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January 30th, 2023

Good morning, and happy Monday! Could you imagine digging through an abandoned shed and discovering a priceless 15th-century painting? That’s exactly what happened to a New York man named Albert Roberts, and his estate ended up selling the rediscovered Anthony van Dyck painting at auction for a pretty penny. In other news, we searched our closet for treasure this morning but only found lint balls and dust bunnies.

In Today’s Brief

  • Iran: Drone attack in Isfahan
  • Trump: 2024 campaign kicks off
  • Amazon: Developing Tomb Raider series
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Defaults with JPMorgan

...and more

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Super Bowl is set

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII after yesterday’s AFC and NFC Championship games.

Led by 24-year-old quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles beat the 49ers with a final score of 31-7 in the NFC Championship. Hours later, 27-year-old quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs’ victory over the Bengals with a final score of 23-20 to clench the AFC Championship title. Yesterday’s victories mark the Chiefs’ fifth trip and the Eagles’ fourth trip to the Super Bowl; the Chiefs have two NFL championship titles in franchise history, while the Eagles have one.

Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and will kick off at 6:30 PM ET on Sunday, February 12th. Musical artists Babyface, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Rihanna are slated to perform, with the latter headlining the Halftime Show.

Tyre Nichols protests continue

After Memphis police released footage of Tyre Nichols’ arrest, protests took place in several cities around the United States on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.

The footage shows Nichols–a Black man and 29-year-old FedEx worker–attempting to flee a traffic stop and subsequently being beaten by five Memphis police officers, all of whom are Black. Nichols then died three days later. All five officers involved in the arrest were subsequently fired and charged with second-degree murder, assault, and kidnapping. The officers were members of Memphis PD’s SCORPION unit, which the Memphis Police Department announced in a statement posted to Twitter that it had permanently disbanded in the wake of the footage being released on Friday evening.

Cities where protests unfolded include Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Memphis. Protests in Atlanta led to the calling of the National Guard, while demonstrations in other cities affected roadways and transit.

Australian Open results

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic earned his 10th Australian Open title after defeating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic, 35, was unable to defend his Australian Open title last year after the country deported him over his Covid vaccination status. During this year’s presentation ceremony, he called the achievement “the biggest victory of my life.” Djokovic’s victory marks his 22nd Grand Slam title and ties him with Spain’s Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles ever. He also is the second man to earn more than 10 titles at a single slam event (the other is Nadal).

On the women’s side, Belarusian-born Aryna Sabalenka beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in three sets to earn the championship title. Sabalenka is the first player competing under a neutral flag to secure a Grand Slam. Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, tournament organizer Tennis Australia required Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutrals.

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Around the Globe

  • Iran said it intercepted a drone strike targeting a defense factory in the city of Isfahan, shooting down two of the three drones; the third strike reportedly caused no injuries and the country’s defense ministry did not confirm who carried out the attack (More)
  • Nigeria extends its deadline to exchange old banknotes to February 10th amid the country’s effort to phase out its old currency in favor of higher-denomination naira notes (More)
  • Turkey may not support Sweden’s bid to join NATO until it extradites dozens of “terrorists” to Turkey, according to a speech from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (More)

On the Homefront

  • Half Moon Bay shooting suspect Chunli Zhao reportedly told investigators he was spurred to carry out last week’s shootings after his supervisor demanded that he pay $100 to repair a forklift damaged at work (More)
  • Former President Trump kicked off his campaign for the first time since announcing he would run for president in 2024, visiting New Hampshire and South Carolina (More)
  • A shooting in the Beverly Crest neighborhood north of Beverly Hills, CA, left at least three dead and four others wounded early Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department; authorities are still searching for a suspect (More)

Glitz & Games

  • Actress Annie Wersching, known for roles in the television shows 24, Bosch, Timeless, and more, passed away at age 45 following a battle with cancer (More)
  • Gucci names Italian designer Sabato De Sarno as its new creative director and announces it will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September (More)
  • Amazon is developing a ‘Tomb Raider’ TV series for Prime Video with Phoebe Waller-Bridge reportedly attached to write the scripts (More)

Business & Markets

  • Major indexes in the stock market closed Friday’s trading session higher, with the Nasdaq leading the gains (Dow +0.08%, Nasdaq +0.95%, S&P 500 +0.25%)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond said it lacks the capital to pay down its debts and that the company has defaulted on its credit line with JPMorgan (More)
  • FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried allegedly contacted the general counsel of FTX’s U.S. operation, leading DOJ prosecutors to seek a judge’s order mandating that he not speak with current or former FTX employees without a lawyer present (More)

Tips & Tricks

  • Feel Good: Learn how creators are using social media, AI, and virtual reality to preserve accounts of Holocaust survivors and ensure that future generations will remember their stories
  • Belly Laugh: Watch this parody video of Michael B. Jordan and the cast of Saturday Night Live bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” (spoiler: Jake from State Farm just won’t leave) 
  • Bump This: Country stalwarts Lady A and EDM trio Cheat Codes team up for the banjo-beating single “Something’s Coming” - listen on Apple Music and Spotify
  • Chow Down: If you’ve never had shrimp on a salad before, you don’t know what you’ve been missing - check out this recipe for an avocado shrimp caesar salad that’s quick to make, delicious to taste, and perfect for watching your weight (we like to rhyme sometimes)
  • Go Deep: Read about how new research shows that the genes of people who live to be over the age of 100 could one day help others stay heart-healthy for longer
  • Hot Goss: A skydiver crashed into a home in California this weekend after his parachute failed to properly deploy; he reportedly suffered “serious” but non-life-threatening injuries, per Oceanside and Carlsbad firefighters
  • Life Hack: We are what we eat, as the age-old saying goes, and the food we ingest has a direct impact on how well–and how long–we live - here are four diets that can help extend your longevity, according to new research


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Why prehistoric bugs the size of birds got smaller over time.

Looking Back…

On January 30th: An estimated 9K people perish when the German ocean liner Wilhelm Gustloff is sunk by a Soviet submarine (1945); Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated (1948); the silent film City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin has its world premiere (1931); English actor Christian Bale is born (1974).

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