Bedtime Stories for January 29
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There’s just one hour remaining on this last Sunday of January 2023… if you’re in the Eastern Time Zone, that is. On this day in 1861, Kansas joined the Union as a free state. And speaking of Kansas….
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ARE SUPER BOWL-BOUND! After a nail-biter AFC championship game that wasn’t decided until the final seconds, the Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20! KC will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LXVII (that’s 57 for those of you who didn’t learn Roman Numerals in grade school) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Sunday, February 12. — NFL.com
Here Now The News:
PROTESTS COAST TO COAST CALL FOR JUSTICE FOR TYRE NICHOLS: CNN
PROTEST PHOTOS FROM ACROSS THE USA: NPR
71 COMMANDS IN 13 MINUTES: COPS DEMANDED TYRE NICHOLS DO THE IMPOSSIBLE — NYT
CHARLES M. BLOW WITH THE COMMENTARY FOR OUR TIMES: CBS Sunday Morning
ISRAEL TO “EXPEDITE” GUN LICENSES AFTER DEADLY SYNAGOGUE ATTACK: Fox News
CALIFORNIA HAS THE MOST GUN LAWS, SO WHY THE MASSACRES? —NYT
BOLO ALERT: “BOLO” is police lingo for “Be On the Look Out” and if you’re a single woman living in Oregon and you use a dating app, you definitely want to avoid all contact with 36-year-old ex-con Benjamin Obadiah Foster.
Foster is on the run after torturing a woman; What’s worse is he was already convicted of holding another woman captive! Scary details from NBC News
PRESIDENT BIDEN TO MEET SPEAKER McCARTHY THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS DEBT LIMIT AND FEDERAL SPENDING: ABC News
WATCH McCARTHY NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CBS Face The Nation
DONALD TRUMP KICKS OFF RE-ELECTION BID IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: The ex-president who was twice impeached (but never convicted) also stumped in South Carolina, but in both venues, the crowds were small. — Axios
FLORIDA GOV. RON DeSANTIS ACTIVELY PREPARING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT: Washington Post
PELOSI ATTACKER CALLS REPORTER, SAYS HE WANTED TO HURT MORE PEOPLE: Washington Post
WTF? MANY OF GEORGE SANTOS’ DONORS DON’T EXIST? I’M SHOCKED! — Mother Jones
MORE HOCKEY PLAYERS REFUSE TO WEAR “PRIDE” JERSEYS: L.A. Blade
GERMANY RECOGNIZES LGBTQ+ VICTIMS OF HOLOCAUST FOR 1st TIME: CNN
UTAH GOV. SIGNS 1st TRANS BAN OF 2023: The law prohibiting gender-affirming care for transgender youth took effect immediately. As Erin Reed reports in her excellent Substack, Erin In The Morning, Utah is currently the only state in the country enforcing such a ban.
TAYLOR SWIFT CHOOSES TRANS MAN AS LOVE INTEREST IN MUSIC VIDEO: Congratulations to Laith Ashley! Way to represent! Pink News
EX-GMA ANCHORS CELEBRATE WITH PDA: On Thursday, I reported that Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes were headed into talks with the network brass. Well, it turns out they reached an exit agreement with Disney/ABC after an intense mediation session over Zoom. And then they, um, well, click here to see how they publicly displayed affection, thanks to Entertainment Tonight.
Rest In Peace
ANNIE WERSCHING WAS 45: The actress, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, appeared in 24, Bosch, and Runaways. Wersching most recently starred as the Borg Queen in Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+.— THR
HELP FOR HER FAMILY: Wersching is survived by her husband, Full, and their three children: Freddie, Ozzie, and Archie. A GoFundMe has been set up in her honor, to support them and to address funeral expenses.
Speaking of Star Trek: Picard…
BOLDLY GOING: Paramount+ released the final trailer for Season 3 at half-time during the Bengals-Chiefs game on CBS! Watch it here!
NEW FACES: Joining the cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation are Ed Speleers (Outlander, You), who will appear as a series regular who aids Beverly Crusher’s medical efforts on worlds Starfleet has forgotten, and Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys, The Last Thing He Told Me), who stars in a recurring role as captain of the U.S.S. Titan. Star Trek: Picard premieres on Feb. 16!
That’s all for tonight! Your Monday morning edition of RiseUP will pop into subscribers’ inboxes at 7 a.m. EST. Until then, good night, and good luck!
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