Treat yourself to a healthy dose of news reading on this frigid Tuesday morning.
- Sixty-six Wisconsin National Guard members will soon deploy to Iraq to help train Iraqi soldiers, an assignment that will last nearly all of 2016, reports the Journal Sentinel.
- President Obama is using an executive order to increase the number of background checks on gun purchases, and to encourage tighter enforcement of federal gun laws, says The New York Times. Wisconsin son and Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, has called the orders a “dangerous level of executive overreach.”
- It turns out, if a “market” doesn’t build a stadium for a sports team, those sports teams really do attempt to pack up their bags and leave for greener “markets.”
- The annual Consumer Electronics Show is like a preview into our “Jetsons”- like future, and this year is no different. This year’s offerings include many flashy gadgets, including these “smart” shoes that warm your feet and also act as a fitness tracker.
- TIME looks into law enforcement’s reaction, or seeming lack of it, to the ongoing standoff in Oregon.