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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 12

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. President Trump cancels his trip to the U.K.

Donald Trump has cancelled his long-awaited trip to the United Kingdom, which would have been his first visit to the country since taking office. There are reports he cancelled in fear of protests, but the White House says it’s due to the bad deal that Obama’s administration got on the new U.S. embassy in London.


2. Taylor Swift releases video for ‘End Game’ ft. Future and Ed Sheeran

The latest video from pop star Taylor Swift has been released and it features a couple of her famous friends. Ed Sheeran and Future, who are both featured in the song, make appearances in the video.


3. Raptors officially unveil their new “city” uniforms

Most fans have already seen the leaked version, but the Toronto Raptors newest jerseys have officially been released. The uniforms do a good job of representing Toronto and Drake, but many fans are upset that the team didn’t pick a uniform that represented Canada as a whole.


4. Viral photo leads to the arrest of former Yakuza boss

After 15 years on the run, a former Yakuza boss who was wanted for murder has been arrested thanks to a viral photo. A Thailand resident posted a picture of the 72-year-old playing checkers, which was widely shared due to his tattoos. Unfortunately for Shigeharu Shirai, authorities saw the picture, identified him and arrested him.


5. Saudi women will be allowed to enter soccer stadiums for the first time

Call it progress. Starting this weekend, soccer stadiums in Saudi Arabia will be open to women for the first time. They’ll be segregated from the men in a designated “family section,” but the move is still being hailed as an important social reform effort for the country.

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Zayn Malik (25), Howard Stern (64), Jeff Bezos (54), Rob Zombie (53), Claude Giroux (30), Tim Horton (1930-1974)



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