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Brad's afternoon edition.
* The heat is on in Omaha. Citizens are gathering in the streets eagerly awaiting the next water main break.
* Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown refused to say whether he's considering running for president in 2016. Let's see. A guy from the upper Northeast who was recently walking around the Iowa State Fair in what looked like a dress shirt in 90 degree temperatures. Yeah, he's probably considering running.
* Sunday night MTV aired a special about nudists - wait, my mistake, those were the presenters and performers at the VMA Awards.
* The VMAs aired around the world. Today several care packages from foreign countries arrived, containing clothes for Miley Cyrus.
* Richard Simmons was at the MTV VMAs, where the other attendees misidentified him as "The oldest man in the world."
* In the Little League World Series championship game, the U.S. lost a heart-breaker to Japan, 6-4. Fortunately, the U.S. kids got their confidence back later that evening after defeating the Houston Astros 7-2.
* A baby panda born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. is “healthy and vibrant.” This, after the panda's parents first made certain the baby would be covered under China policy and not subject to Obamacare.
* On the last day of his bus tour, President Obama stopped in Scranton, Penn. to announce it was five years to the day that he named Joe Biden his running mate. That's a significant date because exactly five years after being appointed is the traditional point that a vice president finally does something.
* Biden is slightly miffed that according to the new line of succession, he becomes president after Sunny the Portuguese water dog.
* “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson may run for a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Does anyone really think all it takes to represent Louisiana is familiarity with hunting decoys and some backwoods charm? Wait, I guess he is qualified.
* San Diego mayor Bob Filner has resigned. He quit to spend his time searching for the one woman in the universe who has yet to accuse him of sexual harassment.,
* Eighteen women have accused San Diego Mayor Filner of inappropriate behavior. He's the Bob Beamon of sexual harassment.
* The new movie about Steve Jobs is accused of taking some creative liberties. For instance, take the scene where Jobs enters the Temple of Doom and slays all the snakes.
* Video has emerged of a Notre Dame 5-star football recruit flushing a purported recruiting letter from Alabama down the toilet. I'd like to caution the Notre Dame recruit: Nick Saban is sort of like the Arnold Schwarzenegger character in “Terminator,” only he holds a grudge longer.
* The Atlanta Falcons announced a concession sandwich on Twitter consisting of pulled pork, applewood bacon, mac 'n cheese, cole slaw and two fried onion rings. You know a concession item has too much junk when you announce the ingredients on Twitter and run out of characters midway.
* The family of Johnny Manziel has been linked to cockfighting. This could do terrible reputation damage - to cockfighting.
* ESPN has purchased the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. If it airs on ESPN2, the name will be changed to the Not So Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
* During a game, the Atlanta Braves bat boy had to remove a live bat from the field. That's scary. Being that close to the performance-enhancers, we could have ended up with a 60-foot bat.