Friday, April 19, 2024


Congress passed bipartisan bills to publicly condemn Iran and punish the country financially in response to Iran’s attack on Israel this weekend. The White House imposed new financial sanctions as well. (More)

Fifteen members of the Kennedy family endorsed President Biden for president in a rebuke to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s third-party candidacy. Kennedy’s sister Kerry called Biden “my hero.” (More)

➤ Meanwhile, Robert Kennedy Jr. won ballot access in the battleground state of Michigan. He’s also officially on the ballot in Utah and awaiting confirmation in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina. (More)

➤ President Biden misstated key details about his uncle’s death in World War II, saying that his uncle was shot down in New Guinea, where there were “a lot of cannibals.” His uncle died in a plane crash at sea. (More)

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Instead of helping you shed unwanted pounds,

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➤ The Justice Department agreed to pay 100 victims of former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar $100 million for the FBI’s failure to investigate reports of sexual assault. (More)  

The Arizona Coyotes played their final game in Glendale Wednesday night as the NHL team plans to relocate to Salt Lake City next season. (More) 

➤ British synchronized swimmers performed in a water tank for pedestrians in London’s Covent Garden district to mark 100 days until the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (See Video

➤ New York Jets players were surprised and alarmed when a fake mannequin dressed in their new 2024-25 uniforms suddenly moved at them. (See Video)  


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➤ Big Stock Move: Water measurement company Badger Meter saw its stock rise 17% Thursday after exceeding expectations with its first-quarter earnings report. (More

Mortgage rates topped 7% for the first time this year and aren’t expected to drop soon as inflation keeps rates high. (More

➤ Alaska Airlines reported strong second quarter and 2024 earnings well ahead of forecasts, crediting strong demand for travel for boosting revenues. (More

Google fired 28 employees because of their participation in protests against Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion joint contract with Amazon to provide Israel with AI and cloud services. (More) 

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Try this tasty swap instead.

Science & Technology

Colorado passed the first-ever law to legally protect biological data generated by the human brain from misuse by tech companies and advertisers. (More) 

A new antibody drug to treat Parkinson’s disease appeared to slow the progression of symptoms in some patients, according to data collected from an early clinical trial. (More 

NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft, reminiscent of the “ornithopters” in the movie “Dune,” was authorized for final manufacturing for a proposed mission to Saturn’s moon Titan. (See Photo

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Feel Good Friday

A hockey fan deflected a puck flying straight at a little boy in the stands, an act captured on camera. The boy’s mom posted the video on social media to track down the man who saved her son. (See Video)

A six-year-old girl rescued her sleeping mom and two younger siblings from a house fire she saw while playing outside. She ran into the house shouting, “Wake up, mom — wake up the babies!” (See Photos)

A 73-year-old Oregon man who had brain surgery for cancer two years ago ran the New York City half-marathon this month, completing his life-long goal of running the 13.1-mile race in every state. (See Video)

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A Brazilian woman took her dead uncle to a bank Wednesday and was arrested for trying to pass him off as alive to secure a $3,250 loan. (More

Federal authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly throwing a pipe bomb at a satanic temple in Salem, Massachusetts. (See Video)  

A British photographer built a tiny village for wild mice in his backyard and took pictures of the animals enjoying the pub, bookshop, and adorable Lord of the Rings-inspired Hobbit homes. (See Photos

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What’s your favorite genre of fiction?

  1. Mystery
  2. Adventure/Thriller
  3. Science Fiction/Fantasy
  4. Historical
  5. Romance
  6. Literary
  7. Horror
  8. Other

Wednesday’s Results:

Have you ever attended a World’s Fair?

  1. Yes: 34%
  2. No: 66%

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“I have determined that the encampment and related disruptions pose a clear and present danger to the substantial functioning of the University.” 

Columbia President Nemat Shafik in a memo to police.

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