DAVID BOWIE DEAD AT 69 The world is paying tribute to the legendary artist, who died of cancer at 69. Take a look at his groundbreaking career in music, his style evolution and The New York Times’ 1971 prediction of Bowie's superstardom. [Stephanie Marcus, HuffPost]
GLOBAL MARKETS TEETER "Global stocks swung between gains and losses Monday after a bruising start to the year, as investors weighed the implications of another steep fall in oil prices and China’s stock market." [WSJ | Paywall]
THE BEST AND WORST OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES From best dressed to most offensive, a look at the ups and downs of this year's Golden Globes. And last, but not least, the list of winners. [Matthew Jacobs, HuffPost]
‘CATFISHING’ COULD BE AT HEART OF UVA ROLLING STONE SCANDAL "What followed was what lawyers for Nicole Eramo, an associate dean at U-Va., described in new court documents as an elaborate scheme to win Duffin over by creating a fake suitor, Monahan, to spark romantic interest -- a practice known as 'catfishing' -- that morphed into a sensational claim of gang rape at a U-Va. fraternity that Jackie said was instigated by the fictitious upperclassman, and finally a Rolling Stone story that rocked the U-Va. campus and shocked the nation." [WaPo]
THE IRAQI DAM BREAK THAT COULD KILL OVER 500,000 PEOPLE Emergency repairs are needed to make sure the Mosul Dam does not collapse. [NYT]
GUNS AT THE GOP CONVENTION, AND ALL THE OTHER WILD 2016 SCENARIOS After 2015, a look at the not totally insane possibilities for the year ahead. [Howard Fineman and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
THIS ‘EL CHAPO’ CAPTURE STORY ONLY GETS CRAZIER How Kate del Castillo helped facilitate the meeting between infamous Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzmán and Sean Penn that led to Guzmán’s eventual arrest, plus Penn's history of "mixing activism with journalism." [HuffPost]
DRUG PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE "Drugmakers didn’t let up on price increases with the start of a new year, demonstrating the industry’s pricing power in the face of mounting criticisms of prescription costs in the U.S. Pfizer Inc., Amgen Inc., Allergan PLC, Horizon Pharma PLC and others have raised U.S. prices for dozens of branded drugs since late December, with many of the increases between 9% and 10%, according to equity analysts." [WSJ | Paywall]
INSIDE THE CALIFORNIA METHANE GAS LEAK Which is being compared to the BP oil spill of 2010. [HuffPost]
UNDERSTANDING YOUR 'THREAT' SCORE "The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning." [WaPo]
ELON MUSK: FORGET SELF-PARKING While Musk thinks Tesla's new self-parking feature is rather cool, he says wait ‘til you can "summon your car from across the country." [The Verge]
'NEW HAMPSHIRE' "In the first episode of "New Hampshire" -- a HuffPost Originals limited series -- we see the disorienting new dynamic in this critical primary state through [CBS News Digital Journalist Jackie Alemany's] eyes. And we also see what the candidates are like when their guard is down." [HuffPost]
EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE'S 2016 PROJECTS There is an index. [Ars Technica]
MOMOFUKU OWNER BANS TIPPING AT HIS RESTAURANTS "At his newly opened Manhattan eatery Nishi, the celebrity chef -- best known for his New York noodle shop and Milk Bar bakery -- set prices to reflect the real cost of the work that goes into each dish, service included." [HuffPost]
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LOSING A CHILD "People's tolerance for grief runs out quickly. No one could possibly be familiar with the invisible bleeding wound I carry except those who live this loss." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Doctors Without Borders announced four people were killed when a bomb struck a clinic in Yemen.
~ Four teenagers have been arrested after a horrific gang rape on a Brooklyn playground.
~ The NASA office that’s protecting us all from "doomsday asteroids."
~ Uber just dropped prices in over 100 cities.
~ Someone didn't answer a phone call from Kanye at 3 a.m., and he's not happy about it.
~ Try not to set yourself on fire while getting rid of bedbugs.
~ Say it ain't so -- ICYMI, “Pizza Rat” may all be a lie.
~ Wildlife officials are baffled by a mountain lion found with teeth growing out of its head.
~ The odd pairing that shaped two of the top songwriters in pop music.
~ The best place in the world to kite surf.
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CORRECTION: A previous version of The Morning Email misidentified the number of people endangered by a potential Mosul Dam break. It is 500 thousand, not 500 million.