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Why, Elon Musk? To save him money, of course. Plus: The state that spent +$1M to avoid paying for one woman's gender affirming care. Then: The attack on Def Leppard's drummer. And WTF is Ozempic Face?
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DONALD TRUMP REMAINS A FREE MAN: Given that the grand jury in the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation of the former president is reportedly going to hear testimony today from Trump loyalist and attorney Robert Costello, a critic of former fixer and star witness, Michael Cohen, it seems a safe bet that Trump won’t be arrested today. —The New York Times
MICHAEL COHEN PREDICTS TRUMP WILL BE FINGERPRINTED, TAKE A MUG SHOT PHOTO: The Hill
THE AIDE WHO STAYED: One man has emerged as critical to the Special Prosecutor’s investigation into Trump’s Mar-A-Lago cache of top secret documents. —Washington Post
FORMER V.P. MIKE PENCE TALKS ABOUT GOING “SEPARATE WAYS” FROM TRUMP AFTER JAN. 6: The Hill
WHY VLADIMIR PUTIN’S TALKS TODAY WITH CHINA’S XI JINPING MATTER TO OUR FUTURE: BBC
HOW THE ARREST WARRANT FOR PUTIN POTENTIALLY LIMITS HIS TRAVELS: CNN
VIOLENCE PROMPTS MIAMI BEACH TO IMPOSE SPRING BREAK CURFEW FOR 3rd YEAR IN A ROW: ABC News
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO FEDERAL RESERVE AMID BANKING CRISIS: The Guardian
THE SECRET PLOT TO KEEP JIMMY CARTER FROM FREEING U.S. HOSTAGES: Peter Baker’s fascinating investigation appeared in Sunday’s NYT.
MTG QUESTIONS GEORGE SOROS’ CITIZENSHIP ON TWITTER: Newsweek
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR A TWITTER LOCKOUT TODAY? If you use two-factor authorization and you're not a "Twitter Blue" subscriber, the social media platform is threatening to lock accounts that don't disable this feature by today. Why? Money, of course. Elon Musk’s company claims it’s getting ripped off to the tune of millions of dollars by cell phone providers using this security feature. There are alternatives, of course, so check ‘em out: WDAF-TV
WHICH COMPANIES OFFERING A 4-DAY WORKWEEK ARE HIRING? —CNBC
HIGH SCHOOL GRADS CHOOSING APPRENTICESHIPS OVER COLLEGE: The Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK STATE LOWERS MINIMUM PROFICIENCY SCORES FOR READING AND MATH: SIlive.com
SANDY HOOK FAMILIES BATTLING NOT JUST ALEX JONES BUT BANKRUPTCY SYSTEM ITSELF: NYT
STUDY: YOUR CATS AND DOGS ARE GIVING YOU MICROBES: SciTech Daily
THE HARVARD DIET MAY BE KEY TO LIVING LONGER: CNBC
WHAT IS “OZEMPIC FACE?” AND DO YOU HAVE IT? —Women’s Health
WIDOW OF ACTOR LANCE RIDDICK PAYS TRIBUTE: CNN
DEF LEPPARD DRUMMER RICK ALLEN ASSAULTED IN FLORIDA: ABC News
JK ROWLING GOT KICKED OUT OF A HARRY POTTER FORUM FOR “INADEQUATE” KNOWLEDGE OF HER OWN BOOKS: Startefacts.com
KENTUCKY GOP’S ANTI-TRANS BILL AWAITS VETO BY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, OVERRIDE EXPECTED: Los Angeles Blade
GEORGIA COUNTY SPENT +$1M JUST TO BLOCK ONE TRANS EMPLOYEE’S GENDER AFFIRMING CARE: Pro Publica
FLORIDA’S LATEST “ANTI-WOKE IDEOLOGY” BILL PREVENTS GIRLS DISCUSSING PERIODS BEFORE SIXTH GRADE: USA Today
AT LEAST 15 STATES CONSIDERING “DON’T SAY TRANS OR GAY” LAWS SIMILAR TO FLORIDA’S: CNN
FIND OUT WHICH STATES RESTRICT GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE: Axios
ALASKA SCHOOL OFFICIALS PASS RESOLUTION TO BAN TRANS GIRLS AND WOMEN FROM COMPETING IN SCHOOL SPORTS: Juneau Empire
MARYLAND LAWMAKERS PASS TRANS RIGHTS BILL: Washington Blade
WISCONSIN ALLIES AND TRANS PEOPLE STAGE “DAY OF RESISTANCE” RALLY: Channel 3000
TRANS RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CLASH WITH NEO-NAZIS DOWN UNDER: Los Angeles Blade
TRACKING THE DAILY WIRE’S ANTI-TRANS ACTIVISM ON FACEBOOK: Media Matters
Star Trek Corner
WHICH OF THE TNG CREW WILL APPEAR NEXT ON STAR TREK PICARD? ScreenRant
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That’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another look at the news you need to rise up and start your day. Until then… May your news be good news!
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