- Bermuda this week became the first country to ever revoke same-sex marriage rights. LGBTQ couples were granted the right to marry by Bermuda’s Supreme Court less than a year ago, and the country’s legislature quickly passed a bill overturning the decision, which was signed into law on Wednesday. [NPR]
- After the Pilcomayo River overflowed its banks, more than 10,000 people in the Argentinian province of Salta have fled their homes. Several of the remaining indigenous communities in Argentina reside in the area most affected by the flooding. [Al Jazeera]
- The Philippines’ war against drugs, which has involved a significant number of extrajudicial killings sanctioned by President Rodrigo Duterte, is the subject of a preliminary inquiry opened by the International Criminal Court, the Hague announced this week. [BBC]
- Trump aide Rob Porter resigned Wednesday following the publication of reports that he had beaten both of his ex wives. The White House originally supported Porter, but General Kelly accepted his resignation after the allegations became more public. [New York Times]
- At the age of 77 and in four-inch high heels, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke for more than eight hours on the plight of Dreamers on Wednesday. It is thought to be the longest speech ever given on the floor of the House of Representatives. [Washington Post]
FACT OF THE WEEK: In short bursts, a horse can actually produce up to nearly 15 horsepower. [Reference.com]
Horsepower drops off precipitously if you use all of your carrots, however.