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PEOPLE
President, First Lady Grow More Distant From Each Other
They speak, but only by phone.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Netflix Viewers May Now
Vote on What Characters
in TV Series Should Do

Critics fear voters could choose that Othello will not kill Desdemona, Ahab let go of his obsession with the White Whale.
 
LAW
Gun Group Sues Government
Over Bump Stock Ban

Say they're law-abiding citizens who like to go to gun ranges and practice mass shootings.
 
BUSINESS
Amazon Trying to Become More
of a Presence in Brazil

Most Brazilians “never heard of it.”
NEW LAWS IN 2019
  As of Jan. 3 it will be considered an impeachable offense to conspire with a foreign power to win an election.
 
SCIENCE
Trump Science Adviser Doubts
Links Between Pollution
and Health Problems

Also doubts links between fossil fuel industry lobbying, campaign donations and federal, state energy policies.
 
TRENDS
Navy Eliminates Bread and Water Punishment
Reintroduces keelhauling.
 
ENVIRONMENT
EPA Proposes Rules Allowing
Power Plants to Release More
Mercury Into Atmosphere

Also plans p.r. campaign touting benefits of inhaling mercury.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Government Shutdown Forces Closing of National Zoo
Where everyone blames the elephants.

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