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Joke of the Day: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
A blood orange.
Keeping up with America
Dexter Scott King, youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 62: Dexter Scott King died of prostate cancer, according to The King Center.
Navy identifies two SEALs lost at sea during raid and later declared dead: Christopher J. Chambers and Nathan Gage Ingram “were exceptional warriors, cherished teammates, and dear friends,” the commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 1 said.
Plagiarism probe finds some problems with former Harvard president Claudine Gay’s work: Harvard University has shed fresh light on the ongoing investigation into plagiarism accusations against former president Claudine Gay, including that an independent body recommended a broader review after substantiating some of the complaints.
Jeffrey Epstein’s brother doesn’t believe he died by suicide and wants new investigation: Mark Epstein doesn’t accept justice department report that found jail officials guilty of negligence but said that death was suicide
$2.59 for burritos? Taco Bell receipt from 2012 has customers longing for bygone era: Prices at Taco Bell have significantly climbed in the last decade, and one TikTok user has the receipts to prove it.
Around the World
Donetsk – Deadly blast hits market in Russia-held Ukraine city, officials say: At least 27 people have been killed in a shelling attack in the Russian-held city of Donetsk, the Moscow-installed leader of the region says.
Dozens of family members of hostages held by Hamas stormed a committee meeting in Israel’s parliament Monday, demanding a deal to win their loved ones’ release, as European foreign ministers joined growing international calls for Israel to negotiate on the creation of a Palestinian state after the war.
Lets Talk Business and Tech
Meta’s “general intelligence” quest: Meta has now joined Google and the Microsoft/OpenAI alliance in the quest for “artificial general intelligence,” the AI industry’s holy grail
Seven technologies to watch in 2024: Advances in artificial intelligence are at the heart of many of this year’s most exciting areas of technological innovation
How Flex Watches Makes Emotional Connections With Customers: On this episode of “The Jeff Fenster Show,” founder Travis Lubinsky shares tips and strategies for creating loyal customers
Richer, Wiser, Happier
6 Steps to Navigate ‘Hire or Fire’ Season and Find Your Ideal Financial Advisor Match: Imagine being in a committed relationship when, out of the blue, the person you are seeing stops paying attention to you.
Investment tips for keeping, growing your money in 2024 | Russ Wiles, AZ Central. It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2023. But don’t let some time-sensitive tax and other money tips slip away without pondering and perhaps acting on a few. These tips involve portfolio reviews, charitable donations, stock sales, retirement planning and more.
Don’t waste money on biotin and collagen—and more of the best tips about supplements we got this year: Getting biotin and collagen the natural way, through a balanced diet, is a much better and safer way to get those vitamins.
Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans
NBA midseason grades: ‘A+’ for 76ers, Celtics, plus strong marks for Knicks and Thunder, three teams get ‘F’ | Four possible reasons why MLB free-agent market has remained frozen despite big names still on market
Michigan lawmakers weigh new version of tax credits for film, TV and commercial production | Netflix film chief Scott Stuber will leave the streaming giant to start his own firm
Billy Joel announces first new pop song in decades, coming Feb. 1 | Sundance CEO Joana Vicente on Potential Fest Move: “There Is a Negotiation Coming Up”
Life Hacks to Hack Your Life
Can You Find the Book Hidden Among the Office Clutter?
24 Breakfast Recipes to Make You a Morning Person
iPhone tricks you need in your life: Hearing aids, captions and more
How to Unclog Shower Drain Quickly & Easily
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