Daily Bread for 1.10.20

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy, with snow beginning in the evening, and a daytime high of thirty-eight.  Sunrise is 7:24 AM and sunset 4:40 PM, for 9h 15m 04s of daytime.  The moon is full with 99.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand one hundred fifty-eighth day.

On this day in 49 BC, Caesar crosses the Rubicon (the frontier boundary of Italy) with only a single legion, the Legio XIII Gemina, and ignites a civil war.

Recommended for reading in full —

Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky report Justice Dept. winds down Clinton-related inquiry once championed by Trump. It found nothing of consequence:

A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything.

John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the U.S. government decided not to block the sale of a company called Uranium One.

As a part of his review, Huber examined documents and conferred with federal law enforcement officials in Little Rock who were handling a meandering probe into the Clinton Foundation, people familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that Huber has largely finished and found nothing worth pursuing — though the assignment has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to lawmakers, these people said.

The effective conclusion of his investigation, with no criminal charges or other known impacts, is likely to roil some in the GOP who had hoped the prosecutor would vindicate their long-held suspicions about a political rival.

Patrick Marley reports Three Lincoln Hills nurses reprimanded for giving inadequate care to 14-year-old inmate:

State officials have reprimanded three prison nurses for failing to provide adequate care to a 14-year-old boy who was given crackers and soda for days when his appendix was at risk of bursting.

A doctor who performed emergency surgery on the boy in 2016 called the actions by the nurses at Lincoln Hills School for Boys inexcusable. She told investigators at the time they should have known to get the boy to the doctor three days earlier.

Reacting to the 3-year-old incident, the state Board of Nursing in November formally reprimanded three nurses who treated the boy — Kurt Dieter BartzCorey Brandenburg and Kitty Hasse. In deals with the board, the three agreed to pay about $450 each and take courses on assessing patients.

The board acted only recently because the state Department of Corrections waited more than two years to tell regulators about what happened.

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