Stuff you may have missed: December 12, 2013
In a stunning reveal, the Associated Press reported that long-detained American Robert Levinson, who has been held in Iran for the past seven years, is actually a CIA agent on a unapproved mission. Here’s why the AP finally published the story.
In Bangladesh, Abdul Qader Mulla, a leader involved in the 1971 war for independence, was executed for crimes against humanity. He was initially sentenced to life in prison, but then a popular protest broke out.
Democrats in the Senate are currently punishing Republicans for that whole not-approving-judicial-nominees thing by holding votes during all hours of the day.
The “affluenza” defense apparently worked well enough for a Texas teen that he skipped jail time for a fatal DUI crash. But is “affluenza” actually a thing?