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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* In rural Maine, a man who has been living as a complete hermit for 27 years was discovered. He's never seen a cellphone and is unfamiliar with texting, Instagram, Facebook and reality TV shows. You know, I may join him in the woods.
* There's a slight chance of an isolated bit of snow on Wednesday. So, schools are closed the rest of the week, right?
* New Interstate 80 westbound lanes between Omaha and Lincoln will reopen late Friday, signaling the near-completion of the road-widening project that began when Lewis and Clark were halfway through their journey.
* The Interstate 80 project has actually taken over a decade. There's a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, which is expected to last about two months.
* The speed limit between Omaha and Lincoln will soon be 75 mph the entire distance. That's the good news. The bad news: With state budget concerns, the Highway Patrol will be watching for motorists doing 76 mph.
* Nineteen Omaha firefighters may be laid off Jan. 4. Stop the voting. I think we found the worst holiday bonus yet.
* The new master plan for UNO calls for creating a more “vibrant” campus community. If that means adding a third parking space, I'm all for it.
* A surfer appears to have set a world record after catching a wave estimated at 100 feet. He said it was the most incredible Omaha water main break he's seen yet.
* Chris Christie won re-election as New Jersey governor by demonstrating broad, bipartisan, mainstream appeal. You know what that means. He was zero chance of winning even one GOP presidential primary.
* Christie easily won the women's vote in the New Jersey governor's race. It only seems like the last Republican to do that was Benjamin Harrison.
* Late Tuesday night, President Obama phoned several winners of local and state offices. After Portland, Maine, voted to legalize recreational marijuana, Carl Pelini called.
* Obama was going to email the winners, but all the White House computers were being used by staffers trying to log on to HealthCare.Gov.
* After the Detroit mayoral election results were announced, one candidate was inconsolable. And that was the guy who won.
* Calls to the Obamacare phone site are encountering problems, paper applications are often not processed and HealthCare.Gov keeps shutting down. For people wishing to sign up, that basically leaves homing pigeons.
* Now, the Obamacare website has privacy concerns. I personally found it in appalling taste when Kathleen Sebelius began her press conference by wishing Fred Armstrong of Fargo good luck with his shingles.
* President Obama didn't know anything about us eavesdropping on our allies. He didn't know anything about the Obamacare website glitches. Next, we'll hear he had no idea that the White House Thanksgiving turkey was expecting a pardon.