1. politics
    Trump Reportedly Signs Order Banning Transgender People From Joining MilitaryTrump follows through on his tweets, but leaves the status of openly transgender active service members up to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
  2. Now You Can Stay at Donald Trump’s Childhood HomeThe home, which was recently bought at auction, is now listed on Airbnb with amenities such as “a giant cut out of Donald in the Living Room.”
  3. Women’s Rights Activist Detained in Saudi ArabiaShe had been taken into custody 2014 for protesting the country’s driving ban, but it’s not clear what’s behind her recent arrest.
  4. The Fidget Spinner Craze Is Already OverOr it’s about to be, at least. That’s just the life cycle of any fad.
  5. autism
    Vocal Anti-Vaxxer Claims Trump Asked Him to Chair a Committee on Vaccine SafetyThe transition says Trump would like to create a commission on autism, but no decision has been made.
  6. The Trump Cabinet Is Shaping Up to Be a Total SausagefestSpeculation over who will serve in the Trump administration involves a whole lot of old dudes.
  7. boko haram
    21 of the Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Reunite With Their FamiliesThe Nigerian government is reportedly negotiating for the release of 83 more.
  8. scandals
    Children’s Services Is Investigating Anthony WeinerThe ex-politician confirmed he received a letter from the welfare agency.
  9. The 2016 Election, According to 8-Year-OldsJust how much are kids picking up about this election from their parents?
  10. How Cosby Survivors Fought to Change Colorado’s Sexual-Assault Law — and WonGovernor John Hickenlooper signs a law on Friday that will give survivors up to 20 years to report a rape.
  11. New Documents in Andrea Constand Bill Cosby CaseAndrea Constand tells police she tried to confront Cosby after the alleged incident, and explains why she waited a year to report the alleged crime.
  12. What Bill Cosby’s Criminal Case Means for the Other AccusersWhether they testify or not, these women have propelled this case forward.
  13. Pope Calls for More Tolerance for Divorced, GaysHe also leaves open the possibility of divorced people being able to take Communion.
  14. Has Oklahoma Found a ‘Humane’ New Way to Execute People?Nitrogen hypoxia is the way forward, claim Sooner State lawmakers.
  15. public health
    Teens Are Way More Into Vaping Than Smoking Regular CigarettesEven though vaping is safer, researchers aren’t thrilled about its relative popularity among teens.