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A leaked itinerary for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-week U.S. tour — which is doubling as a public relations blitz — includes visits with many of the biggest names "from the worlds of politics, business, oil, entertainment and tech," the Independent reports.

Highlights: Planned meetings with the Clintons, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Tesla's Elon Musk, Apple's Tim Cook, the CEOs of Walt Disney, Microsoft and Amazon as well as sit-downs with big outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Vanity Fair.

Why it matters: Jane Kinninmont, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, told the Independent that this "is a very deliberate bipartisan outreach. It is also a reminder of the close relationship the U.S. has with Saudi Arabia in general, and not just Donald Trump and Jared Kushner."

Go deeper: This trip has been carefully choreographed to bolster Prince Mohammed's reputation. One example: a 97-page, ad-free propaganda magazine "devoted to promoting" him has hit news stands around the country, the Middle East Eye reports. The magazine doesn't touch on the controversial war in Yemen, or mass arrests during the prince's so-called corruption crackdown.

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Tech scrambles to derail inauguration threats

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech companies are sharing more information with law enforcement in a frantic effort to prevent violence around the inauguration, after the government was caught flat-footed by the Capitol siege.

Between the lines: Tech knows it will be held accountable for any further violence that turns out to have been planned online if it doesn't act to stop it.

Dave Lawler, author of World
5 hours ago - World

Uganda's election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraud

Wine rejected the official results of the election. Photo: Sumy Sadruni/AFP via Getty

Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner of a sixth presidential term on Saturday, with official results giving him 59% to 35% for Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-opposition leader.

Why it matters: This announcement was predictable, as the election was neither free nor fair and Museveni had no intention of surrendering power after 35 years. But Wine — who posed a strong challenged to Museveni, particularly in urban areas, and was beaten and arrested during the campaign — has said he will present evidence of fraud. The big question is whether he will mobilize mass resistance in the streets.

Off the Rails

Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”