneck, was caught setting up homemade explosive

Source: Reuters

The 15 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (8/29/17)

Source: CNN

A LONDON WOMAN WAS SENTENCED TEN YEARS FOR FALSE RAPE ALLEGATIONS. Jemma Beale was convicted of lying about four separate sexuall assault incidents, i

TRUMP SIGNED A DIRECTIVE BANNING TRANSGENDER MILITARY RECRUITS. It also prohibits the use of defense resources for hormone regimens or transition-rela

Source: CNN

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