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The day’s news made fast, fair and fun – in less than 10 minutes. Erica Mandy is like a trusted friend who always ‘gets’ both sides. She’s a veteran journalist who was tired of talking heads, alarmist headlines and monotone voices, so she created something different. theNewsWorthy is packed with pol… read more


U.S. Airstrike Kills General, Flavored E-Cigs Ban & Bright Meteor Shower - Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The news to know for Friday, January 3rd, 2020! 

What to know today about the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general, and the federal ban on flavored vaping products.

Plus: mysterious drones, smart refrigerators, and how to see the first major meteor shower of 2020...

Those stories and many more in less than 10 minutes!

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy breaks it all down for you. 

Head to or see sources below to read more about any of the stories mentioned today.

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U.S. airstrike kills key Iranian military leader: NYT, AP, The Hill, CNN, Fox News, WSJ

Australia wildfires force evacuations: NPR, The Guardian, AP 

Julian Castro ends presidential campaign: CBS News, Politico, NYT

FDA bans some vape flavors nationwide: CNBC, WSJ, AP

U-Haul won’t hire smokers: ABC News, CNN

Mysterious drones flying over states: WaPo, USA Today, Denver PostFAA wants to start tracking drones: NYT, GeekWire

Don’t abbreviate 2020 in contracts: USA Today, Miami Herald

AI-enabled refrigerators to be revealed: Venture Beat, The Verge

First meteor shower of 2020: USA Today, AccuWeather

NFL playoffs start this weekend: CBS News, ESPN, USA Today

Golden Globes has meatless menu: E News, The Hill, Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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