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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* According to a new study, in 2012, Americans worked less and watched more TV. You combine this with the growing obesity rate, and in 100 years, we will be a nation of 500-pound, jobless humans sleeping on top of our televisions.
* On Sunday, President Obama announced a $7-billion plan to improve electrical power in Africa. If OPPD was involved, today it would be an $8-billion plan.
* Because it's Obama, he's proposing to pay for it with a series of $13-million-per-plate dinners.
* Several callers to The World-Herald have inquired about the drawing with the 10 million little, green arrows. That's our map of where you can purchase fireworks in town.
* Welcome to Omaha, where fireworks are not only legal, but also apparently mandatory.
* At least one Omaha fireworks stand is offering "half-price discounts." Good grief, aren't Omahans usually geeked enough on fireworks without offering 'em a discount?
* Now remember: If you find yourself running low on fireworks, simply call a member of the Omaha City Council, who will rush to your home with fresh explosives, so you can continue to annoy the neighbors.
* "Shakespeare on the Green" finishes its run in Omaha on July 7. I always get a little sentimental watching Shakespeare. It takes me back to when I was a high school student exploring the wonderful world of Shakespeare through CliffsNotes.
* Actually, with Mayor Stothert's cutbacks, we're also going to have Omaha City Council "Meetings on the Green."
* The Omaha budget shortfall is already leading to cuts. I saw a metro bus whose destination sign read: "Wherever."
* At the end of his trip to Africa, President Obama delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town. He congratulated the school on being accepted by the Big Ten.
* The Smithsonian is going to house Tony Hawk's first skateboard to lure visitors. In a sign of the times, it no longer has room for the Articles of Confederation.
* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited India where he gave advice on how to improve their financial well-being -- he told leaders of India to marry a wealthy woman.
* A team of White House staffers played softball against a group of marijuana activists. Because it was the White House vs. marijuana activists, the game has been going on for four days and is still in the third inning.
* From a political point of view, playing pro-marijuana activists makes sense. Next time the White House does something dumb, it can claim a contact high.
* NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden released a statement that included the phrase "I am unbowed." Snowden's been in Russia eight days, and he's already sounding like an official Kremlin statement.
* In business news, there's a proposal for a new S&P 500, featuring the 500 companies that have dropped Paula Deen.