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What’s going on today:
- Dogs brought on in Laundrie search. Investigators add cadaver dog to ongoing search for Brian Laundrie in Florida’s vast Carlton Reserve. Authorities will be joined by K9 Diesel, a three-year-old Labrador Retriever certified in human remains detection, according to The Daily Mail.
- No more wizards in New Zealand. The New Zealand city of Christchurch is firing its official wizard after keeping the necromancer on its payroll for more than 20 years. Ian Brackenbury Channell, better known as the Wizard of New Zealand, will be retired from the city’s tourism and promotions lineup this year.
- MTG now an expert on the NBA, apparently. Marjorie Taylor Greene called the NBA “fascist” for allowing Magic Johnson to ‘play with HIV’ while Kyrie Irving stays benched. Greene was protesting the benching of Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, who will be kept off the court until he gets the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Trump talking pee-tape again. Trump brought up an unsubstantiated claim in the Steele dossier to the National Republican Senatorial Committee: “I’m not into golden showers.” The dossier contains an unsubstantiated claim that a “pee-tape” was used by Russia as blackmail against Donald Trump.
- Clinton hospitalized but “on the mend.” Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital for a non-COVID-related infection: spokesperson. Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the UCI Medical Center on Tuesday evening.
- Pension procured. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI official who was fired under Trump just hours before his retirement, won back his pension in a settlement with the DOJ. McCabe was fired in 2018 after multiple public attacks from Trump. In a lawsuit against the Justice Department, he alleged the firing was political.
- That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.