Things you should know today: 1/29/18


Clinton, Cabello and Monae provide Grammys political moments

Matt Sayles
Hillary Clinton appears on screen reading an excerpt from the book “Fire and Fury” during a skit at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Like many awards shows in recent memory, celebrities used their platform during the Grammys on Sunday to express their opinion on current political issues. Clinton read excerpts from Michael Wolff’s best-selling “Fire and Fury” on the Trump administration, while Monae spoke and women’s rights and Cabello on immigration.

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Dita Alangkara
Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

As Roger Federer cried while accepting his 20th Grand Slam title, Rod “Rocket” Laver took a chance to snap a picture for posterity. Federer has won more major singles titles than any man, including a record-equaling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver’s name at Melbourne Park. This one, following a tension-filled, momentum-swinging 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic in Sunday’s Australian Open final, was a keeper.

More caffeine, please: Keurig is buying Dr. Pepper Snapple

Jim Cole
FILE – This April 28, 2016, file photo shows bottles of Dr. Pepper on a store shelf at Quality Cash Market in Concord, N.H. Keurig is buying Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. to create a beverage business with approximately $11 billion in annual sales, announced Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Keurig is buying Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bringing together the make-at-home coffee brand with the company behind Dr Pepper soda, Mott’s apple juice and Snapple iced teas. The combination lets the company offer “hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer throughout the day,” said Larry Young, chief executive of Dr Pepper Snapple.

Cosmo the Cougar goes viral, again, with help from Ayo and Teo

Cosmo and the Cougarettes once again find themselves trending on the Internet, this time with help from rap duo Ayo and Teo, the creators of the original “Rolex” song. They performed together to the song during halftime of the BYU vs. Pacific game Saturday, Jan. 27.

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