Today’s stories cover South Park’s trick with Cartman and Alexa, rumors of the X-Men and Fantastic Four coming to the MCU, shenanigans in Cuba and more.
Bonus read: 🚨 Trumpcare is back, y’all. Call your senators and raise holy old hell.
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Nerdist: Is Marvel Secretly Working to Get the X-Men and Fantastic Four Into the MCU?
This one’s a video (autoplay, too, by the way). “It’s long been a pipe dream for Marvel fans to see the Fantastic Four and the X-Men share the silver screen with the rest of Marvel’s heroes in the MCU.”
TechCrunch: South Park trolled Amazon Echo owners in the best way possible
“This is one of the minor dangers of owning an Amazon Echo. Most anyone can activate the device by just saying the wake word including Cartman. And in the season opener of South Park, that’s exactly what happened.”
Politico: 5 things Trump did this week while you weren’t looking
“This week, the push to roll back Obama-era rules continued—from new business-friendly guidelines on driverless cars to regulatory rollbacks at the Environmental Protection Bureau and Department of Labor.”
TPM: Castro Response To US Diplomats’ Head Injuries In Cuba Surprises Washington
“Diplomats and their families were getting sick. Some described bizarre, unexplained sounds, including grinding and high-pitched ringing. Victims even recounted how they could walk in and out of what seemed like powerful beams of sound that hit only certain rooms or even only parts of rooms, the AP reported this week.”
Wall Street Journal: GOP Congressman Sought Trump Deal on WikiLeaks, Russia
“A U.S. congressman contacted the White House this week trying to broker a deal that would end WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. legal troubles in exchange for what he described as evidence that Russia wasn’t the source of hacked emails published by the antisecrecy website during the 2016 presidential campaign.” (Outline.com Mirror)