A fun experiment is to fast from all forms of secular news - tv, radio, magazines, Internet, newspapers. You'll find that the news worth knowing will come to you thru friends, colleagues and social media. It's a real time-saver and a relief.
Yes, well in this case, I have made a vow of complete abstinence.
In any case, when I eventually find out the pertinent news through "friends", they are always shocked that I didn't know before they told me. How could I not know?!
They say, "What do you do? Live under a rock?"
Figuratively, this isn't far from the truth and I don't really mind it that much, either. I'll come out to do what spiritual combat needs to be done and then go back under to prepare for next time.