Google vs. Groupon; mafia arrests; Bradley Manning on suicide watch
National news: Mafia arrests
As details emerge about the huge mafia arrests, the Village Voice's blog Running Scared has come up with a list of the best nicknames from the indictment list. Some are obviously tough guys, from "The Vet" to "The Claw." Others are not so lucky. How'd you like to be called "Junior Lollipops?"
Tech news: Google takes on Groupon
After the big news that Google CEO Eric Schmidt will be stepping down and co-founder Larry Page will be taking over Thursday, news leaked to Mashable about what could be the first big project Page helms: a competitor to Groupon. Groupon, the group discount site, turned down a $6 billion buyout from Google just a little over a month ago, but Google hasn't given up on the idea. The project would be Google Offers, a daily e-mail offering a buy-in discount, pretty much the same plan as Groupon.
National news: Gabrielle Giffords's recovery
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first trip outside the Tucson hospital Thursday where she's been recovering from the shooting that sent a bullet through her brain. Though her survival and progress has been hailed as "miraculous," recovery from brain injuries has become increasingly common these days. One of the biggest hopes for Giffords is "neuroplasticity," the ability of the brain to rewire itself and assign new tasks to undamaged parts of the brain. The Post's David Brown explains how this will help Giffords heal.
National news: Bradley Manning sues the military for harsh treatment
The lawyer for Bradley Manning has filed a suit accusing military authorities of harsh treatment. Manning, the Army private who reportedly passed along thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, all while pretending to listen to Lady Gaga on his headphones, is currently being held in the Marine Corps jail in Quantico, Va. and his lawyer said he's been unnecessarily placed on suicide watch and forced into solitary confinement.
Random animation: I don't like grocery shopping either.
| January 21, 2011; 8:07 AM ET
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