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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* President Obama invited a group of Republican senators to dinner Wednesday night. In a sign of the times, they're bringing a food taster.
* In another sign of the times, the Republican food taster is Mitt Romney.
* Some of the top scientists in the U.S. have spent the past year designing a gun that fires a ping pong ball at 900 mph ... have we cured every disease in the world, and I just didn't hear about it?
* Parts of Chicago just got close to a foot of snow. Also, with the looming sequester cuts, one of the two air traffic control towers may close and some airport workers furloughed. In light of all this, O'Hare is now going by the moniker "Your Worst Nightmare" Airport.
* Now, on a good day ... oh, scratch that, there has never been a good day at O'Hare.
* The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jimmy Fallon may replace Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" in 2014. In a related story, Fallon just became the first late night host to do an entire program while looking over his shoulder.
* There is video of Bo Pelini doing the 'Harlem Shake' with his team. Times have changed in Lincoln. I remember when it was a big deal when Coach Tom Osborne undid the top button on his shirt.
* In Australia, a 16-year-old boy is accused of posing as a doctor. A patient got suspicious when the doctor asked him to remove his clothes and then said, "Oh, gnarly!"
* The oldest identical twins in the world recently turned 103 in Florida. They spent the day in typical fashion -- arguing over who Mom liked better.
* The band 98 Degrees has reformed and is recording a new album, their first in 13 years. It's a follow up to their last record "I Can't Believe We Get Paid for This @#$%."
* There is YouTube footage of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith celebrating a big win by dancing to a Ke$ha song. OK, so Bo Pelini doing the Harlem Shake is only the second-most shocking video.
* Mike Piazza's new book is called "Long Shot." Piazza is handsome, athletically gifted and was born into a wealthy, well-connected family. "Sure Thing" may have been a more apt title.
* Phil Mickelson, who earns about $30 million a year from endorsements alone, complained about his taxes. Latrell Sprewell said "Stop it!"
* Three pedestrians in New Jersey were slightly injured when they got between Brent Musburger and a news stand selling the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.
* The Big 12 admitted "officiating errors" were made during Kansas' controversial basketball win over Iowa State. For the Big 12 to admit officiating errors, the refs must've missed a player placing a guy shooting a layup in a half Nelson.
* Since the Big 12 is admitting officiating errors, can we get 'em to go back and review the Nebraska-Texas A&M 2009 football game?
* In an auction, the stick used by “Miracle on Ice” team captain Mike Eruzione sold for $262,900 to a nine-year-old boy. Because it's never too early to teach your kids the value of a buck.