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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* On Tuesday, President Obama met with the president-elect of Mexico. The first 30 minutes of the meeting were eaten up by the new Mexican president correcting Obama's mistakes in his Spanish language campaign ads.
* The Mt. Fuji Inn in Omaha is closing. To put this in perspective, it's been around five years longer than the actual Mt. Fuji.
* The New York Jets' unofficial mascot, Fireman Ed, has quit. There hasn't been anything like this since Ralphie tried to escape to a better football program.
* One of the leaders who began the secessionist movement was upset at the government after losing his topless carwash. So at least we know our best and brightest are behind this thing.
* Nebraska has joined the secessionist movement. Seceding is a huge step that won't happen anytime soon. Sure, Omaha has been debating what to do with the Civic Auditorium for 17 years. We're not going to make a fast decision on leaving the country.
* It took Omaha seven years to decide to close a library. Leaving the country won't happen overnight.
* A quick business report: The stock market is up on fiscal-cliff hopes, down on fiscal-cliff worries, up on new hopes for a fiscal-cliff resolution. And that was just the first 10 minutes of trading.
* There has been a breakthrough in fiscal cliff negotiations. Republicans have agreed to stop referring to their Democratic counterparts as “moronic toads,” and Democrats agreed not to address Republicans as “infantile, out-of-touch lunkheads.” So there is progress.
* Regarding the fiscal cliff, top Republicans John Boehner and Mitch McConnell seem to be adopting a “good cop, bad cop” approach. That's opposed to the normal “dumb cop, dumber cop” we get from Congress.
* Two Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks are facing four-game suspensions for violating league policy on the use of performance enhancing drugs. After hearing this, Lance Armstrong said, “I should've played football.”
* The Seahawk players are lucky. If instead their shirts were untucked during a game, they would've been suspended six weeks.
* New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett is being called a hero after catching a fan who fell from the stands. The fan has a lot to be grateful for, mostly that a Kansas City Chiefs receiver wasn't standing below him.
* After finishing 12-0, there's an outside chance Ohio State will wind up No. 1 in the AP rankings. If that happens, the NCAA asked that the Buckeye marching band dot the “i” in “embarrassing.”