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  1. Court Scrutiny, an Officer Down and New Boundaries

    Know This: Chief Justice John Roberts has called on the federal court system to do more to protect its own employees from harassment. Five Colorado police officers were wounded, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who fired more than 100 rounds at authorities. And Belgium and the Netherlands have shifted their borders, slightly increasing Dutch land area — prompted by the discovery of a headless body on the transferred land.

    Remember This Number: 40 percent. That’s how much Venezuela’s opted to raise its minimum wage, a move that’s expected to worsen already soaring inflation.

    Productivity Playlist 2018: Start the new year off on a positive note with classic songs that will inspire you to get up and get moving — at least until the Super Bowl. Happy holidays from Sony and OZY.

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