Also: takeaways from last night's Dem. debate; an installation to help you feel less stressed 
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January 15, 2020

Good Morning Boston,

☀️ Sunshine and clouds with unseasonably mild temps. Highs 46-52.

Today: Recapping last night's Dem. debate; House will vote to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate; why Alex Cora was fired from the Red Sox.

With less than three weeks from the Iowa caucuses, last night's Democratic presidential debate got heated on issues like war, health care and gender. The start time was definitely later than usual, so if you didn't stay up to watch, here's some reading materials to get you up to speed. 
🇺🇸 NPR's Live Analysis Of The January Democratic Debate
🇺🇸 4 Takeaways From The Final Democratic Debate Before The Iowa Caucuses
🇺🇸 Opinion: Keeping The 'Did-Sanders-Say-It' Story Alive

— Meagan McGinnes

The Rundown

1. 4 Takeaways From The Final Democratic Debate Before The Iowa Caucuses
The candidates clashed over war, gender and health care with less than three weeks to go before the first votes in the Democratic presidential nominating fight.

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2. Why Alex Cora Was Fired From The Red Sox, For People Who Don't Watch Baseball
Major League Baseball implicates Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora in two cheating scandals -- one with the 2017 Houston Astros and one with the 2018 Red Sox.

3. Rent Control Brings Big Crowd to State House
After kicking off with warnings from real estate industry leaders that rent control could stifle housing production, members of the Joint Committee on Housing heard hours of personal testimony yesterday from activists and tenants worried that rising prices will force them out of their homes.

4. Correction Officers, Prisoners' Advocates Disagree On Cause Of Violence At Max Security Prison
The Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center remains on lockdown after violence erupted last week, injuring three correction officers. A prisoners' rights group is criticizing the correction officers union for its statement claiming that a new state law is partly to blame.

5. House Set To Vote To Send Trump Impeachment Articles To Senate
The House is also expected to name the impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against Trump in the Senate trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m.

Anything Else?

  • Attention dating app users: If you're on apps like Tinder, Grindr or OKCupid, your personal information may have been shared with advertising companies.

  • Raise your hand if you're feeling stressed out. 🙋‍♀️ This installation at the Peabody Essex Museum may help.

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What We're Reading

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From The Archives

What Did 2.3 Million Gallons Of Molasses Do To Boston Harbor?
On this day in 1919, a tank holding 2.3 million gallons of molasses exploded in Boston. To clean it up, firefighters washed it into Boston Harbor. What were the environmental impacts of that?

Before you go: We were coming up with MBTA-inspired "dad jokes" in the office yesterday and this one from Roberto Scalese was too good not to share:

Where did Tom Cruise get the idea for Top Gun?
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