Friday Morning Splash

What's Happening, Must-Read of the Day, Fishbowl Fun Fact, and the Front Page of the Day

What’s Happening

— The State of Press Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa at the Newseum, noon

— Luncheon with GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

— Getting Known: A Freelancer’s Workshop on Branding and Websites at the National Press Club, 1 p.m.

— Inside Media: The Life of Thurgood Marshall at the Newseum, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Must-Read of the Day

Politico‘s Glenn Thrush lists the top five reasons why no one wants to take over John Boehner’s gig as House Speaker.

Fishbowl Fun Fact

The sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature.

Front Page of the Day