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  2. award season ‘Argo’ Takes Cast SAG Award John Shearer

    1. ‘Argo’ Takes Cast SAG Award

    Take that, the Academy! Ben Affleck got his time at the mic accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture for his movie, Argo. Not many surprises otherwise Sunday night though—Anne Hathaway snagged Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Les Misérables, while Daniel Day Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence took home leading actor awards. For comedy, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock had an epic swan song with back-to-back trophies for Best Female Actor and Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

    January 27, 2013 9:00 PM

  3. 60 Minutes Clinton on 2016: ‘I Can’t Predict Future’ CBS via AP

    2. Clinton on 2016: ‘I Can’t Predict Future’

    The real question is, when can we start printing the T-shirts? Appearing on CBS’s 60 Minutes with President Obama Sunday, soon-to-be-former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed pretty open to the idea of running for president in 2016. Clinton said she cares “deeply about what’s going to happen for our country in the future” and that she can’t “make predictions about what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next year.” Obama, for his part, seemed to give a ringing unofficial endorsement, saying Clinton “will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve had,” and that he wants “the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she’s played during the course of my administration.”

    January 27, 2013 8:13 PM

  4. INFERNO Guards Blocked Doors at Brazil Nightclub Germano Rorato/AG/EPA, via Landoc

    3. Guards Blocked Doors at Brazil Nightclub

    Horrifying new details are emerging from the fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil that killed at least 232 people and hospitalized 132 in the city of Santa Maria on Sunday. New reports say that bouncers blocked the exits when they first patrons rushing out, thinking they were skipping out on bar tabs. Officials say that about 2,000 people were inside the club when the fire broke out, double the club's maximum capacity of 1,000. "This overcrowding made it difficult for people to leave," an official said. Many of the victims died from smoke inhalation, but some were trampled in the rush to escape. The fire started on the stage and quickly spread to the ceiling.

    January 27, 2013 8:35 AM

  5. rage Morsi Declares State of Emergency Ed Giles / Getty Images

    4. Morsi Declares State of Emergency

    Four people were shot and killed and hundreds more were injured in Port Said during the funerals for 33 protesters killed on Saturday. The initial protests broke out after 21 people were sentenced to death for their roles at a deadly soccer match last year. Protests raged in Cairo for the fourth day as Egyptians accused President Mohamed Morsi of corruption and betraying the democratic aims of the revolution. Since Thursday, 46 people have died in protests, and President Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and issued a curfew for three Suez Canal provinces. 

    January 27, 2013 6:25 PM

  6. NOT THAT SCARY Kim Jong-Un Vows Retaliation KRT/AP

    5. Kim Jong-Un Vows Retaliation

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed “high-profile” and “substantial” retaliation against the United States-led United Nations sanctions on the country. North Korea called the move an “all-out action” against the U.S. The North Korean Central News Agency said, “At the consultative meeting, Kim Jong-un expressed the firm resolution to take substantial and high-profile important state measures in view of the prevailing situation. He advanced specific tasks to the officials concerned.” The country did not specify what those measures might be, but did refer to earlier statements in which the country declared its goal to build an ability to “target” the U.S.

    January 27, 2013 7:24 AM

  7. Commander-in-Chief Obama Takes Swipe at Football Rob Carr/Getty Images News

    6. Obama Takes Swipe at Football

    After presenting his new gun control proposals, President Obama sat down for an exclusive interview with The New Republic. In the wide-ranging interview, he took a swipe at football: “I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.” He also blamed the news media for much of the gridlock in Washington, saying, “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it.” Obama also said that he himself has fired a gun and that he regularly shoots skeet at Camp David, adding, “And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."

