Donald Trump signed several executive orders just minutes after the end of his inaugural parade. The earliest of them were designed to remove protections for middle-class homeowners, appoint people to his cabinet in contravention of law, freeze regulation of businesses, and make a symbolic gesture against the Affordable Care Act. So far, he has not yet begun construction on his border wall or begun to deport undocumented immigrants. He had previously promised to do both things in the first hours after taking office. Chief among the orders was one that allowed confirmation of Trump's nominees for defense secretary and homeland security secretary. James Mattis and John Kelly, respectively, wererefinery29.com
As hundreds of thousands of women head to Washington, D.C. ahead of Saturday's Women's March, shows of solidarity are making the rounds on the internet. Twitter user @FlorBlake shared a clip from her Spirit Airlines flight to Baltimore, where a flight attendant on board offered a show of solidarity for passengers headed to the march. SEE ALSO: How to get involved with the Women's March on Washington if you're not in D.C. Love a nasty woman flight attendant Starting our wknd of amazing women because we can't give up! @SpiritAirlines #WomensMarchOnWashington pic.twitter.com/bWj89inKtJ - Flor Blake (@FlorBlake) January 20, 2017 "I just want to know, how many of you are going to the March on Washington?" the flight attendant asked to a show of hands and erupting cheers. "You guys are going to the Women's March, right? Let's get a round of applause for all the nasty women on board," she said. "Stay safe, stay hydrated, have a good time, watch out for your fellow sisters. Just remember, we don't take no 'ish' from no man." On Thursday, a Southwest Airlines crew made a similar show of support when it turned on pink cabin lights for a plane full of women headed to the march. March organizers expect about 200,000 people to attend the march, while local law enforcement plans for up to 400,000, according to the New York Times . DCist reports that there are 2,066 buses registered to bring marchers to D.C. for Saturday, while 435 buses had permits to park in the city for Friday. Mashable has reached out to Spirit Airlines for comment. BONUS: Michelle Obama tears up during final speech as First LadyMashable
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America's first immigrant First Lady since Louisa Adams paid homage to the old guard of American fashion in a powder blue suit by Ralph Lauren Collection.Elle Videos
A Louisiana man shot himself Friday evening following an hours-long standoff at a New Orleans bridge as he was sought in connection with the double killings of a police officer and a woman earlier that day, police say. Sylvester Holt shot himself on the Crescent City Connection bridge, over the Mississippi River, according to Louisiana State Police trooper Melissa Matey. “After hours of negotiation with the Louisiana State Police crisis negotiation team, he refused to surrender and he shot himself in the chest,” says Matey.People
Tens of thousands women and men alike are expected to participate in the Women’s March on Washington and more than 600 sister marches planned across the country on Saturday. The march, scheduled to coincide with Donald Trump’s first full day as president (although he’s taking the weekend off) aims to “send a bold message to our new government… and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. Piers Morgan - who should probably stay off Twitter altogether - will not be walking with the Women’s March, but he will plan a Men’s March.UPROXX
The U.S. Army awarded a contract valued at $580 million to Sig Sauer to purchase up to 500,000 new service pistols to replace the Beretta M9, which has been the Army's handgun of choice for 30 years.24/7 Wall St.