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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* A group of former Nebraska state senators has launched a campaign to raise money to install fountains at the State Capitol. It's bad enough we're heavily taxed, but now after they leave office, former state reps come to your door and shake you down for fountain money.
* A Whole Foods has opened in Lincoln, and Omaha got another Dunkin' Donuts. In healthy eating terms, point for Lincoln.
* Nebraska defeated Georgia, and Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night. Had enough yet, Southeastern Conference? Just say "uncle" when you have.
* "Whatever" has been named the "most annoying word" of 2013. According to a poll of Nebraska sportswriters, the most annoying word of 2013 was "chicken----."
* “Whatever” won most annoying word for the fifth consecutive year. It's the Dream Team of annoying words.
* The first Omaha baby of 2014 was born at 1:21 a.m. on New Year's Day at Methodist Women's Hospital, greeted by cheering hospital staff and received loads of gifts. Note to the first baby born in Omaha in 2014: Life isn't always like this.
* Time magazine named Miley Cyrus as one of the best-dressed and one of the worst-dressed celebrities. My takeaway: Remember when Time used to cover the president?
* The accounts of 4.6 million Snapchat users may have been compromised. Well, 4.6 million plus one if you include every Snapchat user over 30.
* Winter Storm Hercules is slamming the Northeast. "The Legend of Hercules" opens in theaters Jan. 10. This better not turn out to be the most crass promotion in National Weather Service history.
* Celebrities such as Kal Penn, Fran Drescher and Tatyana Ali are now pushing Obamacare. That list isn't famous enough to round out a "Dancing with the Stars" season.
* According to a new CNN poll, 35 percent of Americans approve of Obamacare, an all-time low. To put that in perspective, in approval polls, the stomach virus is at 36 percent.
* A new survey says Obamacare approval has dropped to a low of 35 percent. More Americans plan to watch the GoDaddy Bowl than like Obamacare.
* Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) said on MSNBC that Republicans can "come across like knuckle-dragging Neanderthals on occasion." I'm assuming the MSNBC host then said, "Hey, no argument here."
* Isn't that the name of MSNBC's new Sunday morning show? "Knuckle-Dragging Republicans"?
* On the heels of reports Kim Jong Un having his uncle executed, there's also reports Jong Un had an ex-girlfriend executed. Note to Dennis Rodman: You may want to avoid a falling out here.
* Vitali Klitschko is leaving boxing for politics. You always see athletes leave boxing for politics. Why is it never the other way around? Say, Harry Reid announces he's quitting the Senate to become a professional beach volleyball player?
* Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently left office, was paid a salary of $1 per year. After New York's state and local taxes, his take-home pay was about 33 cents.