Monday, January 22nd, 2024


➤ The prosecutor alleged to have romantic ties to District Attorney Fani Willis in Donald Trump’s Georgia case paid for airline tickets for him and Willis to take trips to Miami in 2022 and San Francisco in 2023, court documents show. (More)

President Biden announced another $5 billion in student debt forgiveness for 74,000 borrowers, including teachers, nurses, firefighters, and people who have been making payments for the last 20 years. (More

 Sen. Tim Scott asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to explain what role the financial crimes unit had in asking banks to seek “extremists” by searching transactions for terms like “MAGA” or “Trump,’ or the purchase of religious books. (More)

The House Budget Committee approved a bill to appoint a bipartisan commission to recommend ways to slow government debt, currently at a record $34 trillion. Sens. Joe Manchin and Mitt Romney have backed a companion bill in the Senate. (More)

Editor’s note: The email version of this story mistakenly reported the national debt as $34 billion rather than $34 trillion. We apologize for the error.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made NFL history Saturday by recording two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and 100 rushing yards. (See Highlights)

Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer won her 1,203 victory Sunday to become the winningest college basketball coach ever, moving ahead of legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (More)

Novak Djokovic moved to the quarter-finals of tennis’ Australian Open with a dominant 6-0, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Adrian Mannarino that barely missed accomplishing the “triple bagel” of three sets without a loss. (More)


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Big Stock Move: Both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes hit a record high Friday. The S&P closed at 4,839, topping its previous high from January 2022, and the Dow closed at 37,863. (More)

2023 marked the slowest year for home sales in nearly 30 years as high prices and mortgage rates discouraged buyers. Home sales totaled about 4 million last year, down 18.7% from 2022. (More)

➤ Waymo requested California approval to expand its driverless car service to Los Angeles. It currently operates in San Francisco and is testing highway operations in Phoenix. It’s looking at Austin next. (More)

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Science & Technology

Scientists using new technology have mapped the largest deep-ocean coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean, stretching from Florida to South Carolina, about three times the size of Yellowstone National Park. (See Images)

➤ NASA is exploring a new fixed-wing aircraft that would search for water on Mars from high in the planet’s atmosphere. The solar-powered aircraft would take off and land vertically. (See Illustration)

Japanese start-up EX-Fusion is developing a ground-based laser system designed to destroy space debris from the ground, a new method for helping clear the clutter of space junk orbiting Earth. (More)

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Monday Manifest

➤ The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will unveil its setting for the 2024 Doomsday Clock tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET., symbolizing how close we are to world destruction. The clock currently sits at 90 seconds to midnight. (See Unveiling)

➤ Netflix and Procter & Gamble are set to report quarterly earnings on Tuesday, followed by Tesla on Wednesday and then Intel on Thursday. (More)

➤ Nine new TV series debut this week, including Nicole Kidman in Amazon Prime’s “Expats,” along with the premieres of eight returning series. (See TV Schedule

Et Cetera

Nearly all the copies of a small-town Colorado newspaper were stolen the day it published a story about rape charges at an underage party at the local police chief’s house. (More)

Chicago witnessed an unusual optical weather display called a sundog, a prism-like display of light caused by refraction through ice crystals when conditions are just right. (See Photos)

A cowboy rescued a calf stranded on a frozen pond with a perfect lasso toss onto the ice that allowed him to pull the calf to the snowy shore. (See Video)

Poll Position

Should the U.S. get rid of pennies?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Saturday’s Results:

What’s the best football-themed movie?

  1. Brian’s Song: 37%
  2. Remember the Titans: 23%
  3. Rudy: 23%
  4. Invincible: 7%
  5. Any Given Sunday: 10%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“I am today suspending my campaign.” 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a Twitter video ending his 2024 run for president. 

TriviaToday’s Trivia

Which U.S. president had previously served as an executioner? 

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