From CBS to NYPD

John Miller, the CBS News correspondent behind a heavily criticised 60 minutes report on the National Security Agency's domestic spying programme, has formally resigned to rejoin the New York Police Department. Miller has moved back and forth from journalism to law enforcement throughout his career. He's returning to the NYPD at the behest of his former boss William Bratton, who has been named New York City police commissioner.

Obama's TV picks

President Barack Obama once admitted to People magazine that he is "a little darker" in his TV habits than the rest of his family, and is drawn to shows like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. These days, he is working his way through Breaking Bad. The political intrigue of House of Cards also recently captured his attention. Obama's love of Homeland and The Wire is well known. He reportedly also can't get enough of Modern Family and Parks and Recreation.

Virtual New Year's Eve

On New Year's Eve, Maria Evans, 53, hosted her fourth online party in Montana. There were other options for partying virtually, such as DJ Jim Dougherty's dance party in Philadelphia. Claire Wade, 30, who is housebound in Norwich, England, after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, started the website Live in. Love in. Laugh in. for people in similar circumstances. Her website took partygoers into a virtual beach setting complete with a bonfire and stars.

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