• NY-23's freshly withdrawn Republican endorses the Democrat over the Conservative.

• CIT Group files for bankruptcy.

• Republicans prepare their own health care bill.

• The Afghan runoff is cancelled after the president's opponent exits the race.

• The White House and members of the press reach a compromise on a media shield law.

Artificial snow falls in China.

• Late-breaking news from Nevada: Ron Paul won. (His audit-the-Fed bill, on the other hand, is being gutted.)