-Incumbent Lisa Murkowski may not bow out of the Alaska Senate race after all. Politico reports that she recently met with Alaska Libertarian Party nominee David Haase to discuss replacing him as the party’s candidate in the upcoming election. [ Politico ]
-Rebel militias and government troops continue to use rape as a weapon in the ironically named Democratic Republic of Congo. In the last two months alone, the U.N. estimates that 500 women were raped in the eastern region of the country. [ New York Times ]
Photograph of Lisa Murkowski by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.