13 Stories I Couldn't Get Anyone to Write About This Week, Including Toxic Chicken, Defamation, and Women who Love Casual Sex

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Publish date:
May 16, 2015
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I didn't spend much time writing this this week, because I was too busy deleting troll comments from Open Thread. Priorities.

So without further ado, I offer you these thirteen news items that my team hit the snooze button on. (Does that metaphor work? I'm not sure. Let's take a vote.)

George Zimmerman has been involved in another shooting. [CNN]

PBS's new documentary reveals the horrors of salmonella. [HuffPo]

Rick Santorum won't stop talking about Bruce Jenner. [Bustle]

People are abusing Facebook's Nepal Safety Check on social media. [Buzzfeed]

A new study shows women enjoy casual sex as much as men. [HuffPo]

22 former frat members found guilty in hazing death case. [Chicago Tribune]

UVA is suing Rolling Stone for defamation. [Bustle]

The derailed Amtrak train may have been struck before the crash. [NYT]

The Mindy Project has been picked up by Hulu! [Jezebel]

North Korea Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol has been executed. [Wall Street Journal]

Folks are speaking out against putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. [The Guardian]

The Boston Marathon Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has received the death sentence. [Jezebel]

The end may be near for American Apparel. [Buzzfeed]

Say anything you like about these or other topics you want to discuss here. Then go have weekends, y'all!