The Week Ahead: This weekend, the NFL’s best teams will compete in divisional playoffs. Wednesday is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution’s 18th Amendment and the start of Prohibition. And on Friday, Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who shot Black youth Laquan McDonald, will be sentenced for second-degree murder.
Know This: Former Obama administration housing secretary and Texan Julian Castro and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard have indicated they’ll seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. president. Five people have died in vehicle crashes in Kansas and Missouri as snowstorms move toward the East Coast. And a a subterranean roof collapse has killed 21 miners in China’s northern Shaanxi province.
#OZYfact: No state in the U.S. produces more NFL players per capita than the District of Columbia, with one for every 54,703 residents.