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Happy Friday! Here’s a pic of a baby Nile hippo born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. The baby hasn’t left its mother’s side, so the park still doesn’t yet know its weight or gender. VIDEO

    

1. WOMEN’S MARCH ANNIVERSARY

The 2018 Women’s March is this weekend, with events and marches planned in cities across the country. It’s the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington. USA Today looks at what changed: READ IT

    

2. WELLS FARGO

A Wells Fargo processing glitch left some customers with empty–even negative– account balances after a glitch paid their bills twice. The bank apologized and said it would refund fees associated with the error. It’s the latest blow for the bank, which recently admitted to creating fake accounts for customers in order to meet sales goals. CNN MONEY

That’s cool. We were thinking about giving Verizon and Spectrum extra money for how great they are too.

    

3. FIGHTING CANCER

Scientists are a little closer to a blood test that would detect eight major cancers– lung, breast, colon, pancreas, liver, stomach, ovary and esophagus– possibly even before symptoms appear. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are working toward a $500 test that can screen for the disease and diagnose it early, when it’s more treatable. NPR

    

4. RENO EARTHQUAKES

An “earthquake swarm”– hundreds of small earthquakes– has been shaking Reno, Nev. for the past week. Scientists say the swarms can sometimes be warning signs of larger quakes to come. The largest temblor so far measured only 2.7 on the Richter scale– not even strong enough for many people to feel it. USA TODAY

Making this week the most exciting week in Reno’s history.

    

5. SAY WHAT!? TIDE POD CHALLENGE

YouTube is taking down all videos promoting the Tide Pod Challenge, where people record themselves putting the laundry detergent pods in their mouths post it online and challenge others to do the same. Of course, laundry detergent is poisonous, and ingesting it can be life-threatening. FORTUNE

    

6. AMAZON HQ2

Amazon released a list of the 20 finalist cities to host its $5 billion second headquarters. Making the cut are New York City, Toronto and Denver. About half of the cities are on the East Coast. The company says it will create about 50,000 high-paying jobs at its new campus. SEE MAP

People are more excited for this than if their city was getting the next Olympics.

    

7. WHOLE FOODS

If you’ve been to Whole Foods recently, you may have noticed some empty shelves. Here’s why: Whole Foods employees say a new inventory-management system that’s designed to lower costs and cut down on wasted food has left some stores out of essentials. A store in Brooklyn ran out of onions and potatoes last week. BUSINESS INSIDER

Whole Foods. Partial Inventory.

    

8. NBA ALL-STAR CAPTAINS

LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the NBA All-Star voting, and will captain their respective conferences’ team in the Feb. 18 game in Los Angeles. In a new format this season, James and Curry will choose their teams — regardless of the players’ conferences — from the pool of starters and reserves. NBA head coaches will choose the reserves. ESPN

    

9. PARTY OF FIVE REBOOT

Party of Five is the latest ‘90s show to get a reboot, with a pilot coming to Freeform. In the new version, five children in the Buendias family “navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.” In the original, the five Salinger siblings had to raise themselves after their parents were killed by a drunk driver. USA TODAY 

We’re starting a petition to bring back Small Wonder.

    

10. WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

12 Strong. 51% 66% R. Drama. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña. The first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 works to take down the Taliban. REVIEW

Den of Thieves. 38% 88% R. Action. Stars Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber. An elite L.A. Sheriff unit tries to stop a robbery crew’s heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. REVIEW

Forever My Girl. 14% 77% PG. Drama. Stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey. After being gone for a decade, a country music star returns home to the love he left behind. REVIEW

    

11. HEIR LOSS

Prince William is making headlines for embracing his hair loss. Instead of going with a combover, the heir to Britain’s throne opted for a buzz cut. He was seen sporting the new ‘do on Thursday. See the before and after pics: PEOPLE

    

RETWEET

@AbbyHasIssues: So far it’s been an, “I look okay enough to go to Walmart but not to go to Target” kind of day.

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