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Inside Daily Brief (Jan 21st, 2016)

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29-year-old former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw - convicted on four counts of first-degree rape and 14 other charges related to sexual abuse of women in the low-income neighborhoods he patrolled - has been sentenced to 263 years in prison.

HUFFINGTON POST

 

The drying out of Bolivia’s second largest lake, Poopo, provides not just an opportunity for potty humor in headlines, but a glimpse at the coming, stark reality of climate change and its economic, social and humanitarian impact.

DAILY MAIL

 

A number of prominent Republicans, including Orrin Hatch, the most senior GOP Senator, expressed their distaste for Ted Cruz and his candidacy on CNN, singling out his divisive tactics and the scapegoating of fellow party members as a corrupt “Washington cartel."

CNN

[ @lons: In addition to these setbacks, Cruz is also facing yet another challenge to his eligibility, this one from a Harvard law professor! ]

 

The Flint, Michigan, water crisis and the effectiveness of the state and federal government’s response will be considered in a hearing by the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 3, where Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to testify.

DETROIT FREE PRESS
 


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FLUFF

A new collaborative album from Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, “Post Pop Depression,” supposedly picks up where Pop’s classic “Lust for Life” record left off; it arrives in stores this March.

NEW YORK TIMES

[ @lons: The duo just announced they’re playing on Colbert tonight, too! ]

 

Two “blerds” (“black nerds”) must explore the criminal underworld on a dangerous mission to rescue their adorable pet kitty in the red band trailer for “Keanu,” a sideways “John Wick” parody and the first feature film from comedy duo Key & Peele.

FIRST SHOWING

 

In 1950, famed folk troubadour Woody Guthrie rented a Brooklyn apartment from Donald Trump’s father, Fred, and disliked his landlord’s business practices and racial intolerance so much that he added him as a villain to numerous songs and poems.

GAWKER

 

Chris Martin of Coldplay revealed during a radio interview that he takes one full day a week off from eating - entirely - because he was once sick, and “this guy” told him it makes your body feel healthier.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

[ @lons: I PROMISE I did not make this article up and that this summary is accurate. I know, I know… ]

 

A Miley Cyrus remix of the Kanye West single “Black Skinhead” - also featuring Travis Scott and Lupe Fiasco - was announced three years ago, but only surfaced today on the music sharing service Jams.to.

V MAGAZINE
 


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