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Blot Love The Latest Stories From Our Favorite Sites

Gov. Chris Christie’s damage control in the wake of his bridge scandal. — Politico

Chris Christie did about as well as he could, given the circumstances. All he can do now is wait, and hope it passes without many more revelations.

That was the sentiment coming from people who wanted to offer support to the Republican governor of New Jersey, a man whose sky-high political stock took a hit in the last week over a bizarre, seemingly picayune story about closed traffic lanes on a bridge.

A day after many Republicans were wondering whether their possible 2016 standard-bearer was on the brink of implosion, Christie quieted the anxiety with a forceful performance in which he apologized profusely and let go two top advisers. But the positive reviews came with a big caveat: Christie was so adamant about his noninvolvement in the bridge scandal that any proof otherwise down the road could be his political undoing.

Many Republicans familiar with Christie’s world privately predicted the biggest difficulty he will face over the next six months is the reordering of his inner circle after he ousted longtime aide Bill Stepien over his emails concerning the lane closures. Christie, whose supply of close aides is short, had relied on Stepien for many years.

The loss comes just as Christie is trying to transition from local sensation to true national figure.

But the immediate challenge for Christie — issuing a credible, full-throated mea culpa and showing heads were indeed rolling — was, by most accounts, met.”

Find out why Mark Wahlberg has a plan to exact revenge on One Direction. — Thought Catalog

See how your favorite celebrities are gearing up for the Golden Globes. — POPSUGAR

What could be the Obamacare website’s biggest security threat? — Huffington Post Politics

A breakdown of who will win and who should win at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. — The Hollywood Reporter

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Southern England could experience even more flooding, according to the Environmental Agency. — The Guardian

The International Olympic Committee won’t monitor athletes’ social media in Sochi. — Mashable

Lena Dunham defends her nudity once again: “If you’re not into me, that’s your problem.” — Vulture

Target says that 70 million people have been affected by the data breach. — The Wall Street Journal

Google to allow a new feature that nobody will want, but here’s how to opt out. — Slate

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