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  • Many Texas residents are facing skyrocketing electricity bills as the devastating winter storms have increased demand for power and enabled providers in the state's unregulated energy market to gouge customers -- the NY Times spoke to one man who got hit with a $16K electric bill.
  • A 111-year-old woman in South Carolina who just got vaccinated for COVID-19 attributes her longevity to wine, beer, and eating whatever she likes.
  • A new study suggests people who wear eyeglasses are three times less likely to catch coronavirus.
  • Sculptor Arturo Di Modica, who created the famous “Charging Bull” statue and installed it without permission in the Financial District in 1989, has died from cancer at 80 in his native Sicily.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci expects we'll all need to wear masks next year, too.
  • A United Airlines plane headed from Denver to Honolulu rained debris down on a Denver suburb after the right engine burst into flames, forcing an emergency landing but no injuries.
  • With a new four-part documentary on the Woody Allen child abuse allegations premiering on HBO, the NY Times has a very thorough timeline of the "complicated history of the director, his children and the Farrow family."
  • A hang glider was rescued from a tree in somebody's back yard upstate.
  • An outdoor hockey game between the Flyers and the Bruins in Lake Tahoe has been postponed on account of sun.
  • And finally, this otter is fighting old age every step of the way: