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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Eastern Illinois

Yes, the Simpsons have come a long way since an old drunk made humans out of his rabbit characters to pay off his gambling debts. Who knows what adventures they’ll have between now and the time the show becomes unprofitable?

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU men’s basketball survives EIU’s furious upset bid, wins 71-63 - KU Sports
At some points early Tuesday night, the Jayhawks passed the ball so easily it looked like Eastern Illinois wasn’t even on the court; at others later on — the ones that will undoubtedly last in their memory — they made the sorts of uncharacteristic errors that plagued them during their turnover-prone showing at the Maui Invitational.

KU comes in at No. 6 in final Big 12 power rankings - KU Sports
The Kansas football team came in at No. 6 in the final edition of the Big 12 Conference power rankings voted on by a panel of beat writers who cover the league.

Eraser Dust

Israel, Hamas seek new deal to extend Gaza truce on final day | Reuters
GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas were negotiating through mediators on Wednesday over another potential extension of the Gaza truce, with hours left to reach a deal before fighting was due to restart after a six-day pause.

George Santos refuses to quit ahead of vote to expel him: Live | The Independent
Scandal-plagued New York Republican Rep George Santos has refused to resign from his post, despite a looming vote to expel him from the House.

John Mulaney says he can 'identify' with Matthew Perry's addiction battle as he has struggled with sobriety himself: 'I'm thinking about him a lot' | Daily Mail Online
'Addiction is just a disaster,' Mulaney told Variety on Tuesday. 'I really identified with his story, I’m thinking about him a lot.'

Montana lawmakers call for a special session | KECI
The Montana Freedom Caucus requested the Secretary of State to poll legislators in an attempt to force a special session. If a majority agree – a special session would take place to address the statewide increase in property taxes.

Fans ask if Travis Kelce is shopping for Taylor Swift in video | The Kansas City Star
Video shows Travis Kelce shopping at Trader Joe’s, unbothered by Kansas City Chiefs fans. Some wondered if he was shopping for Taylor Swift.

Allie Phillips was denied a life-saving abortion. She’s now running for office in Tennessee | The Independent
“I got tired of seeing article after article after article of women in Texas, women in Tennessee, women in Florida, women in Idaho,” Ms Phillips, 28, tells The Independent. “Just state after state after state ... all of these continuous travesties, these devastating stories.”

Gianforte kicks off giving campaign at pro-life Kalispell clinic | Daily Inter Lake
Abortion access in Montana hinges on a 1999 state Supreme Court decision that protected the procedure under the constitution’s right to privacy. That ruling has left a slew of newly passed laws aimed at curtailing abortion access held up in litigation.

One of the Bozeman Area's Longest Operating Diners Has Closed
Bair's Broadway Diner, located inside of the Flying J Truckstop in Belgrade has closed permanently, according to a sign posted on the door of the business. Here's what the sign says.

Supreme Court to consider ‘quadrillion-dollar question’ in major tax case | The Hill
At issue in Moore v. United States is the question of whether the federal government can tax certain types of “unrealized” gains, which are property like stocks or bonds that people own but from which they haven’t directly recouped the value, so they don’t have direct access to the money that the property is worth.