The 10 most important things in the world right now

Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images(L-R): Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), talk after taking a group photo with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and fellow House Democratic women, in Washington, DC, on Friday, January 4, 2019. The 116th Congress currently has the largest number of female members.

Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Thursday, January 17.

1.Apple has flagged a drop-off in employment opportunities for some “groups.” It’s not a hiring freeze, but collapsing iPhone sales have led CEO Tim Cook to warn of a looming squeeze for “certain groups.”

2.The Feds have arrested a man accused of plotting terror attacks. The 21-year-old from Georgia was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly planning strikes on the White House and other government buildings.

3.Investors have been greenlit to subpoena Azealia Banks and Grimes in lawsuit against Elon Musk and Tesla. The court granted the motion in a lawsuit centering on Musk’s“funding secured” tweet.

4.Special counsel Robert Mueller is sparking more palace intrigue with a fresh court filing. Did the special counsel just drop a new lead about the direction of his Russia probe?

5.“#WheresMitch?”:Freshman Democrats led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want Mitch McConnell to come and front criticism for the government shutdown.

6.And in another stinging blow to the Chinese tech-giant, Huawei faces new allegations that it stole trade secrets from US companies. A criminal investigation has been opened.

7. British Prime Minister Theresa May has again come through a no-confidence vote. But her premiership is pretty far from unscathed.

8.The current State of this Union?Whenever and wherever it will be, the iconic and now controversial presidential address holds little hope of a solution for the president’s self-imposed government shutdown.

9.A Texas man allegedly paid for deep-tissue massages and nightclub dances using campaign donations meant for Trump, Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. The man from Austin funneled the cash for his own extravagant uses, prosecutors allege.

10.A brutal Ann Coulter has really doubled down on pressuring the US president: She said Trump’s presidency will be “dead, dead, dead” if he doesn’t build that wall.

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