8 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment on, Including New Gun Control Laws and 2016's "Strange New Meats"

Will you miss microbeads?
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January 3, 2016
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Can one or more of you please fill me in on what Donald Trump said about his hairspray this week?

I heard something and felt as uneducated about this environmental issue as he seems to be, because I thought that the aerosol that affects the ozone layer was banned back when I was a little kid. I've wondered why at gyms and stuff they still have spray cans of deodorant all over the place and assumed this was some new version of aerosol that isn't harmful.

Was I wrong this whole time? And what exactly did he say? I know I could google this, but I'd rather hear what you say about it (also, I'm writing right now).

I was reminded of this, because I was so happy to see Obama banning microbeads this week (woohoo), something I've been aware of the environmental dangers of for a long time. And if that doesn't read to you like the most boring intro to what we internally call my "TK Things" column, then comment on that or any of these other weekly happenings below! Or tell me about other things you wish we had covered that we didn't.

President Obama is pushing ahead with a set of executive actions that will increase gun sales restrictions including the expansion of pre-sale background checks. [WashPo]

Our President has also signed a bill to ban microbeads as they do not decompose and may have a negative impact on the environment. [CNN]

After just 18 days, the ceasefire between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and Huthi rebels has ended. [BBC]

47 people, including al-Qaeda affiliates and an anti-government cleric, have been executed in Saudi Arabia. [Buzzfeed]

Bill Cosby's wife will have to testify in his upcoming defamation case despite her lawyer claiming it would be an "undue burden." [Jezebel]

George R.R. Martin can't even with Game of Thrones fans hassling him right now. [Gawker]

Whole Food's biggest food trend predictions for 2016 include "strange new meats" and "wine in a can." [Buzzfeed]

In addition to being found in possession of hundreds of images of child pornography, Mark Salling was sued for sexual battery by his girlfriend in 2013. [NYDN]

As always, I love to hear whatever you love to say about whatever you think. Opinions and thoughts of all kinds will be welcomed with my open 2016 arms below.