In Other News, June 12: Turkey, Hashtags, and Slips of the Tongue
'In Other News' is Bustle's daily roundup of the stories you might have missed.
Turkey's Prime Minister has finally decided to open talks with opposition leaders in order to diffuse ongoing protests in the country. Thousands of demonstrators took to the street to defend the occupation of Taksim Sqaure Tuesday night, and were met with tear gas from police.
Nelson Mandela appears to be responding to ICU treatment "better," according to inside reports.
Sarah Murnaghan—the 10-year-old who was put on the adult waiting list for a lung transplant last week— received new lungs from a donor today.
The Vatican may actually have a powerful, secret working gay lobby. [Insert offensive joke here.]
A disease called coffee rust is threatening to destroy gourmet beans. Senior Lifestyle Editor/grinds aficionado Meredith Turits just had a panic attack.
Speaking of freak-outs, New York City parents are in a twist over a creative writing assignment at an Upper West Side prep school. High school students were asked to write a suicide note from the perspective of someone about to end it. Borderline inappropriate/awesome.
And finally, this news anchor makes an embarrassing slip of the tongue/psyche: