The news: if you've read it since the fall of 2015, it's been nothing but Donald Trump stories, and Opponent Of Donald Trump stories, and the sports section (which is also kind of Trump news). That's insane, right? Isn't there an entire rest of the world out there, full of local governments legislating, scientists discovering, rich people hiding money on tropical islands, and woolly mammoths dying in slapstick ways? Ya know, the fun stuff?

On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, we're LIVE from UCB Sunset in Los Angeles, with guests Cody Johnston, Katie Goldin, Rivers Langley, and Siobhan Thompson. And we're bringing you all the amazing, terrifying, and strange news the media hasn't had the bandwidth to tell you about.


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Some News (Cracked)

Illinois Lawmakers Override Budget Veto, Ending Two-Year Stalemate (New York Times)

Illinois lottery winners may have to wait to collect their spoils (CNN)

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar Part of Firm Built to Profit Off Budget Stalemate (NBC Chicago)

'Satirical' Texas bill turns language of antiabortion laws on men (Washington Post)

Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They're 'Government Schools' (New York Times)

Kansas Court Orders Governor to Fund Public Schools (Mother Jones)

Kansas Supreme Court rules new school finance formula is unconstitutional (Kansas City Star)

Sheep learn to recognize celebrity faces from different angles (New Scientist)

Glenn Jacobs, known as WWE wrestler Kane, announces run for Knox County mayor (Knox News)

Elon Musk offers to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid using solar (The Verge)

Paradise Papers coverage (The Guardian)

Even Former Presidents Have To Go To Jury Duty (NPR)

Inside the Resort Where Barack and Michelle Obama Are Reportedly Now Staying (Vogue)

To Get Hurricane Rebuilding Money In Texas, Contractors Must Promise They Won't Boycott Israel (The Intercept)

Male Mammoths Died in 'Silly Ways' More Often Than Females, Study Finds (New York Times)

When This Sea Slug Eats, It Prefers the Turducken of the Sea (New York Times)

To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient (New York Times)

Join us for the last live Cracked Podcast of the year on Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm. Daniel O'Brien, Robert Evans and some special guests join Alex Schmidt to talk about weird foreign customs and traditions that America should totally adopt, like getting rid of street signs and Sweden's goat statue burning festival. Tickets are $7 and available HERE.

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