Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as labor secretary nominee. His Senate confirmation hearings had been scheduled to begin today.
- "A months-long inquiry into contacts between Russian government officials and associates of President Trump's campaign and business interests will continue despite the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn for misleading White House officials about his communication with Russia."
- House Republicans are calling for a Justice Department investigation into the leaks that resulted in Michael Flynn's ouster.
- Three people have been arrested in Indonesia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jon Un's half-brother.
- Restaurants, stores, and other businesses around the country will be closed today as part of the "Day Without Immigrants" protest.
American Heart Association Journal Finally Retracts Study Implying That E-Cigarettes Cause Heart Attacks Before People Use Them
The journal's editors recognized the problem before publication, but the authors failed to address it.
Critics say the long-running satiric cartoon has created "a generation of boys" who are smug and disengaged.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.
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A previous version of the tax was repealed a month after it was passed in 2018.