Morning Must Reads: January 12

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Paris March Draws Huge Crowds

Heads of state from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East flew into Paris on Sunday to take to the streets alongside an estimated 1 million people in the city — a show of defiance and unity in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on newsweekly Charlie Hebdo

How iPhone Anxiety Affects You

A recent study found that the anxiety people feel when separated from their phones might impact cognitive abilities and elevate blood pressure

Winners of the Golden Globes

Much-touted Boyhood won big, receiving three awards, while entries like The Grand Budapest Hotel pulled off unexpected victories

Divers Retrieve AirAsia Flight Recorder

One of two data recorders belonging to the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 has been brought to the surface, according to Indonesia’s top search-and-rescue official. Divers have meanwhile found the cockpit voice recorder, but are unable to retrieve it

Snow and Ice Pelt the Midwest, Northeast

Winter storms are predicted to continue inundating large portions of the U.S. with freezing rain and possible snowfall resulting in poor driving conditions for commuters on Monday morning, forecasters say, with Arctic air continuing until midweek

Patriots and Packers Set Stage for AFC, NFC Title Games

After Andrew Luck spoiled another Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning showdown, it’s the Indianapolis Colts at the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game next Sunday. The Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game earlier in the day

La Dolce Vita Actress Anita Ekberg Dies

The Swedish-Italian actress who starred in Federico Fellini’s classic 1960 film died on Sunday morning at the age of 83. Ekberg, known for her sensuality and beauty, rose to fame after years of small film and TV roles and modeling when Fellini cast her in La Dolce Vita

Peshawar School Reopens After Attack

Schools across Pakistan, including the one attacked by militants in the city of Peshawar, are reopening this week as they try and put a horrific month behind them. The schools were on a long break following the Dec. 16 attack that killed over 140 people

Nike Announces Back to the Future 2 Shoes

Nike will release a limited-edition replica of Marty McFly’s sneakers this year to mark the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future movie. The new footwear, an upgraded version of the 2011 Nike MAG, will feature self-lacing “power laces” technology

Very Strong Sales for Volkswagen

Volkswagen registered a strong performance last year, after selling more than 10 million vehicles across the company’s marques despite what its CEO called “challenging” conditions. VW aims to become the largest automaker by sales by 2018

Taken 3 Takes Weekend Box Office

The Liam Neeson–led action flick brought in an estimated $40.4 million, and none of the weekend’s other films were able to match even a third of its take. The next highest-grossing film was civil rights drama Selma, with $11.2 million

Pope Francis Reaffirms Support of Public Breast-Feeding

The Pontiff encouraged mothers to breast-feed their children as they wished on Sunday while he baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel. His view is a big win for those championing the right to breast-feed in public, which isn’t always met with support

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