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“The Midwest will be colder on Wednesday than parts of Antarctica and Alaska.”

Kate Taylor, reporter for New York Times offering some perspective on the cold spell aka "polar vortex" that's impacting 50 million Americans from the Dakotas to the East Coast, prompting thousands of flight cancellations and hundreds of school closures. As one forecaster for the National Weather Service put it: “If you don’t have to be outside, don’t go outside.”
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“…there was no single or clear motivating factor…”

FBI final report concluding its 12-month investigation into Stephen Paddock, the man who perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in American history. On Oct. 1, 2017, Paddock opened fire from his hotel room in Las Vegas on a crowd of concert attendees; 58 people died, and nearly 900 were injured. The FBI ruled out ideological leanings as a motive & concluded Paddock may have just wanted notoriety like his "most wanted" bank robber father.
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“Moscow is now staging cyber attack assets to allow it to disrupt or damage US civilian and military infrastructure during a crisis and poses a significant cyber influence threat…”

"WorldWide Threat Assessment" report issued by Dir. of National Intelligence, Dan Coats. The report says Russia & China are more aligned now than at any other time since the mid-1950s, and that Russia could take out parts of our electric grid for *at least* a few hours.
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“They’re in a bit of a midlife crisis.”

Steve Milunovich, analyst at Wolfe Research speaking about Apple's earnings report that showed the company posted its first profit/revenue loss during the important holiday shopping period in more than a decade (mainly due to slowing iPhone sales). Apple's CEO Tim Cook had previously spooked investors by lowered expectations, but he remains optimistic (though not specific) about Apple's "future innovations."
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“And the thing that upsets me most about all this — is just how genius it was!”

Casey Neistat, popular vlogger, talking about Burger King's latest ad campaign that involved "liking" old tweets from influencers with huge followings (like him) from 2010. The "likes" got the influencers to ask why Burger King was doing it, and in turn, they promoted BK's social media aimed at promoting the relaunch of its funnel cake fries that were first introduced...in 2010.
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