The new British Prime Minister Theresa May announced six members of her cabinet today.

Amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Egypt, security forces have forcibly disappeared hundreds of people since the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

It's an "unprecedented spike," the group says, with an average of three or four people disappeared every day.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Many public figures who took to Twitter and Facebook following the murder of five police officers in Dallas have faced public blowback and, in some cases, found their employers less than forgiving about inflammatory and sometimes hateful online comments.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

Ask a typical teenage girl about the latest slang and girl crushes and you might get answers like "spilling the tea" and Taylor Swift. But at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the answers were "intersectional feminism" — the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all definition of feminism — and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages

VIDEO: A Bear Walks Into A Bar ...

Jul 26, 2013
Originally published on July 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Feel free to complete the joke in the comments thread (and we bet you can do better than this guy).

Yes, a black bear walked into a bar in Estes Park, Colo., last week, as Denver's CBS4 News reports. A man who saw the bear go inside says he tried to warn the patrons of Lonigan's Saloon Bar and Grill that they had a 350-pound-or-so intruder. None of the customers paid attention. Fortunately, according to the Estes Park Trail Gazette, Daniel Lyell adds that, "I called for the bear when he was just about to enter the middle bar area. He hesitated and then listened to me the second time. He turned around and went out the door behind me."

Surveillance video caught the beer ... er, bear ... inside the bar.

Some Two-Way readers may recall that just about one year ago, a black bear walked in and out of a chocolate shop in Estes Park seven times in 20 minutes. He enjoyed some snacks every time he went in. That visit was also caught on video. CBS4 News says it isn't known if this might be the same bear.

Bears — and especially videos of them — seem to be a recurring theme for us:

-- VIDEO: Look Inside A Grizzly Bear's Mouth.

-- Siku Is So Cute! Little Polar Bear Is New Video Star.

-- VIDEO: Texting Guy Barely Escapes Bumping Into Bear.

-- Bear Cub vs. Cat: A Little Sunshine For A Tough Few Days.

-- Bears With Taste For Beer Have Quite A Night In Norway.

-- Jewel (The Bear) Gives Birth To (At Least) Two Cubs.

-- 'Falling Bear,' We Hardly Knew You; Famous Bruin Killed On Highway.

Side note: This isn't the first time this week that an animal walking into a bar has made news. The Daily Show thought it was hilarious to see a horse walking around an English pub as folks celebrated Prince George's birth. "That is the single greatest pub on the planet!" said summer host John Oliver.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.