In Other News: September 26, 2013

Hey, at least we're in good company. Turns out the National Security Agency also spied on Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali during the Vietnam War.

Al Jazeera America's Michael Keller and Jason Leopold have this must-see guide to the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will retire after 21 years in charge, which is a big deal for those who care about baseball. And commissioners.

The FBI arrested a 19-year-old man for what the media is calling the "sextortion" of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf. Yes, it appears that trying to extort someone over naked pictures is so common these days that this douchebaggery needs its own catchphrase.

Google unveiled an overhaul of its search engine, which has apparently already been active for a month and aims to make googling more accurate and efficient. "We think about having 100 years to create the most amazing search opportunity. So we are 15 years in," a Google advertiser said. N

The New York Times, dependably five-to-seven years late to the trend piece game, tells a tale of two cities. Oh wait, just one city. No wait, make that one neighborhood, in one borough, of one city. North vs. South Williamsburg, to be exact.

The Kaiser Foundation released a helpful (and cute) "YouToons" video explanation of Obamacare:

And finally, if you didn't read or watch any of this and clearly have no energy left today, you really just need to watch this video. Please, you will thank me. (I'm Team Little Sister, though both are clearly destined for greatness.)

Image: Kaiser Foundation