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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* President Obama's half brother Malik Obama lost a race for a gubernatorial seat in Kenya. This was the first time CNN ever endorsed a candidate in a gubernatorial race in Kenya.
* On Sunday, many airports in the Midwest were closed because of the weather. On Monday, the Lincoln Airport was reported to be eerily quiet with few signs of life, so it sounds like things are getting back to normal.
* This is embarrassing. In central Nebraska, people whose cars were getting stuck on Interstate 80 chose to walk another five miles rather than go inside the Kearney Archway.
* There's a new No. 1 movie at the box office: "Oz The Great and Powerful" is about a wizard and men in search of a heart, brain and courage. How does Hollywood keep coming up with these incredible, fresh ideas?
* A new movie called “Oz The Great and Powerful” opened over the weekend. It's an updated retelling of “The Wizard of Oz.” In this version, the people needing a heart, a brain and courage all serve in the current U.S. House of Representatives.
* Because of the position of the astrological sign Pisces, this week is supposed to be good for finances. Hey, that's just as valid as anything you'll hear on CNBC.
* A group of Iowa sixth-graders made a video plea to the White House to restore public tours. The group of traumatized, teary-eyed children explained that unless the tour is restored this summer, they'll have to visit the Kearney Archway museum.
* There is a new figure out estimating the total national debt. Wait, my mistake. That was Mayor Jim Suttle's campaign finance report.
* North Korea is threatening to attack the U.S. What exactly did Dennis Rodman say over there?
* Reportedly, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired from “The View.” The consequences are huge. With John Boehner already weakened, this means the highest ranking Republican in the nation is out.
* According to reports, “The View” wants to hire someone less conservative and less outspoken than Elisabeth Hasselbeck. I understand Ted Nugent is available.
* President Obama invited Paul Ryan to lunch at the White House. I can picture Ryan at lunch. “Oh, no salt, pepper or dessert for me. I don't believe in those unnecessary entitlements.”
* I saw another one of those huge heads college basketball fans wave. Wait, that was Secretary of State John Kerry returning home from his first diplomatic mission.
* The Chicago Cubs will no longer invite celebrities visiting Wrigley Field to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. It'd be less of an affront to baseball tradition to eliminate the position of shortstop.
* The website SB Nation is on a mission to find the most difficult thing in all of sports. Trying to interview Bo Pelini as he runs off the field at halftime doesn't count.