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Reading roundup: Weather threats, Mark Cuban to “Sharknado 3”

This is the kind of morning when I’m glad my commute to campus is only a mile!

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more good reads for your Tuesday:

  • A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon today for freezing rain and sleet. Icy conditions are possible. (NWS Indianapolis)
  • So glad to see that 13-year-old Emma Blackwell was found safe. She and her brother Aaron, 16, were the subject of an Amber Alert after reportedly being abducted at gunpoint. (IndyStar)
  • No Angie’s List vote by the Indy City-County Council: They sent an $18.5 million package of tax incentives back to committee. (IndyStar)
  • Also in Monday council action: The $40 million pre-K program cleared its final hurdle (IndyStar), and Indianapolis became one of the first cities in the country to enact a “Homeless Bill of Rights.” (IndyStar)
  • IU alum and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States in — what else? — “Sharknado 3.” (Washington Post)
  • Looking for somewhere safe to pick up that item for sale you found on Craigslist? Two police departments in Boone County say you can meet at their place. (IndyStar)
  • Are you on Google+? It may be about to radically change, thanks to a shakeup announced Monday. (Wired)
  • The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index climbed above 5000 for the firs time since the dot-com era. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records rules by exclusively using a personal email account to conduct government business while she was secretary of state. (New York Times)
  • SIGH. That Cindy Crawford photo was a fake. (USA Today)

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Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is now a doctoral student researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but still a bicyclist, cat mom, Internet addict and news junkie. She's an expert at creating engaging content and curating a personal brand on social media. A longtime journalist in Indianapolis, Ind. and elsewhere, she left to earn a master's of science degree in human-computer interaction from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

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