--President Trump welcomes his first foreign leader to the White House Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May. Key topics on the agenda likely to be the fight against ISIS, the future of NATO, and trade between the two countries once Britain leaves the EU. Trump and May hold a news conference after their meeting.
--The Mexico meeting is off. The wall is on. Next week's meeting between President Donald Trump and Mexico's president has been canceled. The White House insists it was a mutual decision. Enrique Pena Nieto says Mexico will not pay for the planned wall at the border. President Trump's spokesman floated one possible way to pay for it: a 20-percent tax on imports from Mexico and maybe other countries. Some economists say the result would be higher prices for many Americans who can least afford it. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus says the Trump administration has "a buffet of options" to pay for the wall.
--Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are expected to talk by telephone this Saturday, the Kremlin said, their first conversation since Trump took office. The White House has not confirmed a phone will take place. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, asked by Russian news agencies if the phone call could take place on Saturday, replied: "Yes," but gave no further details.
--The day after he took the oath of office, President Trump personally pressured the National Parks Service director to come up with visual evidence to prove the media lied about the size of the inauguration crowd. That's according to the Washington Post. A Park Service spokesman confirms to ABC News a call did take place, but would not comment on what was said.
MARCH FOR LIFE
Vice President Pence will speak to the March For Life rally in Washington. His appearance comes a few days before President Trump is expected to name a Supreme Court nominee, who could provide a deciding vote on cases that restrict access to abortion. The rally begins on the grounds of the National Mall, and the March (to begin about 1pm ET) will end in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In an apparent effort to keep federal funds pouring into the county, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has ordered jails to comply with immigration guidelines. President Trump tweets: "Right decision. Strong!"
Friday marks 50 years since three astronauts, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, were killed in the Apollo 1 fire.
TX ROUGH ARREST
The bodycam footage from a white Fort Worth police officer's controversial arrest of a black woman who called 911 last month has been released by the woman's legal team. On Dec. 21, Jacqueline Craig and two of her daughters were arrested by Fort Worth Police Officer William Martin after Craig called police to complain about a neighbor who had allegedly choked her son, according to her attorneys. Craig's legal team obtained the bodycam video from journalist Shaun King, Merritt said. King is a writer for the New York Daily News and is also active in the Black Lives Matter movement.
CHICAGO FB LIVE BEATING
Cook County prosecutors will likely announce indictments Friday against four people charged with kidnapping and attacking a Crystal Lake teen whose ordeal was streamed live on Facebook. Brittany Covington, 18, her sister Tanishia Covington, 24, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, and Jordan Hill, 18, face charges of aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a hate crime in the attack on the 18-year-old, who prosecutors say has schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder.
New numbers in Spokane County show the Mumps outbreak has now spread to 90 people. Health officials are urging people to get up to date on their shots as nearly 350 Spokane students are now home instead of in the classroom. During an outbreak, the Spokane Regional Health District can order students and staff who aren't vaccinated to stay home for 25 days. Every parent who signs a vaccine exemption form acknowledges this is what will happen if there's an outbreak. Still, some parents are worried about the amount of school their kids are missing.