- In last night's State of the Union address President Obama said that he wants to work with Congress but is willing to use executive power.
- The Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of execution for Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls. Missouri has not said which compounding pharmacy the execution drugs come from. Read Reason Foundation's Lauren Galik's article on Smulls here.
- Ukraine's first post-independence president has said that Ukraine is on the "brink of civil war."
- NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.
- Marijuana activists are planning to put up billboard ads near the stadium where the Super Bowl is being held. The ads will say that marijuana is safer than alcohol.
- The head of Britain's spy agency GCHQ, which like the NSA has been criticized following the Snowden revelations, is stepping down. The Foreign Office claims the move has nothing to do with reporting on Snowden's leaks.
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight
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