Thursday, December 21st, 2023


Donald Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court to delay consideration of his appeal on presidential immunity to allow a lower court to decide first. Special Counsel Jack Smith has asked the Court for an expedited hearing. (More)

A federal judge ordered the Biden administration to stop removing barbed wire from the Texas border until a court decides whether the state of Texas had the authority to block migrants with a barrier. (More) 

New York has created a state-wide commission to study potential reparations for residents of African descent, the second state after California to do so. The new commission will report its findings in 2025. (More) 

➤ The judge who on Monday blocked the removal of a Confederate statue from Arlington National Cemetery reversed himself Tuesday, approving the removal after ensuring no graves would be disturbed. (More

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➤ Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant scored 34 points, including a game-winning layup at the buzzer, to celebrate his return to the NBA after a 25-game suspension. (See Video)

Speaking of buzzer-beating shots, Chattanooga guard Trey Bonham drilled a game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer from half-court against Gardner-Webb. (See Video)

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is off the injured reserve list but now indicates he won’t play again this season now that the Jets are out of postseason contention. He says he’ll play in 2024. (More)


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➤ Big Stock Move: Argenx shares fell 25% Monday after the pharmaceutical company reported failed late-stage trials of an auto-immune drug. (More)

➤ Federal Express stock sank 10% Wednesday following weak quarterly results caused partly by reduced demand for its services by its biggest customer, the U.S. Post Office. (More)

➤ A hefty 50% tariff set to hit American whiskey sold to Europe was avoided in a new agreement that puts the scheduled tariff off until March, 2025, a major boon to U.S. whiskey distillers. (More)

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Science & Technology

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Most Americans will see only eight or nine hours of daylight, as this list of 40 cities details. (See list)

➤ Britain’s highest court ruled that patents can only be granted to humans and not to artificial intelligence “inventors.” A creator of AI software had applied for patents in the name of the software itself. (More)

A photographer captured an image of a strikingly shaped interplay of light and crystals in the sky, producing what he called a “cosmic chalice.” (See Image)

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Thursday Polling Station

Roughly 20% of Americans ages 65 and older were employed in 2023, nearly double the share of those who were working at that age 35 years ago, according to a Pew Research study. (See Survey)

A new poll of Black Americans shows a significant drop in support for President Biden. He was backed by 63% of that demographic, but he carried Black voters by more than 90% in 2020. (See Poll)

➤ Nearly three-quarters of all Americans consider themselves “spiritual” in some way, and 83% believe people have an inner soul or spirit, a new survey on religion and spirituality shows. (See Study)

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A dramatic video shows a Michigan police officer rescuing a trapped woman from a fiery pickup truck. The officer is being hailed as a life-saving hero. (See Video)

➤ Minnesota finalized the design of its new flag after reviewing more than 2,000 public submissions. The flag sports a single star on two shades of blue to symbolize the state’s vast waterways. (See Flag)

An adorable border collie named Swiffer entertained Indiana Pacers fans by jumping rope double-dutch style while two other dogs held the jump ropes. (See Video)

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Poll Position

What’s your favorite pen-and-paper puzzle game?

  1. Crossword
  2. Sudoku
  3. Wordle
  4. Word Search
  5. Hidden Pictures
  6. Mazes

Wednesday’s Results:

How do you heat your home?

  1. Natural gas: 51%
  2. Electric: 30%
  3. Propane: 12%
  4. Wood Stove: 7%

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“The guy helping us with our luggage said, ‘You’re going to Canada’ and we all laughed it off. We thought it was a joke.” 

Cruise ship passenger on how he learned his Bahama cruise was going to Canada instead.

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Which French city is nicknamed “the Capital of Christmas”?

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