Thursday, February 8, 2024


➤ Senate Republicans on Wednesday shot down the border security bill that also contained aid to Israel and Ukraine.  Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’ll now try to pass a stand-alone bill for aid to Ukraine. (More)

➤ Meanwhile, House Democrats rejected a GOP-led effort to pass a stand-alone aid bill for Israel under rules that required two-thirds approval. (More)

 An American drone strike killed three members of the Kataib Hezbollah militia in Baghdad, including a high-ranking commander tied to the attack that killed three U.S. troops in Jordan. (More)

The Biden administration ended enrollment into a program that offers discounts to broadband access for low-income households, saying the program has run out of money. (More)

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➤ Tiger Woods will make his 2024 season debut next week at the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California. He’s gone winless in his last 15 tries. (More)

 Over 20 companies have pre-released their new Super Bowl ads before Sunday’s big game for extra visibility. They’re all available to watch now. (See Ads)

 A Pennsylvania man was charged with three felony counts for flying a drone near the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and the Chiefs, violating anti-terrorism national security laws. (More)


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Big Stock Move: XPO stock vaulted 18% Wednesday after the transportation company posted year-over-year increases in revenue and earnings. (More

Disney stock rose 7% in late trading Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected profits, despite losing 1.3 million streaming subscribers. (More)

McDonald’s CEO promised to address the issue of high prices after the fast-food giant drew criticism for selling an $18 Big Mac deal at a Connecticut rest stop. (More)

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Science & Technology

Researchers used artificial intelligence and 3D mapping to decipher a previously unreadable section of an ancient scroll badly burnt in the Mount Vesuvius eruption. The text turned out to be a philosopher’s musings on “pleasure.” (See Video)

A genetically modified purple tomato with extra nutrients is being sold directly to home gardeners in an effort to show the health benefits of GMO food. It’s the first GMO crop marketed for home gardens. (See Photo)

Astronomers found evidence of a vast ocean beneath the ice-covered surface of Saturn’s small moon Mimas. The ocean is believed to fill half of the volume of Mimas, which is only 250 miles in diameter. (See Photo)

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Thursday Polling Station

Most Americans say small businesses and the military have a positive impact on society, but they view large corporations and banks much more negatively, according to new Pew Research on U.S. institutions. (See Survey)

➤ By a wide margin, most Americans say football, not baseball, is “America’s sport.” Football was chosen by 53% in a Pew Research survey of 12,000 people, while baseball was picked by 27%. (See Poll)

➤ Fewer than 40% of the country think President Biden should be reelected, and only about 25% think current members of Congress should be returned to office, according to a new Gallup poll. (See Results)

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A police SWAT team shot dead a bank robber holding two people at knifepoint in Florida. Bodycam footage shows tense negotiations leading up to the shooting, which saved two bank employees from harm. (See Video

➤ A drone-scanned image of a “plane-shaped” object 16,400 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean has some researchers believing it’s the wreckage of lost aviator Amelia Earhart. (See Image)

➤ A 285-year-old lemon sold for over $1,200 at auction. The ancient lemon was found in a 19th-century chest and was covered with an inscription saying it came from India as a gift in 1739. (See Photo)

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Poll Position

Have you ever used a clothesline?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Wednesday’s Results:

Who’s your favorite TV/movie president?

  1. Harrison Ford (Air Force One): 43%
  2. Bill Pullman (Independence Day): 19%
  3. Michael Douglas (American President): 16%
  4. Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove): 13%
  5. Martin Sheen (West Wing): 10%

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“We aren’t encouraging you to agree with what Putin may say in this interview, but we are urging you to watch it. You should know as much as you can.” 

Tucker Carlson in an X post explaining why he interviewed Russia President Vladimir Putin

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