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  • Trump's attorney Alan Dershowitz argued during the impeachment hearing today that anything a president does to get re-elected could be considered in the nation's interest and is therefore not impeachable. It was called a "bonkers" argument that was "the worst possible defense of Trump."
  • Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp launched Knewz, a knockoff Drudge Report aggregation website that is practically unreadable. News Corp CEO Robert Thomson offered this statement: "We live in a world of vexatious verticals, of crass clickbait, of polarized perspectives and fallacious, fact-free feeds – Knewz is knowing and needed. Knewz nous is in the house."
  • Remember when tweens and teens used to make their way around NYC without smartphones all the time?
  • The White House has threatened to block the publication of John Bolton's forthcoming book, saying “the manuscript appears to contain significant amounts of classified information.”
  • The Ringer has an oral history of Prince's incredible Super Bowl XLI halftime show.
  • Here's the data on the NYPD’s fare-evasion enforcement policies, which show there are higher enforcement rates in high-poverty Black and Latinx neighborhoods.
  • Owl shaming headline of the day: "Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says."
  • Billy Joel's Centre Island home was burglarized, with the unknown suspect damaging a dozen motorcycles and a home office. Hopefully he won't have a heart attack-ack-ack-ack.
  • Do people actually think the coronavirus has something to do with Corona beer? Apparently they do.
  • Police are investigating the death of a pregnant woman who was shoved from a moving car in Brooklyn.
  • Watch a typically great trailer for the upcoming fifth season of Better Call Saul.
  • Listen to "Off My Mind," a catchy new single from Hazel English.
  • And finally, who doesn't love to hang out: