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FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, PROTESTS AND UNCERTAINTY “Late Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order forbidding millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of visitors and 500,000 legal immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Over the following 48 hours, massive protests erupted in cities and airports nationwide, courts temporarily blocked major parts of the order, the administration defied the courts and Democrats called for an investigation into the administration’s defiance.” [HuffPost]
THE FALLOUT Meet some of the people already affected by Trump’s executive action. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement decrying the move, saying it could become a “self-inflicted wound” in the fight against terrorism. Some extremist groups and ISIS fighters hailed the ban as a victory on social media. The Koch brothers have spoken out against the Trump’s ban on immigrants from Muslim-majority nations, and the ACLU received six times its annual amount of online donations this weekend. Airbnb vowed to offer free housing to immigrants and refugees affected by the ban. [Ben Walsh, HuffPost]
6 DEAD, 8 WOUNDED AFTER SHOOTING AT QUEBEC MOSQUE Two gunmen opened fire on a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” [HuffPost]
U.S. COMMANDO DIES IN YEMEN RAID The raid killed 30, including al Qaeda suspects and civilians, and marked the first combat casualty of the Trump presidency. [Reuters]
‘TROOPS WHO CLEANED UP RADIOACTIVE ISLANDS CAN’T GET MEDICAL CARE’ “Roughly 4,000 troops helped clean up the Enewetak Atoll between 1977 and 1980. Like Mr. Snider, most did not even wear shirts, let alone respirators. Hundreds say they are now plagued by health problems, including brittle bones, cancer and birth defects in their children. Many are already dead. Others are too sick to work.” [NYT]
TOYOTA NO LONGER ‘TOP-SELLING AUTOMAKER’ Volkswagen has claimed that title after four years of Toyota at the top spot. [Reuters]
THE JUDICIARY BRANCH HAS GONE MISSING From the White House’s website. [HuffPost]
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT AT THE SAG AWARDS First off, in case you’re wondering, SAG stands for Screen Actors Guild. Check out the list of the best-dressed ― and the winners. Viola Davis and Tariji P. Henson killed it with their acceptance speeches, Winona Ryder went viral for her faces during the ceremony, and Trump came up quite a lot. [HuffPost]
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GO TO THE PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS It involves a trip to LA. [HuffPost]
STEPH CURRY MAY EVENTUALLY HAVE COMPETITION Tracking the folks that are trying to mimic his classic pull-up three. [FiveThirtyEight]
THERE’S HOPE FOR YOU LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS Turns out your salary may not be rock bottom of the earning pile after all. [WSJ | Paywall]
COULD LA HOST THE OLYMPICS SUCCESSFULLY? “LA organizers have pledged to hold a 2024 Olympics that breaks even financially, and even Olympics skeptics think they might be able do it.” [HuffPost]
IF YOU WANT TO BE FREAKED OUT This photo of a kid surfing over a massive shark could do the trick. [Time]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ This SWAT team, which is attempting to take back Mosul block by block, is made up of members who have all been wounded by the terrorist group.
~ Here’s why everyone was deleting Uber this weekend on Twitter.
~ Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Pro-Life March in Washington Friday, saying that the next Supreme Court justice would be a champion for the cause.
~ Women meteorologists: We’re tired of being called “weather girls.”
~ Meet the new Miss Universe.
~ The foods we should apparently be eating more of to be combatting belly fat. (It says more calcium; does ice cream count?)
~ We could watch Jason Momoa throw axes all day long.
~ This is what it looks like when Justin Bieber gets smashed into the hockey boards.
~ IKEA wants you to hack this couch.
~ The Sundance breakouts you should watch out for.
~ Vin Diesel’s Twitter is a fantastic distraction right now.
~ And it’s Monday, so let’s evaluate the history of the shotski.