Mark Lennihan
A package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in New York.

A lighthearted look at news of the day

Amazon is getting ready to choose a city for its new headquarters. The winner will benefit from 50,000 new jobs, and the best news is that, if the winning city has Prime, those jobs can be there within two days and with free shipping.

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Utah officials want to make a bid for a second Winter Olympics, but it's unclear whether taxpayers would be willing to raise enough bribe money.

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Police in Brazil say they have uncovered a corruption scheme involving the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and alleged bribes for securing the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. The former mayor of Rio is alleged to have received $5 million to facilitate the construction of venues and other Olympics-related projects. French police say they have evidence the former head of track and field's governing body blackmailed athletes and covered up failed drug tests in Rio. It's a good thing everybody cleaned up their act after 2002.

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As if the world wasn't nasty enough, now it turns out that nice lady on Facebook you thought was your aunt is actually a Russian operative trying to influence your vote.

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Former president George W. Bush said last week that Russia's infiltration of social media was meant to turn Americans against each other and "exploit our divisions." Whew! Good thing we caught that one in time.

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Turn Americans against each other? Talk about low-hanging fruit. Can Russians really take credit for dividing Americans along ideological lines? What will be their next plot? Turning Brigham Young University football fans against the University of Utah?

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North Korea is threatening a nuclear attack against the United States. But before we get to that, the president has to finish his attacks on Puerto Rico.

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Last week, Europe faced the rare threat of a hurricane. The Irish are secretly hoping President Donald Trump will visit and throw a few rolls of paper towels at them.