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President Obama delivers his seventh and final State of the Union Address on Tuesday. White House aides say the speech will go beyond the typical ‘laundry list’ of policy proposals that are the hallmark of the annual address, instead delivering what they suggest will be a more profound statement. Obama will use the address to reflect on not just the year ahead, but his entire presidency — and the generation that grew up in it. The speech airs at 8 p.m. CT/ 6pm PT.
Drinking water delivered door-to-door in Michigan– Michigan will start a door-to-door sweep of Flint on Tuesday to hand out bottled water and water filters to address the city’s ongoing water crisis. Flint’s drinking water was contaminated with lead when a state-appointed emergency manager switched the city’s water supply source from Lake Huron to the more polluted and corrosive Flint River, and an unknown number of children got lead poisoning.
Alabama has won the national championship of college football, with a 45-40 win over Clemson. It is their 4th national championship in the last 7 years.
Everything you’ve ever been afraid of when it comes to the cleanliness of your hotel room is true, according to a number of anonymous hotel workers who are spilling the dirty, dirty dirt on secret-sharing app Whisper. Example: “I work at a hotel and the blankets get washed once a year.”
Unlimited data plans have become an endangered species in recent years, but on Tuesday AT&T will begin pulling them from the brink of extinction. Under the new plan, you can pay $100 a month for unlimited data, talk and text on a single smartphone if you have or sign up for AT&T U-Verse TV service or DirecTV, which AT&T acquired last year. The only competitor capable of offering a comparable deal is Verizon, with its FiOS service.
Lawmakers looking to spend tens of millions of tax dollars to fight homelessness. KING 5