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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO ROLL BACK DODD-FRANK, OTHER FINANCIAL REGULATIONS FRIDAY According to Gary Cohn, the White House Economic Council Director. The Wall Street Journalreports that the move is the “stuff of banker dreams.” [WaPo]
PARTS OF TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY ARE LOOKING A LOT LIKE OBAMA’S “President Trump, after promising a radical break with the foreign policy of Barack Obama, is embracing some key pillars of the former administration’s strategy, including warning Israel to curb settlement construction, demanding that Russia withdraw from Crimea and threatening Iran with sanctions for ballistic missile tests.” [NYT]
A FRENCH SOLDIER SHOT AND WOUNDED MAN HEADED INTO THE LOUVRE WITH A MACHETE The man had yelled Allahu Akbar before rushing soldiers. The Louvre was locked down and secured during the incident. [Reuters]
UBER CEO RESIGNED FROM PRESIDENT’S ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL Uber CEO Trav
JOHN MCCAIN, FOUR OTHER SENATORS CALLED AUSTRALIA’S AMBASSADOR AFTER NEWS OF TRUMP’S PHONE CALL The group said they wanted to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Australia alliance, following the president’s contentious phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. [HuffPost]
INSIDE SNAPCHAT’S BILLION-DOLLAR IPO The company could be valued at $20 to $25 billion ― chump change really. [Reuters]
WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT MISSED STATEMENT FROM STATE DEPARTMENT THAT HIGHLIGHTED JEWS AND THE HOLOCAUST “Trump administration officials reportedly ignored a draft White House statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day that specifically mentioned Jews, instead releasing remarks that made no mention of Jewish victims.” [HuffPost]
AND YOU THOUGHT THAT BEYONCE INSTAGRAM WAS ALL THE INTERNET NEEDED TO EXPLODE And create a world record. But wait ― Queen B then dropped a whole album of pregnancy photos and video. Celebrities couldn’t contain their glee. And THEN it was reported Beyonce will be performing at the Grammys, and now rumors are swirling about a Super Bowl appearance... [HuffPost]
AND STOP THE PRESSES The first photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holding hands has surfaced, and it’s predictably adorable. [The Sun]
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WAS NOT A FAN OF TRUMP’S PRAYER BREAKFAST DIG ABOUT HIS RATINGS And suggested the two trade places. [HuffPost]
THIS TEACHER HAS PERSONALIZED HANDSHAKES FOR EACH OF HIS 40 STUDENTS To get them pumped for class each day. [HuffPost]
THE DATING APP WE ALL DESERVE “Hater” (no we’re not making this up) finds people for you to love based on your mutual dislike of things you can’t stand. And we tried it so you at least know what you’re getting yourself into. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Have you been following the news this week? Test your knowledge with this week’s HuffPost Headline Quiz.
~ Nordstrom has dropped Ivanka Trump’s shoe and clothing line.
~ The New York Times takes a look at Melania Trump’s role with her continued “absence from Washington.”
~ Maxwell Strachan asks: Did you forget about Philip Seymour Hoffman?
~ You should take a look at what Lin-Manuel Miranda had to say about Trump’s immigration executive order.
~ Everything you need to know about the drug Trump takes that fights male-patterned baldness.
~ No, you’re not imagining things, Train’s new single “Play That Song” samples from “Heart and Soul.”
~ Here’s what Al Roker had to say about Tamron Hall’s exit.
~ Carol Burnett could be headed back to TV.
~ Your hair can hold the weight of up to two elephants. Really.
~ This New Yorker cover of the Statue of Liberty’s extinguished light is something.
~ And now we know why cartoon characters wear gloves.