Wednesday, January 10th, 2024


Donald Trump intends to personally deliver part of the defense’s closing argument Thursday in his civil fraud trial in New York, sources say, but they added that plans for the defense’s closing remain fluid. (More

The Biden administration reversed its controversial decision to remove a statue of Pennsylvania founder William Penn from a Philadelphia historical park following intense online criticism. (More

➤ Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin revealed he was hospitalized last week for prostate surgery and apologized for the delay in telling anyone. The White House and Pentagon have launched reviews of the notification process. (More

➤ Federal appeals judges appeared skeptical of Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity from prosecution, asking if a president would have immunity if he ordered Navy Seals to kill his opponent. Trump’s lawyer said the answer, constitutionally, was a “qualified yes.” (More

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➤ Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant is out for the season after returning from suspension just nine games ago. Morant needs shoulder surgery and won’t return until next season. (More

 NFL fans are complaining furiously on social media about the decision not to carry Saturday’s Chiefs-Dolphins playoff game on broadcast TV. Instead, the game will be shown exclusively on the Peacock streaming network. (See Complaints

 The college football season just ended, so it’s time to rank the top college teams for next year. Georgia is ranked No.1 for the upcoming season, followed by Alabama and Michigan. (See Rankings


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Juniper Networks, Inc.

➤ Big Stock Move: Juniper Networks jumped 22% Tuesday after the Wall Street Journal reported the networking equipment company could be sold to Hewlett Packard as early as this week. (More)

➤ The U.S. office space vacancy rate hit a record high of 19.6% in the fourth quarter despite a growing economy, an indication that remote/hybrid working arrangements may be here to stay. (More)

➤ The World Bank said Tuesday that the global economy had its weakest performance in over 30 years in 2023, and it warned of sluggish growth through the rest of the 2020s. (More

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Science & Technology

USA Today compiled predictions made in 1924 of what life would be like 100 years later in 2024. The predictions range from the extinction of horses to the movie business ushering in an era of peace. (See Predictions)

➤ The latest moon mission isn’t likely to make it to the moon due to a fuel leak, but its Vulcan Centaur rocket launch on Monday was a success and produced stunning images of blast-off. (See Photos

➤ Two humpback whales were captured on video circling to create a bubble vortex to capture fish, creating a perfect example in nature of the Fibonacci spiral, a geometric ideal. (See Video)

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➤ Author Imran Nuri talked to 1,000 strangers in 48 states and wrote a book about the life advice he learned from all types of people along the way. (See Advice)

➤ There’s one thing people can do any day to increase their happiness and forge stronger bonds, says psychotherapist Esther Perel: Ask someone to hang out tonight. (See Her Tips)

➤ Neuroscientists say humans have five “sleep languages,” from “worry sleeper” to “too hot to handle sleeper,” and knowing which one your body prefers can help optimize the rest you get. (See List)

Et Cetera

➤ Lexington, Ky., transmitted a tourism message 40 light years to any potential aliens in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. The message promises bourbon, horses, and bluegrass fun to any aliens who want to visit. (See Message)

➤ A photographer hanging out of a helicopter snapped a photo looking down on a B-2 stealth bomber flying over a college football game in a shot he calls the greatest of his career. (See Photo)

A Tucson home built from rocks and thousands of bottles has hit the market, priced at $425,000. Every inch of the 2,700 square-foot property is covered in either huge stones or clear, green, and orange bottles. (See Photos

Poll Position

Should presidents have immunity from prosecution for actions taken in office?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Tuesday’s Results:

Did you watch the Michigan-Washington championship football game?

  1. Yes: 40%
  2. No: 60%

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“Weather is the No. 1 caucus turnout problem.” 

Steffen Schmidt, Iowa political science professor, on the winter storm headed for the Iowa primary this week. 

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