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In a contentious news conference, President Trump unloaded his grievances against the media, the courts and government leakers, dismissed reports of his associates’ Russia contacts and declared his month-old administration “a fine-tuned machine.” He also plans to sign a revised travel ban next week. Watch here. — [ Peter Baker / New York Times]
Also railing against the media was video star Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, whose anti-Semitic “jokes” cost him deals with Disney and YouTube. The NYT’s John Hermann sees the political context — Kjellberg as a populist reactionary in an internet nation-state. — [ Rolfe Winkler, Jack Nicas and Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal]
Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong was arrested on bribery, embezzlement and perjury charges related to an influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. — [ Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee / Reuters]
On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern says the latest batch of “unlimited” mobile data plans may make sense for “people who use a crapload of data,” but not for average users. — [ Eric Johnson / Recode]
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