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- Hong Kong authorities arrested media mogul Jimmy Lai, who supports democracy efforts and runs a tabloid newspaper; his two sons; and four staffers, claiming foreign collusion under the new national security law.
- A man was fatally shot in the head at Lincoln Terrace Park in Brownsville.
- A "pop-up" party with around 300 attendees at a NJ house was busted by police; organizers had charged women $40 and men $50 for admission.
- Kodak was going to get a $765 million loan to make pharmaceuticals, but then questions emerged about executives' stock options and the whole "what experience do they have in making pharmaceuticals" thing.
- Slate offers a "blow-by-blow" look at how President Donald Trump failed in his coronavirus response, like insisting during a January Fox News interview, "We have it totally under control."
- Also, Trump's supporters love working the ref.
- The Brooklyn Nets beat Kawhi Leonard and the LA CLippers—and clinched a playoff spot in the NBA Bubble.
- Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus's authoritarian president since 1994, won a reelection in what he calls a landslide, but the opposition questioned the results, as there were no poll observers.
- Tiger King's Carole Baskin is upset about the big cats in Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B's "WAP" video.
- Louis CK appeared as a "surprise guest" at Dave Chappelle's socially-distant outdoor comedy show; others at the show include Sarah Silverman, Tiffany Haddish, Common, and Talib Kweli.
- Happy birthday to this panda, Hefeng, who lives in Shanghai—I'll be there next year (I hope!):
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