Have you ever read the news, muttered to yourself, “What in tarnation is goin’ on here??” and then immediately chucked your phone into the nearest trash can?

So have we. No one can keep up with the constant stream of reports, articles, and tweets. But lucky for you, we at Splinter have to, because it is our job. Splinter writers Isha Aran and Clio Chang are here to catch you up on just what is happening with some of the biggest stories in the news.

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This week: Meet Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA and, if you believe her supporters, an iconic relatable feminist kween who just happened to oversee torture.

You can watch other videos in the “What In Tarnation” series here.

Isha is a staff reporter who covers pop culture, representation in media, and your new faves.

Splinter's video team creates news and explainer videos across all platforms. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Clio Chang is a staff writer at Splinter.

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