Tuesday, January 9th, 2024


➤ The House will open an impeachment inquiry into DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, hearing testimony from state attorneys general about the impact of the ongoing migrant crisis in their states. (More)

 Pro-Palestinian protestors interrupted a speech by President Biden in a South Carolina church on Monday. The demonstrators were escorted out while chanting “Cease-fire now!” (More)

GOP leaders called for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to resign after he kept the White House and Congress in the dark about a hospital stay last week. The White House says his job is safe. (More

 Florida Republicans ousted state party chairman Christian Ziegler in a special vote Monday as police investigate rape allegations against him. Evan Power, vice chair of the state GOP, replaced Ziegler. (More)

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Tiger Woods ended his 27-year partnership with Nike, announcing the split in a statement posted to social media platform X. Woods hasn’t identified his new equipment and apparel partner but said to stay tuned. (More)

➤ Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith was fired Monday after a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday. Smith angrily confronted Saints coach Dennis Allen after the game about running up the score. (See Video)

 The NFL has announced the rosters for this year’s Pro Bowl, a series of competitions from Feb. 1-4 , culminating in a flag football game among some of the game’s best players. (See Rosters)


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➤ Big Stock Move: Crocs Inc. jumped 20% Monday after reporting that fourth-quarter and full-year sales would surpass expectations. (More)

Boeing shares fell 8% Monday following the fuselage accident on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft, and Alaska Airlines slid 4%. The FAA has temporarily grounded the aircraft, causing hundreds of flights to be canceled. (More)

➤ National Association of Realtors President Tracy Kasper resigned just months after taking the job, saying she had been threatened with blackmail unless she “compromised her position at NAR.” (More)

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Science & Technology

➤ Waymo announced plans to test its driverless vehicles on highways and freeways in Phoenix over the next few weeks. The tests will only be available to company employees until the cars prove safe at highway speeds. (See Video)

The latest images from neuroscience look like an artist’s creation, but the stunning images were actually taken by scientists studying the human nervous system. (See Images)

The Alaska Airlines pilot whose plane lost part of its fuselage managed to make a safe landing thanks partly to her calm communication with ground control during the crisis. (Hear Audio)

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➤ Want to stop snoring? Or…stop someone else from snoring? This dentist’s breakthrough could do the trick on the first night. (Video)  

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Travel Tuesday

The State Department announced that passport application wait times are back to normal after years of backlogs. In 2021, the wait time was up to 18 weeks, but now it’s back to the usual 6-8 weeks for routine service. (More)

➤ Reader’s Digest rounded up a list of the best places to visit this year, whether for quick trips, beach getaways, cheap destinations, or far-flung adventures. (See List)

Some national parks are at their best in winter, partly because of their unusual seasonal beauty and partly because they’re light on tourists. Here’s a list of the parks that shine brightest in winter. (See List)

Et Cetera

“Oppenheimer” dominated the Golden Globes Awards, taking home five awards. But the real entertainment was the celebrity fashion displayed on the red carpet. (See Photos)

“The Wizard of Oz” is returning to movie theaters on Jan. 28-31 to celebrate the film’s 85th anniversary. The fantasy classic was first released in 1939, but its real fame came as an annual TV event on CBS. (See Trailer)

➤ The largest discovered male specimen of the world’s most venomous spider has been found in Australia. The funnel-web spider, dubbed Hercules, is 3 inches from foot to foot. Its venom is used to make anti-toxins. (See Video

Poll Position

Did you watch the Michigan-Washington college championship game?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Monday’s Results:

What’s one thing you wish you had more of?

  1. Money: 49%
  2. Friends: 32%
  3. Free Time: 16%
  4. Fame: 3%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“It was a hell of a run.” 

Nike on Instagram thanking Tiger Woods for their now-ended 27-year partnership.

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Who was the last president to have lived in a log cabin? 

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