Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Tuesday, January 8.
1.Are you starting to feel the effects of the shutdown? Settle in, because they are going to get exponentially worse as the fight drags on.
2.North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is getting some facetime in China. A visit most likely spurred on by reports of an impending repeat summit with US President Donald Trump.
3.“I have been wrongly accused and unfairly detained”: Once high-flying Nissan exec Carlos Ghosn has made a defiant first public appearance since facing financial misconduct allegations in a Tokyo court
4. Former US President Jimmy Carter handed Donald Trump a long-awaited truth bomb. Carter slapped down Trump’s claim that past presidents privately told him they were all for a border wall
5.Apple is not the only giant in the tech bowl to feel the fallout from China’s economic hassles.Korean powerhouse Samsung says weak China demand sent Q4 profit falling by about one-third.
6.“That’s not true”: Amazon’s Alexa just took down a Qualcomm representative in the middle of a demo at CES.
7.A Swiss philanthropist has donated $US1 billion to save the Earth from environmental destruction. Here’s where all the money is going.
8.“Fiji Water Girl” made a splash before going viral at the Golden Globes. And it was no fluke, but part of a cunning marketing plan 10 years in the making.
9.A hero at the center of one of the hottest video games around was just revealed to be gay. Naturally, the internet freaked out, but mostly in a good way.
10.Scientists have discovered a new planet. This one is twice as big as Earth, and there is conjecture that there is liquid water on its surface.
And finally …
It doesn’t matter what they’re made of, says Pamela Kyle Crossley, walls are just no good.
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