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TOP MOMENTS: President Trump will mark his 100th day in office on Sunday. In that time, Trump has toned down some campaign promises and doubled down on others. He appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, failed to repeal Obamacare, and revised his stance on Mexico paying for the border wall– saying now that Mexico will pay for it down the line. Here’s a look at the President’s most memorable moments so far: SEE LIST
PARODY: The Simpsons gives its own take on Trump’s first 100 days in Sunday’s episode. This clip has gone viral: WATCH
“A hundred days in office, so many accomplishments… Lowered my golf handicap, my Twitter following increased by 700, and finally, we can shoot hibernating bears! My boys’ll love that!”
The Pentagon is investigating former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s acceptance of foreign money. Newly-released documents show Flynn was warned in 2014 that he couldn’t take money from foreign governments– but he still accepted half a million dollars in speaking and appearance fees from the Russian government’s TV news outlet and a lobbying company representing Turkey. LA TIMES
President Trump told a reporter that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump said he wants to resolve the crisis peacefully, possibly through new economic sanctions, but a military option isn’t off the table. REUTERS
United Airlines reached “an amicable settlement” with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was forcibly removed from a plane after refusing to give up his seat. No amount has been disclosed. FORTUNE
The airline also revealed its new slogan: United We Drag.
Pranksters jammed a new government hotline meant for victims of illegal alien crime – by reporting “encounters” with space aliens. Twitter user Alex McCoy noticed it was Alien Day — an annual promotional event for the Alien movie franchise– and urged people to call the hotline with fake stories. The former Marine says he saw it as “a chance to push back on how Trump has demonized the immigrant community.” NBC NEWS
Amazon sales jumped 23% in the last quarter compared to the year before, as the company continues to take business from traditional department stores and other rivals. Amazon shares surged in after-hours trading, adding $3.3 billion to CEO Jeff Bezos’s fortune– making him just $5 billion away from becoming the world’s richest person. BLOOMBERG
The guy who washes Bezos’s car will probably find that $5 billion under the floor mats.
Apple is reportedly planning its own money-transfer service that would compete with Venmo and Square Cash. The service would likely be for iPhone users only– meaning both the sender and recipient will have to have iPhones to use it. CNET
“F*ck you, pay me.” #Goodfellas
The NFL draft is underway, with No. 1 pick DE Myles Garrett going to the Cleveland Browns. The Chicago Bears gave up three picks to move up one spot to take QB Mitchell Trubisky in the second slot. Here are Night 1’s winners and losers: SPORTING NEWS
Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland visitors by dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow and greeting people on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. WATCH
The Circle. PG-13. Thriller. Stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega. A woman working at a powerful tech company uncovers its nefarious agenda. REVIEW
How to be a Latin Lover. PG-13. Comedy. Stars Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Eugenio Derbez. An aging gigolo moves in with his estranged sister and learns the value of family. REVIEW
CareerCast ranked the best and worst professions of 2017 based on salary, stress, and job prospects. The top job: statistician, with a median salary of $80,000, and demand expected to increase by 34% in the next decade. Amongst the worst jobs: newspaper reporters, broadcasters, and pest control workers. SEE LIST
According to new statistics, 99% of people still don’t know exactly what a statistician does.
@andrewhibbard: Not sure if it makes me feel better or worse to find out my incessant internet usage is actually below average.
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President Trump announced his tax reform plan, with changes for almost every tax bracket. He wants to cut the corporate tax rate by about 50%, do away with the alternative minimum tax and estate tax, and create new incentives to simplify filing returns. Here are six ways the plan could affect ordinary Americans: READ IT
President Trump told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering an executive order to withdraw. Trump said he believes “the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.” AP
President Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review national monument designations, calling them “a massive federal land grab” by previous administrations. The order affects about 25 existing national monuments. Here’s why it matters: READ IT