    January 27, 2013 10:44 AM

  8. G'EH VICTORY Canada Elects First Openly Gay Premier Mark Blinch/Reuters, via Landov

    7. Canada Elects First Openly Gay Premier

    Ontario's Liberal Party elected Kathleen Wynne as party leader, making her the first openly gay premier of a Canadian province. Wynne will succeed Dalton McGuinty as premier of Canada's most populous province. Three other women already govern the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec. Wynne won 57 percent of the 2,016 valid votes cast by the party's delegates on Saturday, beating out rival Sandra Pupatello. In a speech on Saturday, Wynne promised to maintain a "steely" fiscal resolve.

    January 27, 2013 12:31 PM

  9. CHAMPION Djokovic Wins Australian Open Dita Alangkara/AP

    8. Djokovic Wins Australian Open

    Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray and won the Australian Open final on Sunday. No. 1 Djokovic won 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-2, beating No. 3 Murray in four sets. It’s Djokovic’s third-consecutive title in Melbourne and his fourth since 2008. The only other men with four titles are Andre Agassi and Roger Federer. Djokovic is also the first man to win three consecutive titles in the Open era. Murray was in control of the match until 2-2 in the second tiebreak when play was momentarily paused when a feather floated on court. It was all downhill from there.

    January 27, 2013 7:59 AM

  10. WAKE UP AND SMELL... Starbucks Threatens Cameron Michael Conroy / AP Photo

    9. Starbucks Threatens Cameron

    That cliché is going to cost you. Starbucks is threatening to suspend millions of pounds of investments in England after Prime Minister David Cameron said it was time for tax-dodging companies to "wake up and smell the coffee." Starbucks, which has come under fire for not paying corporate taxes, thought the words were directed at the company. Starbucks also says that since it makes no profit in the U.K., it shouldn't be forced to pay the tax. The U.K. head of the company said that it was a cheap shot.

    January 27, 2013 2:18 PM

  11. DEBT Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy Pool photo by Red Huber

    10. Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy

    It’s still better than prison. Casey Anthony has filed for bankruptcy protection in Orlando, Fla. According to the Chapter 7 Petition, Anthony owes roughly $792,000. Nearly $500,000 of that sum is money owed to her defense attorney. Anthony’s bankruptcy filing said she had only $1,084 left. In July 2011, Anthony was found not guilty for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. However, she still faces three civil suits stemming from the case.

    January 27, 2013 7:51 AM

  12. LOOPHOLE U.S. Expands Aid to French Assault Claude Paris/AP

    11. U.S. Expands Aid to French Assault

    The United States will begin offering aerial refueling and transport planes to assist the French assault on militants in Mali. The Pentagon announced the significant expansion of aid on Saturday night. French requests for greater aid from the U.S. created a significant legal challenge, because U.S. law forbids assistance funds to leaders who came to power through a coup, which is exactly how Mali’s military leaders came to power last year. But since the French are fighting “terrorist elements” a Pentagon spokesman said, “Under these circumstances, the U.S. can lawfully provide support to France’s efforts in the armed conflict in Mali.”

    January 27, 2013 7:27 AM

  13. YOU ONLY READ ONCE Lonely Island Sings ‘YOLO’

    12. Lonely Island Sings ‘YOLO’

    Is the “YOLO” craze officially over? Saturday Night Live's Lonely Island made a music video about the hip catchphrase—which means “you only live once”—featuring singers Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar. The song flips the script on how most of us risk takers YOLO, instead asking viewers to think carefully before doing anything. Go to clubs? YOLO, so don’t hurt your ears. Do drugs? YOLO, so don’t go to jail. Is it funny? That’s up to you. You’ll be humming it later.

    January 27, 2013 12:48 PM

  14. Park City Kudos ‘Fruitvale’ Wins Big at Sundance Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

    13. ‘Fruitvale’ Wins Big at Sundance

    “This isn’t basketball. This is the movies,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt said at the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony, which he hosted Saturday night. “There are no winners and losers. This is art.” Still, prizes were handed out. This year’s big winner was Fruitvale, about the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, which won the both the Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. Also taking home honors were Pussy Riot—A Punk Prayer, which won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, and The Special Jury Prize for acting went to Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley for their work in the coming-of-age romance The Spectacular Now.

