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Thursday's Morning Email: The White House Plan To Get A Nomination Through

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THE WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO GET A NOMINATION THROUGH Two words: public shame. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said President Barack Obama should "get on with it." Senate Republicans are torn over a Supreme Court strategy while Mitch McConnell remains "silent." And The New York Times charts how the court could become much more liberal. [Sam Stein, HuffPost]

GOOGLE ONLY TECH GIANT TO STAND WITH APPLE SO FAR In its encryption fight with the FBI. [The Intercept]

OBAMA IS HEADED TO CUBA IN HISTORIC TRIP Bring us back some cigars. [NYT]

NBC/WSJ POLL: TED CRUZ LEADING DONALD TRUMP The poll is the first time Trump hasn't been the frontrunner since November, marking either a "dramatic shift -- or a dramatic outlier." [Janie Valencia, HuffPost]

NASA DECLARES JANUARY HOTTEST ON RECORD Can 2016 top 2015's "Hottest Year on Record" title? [Lydia O'Connor, HuffPost]

MICHELLE OBAMA: CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH "The veterans and service members who do struggle are not alone -- not by a long shot. In fact, roughly one in five adults -- more than 40 million Americans -- suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition like depression or anxiety." [Michelle Obama, HuffPost]

VOWING TO MOVE TO CANADA AFTER THE ELECTION? This website's got you covered. [Ed Mazza, HuffPost]

WHAT’S BREWING

BAD NEWS, STARBUCKS LOVERS Your drink could have 25 teaspoons of sugar in it. [The Guardian]

MEET THE NEW HEAD OF ABC Channing Dungey is the first black woman to lead a major network. And here's a recap of what went oh so wrong at ABC this season. [HuffPost]

REDDIT'S 'SUICIDE WATCH' "But while Reddit has a reputation for going bonkers on some threads, Suicide Watch has been refreshingly civil and supportive, and a lens into how social media can be utilized as a community tool for good." [New York Magazine]

HOW TO LOSE YOUR HOLLYWOOD FORTUNE GAMBLING ON HORSES Meet TV genius David Milch. [Hollywood Reporter]

DO YOU LIKE THE OSCARS, LEO AND OLD VIDEO GAMES? Meet "Leo's Red Carpet Rampage." [Red Carpet Rampage]

TURNS OUT THERE IS WOOD PULP IN YOUR PARMESAN CHEESE But it's not actual wood. [HuffPost]

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WHAT'S WORKING

APPLE'S FIGHT FOR CLEAN ENERGY "Apple has issued $1.5 billion in bonds dedicated to financing clean energy projects across its global business operations, the largest green bond to be issued by a U.S. corporation, the company's head of environmental policy said Wednesday." [HuffPost]

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BEFORE YOU GO

~ The racial groups at the highest risk of developing dementia.

~ When it's OK to say you're having a panic attack.

~ This hospital paid a $17,000 ransom to get its server back from hackers.

~ Redbox is "Deadbox."

~ How to cook pasta in 60 seconds (sort of).

~ It just got easier to add GIFs to Twitter.

~ The CDC is looking into a cluster of Palo Alto teenagers who have committed suicide.

~ Why that darn viral fruit math puzzle tricked us.

~ This 18-year-old has been arrested for operating a fake medical practice.

~ Reality TV star 'Big Ang' is dead at 55.

~ How do you feel about the new carrot cake Hershey Kisses?

~ At least 1 million people live underground in Beijing for the cheaper rent.

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