News on Dennis Rodman and North Korea, the bitter cold and a baby panda.
News to know
Dennis Rodman, former basketball star and “friend” of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, arrived in North Korea today with a group of former NBA stars to play a game for Kim’s birthday. Rodman, who has visited the country several times now, took with him Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker, Craig Hodges, Doug Christie, and Charles D. Smith. The game comes just weeks after Kim had his uncle executed.
Quote of note
"Skin freezes in just five minutes with a wind chill of minus 50." - HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen, talking about the “polar vortex” that is enveloping much of the country this week. Today in the Midwest, wind chill temperatures reached negative 60, and many cities were seeing record lows. Even the South saw extreme cold, as Atlanta registered temps lower than Moscow, according to CNN.
Hot video: National Zoo prepares panda cub for debut
The National Zoo is preparing panda cub Bao Bao for her public debut this month. She spent the morning in front of the media, climbing on rocks and following her mother, Mei Xiang, around the indoor exhibit.
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