Five things to know for February 4: Super Bowl, Ralph Northam, Pope Francis

March 5, 2019

(CNN)Today is Facebook’s 15th birthday. See how this college experiment at Harvard changed the world (for better and worse). Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Well this sounds familiar, doesn’t it: The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs. Tom Brady,…

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The most talked-about moments from a mostly somnolent SB LIII

February 23, 2019

(CNN)Another Super Bowl is in the books, and let’s just say it was OK. It was adequate. It was a football game that was played to completion. But the night wasn’t without a few moments that got people talking. Here are some highlights from a mostly somnolent SB LIII. People had opinions about Adam Levine’s nipples Maroon 5’s Adam Levine slowly molted throughout the halftime show, shedding a jacket, then…

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5 things to know for January 16: Brexit, William Barr, Kenya, El Chapo, shutdown

February 2, 2019

(CNN)At anew art installation in theNamibian desert, Toto’s “Africa” will play forever. As a fan of 80s music, I’m all for it. Here’s what else you need to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) So what happens now? That’s the question no one seems to have an answer for…

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5 things to know for January 14: Trump, TSA, Obamacare, LA teacher’s strike, DC snow

January 18, 2019

(CNN) 1. President Trump Is the President of the United States a Russian asset? That question, which sounds like the plot for some second-rate geopolitical thriller, was on everybody’s lips this past weekend after a pair of bombshell stories from The New York Times and The Washington Post. The Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned about President Trump’s behavior after he fired ex-FBI Director James Comey that the FBI…

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California wildfire wipes out much of one town, kills 9

December 4, 2018

( CNN) One of three major wildfires roaring though California has burned its route into commonwealth record as the most destructive fire on evidence in terms of structure loss, with more than 6,700 arrangements moved in 2 day, according to Cal Fire, the state’s fire-fighting agency. Why wildfires are becoming the brand-new normal Nov 8, 2018 at 11:58 pm PST

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5 things to know for November 5: Midterms, Brexit, Iran, corporal punishment

November 25, 2018

1. Midterm elections 23 & 2: That’s what Dems need to flip Congress Anger sets in as Iran braces for US sanctions The Trump administration is set to reimpose all sanctions against Iran today. The sanctions were lifted as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which President Trump pulled the US out of earlier this year. Iran’s energy and banking sectors will be hit hard, although it should be…

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