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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/14/24


3 Up

1. Gun Control? - Wow. We have somewhat new gun legislation - so it is possible?! Of course, I'm being a bit cheeky in regards to the recent new plan to offer background checks for gun purchases, which really is a big part of the gun control debate. No? 

2. Solar Eclipse - I didn't get a chance to experience it, but the idea of it is rather cool. Our world - and universe - is a remarkable experience and thought. 

3. Women's Basketball Ratings - The boost continues as women's hoops continue its surge in ratings, interest, and overall star power. It will likely continue next week with the WNBA Draft. 

3 Down 

1. Iran Missiles on Israel - The entire saga in Gaza continues to get more complex. Throwing Iran into the mix, and now the US intercepting drones and missiles, the entire thing is super sad as innocent people continue to be killed. 

2. Tennessee Teachers Carry - Well, just when we thought the gun debate was moving toward a reasonable decision, we get the state of Tennessee that will give teachers the ability to carry in schools. Yeah, this can't end terribly...and of course that is sarcasm. 

3. A.I. Photos Deep Fakes - I'm so incredibly afraid for my boys in this new world. I also feel for those with daughters to can be subject to this disgusting trend. Fake nude photos through AI? We have to be better - especially in raising respectable men. 

3 Interesting

1. OJ Simpson - OJ passed away this week and it's so difficult NOT to think about his controversial life. I still remember 1994, and even the day the verdict was announced. Such crazy times...

2. Ohtani Interpreter - This entire story still feels off to me. Maybe it's just me, but something doesn't feel right. 

3. Arizona Abortion Ban - Arizona will now have the most restrictive ban on abortion in the country because it reverted back to the law it previously had on the books over 100 years ago. Insane. Makes you wonder how fragile parts of our democracy really are. 

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The ethereal spectacle of the total solar eclipse swept across North America and Mexico on Monday, giving tens of millions of people the chance to witness the celestial show

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