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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* It got up to 101 degrees in Omaha on Tuesday and has been in the mid-80s since. Still, Omahans are walking around town going: "Do you think we’ve seen the last of the snow?"
* Jean Stothert lives farther west than any other Omaha mayor, near 118th and Q streets. This will be the first time 118th and Q Streets get plowed first after it snows.
* A political expert attributed Stothert’s win to running an "I’m Not Jim Suttle" campaign. After Deb Fischer’s successful "I’m Not Ben Nelson" campaign, I’m detecting a theme.
* Due to utility work on Friday, traffic on Northwest Radial Highway will be restricted. Reportedly, this could make driving the Northwest Radial more confusing than usual, which is, of course, impossible.
* A new, free AT&T 20-minute class in Lincoln teaches senior citizens to text and use their cellphones. My concern is that, at 20 minutes, the class may be about 1,600 hours too short.
* The class also teaches retirees to set up voice mail. Any retirees who learn to set up voice mail and wish to teach me, I can be reached at The World-Herald between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. But don't leave a message ... I’ll never get it.
* The Powerball Lottery jackpot has reached $550 million. To put it in perspective, that’s almost one quarter what an Omaha sewer remodel costs.
* Some 686 candidates have filed to run for president of Iran. And this is still more orderly than the OPS board race.
* Prediction: After the first debate, Iranians will decide they’ve had enough of free elections.
* Students at Virginia Tech are designing a robotic jellyfish that may be used for surveillance. The only challenge will be convincing our enemies to begin speaking directly into jellyfish.
* A robotic jellyfish for spying -- every day the line between covert intelligence and any episode of "Get Smart" blurs a little more.
* President Obama named Daniel Werfel acting commissioner of the IRS. Everyone was pretty nervous about who Obama would name, since Barbara Walters and Joy Behar will soon be out of work.
* According to a report, the Obamas are worth between $1.8 million and $6.8 million. Most of that wealth was built via the $600-per-appearance scale fee guests receive on "The View."
* You know what you call a politician worth $6.8 million? A Republican.
* New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February. He said he did it for his wife and kids. Let me translate political talk -- "I did it for my wife and kids" means "I’m running for president in 2016, and we all know it’s a beauty contest."
* U.S. jobless claims are up. The good news: one of the newly unemployed is the acting IRS commissioner.
* Joe Biden to Iran: "Obama is not bluffing." OK, during the campaign, when he made all those promises, then he was bluffing.
* A Canadian biochemistry professor is embarking on a study to see if picking your nose and eating it has health benefits. OK, now can we stop praising the Canadian healthcare system?
* If you volunteer to participate in this study, I wouldn’t go bragging to my friends too much.
* If you’re having trouble adjusting to medical marijuana, there's a silver lining: we could have medicinal boogers.