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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has hinted she wants a new fire chief. That is if you consider the statement "we need a new chief..." a hint.
* The Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed that an employer could fire an employee a boss finds "irresistible." Right now, more than one million men are going: "It's legal to fire the irresistible? My job could be in jeopardy."
* RAGBRAI, the annual bicycle ride across Iowa, begins Sunday in Council Bluffs and will include Lance Armstrong, who is just happy to be attending the one event he's not yet banned from.
* The Council Bluffs "Teen Mom" has been rejected by Playboy magazine, according to TMZ. As happens every time the "Teen Mom" is in the news, local TV stations will be pre-empting the rest of their newscast and The World Herald is printing a special edition.
* Late yesterday, Matt Damon's nephew said, "What did the Council Bluffs 'Teen Mom' do to deserve all this publicity?"
* On Thursday, Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. Other than that, the budget is working out pretty well.
* The city of Detroit filed bankruptcy, which isn't all that surprising considering everybody who lived in Detroit moved out circa 2009.
* According to the bankruptcy filing, 40 percent of Detroit's street lights don't work, average police response time is 58 minutes, just 8.7 percent of crimes are solved, and 78,000 structures are abandoned. But have a great time at that new Big Ten-sponsored bowl game in Detroit, fans.
* Couldn't the Big Ten sponsor a bowl game in a place that's more appealing? Say, Alcatraz.
* A group was warned to stop soliciting donations at the Detroit Airport. It was the mayor and City Council.
* Current candidates for office in New York City include Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor after a prostitution scandal, and Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress after a Twitter scandal. The Statue of Liberty set down her torch to cover her eyes with her hands.
* While he discussed his health care law at the White House on Thursday, President Obama surrounded himself with middle-class families. They were all formerly wealthy families who had been paying into Obama's tax plan.
* To find the families, Obama called Beyonce, Jay Z and George Clooney. "Hey, you guys know any middle-class folks?"
* Edward Snowden appears to be inching closer to asylum in Russia. That would mean instead of an eight-foot-by-six-foot cell in the U.S., he'd be spending the rest of his life in a five-foot-by-seven-foot apartment in Russia.
* The current Congress has passed only 15 laws. To put that in perspective, there are weeks when NFL players break that many laws.
* The 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn., population of 22, announced he's running for re-election. In a country where most members of Congress act like 3-year-olds, this doesn't even seem all that weird.
* Omahans won't believe this. The 4-year-old mayor gets along with the fire chief, whom I believe is six.
* The 4-year-old mayor's name is Bobby Tufts. He also answers to his nickname "The Most Mature Politician in America."