(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)
TRUMP ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HALT SYRIAN REFUGEE ADMISSIONS, LIMIT MUSLIM ENTRY “President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an executive order dramatically restricting refugee admissions to the U.S. and denying visas to individuals from countries his administration deems high-risk, according to congressional and advocacy organization sources briefed on a draft.” And the president plans to order the construction of a Mexican border wall. [Jessica Schulberg and Sharaf Mowjood, HuffPost]
TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO PROCEED WITH KEYSTONE XL, DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINES With an order to use U.S. steel. [Alexander Kaufman, HuffPost]
FEDERAL WORKERS ORDERED TO HALT EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION With Congress and the press. [Sam Stein and Kate Sheppard, HuffPost]
‘DEMOCRATS WANT TO PICK THEIR BATTLES WITH TRUMP. THEIR BASE WANTS ALL OUT WAR’ A look at the debate you can see play out in the confirmation hearings. [Jennifer Bendery and Sam Stein, HuffPost]
WHO MIGHT BE ON TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT SHORTLIST William Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit in Denver, Thomas Hardiman of the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia and Raymond Kethledge of the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati are reportedly the top contenders. [WaPo]
15 DEAD AFTER MILITANTS ATTACK HOTEL IN SOMALIA’S CAPITAL The attackers hit Hotel Dayah in Mogadishu with a car bomb and then stormed the building. [Reuters]
ERIN ANDREWS REVEALS CERVICAL CANCER BATTLE She was diagnosed this fall. [Sports Illustrated]
AND WE FINALLY HAVE THIS YEAR’S OSCAR NOMINATIONS Take a look at who got snubbed (Amy Adams deserved a nomination for “Arrival” and The Morning Email is not happy she didn’t get it), the dominance of 14 nods for “La La Land,” and a look at whether diversity improved in this year’s nominations. Here’s the full list. [HuffPost]
PARIS JACKSON BELIEVES MICHAEL JACKSON WAS MURDERED As the superstar often expressed fears that someone was out to kill him. [HuffPost]
THIS IS WHAT SLEEPING ON $20 MILLION LOOKS LIKE And no, this is not an episode of “Narcos.” [HuffPost]
INSIDE A CONTROVERSIAL DERADICALIZATION PROGRAM “These teenagers are intrigued by the promise that they will immediately start to change society and live out their ideals.” [Wired]
THE NEW YORK TIMES IS REVISITING THEIR WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS OVER THE LAST 165 YEARS And it is gold. [NYT]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Trump tweeted that he will be calling for an investigation into “illegal” voter fraud.
~ Trump is threatening to “send in the Feds” to Chicago to fight the city’s rising murder rate.
~ After his collapse, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
~ The one thing all the Academy Award Best Picture nominations have in common: poor box office sales.
~ Everything coming to Netflix next month, just in time for the annual Singles Awareness Day Feb. 14.
~ That time Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was identified simply as “woman” in a selfie with her male colleagues.
~ As one of the safest countries in the world, Iceland is transfixed by the murder of this young woman.
~ Vice lays out what would happen if there was a coup in America.
~ Because everything is rebooted these days, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is making a comeback on Netflix.
~ Forget EGOT ― Lin-Manuel Miranda could Mac-PEGOT.