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The Broadsheet: January 28th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Elizabeth Holmes is back in the hot seat, we meet Iowa’s premiere pollster, and women are all but absent from the hedge fund industry—what gives? Have a fantastic Thursday.

EVERYONE’S TALKING

• Failing the test? According to a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Theranos’ Newark, Calif. facility poses an “immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.” The blood-testing company, which is led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes, has 10 days to provide “acceptable evidence of correction.” Fortune

ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

• The polling Cassandra. Iowa-based Ann Selzer is known as the best pollster in politics. “She has on more than one occasion foretold an outcome that no one else saw coming, been pilloried for it, and not budged—the polling Cassandra of Des Moines.”  FiveThirtyEight

Barbie’s new bod. Toy-maker Mattel today will release three new body shapes for Barbie, the world’s bestselling doll. In addition to her original (and wildly unrealistic) figure, Barbie now will be available in curvy, tall, and petite, reflecting the body type diversity of the girls who play with her. Time

• No money honeys. With less than 2% of hedge funds run or owned by women, Newsweek asks: If women are so good at managing money, why aren’t more of them doing it? Newsweek

• Taubira takes a stand. French justice minister Christiane Taubira, a native of French Guiana, has resigned in protest of a government proposal that would strip the citizenship of French-born dual nationals who are convicted of terrorism. New York Times

• Kiddie cars. HopSkipDrive, the “Uber for kids” launched by three moms, landed $10 million from venture capitalists — and hired away a key exec from Uber. Fortune

• The tweets keep coming. Re/Code reports that Twitter is close to hiring Natalie Kerris, a longtime Apple exec, to run its communications unit. Re.Code

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Maureen Chiquet, global CEO of Chanel, is stepping down at the end of JanuaryFemale Founders Fund has added Sutian Dong as a partner. She was previously a senior associate at FirstMark Capital.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• Hug an educator today! Susan Jordan, principal at an elementary school in Lawrence Township, Indiana, died on Tuesday after pushing several students out of the way of an oncoming bus, saving their lives. CNN

• Found in translation. Sosi Setian, who was born in Bulgaria to Armenian parents, explains how she went from courtroom interpreter to founder of SOS International, which produces $200 million in annual revenue from government contracts for translation and intelligence analysis.  Fortune

• Have kids, can’t cook. This story looks at how paid parental leave could transform the restaurant industry—an infamously brutal business for those who have kids.  Eater

• Accessories empress. Kendra Scott’s jewelry is a must-have for the Southern sorority set—ironic given that Scott herself is a college dropout.  Racked

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ON MY RADAR

Here’s what you need to know about the Zika virus  Fortune

Kris Jenner launches a jewelry line, is literally giving stuff away  Racked

Heart attacks in women are woefully under-researched  Glamour

Rihanna releases first ANTI single, “Work”  The Hollywood Reporter

QUOTE

He doesn’t care about that P.C. culture. It’s a breath of fresh air.

Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Donald Trump, who spent the past week insulting her.