JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020? The vice president floated the idea to reporters after presiding over the Senate for a vote concerning part of his “cancer moonshot” initiative. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
‘PENTAGON BURIES EVIDENCE OF $125 BILLION IN BUREAUCRATIC WASTE’ “The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget.” [WaPo]
YOU THOUGHT BREXIT WAS BAD 2017 could prove to be a ‘bumpy one’ for the EU, with elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands. [NYT]
INSIDE THE ‘FORGIVENESS CEREMONY’ AT STANDING ROCK Take a look at the moving photos. [Jenna Amatulli, HuffPost]
JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN WALTER SCOTT CASE “A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist said they were deadlocked.” Here’s how this could happen. [Julia Craven, HuffPost]
EDWARD SNOWDEN: DAVID PETRAEUS DISCLOSED MORE SENSITIVE INFORMATION THAN I DID And Snowden points out the retired general could be the next secretary of state. [Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost]
‘A REPUBLICAN ELECTOR HAS VOWED TO VOTE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP’ You can read the Texas member of the electoral college’s entire statement here, as well as take a look at this petition to reform the electoral college. [Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost]
COUNTRYWIDE MUMPS OUTBREAKS ‘WORST IN DECADE’ The cases have more than tripled from last year. [WSJ | Paywall]
BAD NEWS IF YOU’RE A CHECKOUT CLERK Amazon has developed a grocery store that charges your items to your Amazon account through your phone ― and gets rid of the checkout line forever. [HuffPost]
A SPIN THROUGH JACKIE KENNEDY’S COSTUMES IN ‘JACKIE’ The silk, the cuts, the elegance ― it’s unmistakable. [Vanity Fair]
TURNS OUT PANTSUITS WERE ONCE ILLEGAL FOR WOMEN Well, at least Hillary Clinton showed them how it’s done. [Racked]
DON’T LOSE BETS TO LEONARDO DICAPRIO Or you’ll be like Tom Hardy, who has to get a tattoo of DiCaprio’s choosing. [Time]
MATTHEW ZOLLER SEITZ HAS RELEASED HIS TOP 10 SCRIPTED SHOWS OF THE YEAR Looks like we finally need to binge-watch “Atlanta.” [Vulture]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Here’s what the web looks like around the world.
~ Ten-year-old Beyoncé performing has more spunk than you could summon in 10 years.
~ Lady Gaga opens up about fighting PTSD.
~ Could Ryan Lochte come back from public relations hell?
~ LeBron James is opting out of staying at Trump hotel during the Cleveland Cavaliers visit to NYC.
~ How a Zara coat can go from design to the rack in 25 days.
~ NYC’s mayor wants the feds to chip in to pay for Trump’s expensive security.
~ These just might be Queen Nefertari’s knees.
~ Learning from smart schools around the world.
~ Celebrities continue to speak out in horror over the revelations about the nonconsensual rape scene in “Last Tango in Paris.”
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