Wednesday, December 13th, 2023


➤ The Supreme Court agreed to expedite a decision on a petition to take up the question of presidential immunity. The justices gave Donald Trump’s lawyers until next Wednesday to respond to the petition. (More)

CNN announced plans for a GOP debate in Iowa on Jan. 10, but Nikki Haley hasn’t agreed to participate, and Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy are unlikely to meet CNN’s poll number qualifications. (More)

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu will endorse Nikki Haley in his state’s GOP primary. Sununu has said he was looking for an alternative to Donald Trump. (More)

➤ Police arrested a New Hampshire man who threatened to kill presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. The man responded to a campaign text invitation by saying he would “blow” Ramaswamy’s “brains out.” (More)

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➤ Monday Night Football showcased two games simultaneously, and both ended with last-minute upsets. The Titans rallied in the 4th quarter for a 28-27 win over the Dolphins, and the Giants beat the Packers 24-22. (See Videos)

Shohei Ohtani, baseball’s $700 million man, will reportedly defer 97% of his annual salary to allow his new employer, the L.A. Dodgers, to buy more players. His deferred $680 million would be paid between 2034 and 2043. (More)

A Colorado basketball tournament for 4th graders was interrupted by a sprawling fistfight among the adult referees, who were suspended and removed from the premises. (See Video)


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➤ Big Stock Move: Oracle stock dropped 12% Tuesday after the company missed quarterly revenue targets in three operating segments. (More)

Ford will cut planned production of its all-electric F-150 Lightning in half, from 3,200 vehicles a week to 1,600, citing a need to match production to reduced customer demand. (More)

➤ Hasbro announced plans to lay off 900 more employees in the face of weak toy sales. That brings the total number of layoffs at the company to 1,900, about 30% of its workforce. (More)

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Science & Technology

A federal judge upheld Texas’ ban on using TikTok by state employees, including university faculty, rejecting a First Amendment argument in favor of data protection and privacy concerns. (More)

➤ Researchers have developed a virtual reality headset for lab mice to test their response to virtual threats. They say getting the animals to work with a mouse-sized headset isn’t easy. (See Video)

A group of scientists is lobbying for more representation of worms, fungi, and microorganisms in phone emojis. Scientists say vertebrates are over-represented, and adding new emojis would help raise awareness of biodiversity. (More)

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Wisdom Wednesday

TV producer Normal Lear died last week at 101, and he had one piece of advice for living a long, fulfilling life. It has to do with the moment between what’s over and what’s next. (See Advice)

A recent study showed a link between creative activities and positive emotional health. By a large margin, the No. 1 activity was listening to music. (See List)

There’s wisdom in noticing the marvelous in the natural world. Enjoy this video of starlings swooping in breathtaking murmuration across the Italian sky. (See Video)

Et Cetera

Thai airport officials busted a tourist who attempted to smuggle two otters and a prairie dog out of the country by stuffing them down his underwear. (See Video)

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton sent out an unusual black-and-white family Christmas card this year with absolutely no royal trappings, like a regular family at “JC Penney,” as one fan noted. (See Card)

Another year-end roundup of best photos is out, this one collecting the best entertainment industry photos of 2023. (See Photos)

Poll Position

Do you send a family holiday card or letter?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Tuesday’s Results:

Star Wars or Star Trek?

  1. Star Wars: 52%
  2. Star Trek: 48%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“Hello. My name is Ashley, and I’m an artificial intelligence volunteer for Shamaine Daniels’ run for Congress.” 

Opening greeting for calls made by “Ashley,” a software-generated “political volunteer.”

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Which two countries share the longest international land border?

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