Thursday, January 11th, 2024


➤ Chris Christie dropped out of the 2024 presidential campaign Wednesday, making no endorsement. His campaign focused primarily on stopping Donald Trump from winning the GOP primary. (More

 The judge in Donald Trump’s New York civil fraud trial rescinded his permission for Trump to speak during closing arguments today after Trump’s lawyers said he wouldn’t accept rules on what he could say. (More

Vivek Ramaswamy aired an ad during last night’s CNN debate between Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, saying he was deliberately kept off the stage and urging viewers to “turn this s—t off.” (See Ad

New Hampshire’s attorney general ordered national Democratic Party leaders to stop labeling the state’s Democratic primary as “meaningless,” saying it violates state laws against deterring citizens from voting. (More


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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is leaving the job after 14 years and will move into an advisory role for the team. Carroll led the Seahawks to 10 playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship. (More)

Purdue and Houston, the two top teams in men’s college basketball, both suffered upset losses Tuesday, leaving the Kansas Jayhawks as the new No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll, but the Jayhawks lost last night to unranked UCF. (See Poll)

ESPN’s early-season baseball schedule is being labeled the “Sho Show,” for Los Angeles Dodgers’ superstar Shohei Ohtani. The network scheduled a run of Dodger games featuring the pitcher/hitter. (See Season Highlights)


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➤ Big Stock Move: EchoStar stock surged 31% Wednesday on news that it had hired strategic advisors to chart new opportunities following the completion of its merger with Dish Network. (More

➤ The SEC came under fire for a false post on X claiming it had approved the listing of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, sending Bitcoin values soaring. After the SEC said its account was hacked, Bitcoin crashed back. (More)

Amazon plans to lay off several hundred employees in its Prime Video streaming and studio operations, the latest in a long line of layoffs at the company. (More

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Science & Technology

➤ Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has begun automatically restricting teenagers’ access to content featuring graphic violence, eating disorders, and self-harm. (See Safety Screens

NASA delayed the launch date by a year for a manned U.S. mission to the moon. This is the third time the mission has been delayed. (More

British researchers are testing a prototype of a “self-eating” rocket that consumes itself as it burns in flight, leaving no debris or space junk behind. (See Video

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Bacardi’s latest “Cocktail Trends Report,” a global survey of drinkers, shows that the most popular drink for 2024 is gin & tonic, followed by mojitos, margaritas, and bloody Marys. (See Full Ranking)

A Gallup poll shows that not one top U.S. government official receives majority approval in their job. Chief Justice John Robert tops the list at 48% approval, down from 60% two years ago. (See List

Nearly half of U.S. adults believe there’ll be violence over future presidential election losses, a new CBS/YouGov poll shows. Almost 40% don’t consider President Biden to have won the 2020 election. (See Poll

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A Pixar-style robot named “Moxie” has been upgraded with artificial intelligence, allowing it to talk to young kids and help build their intellectual and emotional skills. (See Video

The Miami Zoo is promoting a video of a capybara dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  It’s garnered over 9 million views on Instagram. (See Video)

➤ For the 25th anniversary of “The Sopranos,” Warner Bros. has released a 25-second version of every episode on TikTok, meaning you could watch the entire six-season series in about 40 minutes. (See Episode

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What’s your favorite cocktail?

  1. Gin & Tonic
  2. Margarita
  3. Martini
  4. Old Fashioned
  5. Bloody Mary
  6. Whiskey Sour
  7. Moscow Mule
  8. Black/White Russian
  9. Other

Wednesday’s Results:

Should presidents have immunity from prosecution for actions in office?

  1. Yes: 59%
  2. No: 41%

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“Coach Saban is perhaps, if not the best single investment the university has made, he is one of the best.”  

Robert E. Witt, president emeritus at the University of Alabama. 

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