Millions Watch Jailed Critic’s ‘Putin Palace’ Film – A video investigation by Russia’s leading opposition figure that claims President Vladimir Putin spent illicit funds on an extravagant Black Sea palace has reached more than 20 million people within a day of publication. [bbc]
Biden Signed More Executive Actions On Day One Than Trump, Obama, And Bush Combined – It’s not unprecedented for world leaders to get to work on day one, but the number of directives on Biden’s desk is much higher than usual. It took his recent predecessors weeks to sign 17 executive orders. [qz]
Trump Fails To Ascend As God Emperor, Leaving Diehard Fans Adrift – Some grieve and some insist all is going according to plan. Others are enthused about forming a new political party. It’s a moment as dangerous as it is hilarious. [vice]
China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo – China imposed sanctions Wednesday on 28 former Trump administration officials, including outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. [npr]
US Stocks Rise To Record On Hope For New Aid Bill: Markets Wrap – U.S. stocks rallied to all-time highs as investors grew optimistic that recent federal spending will revive growth and bolster corporate earnings. Treasuries were little changed while the dollar weakened. [bloom]
Biden Tells Staff He’ll Fire Them ‘On The Spot’ If They Disrespect Each Other [Video] – President Joe Biden has vowed to fire any members of his staff caught being “disrespectful” to others. [beast]
Amazon Offers To help Biden Administration With Vaccinations – The former president had a long-standing grudge against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. [verge]
How To Buy Calvin Klein Underwear In South Africa – I’ve always had a bit of a problem, when it comes to my underwear. As a card-carrying Calvin Klein underwear devotee, the only realistic solution to keeping my selection ‘box fresh’, is to buy them when travelling. [here]
Watch Lady Gaga And Jennifer Lopez Perform At Biden Inauguration – Gaga sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Lopez sang “This Land Is Your Land,” and Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace” at the swearing-in ceremony. [pitch]
As Promised, Twitter Made Joe Biden’s @POTUS Account Start With Zero Followers – Rather than transferring them over from the last administration. [verge]
Melania Trump Outsourced Writing Her Own ‘Thank You’ Notes To The White House Residence Staff – First lady Melania Trump did not write her own “thank you” notes to the White House residence staff who have cared for her and her family for the last four years, according to two sources with knowledge of the notes and Trump’s handling of them. [cnn]
Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Makes First Public Appearance In Months – Alibaba co-founder, not seen since Beijing began crackdown on his firms, says he has been ‘studying and thinking’. [guardian]
Tried And Tested Storage Solutions To Get Your House In Order – There are few things in life more satisfying than seeing your house go from chaos to order, but first, you’re going to need a few tools. [here]
Kylie Jenner Strikes Back At Critics With Footage Of Her Upscale Home Shower – After Twitter users roasted her low water pressure and basic shower head. [dm]
Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks Kick Off Inauguration Night Festivities – Bruce Springsteen kicked off Joe Biden’s inauguration concert, as the first performer in the “Celebrating America” special hosted by Tom Hanks. [nyp]
Warner Bros. Sets ‘Wonka’ Prequel For 2023 Release – ‘Paddington’ filmmaker Paul King will direct the project exploring the early life of the famed chocolatier. [hollyrep]
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