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Morning Buzz: January 21

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:39:30-05

1. President Joe Biden hopped right into action on his first day in the Oval Office.

He signed 15 executive orders, and two directives. Only two recent presidents have signed executive actions on their first day in office, and each signed just one.

The orders include changes for immigration, climate change, racial equity, and the handling of the pandemic.

More changes in those areas and beyond are expected from the Biden administration in the coming weeks.

2. Making her way to D.C. yesterday for the inauguration, was Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

She was a member of President Biden's inaugural committee, and a few days ago he nominated her to be vice-chair of the DNC.

Governor Whitmer says she's looking forward to working with the Biden Administration and helping tackle the COVID pandemic.

3. Dan Campbell has been named the new head coach of the Detroit Lions.

Campbell is signing a six-year contract with the team, although terms haven't been disclosed yet. The 44-year-old comes to Detroit from the Saints, where he served as the assistant head coach and tight end coach with the saints for the past five seasons. Before that, he served as interim head coach for the Dolphins for part of the 2015 season.

Campbell also played tight end for the Lions in the mid-2000s. He replaces Matt Patricia who was, of course, fired midway through this past season.

4. Did you check that Powerball ticket yet? There is one winner of the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history, but they live in Maryland.

The winner snags the $731-million jackpot, although no one has claimed the prize yet. That one ticket holder will have a choice between taking payments over 29 years or a lump sum payout of around $546 million.

Someone else in Maryland also bought a ticket that won $2 million. There were 12 tickets sold in seven states that won the one million dollar prize.

5. A remote island in Ireland is looking for two people to manage four guest cottages and a coffee shop, from April to October.

The cottages and shops are located on Great Blasket Island off of Ireland's southwest coast.

Abandoned back in 1954, the island typically sees a few hundred visitors per day during the summer months.

The lucky pair chosen to be caretakers will get free room and board, as well as a wage, to be discussed when you apply.

The only requirements are being able to obtain a work VISA, and being a fluent English speaker.

Keep in mind: there is no electricity or running water on the island.