1.17.2019

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Need To Know.
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Theresa May Survives (For Now).
Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived a no-confidence vote yesterday, as Parliament voted 325-306 to preserve her government. The vote came one day after the same Parliament overwhelmingly rejected May's package guiding the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (Brexit 101). Though she maintained power, May must now find alternatives ahead of a March 29th deadline. With her negotiated deal rejected, she must choose between renegotiation (EU leaders say this is a non-starter), allowing the UK to exit without a deal in place, asking for more time, or calling for a second referendum on whether to stay or leave the 27-member bloc. 

May has three days to present lawmakers with a Plan B. 
Four Americans Killed in ISIS Attack.
At least 19 people were killed, including four Americans, after an ISIS-led suicide bombing in the coalition-controlled Syrian town of Manbij. It was the deadliest attack on US troops since forces deployed in the country in 2015, with American casualties including two service members, a civilian defense intelligence member, and a military contractor. The attack comes roughly one month after the US announced it would withdraw its nearly 2,000 forces from the country, with a full exit expected by April of this year. The White House cited the near-elimination of ISIS, which had moved into the eastern part of the country in the vacuum created by Syria's eight-year-long civil war.  

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Michigan State. 
Michigan State interim president John Engler resigned yesterday under pressure of the university's Board of Trustees following comments he made about the victims of prolific sexual abuser Larry Nasser. Engler, who himself took over for former president Lou Anna Simon after she stepped down amid the Nassar fallout, remarked that victims were "enjoying the spotlight" while the university was trying to "go back to work". The comments came in an interview in which Engler was asked about a $500M fund to aid over 500 victims - $425M of which is going to 332 identified victims, with $75M set aside for future claims currently being considered. Nassar, the former head physician of USA Gymnastics and professor at MSU, was convicted on counts of sexual abuse last year - over 150 victims testified at his trial. The university has been heavily criticized for overlooking his behavior over the course of decades. 
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In The Know.
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Bruce Tufeld, Hollywood agent and celebrity manager, dies at 66 (More)
> Turkish government seeks arrest warrant, accuses New York Knicks center Enes Kanter of being in terrorist organization (More) | Read Kanter's op-ed that led to accusation (More, paywall)
> South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival announces full lineup of films; Jordan Peele's Us to headline opening night (More)
Science & Technology.
> Prototype Bluetooth chip operates without a battery, harvests energy from ambient radio frequencies (More)
> Global clean energy investment hit $332B in 2018, the fifth year in a row passing $300B, but represented an 8% drop from 2017 levels; fall led by a 24% decline in solar projects (More)
> Most extensive star map ever compiled points to grand cosmic collision at the birth of the Milky Way, around 8-11 billion years ago (More)
Business & Markets.
> Sears chairman wins bid to save struggling retailer for $5.2B, will save 45k jobs and keep 425 stores open (More)
> US Department of Justice to pursue criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets (More)
> Bank stocks lead Wall Street higher as Goldman surges 9%, Bank of America up 7% (More) | John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and pioneer of index investing, dies at 89 (More)

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Politics & World Affairs.
> Los Angeles teachers' union returns to negotiation table with district officials as strike affecting nearly 500,000 students reaches four days (More)
> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-9) calls for State of the Union to be delayed during record-long government shutdown, now entering 27th day (More) | Thousands of federal workers in safety-related roles called back without pay (More)
> Trump administration preparing pitch for space-based missile defense program, similar to former President Reagan's "Star Wars" initiative (More)
In Depth.
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A Precocious Puberty Case.
The Cut | Patrick Burleigh. Having a mutated LHCGR gene is extremely rare - literally, only one in a million men have it. But if you do, the result is prematurity in nearly everything, including bone growth, body hair, muscle development, and even voice changes. Here's what it's like to be a 4-year-old trapped in a 14-year-old's body. (Read)
The Great Chlorophyll Fad of 1952.
Tedium | Ernie Smith. On your next trip to the grocery store, you probably won't find any chlorophyll-infused toothpastes - but you would have in the 1950's. Chlorophyll toothpaste, gum, soaps, and even pills were being bought and sold relentlessly, turning it into one of the first fad miracle drugs of the industrialized food system. (Read)
Etcetera.
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Global risk map reveals the most dangerous places to visit this year
Almost 75% of Facebook users didn't know their data is used to target them with ads.
Finally, an online personality test that isn't complete junk (courtesy FiveThirtyEight). 
Immigrants founded almost half of 2018's Fortune 100 companies, analysis shows.
British photographer makes the English woods feel like a real-life fairy tale
A child prodigy describes what it's like going to college as a 9-year-old.
Ultra-rare US coin from 1855 sells for $4M at auction.
Move over Mandarin Duck, Goth Duck is here to ruffle feathers
Clickbait: A massive spinning ice disc has Maine residents ready for an alien invasion.
Historybook: HBD Benjamin Franklin (1706); Cpt. James Cook is first person to reach Antarctic circle (1773); HBD Muhammad Ali (1942); UN Security Council holds its first meeting (1946); HBD Michelle Obama (1964).
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