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News@noon: Trump's Day 1; tragedy on the road

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and we're well into Donald Trump's presidency.

It began with the president doing a quick about-face about the protests that swept through Washington and around the world on Saturday. Trump tweeted Sunday morning that “Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy.”

Puppets designed by Amy Gaipa of New York represent President Trump and Vice-President Pence at the Women's March on Lansing rally.

That came less than two hours after he first denounced the protests, which drew more than 1 million people. He tweeted he was “under the impression that we just had an election!” and adds: “Why didn’t these people vote?”

Other things we're watching for:

Here's what else is making news right now:

Seeking a second term

Prepping for the Super Bowl

  •  And it's going to be the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
  • This is an old hat for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one of, if not the greatest to ever play the position. This will be his seventh Super Bowl. The former Michigan quarterback already owns four rings and no quarterback has ever won five. 

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be playing in his seventh Super Bowl.

  • On the opposite sideline, in his ninth season, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan made the jump from good to great. The likely league MVP is peaking at the right time.

Tragedy on the road

  • A 61-year-old woman is dead after the medical transport van she rode in was hit Monday morning by a shopkeeper who was meeting Detroit police after his store was victim of a break-in, police said. 

Meeting with Trump

  • President Donald Trump is meeting with business leaders in the White House on Monday, including heads of Michigan-based companies. Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields, Whirlpool Corp. Chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig and Dow Chemical Co. Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris are among those attending what the White House called a “breakfast and listening session with key business leaders.” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, also is attending.

New name, same mission

The new face of hope

Rabbi Ariana Silverman speaks at at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in Detroit. Silverman is the first rabbi the synagogue has had in more than 15 years.

Rain, rain, go away

  • The weekend's dense fog has lifted, leaving behind mild, rainy weather through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. On Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop to match the season and then it could be snow for four days. 

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