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Go Home. Science Says You Work Too Much.—THE EDGE Brought to You By America's Natural Gas

By Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) and Laura Ryan (@NJljryan)
TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: News broke of another school shooting in Colorado, just a day before the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. The Senate is set to begin considering the House-passed budget deal on Tuesday, as Harry Reid informed his colleagues that they could go home for the weekend. Tuesday will likely also bring a vote on Janet Yellen's nomination to run the Fed. A panel's draft recommendation, reportedly suggesting the administration split the leadership of the NSA from the military's cyberwarfare command and place the NSA under civilian control, was quickly rebuked by the White House. Some believe Obamacare can be blamed for everything (including Nickelback's existence), America goes berserk about the possibility of in-flight calls, and if you're reading this from the office, science deems you work too much.

TOP NEWS

BREAKING: SCHOOL SHOOTING IN COLORADO: Late afternoon reports said at least two have been injured at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, according to students who fled the scene. The local sheriff announced the suspect is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Nicholson/Parker, Denver Post)

SENATE TO TAKE UP BUDGET BILL TUESDAY: Hurt feelings or not, the Senate is ready to begin debate on the bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday, after a weekend of much-needed R&R. (Jeremy Peters, NYT)

 

BLAME OBAMACARE FOR EVERYTHING--EVEN NICKELBACK: It's "become the go-to scapegoat for just about everything people don't like about health care, if not in the economy overall. The law is being blamed for trends, economic incentives, and basic realities that it did not create and that were part of the health care system long before President Obama was even elected." (Sam Baker, NJ)

PANEL: MAKE NSA CHIEF A CIVILIAN. ADMIN: NOPE.: The White House will keep one military official running both the NSA and Cyber Command, despite growing calls that the two powerful posts should be separate and the former placed under civilian authority. The news broke today amid reports that a presidential task force--commissioned by Obama last summer in the wake of Snowden revelations--had drafted NSA overhaul recommendations that included precisely such suggestions. (Ellen Nakashima, WaPo)

THE WEEK AHEAD IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are scheduled to discuss their bipartisan budget deal Sunday on Meet the Press. The Senate may vote to confirm Jeh Johnson as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, and is also expected to vote on the budget deal and Janet Yellen's nomination on Tuesday. The House is out of session.

 

TOP LINES

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un kills his uncle and any hope that he might reform North Korea. (Emily Rauhala, Time)

SIX-HOUR WORKDAY: Less is more. You'll be more productive cutting back on the time spent slaving away at your desk, and a broad adoption could solve the ongoing minimum-wage debate. (Lauren Davidson, Quartz)

BOEHNER TAKES THE REINS: What happens when Boehner gets fired up? We get a bipartisan budget deal. (Molly Ball, The Atlantic)

CALM DOWN, PEOPLE: Stop freaking out about phones on planes. It's going to be OK. Also, the FCC has bigger fish to fry. (Matthew Yglesias, Slate)

 

TOP READ

RESURRECTION OF THE WELFARE QUEEN: Republicans are stirring up a class war that will hurt the poor whites whose vote they will need to win big in 2014. (Beth Reinhard, NJ)

TOP VIEWS

LAST NIGHT'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES IN UNDER 2 MINUTES: Colbert lacerates the House for feigning productivity by passing a budget deal that will allow wolves to unionize, and celebrities step in to sell the Obamacare site. (Reena Flores, NJ)

THIS COUNTRY BELONGS TO GUNS. ACT ACCORDINGLY. Firearms unite and divide. A powerful video essay demonstrates just how rooted guns are in our national zeitgeist, for better or worse. (NYT)

HOUSE OF CARDS PREVIEW: Get ready for House of Cards' return. "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy. And casualties." (Vanity Fair)

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