    January 26, 2013 10:13 PM

  15. Not Graceful Kelly Biopic Annoys Monaco Royals Lisa Larsen, Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

    14. Kelly Biopic Annoys Monaco Royals

    The royal family of Monaco has taken issue with a film that negatively portrays the marriage between Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, portrays the princess as so unhappy in her loveless and possibly abusive marriage that she tries to leave her husband and resume her Hollywood acting career. The couple’s children recently denounced the film as “needlessly glamorized” and riddled with “major historical inaccuracies and a series of purely fictional scenes.” But one Kelly biographer defended the film, calling it “a very slim slice of Grace’s life and it is nowhere near as negative as it could be.”

    January 27, 2013 2:03 PM

  16. 'PREVENTATIVE' Israel Vows Strike on Syria Tsafrir Abayov/AP

    15. Israel Vows Strike on Syria

    Israel may attack Syria if its chemical weapons begin slipping into the wrong hands. Speaking to Israeli Army Radio, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom said that should Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas or rebels obtain Syrian chemical weapons, “it would dramatically change the capabilities of those organizations.” He added that such a development “would require a different approach, including even preventative operations...this (chemical weapons transfer) must not happen.” Shalom also confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held a meeting with security chiefs last week to discuss the issue.

    January 27, 2013 7:32 AM

  17. Spin Doctor ‘Lincoln’ Hires Peter Mandelson WPA Pool/Getty Images News

    16. ‘Lincoln’ Hires Peter Mandelson

    Steven Speilberg’s Lincoln is getting a helping hand from Lord Peter Mandelson. Movie executives hired Mandelson to help promote the film, likely hoping that his skills as a spin doctor would be an asset to promoting the movie during the awards season. After twice resigning from Tony Blair’s cabinet, Mandelson was made Britain’s European commissioner and became Gordon Brown’s business secretary. Mandelson appears in a video about the movie, in which he talks about the life and character of Abraham Lincoln and discusses the difficulties faced by those in high political office.

    January 27, 2013 8:24 AM

  18. Pack the Mall Thousands March for Gun Control Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

    17. Thousands March for Gun Control

    Carrying signs reading “Gun Control Now,” “We Are Sandy Hook,” and “What Would Jesus Pack?,” thousands of people marched from the Capitol to the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Saturday to rally for gun control. Organized by members of the local Arena Stage and cosponsored by the group One Million Moms for Gun Control, the Washington National Cathedral, and several other churches, the march was orchestrated as a reaction to the Sandy Hook shootings. Speakers included Education Secretary Arne Duncan and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, while Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and about 100 residents from Newtown, Conn., participated in the rally.

    January 26, 2013 7:13 PM

  19. TRAGIC 18 Afghan Police Officers Killed Allauddin Khan/AP

    18. 18 Afghan Police Officers Killed

    At least 18 Afghan police officers were killed in two separate explosions on Saturday. A suicide bomber attacked a group of police officers in the northern Kunduz province, killing 10 officers, including the city’s counterterrorism chief. A Taliban-led group claimed responsibility for that attack. Hours later in Kandahar, eight police officers and two detainees lost their lives when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, but the Taliban is known to rely heavily on roadside bombs in its operations.

    January 27, 2013 7:30 AM

  20. RIOT Egyptian Soccer Verdict Rampage Kills 30 Egyptian soccer fans protest on Saturday. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

    19. Soccer-Verdict Rampage Kills 30

    Still reeling from yesterday’s deadly two-year anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s vicious cycle of violence continues. At least 30 people were killed and estimates of 200 wounded during a deadly riot that exploded in Port Said Saturday, after a court verdict sentencing 21 people to death. The prosecution is linked to the case of a 2012 Port Said soccer riot that killed 74 fans of the opposing, Cairo-based team. Military forces were dispatched to the area, where angry relatives of the defendants had stormed the prison, shooting two police officers in the process. Six rioters were also killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd.

    January 26, 2013 12:30 PM