Jan 21, 2017

Celebs come out in big numbers for Women's March

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While Trump's Inauguration Committee had trouble drawing celebrities to perform at events throughout the weekend, Women's March organizers have rallied a series of A-listers to participate in today's event. They'll be appearing in crowds that dwarf the inauguration festivities.

Here are the famous people you can expect to see marching through Washington.

America Ferrera is serving as chairwoman.

She's being joined by Gloria Steinem, Cher, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Mary McCormack, Scarlett Johansson, Padma Lakshmi, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Stephanie March, Shantell Martin, Frances McDormand, Hari Nef, Monica Raymond, Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Constance Wu and Zendaya... among others.

Other celebrities are taking to the streets in cities both across the U.S. and abroad, and they're all sharing their support via social media.

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Pelosi warns U.S. allies against working with China's Huawei

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday cautioned U.S. allies against allowing Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to develop their 5G networks, arguing at the Munich Security Conference that doing so is akin to “choosing autocracy over democracy," CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Pelosi's hawkish stance marks a rare area of agreement with the Trump administration, which believes Huawei is a national security threat because the Chinese government may be capable of accessing its equipment for espionage.

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Why it matters: Stone's defense team on Friday filed a sealed motion for a new trial — the second time they've done so — amid allegations of juror bias and a growing controversy over Attorney General Bill Barr's intervention in the case.

Biden says Bloomberg's money can't "erase" his record

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that Michael Bloomberg's vast fortune cannot "erase" his record, and that scrutiny of Bloomberg's positions on things like race and policing will ramp up now that he's in the national spotlight.

Why it matters: Biden's polling free fall in the wake of poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire has coincided with a surge for Bloomberg, who appeals to a similar moderate bloc of the Democratic Party. The billionaire's limitless spending capacity poses an especially stark threat to Biden, who has struggled with fundraising.