Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Former special counsel Robert Hur took on criticism from both parties over his decision not to prosecute President Biden for mishandling of classified documents. Hur’s report cited the president’s age and memory issues as factors in the decision. (See Hearing Details

 Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado announced he will move up his planned retirement and leave the House on March 22. The decision shrinks the GOP majority over Democrats to 218-213. (More) 

The RNC’s new leadership team, hand-picked by Donald Trump, began restructuring by eliminating more than 60 positions, including senior staff posts in the political, data, and communications departments. (More) 

➤ Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito extended until Monday a pause in enforcement of a new Texas law allowing the state to arrest illegal immigrants. The court is using the time to review the constitutional issues at stake. (More

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 More NFL free agents are on the move: running back Aaron Jones is set to join the Minnesota Vikings on a one-year $7 million deal; fellow rusher Derrick Henry agreed to a two-year $16 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens; and journeyman quarterback Jameis Winston signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. (See List)  

Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura have been named as potential VP running mates by independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. According to a report, RFK Jr. and Rodgers have been speaking about the idea “pretty continuously.” (More)

A German journalist spotted several spelling mistakes on a statue commemorating Kobe Bryant’s historic 81-point game. A Los Angeles Lakers official said they are working to fix it. (See Photos)

 Former New York Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry reported he was “well” and recovering at a Missouri hospital following a recent heart attack. (More


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➤ Big Stock Move: Acadia Pharmaceuticals stock dropped 17% Tuesday on news that the Phase 3 clinical trial for pimavanserin, its new schizophrenia drug, failed to meet its primary goal. (More)

➤ Core inflation increased 0.4% in February and was up 3.8% on the year—both higher than forecasted. Energy and housing were also up, while food costs remained steady. (More

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will close a pork facility in Iowa, leaving more than 1,200 workers without a job. Last year, Tyson closed two chicken plants and announced the planned closure of four more. (More

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Science & Technology

Four NASA astronauts completed a 199-day mission in space Tuesday when they safely splashed down in a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft off the coast of Florida. (See Photo)

The James Webb Space Telescope photographed hundreds of “blistering-hot and massive” newborn stars estimated to be 3.5 million years old. Some were 100 times bigger than the sun. (See Photos

A substantial diet of tree sap may be the reason why Cicadas pee in high-speed jets like mammals and not in droplets like other insects, researchers say. (See Video

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Wisdom Wednesday

A married psychologist couple interviewed over 3,000 couples across decades to come up with two “do’s” and one “don’t” for maintaining a successful long-term relationship. (See the Do’s and Don’t)

A recent survey ranks the expressions of support that people say they appreciate the most. No. 1 is “I’m proud of you,” followed by “You’ve got this.” (See List)

➤ People wrestling with disappointment have four strategies they can consider for teaching themselves to think differently about their unhappiness, a medical therapist says. (See Strategies)

Bonus Wisdom Joke: An angel appears and says, “I’ll grant you whichever of three blessings you choose: Wisdom, beauty, or $10 million.” Immediately, the man chooses wisdom. There is a flash of lightning, but then he just sits there.  A colleague whispers, “You have great wisdom. Say something!” The man says: “I should have taken the money.”

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➤ Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry agreed to resign in the face of massive gang violence in the troubled country. A transition presidential council will be created to replace him. (See Video)

The activist animal rights group PETA called on the White House to substitute potatoes for eggs at the annual Easter Egg Roll. A “potato roll” wouldn’t “exploit any sentient beings,” PETA said. (More)

An Auburn University student won a car this weekend by sinking an amazing 94-foot putt. The ball traveled the full length of a basketball court before dropping through a small hole. (See Video)

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Poll Position

Do you believe alien life forms are piloting UFOs?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Tuesday’s Results:

What was your favorite frozen TV dinner?

  1. Chicken pot pie: 25.5%
  2. Salisbury steak: 19.3%
  3. Fried chicken: 10.7%
  4. Turkey with gravy: 10.6%
  5. Meatloaf: 5.8%
  6. Beef pot roast: 4.7%
  7. Other: 4.5%
  8. None: 18.9%

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 “It’s the worst year in 40, 50 years to be in Congress.”

GOP Rep. Ken Buck on why he’s moving up his retirement from Congress to next week. 

TriviaToday’s Trivia

Which president kept a pet alligator in the White House?

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