Wednesday, January 17th, 2024


The House GOP paused its effort to hold Hunter Biden in contempt after Biden said he would agree to testify in a closed-door deposition if the House issued a new subpoena. (More)

A federal appeals court refused to block Special Counsel Jack Smith from accessing Donald Trump’s Twitter feed from his presidency. Twitter brought the appeal in an effort to keep the records private. (More

 The Judicial Conference agreed to review an ethics complaint made against Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson for failing to include her husband’s income in financial disclosures. (More

Donald Trump won 98 out of 99 Iowa counties in his commanding victory Monday night, losing only in Johnson County, home to the University of Iowa. There, Nikki Haley beat him by one vote, 1,271 to 1,270. (More)

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➤ Philadelphia Eagles superstar Jason Kelce, a 13-year veteran, told teammates he intends to retire. His emotional announcement came after the Eagle’s first-round playoff loss to Tampa Bay. (See Video)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers excelled on both sides of the ball in a stunning blowout of the Philadelphia Eagles. One highlight: The Bucs’ David Moore 44-yard touchdown catch and run. (See Video)

 The NFL divisional round matchups are set, and sports analysts are already handicapping the games and setting betting odds. The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens are heavy favorites. (See Odds

It’s official: Former USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams is headed to the NFL, where he’s expected to be one of the top picks in this April’s draft. (More)


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Big Stock Move: Advanced Micro Devices stock went up 8.3% Tuesday after three analysts raised their price targets for the chip-making company. (More

➤ Kroger and Albertson’s have delayed the closing date for their $25 billion supermarket merger as regulators consider whether to challenge the deal. The two companies now hope to close by August. (More)

➤ Most CEOs now say they’ll maintain “hybrid work” for their staffs, with only six out of 158 saying they’ll prioritize forcing people back into the office, according to a new Conference Board survey. (More)

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Science & Technology

For the first time, astronomers observed a dying star swallowing a planet as it expanded in its death throes. Infrared data indicated a planet the size of Jupiter crashed into the star. (Nice News

Astrobiotics says its Peregrine lunar lander from last week’s failed moon launch is headed back for a crash landing on Earth. The company says the lander should burn up safely in the atmosphere. (More)

➤ Cape Verde has become the fourth African country to eliminate malaria, following Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritius. Systematic surveillance and mapping of mosquito breeding sites are credited for the success. (More)

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Wisdom Wednesday

The CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, where they know something about surviving long winters, offers three tips for staying happy and motivated through the cold. (See Tips)

Some emotions are hard to put into words, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. Here are 11 new terms to describe emotions you may have experienced but just couldn’t name. (See Words)

The Boston Consulting Group has created a 7-step plan to help people use their time wisely to achieve their goals. Each of the steps starts with a key life question to answer. (See Plan)

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➤ A U.S. Air Force second lieutenant, Madison Marsh, was crowned as the 2024 Miss America. Marsh, 22, recently graduated from the Air Force Academy and represented Colorado in the pageant. (See Photos)

➤ A photographer who tried for six years to capture a triple-alignment photo of the Moon, a mountain, and a Basilica finally got the good weather he needed to take the stunning photo in Turin, Italy. (See Photo)

➤ Greece has reopened the historic 2,300-year-old Palace of Aigai, where Alexander the Great was crowned, after 16 years of renovation work. (See Photo)

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Poll Position

How much has the recent weather disrupted your life?

  1. 10%
  2. 25%
  3. 50%
  4. 75%
  5. Not at all

Tuesday’s Results:

Do you have an active passport?

  1. Yes: 67%
  2. No: 33%

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“This is crazy. It’s a disaster, seriously.” 

Tesla owner Chalis Mizelle on Chicago’s freezing weather making it extremely difficult to charge the electric vehicles. 

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