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Early Addition: Louis C.K. Gets Standing Ovation At Brooklyn Skankfest

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  • The Cut has a long read on the behind-the-scenes mess that was Babe.net.
  • Schools named after Robert E. Lee are picking new Lees to be named after to avoid costly signage changes, so we may be seeing Spike Lee, Stan Lee and Tommy Lee schools in the future.
  • Skipping your morning coffee will not make you a millionaire.
  • A large chunk of Japan’s high-speed rail network was brought to a standstill, delaying about 12,000 passengers, all because of a slug.
  • Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to Axios on HBO identify a host of "red flags" about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government.
  • Louis C.K. received a standing ovation at SkankFest Comedy Mayhem Festival Sunday night in Brooklyn.
  • Some billionaires, including George Soros and Chris Hughes, are actively calling for "a moderate wealth tax on the fortunes of the richest one-tenth of the richest 1 percent of Americans — on us."
  • The NYC CBD business community is bracing for the Department of Health crackdown to start next month.
  • Wired has a story on how nine people built an illegal $5 million Airbnb empire in the city.
  • This is just a good video.
  • Did you know that Paul McCartney and John Lennon took part in an impromptu jam session in 1974 (also featuring Stevie Wonder and Harry Nilsson)?
  • And finally, this is what happens if you get too close to a squirrel:

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