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Brad's afternoon edition
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* On Tuesday, an air-quality alert was in effect for Omaha. Officials emphasize that we should not be alarmed - it's perfectly safe so long as you don't inhale.
* The air quality alert has nothing to do with the heat. It was issued due to all the negative Super PAC ads on KFAB.
* President Obama is joining Congress in getting involved in the BCS debate. Obama is calling for a postseason college football playoff limited to schools from swing states.
* Mitt Romney was interviewed by Oprah for her O Magazine. Romney was impressed by Oprah - it was the first time he's met a human being with more money than him.
* President Obama is throwing out all stops to win over Iowans before the election. He just posed smiling beside Air Force One as it was refueled with ethanol.
* This is embarrassing for President Obama. New employment figures reveal that all the good jobs created during his administration were for “American Idol” judges.
* At the Summer Olympics, NBC is going to partner with Facebook. NBC and Facebook teaming up - what could go wrong there?
* On a highway in Washington state, a runaway kangaroo blocked traffic. I'd make fun of this if I didn't live in a city where a few weeks ago men on horseback were trying to lasso cows on the Kennedy Freeway.
* A recently discovered parasite has been named for reggae great Bob Marley. OK, I can think of higher honors.
* Subway restaurants are testing a new cheesy snack. Let me see - it contains the words “cheesy” and “snack.” Do you really have to test this thing to know it'll be a hit?
* The Kardashians' former nanny has written a tell-all book about the family. The Kardashian sisters have no plans to read it, just because, you know, it's a book.
* The Lakers are said to be eying Jermaine O'Neal. Kobe had to be revived with smelling salts after seeing the headline “Lakers hope to sign O'Neal.”
* Florida State's top punt returner was charged with possession of marijuana. School officials got suspicious during the spring game, when he was calling for fair catches while lying prone wearing a Hawaiian shirt and listening to Nirvana.
* An Auburn football recruit was arrested twice in 10 days. His big regret? That he didn't sign with the University of Miami, where he'd still be in contention for the athlete-citizenship award.