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For late night denizens of the discourse and more than a few early birds . . . We share this quick collection of pop culture, community news and top headlines that have been dominating our reading.

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Save World After Spark Fizzles

Here's how to recycle used and broken holiday lights in Kansas City

Hardware stores and even the KC Zoo are stepping up to properly dispose of old holiday lights

Second Chance Local Serving

Grocer opens Independence location where previous owner closed citing theft

El Mercado Fresco cut the ribbon on a new Independence grocery store this month. It's in a neighborhood where it looked like it might be tough to attract new owners just a few months ago.

Show-Me Lucky B*stards

Powerball produces big wins for two people in Missouri over holiday weekend

The last time the Powerball jackpot was won on Christmas Day was back in 2013 by a couple in Kansas City.

Rock Chalk Bid Honored

KU football takes on UNLV in Guaranteed Rate Bowl game

This is KU's second straight year playing in a bowl game.

Tribute To Local Legend

Kansas Citians pay tribute to the life of Chiefs great Ed Budde

The Chiefs great passed away last week at the age of 83

Hotness Whilst U Were Freezing

Chantel Jeffries showcases toned physique in a skimpy bikini in Miami

The model and DJ, 31 - who recently donned a bikini top while rollerblading near the beach - took a dip to cool down in the wavy water shortly after celebrating the Christmas holiday.

Will White House Opt Out?!?

With support for Biden fading, and the corruption case building, will he quit the presidential race?

There are concerns about Biden's age, his diminished mental acuity and his job performance. And many Americans have come to realize that he is corrupt and dishonest.

MAGA Message Reconsidered

Mulvaney on Trump: 'It's horrible to put that out on Christmas'

Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney criticized Tuesday a recent Truth Social post by former President Trump. "It's horrible to put that out on Christmas, it really is," Mulvaney said on "The Hill on NewsNation" Tuesday. "But face it, if you don't like that kind of stuff, you've already made up your mind...

Vlad Moves In

Ukraine war: Russia captures key town near Donetsk

The completely destroyed town of Mariinka is seen as a gateway to the Russian-held city of Donetsk.

Middle-East Cycle Of Violence Keeps Spinning Out Of Control

Top Iranian General 'killed in an airstrike' as Tehran vows revenge

A SENIOR Iranian general was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria, it has been claimed. And Tehran has vowed to seek revenge, swearing that Israel "will certainly pay for this crime"...

Far East Tech Game Cont'd

China is using AI to ramp up spying, US says

The FBI says China is planting people inside companies to gather trade secrets and using AI to collect personal data.

EV Assault & Maybe Sarah Connor Inquiry

A robot attacked an engineer at Tesla's Cybertruck factory in Texas

An attorney aiding contract laborers at the factory now tells DailyMail.com that there's evidence Tesla appears to have under-reported accidents and deaths to govt. authorities

Money Can't Always Buy Power

Brawny billionaires, pumped-up politicians: why powerful men are challenging each other to fights

Musk and Zuck challenged each other to a fight; the former House speaker allegedly shoved a colleague. It was a bumper year for male insecurity

ALWAYS Ask The Pros

How to Have Sex 101: Sex Workers Give Basic Advice

It's all well and good hearing "confidence is key," but sometimes you need some straightforward tips on how to have good sex.

South Side Santa Tribute

Mayor honors Santa Claus for all his hard work

Santa was honored "For bringing the magic of Christmas and spreading joy to the city of Grandview."

Meet New Landlords

Tenants across the Midwest cry foul as private equity firms buy up and then neglect homes

VineBrook homes rents thousands of single-family homes to tenants across the Midwest. An investigation by the Midwest Newsroom found a pattern of negligence based on hundreds of complaints from tenants across the region.

Snow Slog Finishes 2023

Slow moving winter storm in KC through early Wednesday

It's been a delayed white Christmas in Kansas City

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.