Morning Links for January 12, 2016

Circus elephants, library books, hiding corpses.

Your Tuesday morning reading. 

  • Hiding a corpse might soon get you a stiffer punishment if a new state Assembly bill passes. 
  • What kind of engagement gift do you send media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former actress and model Jerry Hall? 
  • In other legislative news, a collection agency, or the police, might soon be able to go after the money owed for your unreturned library books. 
  • Wired breaks down the math on why you have practically no chance of winning the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery. 
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses will be retiring their elephants to “focus on conservation and pediatric cancer research instead,” reports the New York Times.  





Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.