Honest Company, the maker of green cleaning and baby care products co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, has named former Clorox COO Nick Vlahos as its new CEO. Vlahos is replacing co-founder Brian Lee, who will remain on the company's board and as an advisor.

Lee, who previously founded ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom, is the third departure from the management team. In December, president and co-founder Sean Kane and CFO David Parker stepped down.

Why it matters: Though Honest Company, which sells its products online and through retailers like Target, reached $300 million in sales last year, it also faced several lawsuits over chemicals in some of its products and closed its Austin office. There were also rumors that the company was in talks last year to sell to Unilever, which instead acquired Seventh Generation, another maker of eco-friendly cleaning products.

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U.S. policy shift will allow taxpayer funding for projects in West Bank settlements

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The U.S. and Israel will announce tomorrow that they are expanding three agreements on scientific cooperation to include Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: This is a substantial policy shift for the U.S., which did not previously allow its taxpayers' money to be spent in the Israeli settlements.

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McConnell: Confirming Amy Coney Barrett will help GOP retain Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed no regrets about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's controversial confirmation, telling Politico in an interview that he believes the decision to place her on the Supreme Court just a week before the election will help Republicans retain the Senate.

Why it matters: With a week to go until Election Day, many Republicans are concerned that President Trump's unpopularity could cost them the Senate. McConnell has long viewed the transformation of the federal judiciary through the confirmation of young conservative judges as his defining legacy.