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Major fallout: Dennis Rodman’s bombastic outbursts yesterday during CNN’s exclusive interview has both angered and bemused many. Rodman tried to explain his reasons for taking a team of retired NBA players to North Korea but the interview with Chris Cuomo got heated. Well, Rodman got heated. And during the yelling, Rodman seemed to imply that Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who was sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp in North Korea, had done something wrong. The reactions Rodman garnered is not unlike the ones he used to get during his NBA basketball career. Rodman spent much of his playing days careening between being an immensely talented player and standing out as sideshow attraction. Yesterday was another addition in a growing list of curious Rodman moments.


Book of bombshells: : If you have some questionable things to say about your bosses, you may want to want to wait until you retire. It seems that’s what former Defense Secretary Bob Gates did. And now that Gates is retired he put some of those thoughts in a book. The book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” has not been released. But a review by the Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward was.And if the excerpts are any indication, this is going to be a juicy tell-all. The excerpts offer scathing critiques of President Obama, fierce jabs at Vice President Joe Biden  and unflattering mention of Hillary Clinton, Woodward said. While there’s praise sprinkled in for Obama and Biden, some say the Gates book could have a lasting effect. It could affect the upcoming presidential race.


Unthawing: Here’s the good news. Some of you will get to stop using strange phrases like Polar Vortex. Or Lake-effect. Or Snowpocalypse. Or Coldorampolapia. OK, we made that last one up. But the good news is this historic chill is lifting. Yeah! And it has been bad. Temperatures plummeted below freezing somewhere in all 50 states yesterday morning. But the heat’s coming back for many of us today. And by Thursday, forecasters say, most of the country will be back to normal.

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