Situational awareness: The FAA reports few delays at the nation's airports on what is often the busiest travel day of the year. Sorry to folks traveling through Newark and New York's La Guardia. The full map.
In the span of six days, three members of Congress have apologized for sexual misconduct and lewd behavior, providing ample reason for their peers to fear the weeks ahead.
Why it matters, per Axios' Jonathan Swan: We thought we'd be spending December talking about tax reform and an end of year spending deal. A much safer bet: the next month we'll be watching multiple careers of multiple members of Congress thrown into peril over new sexual claims. Newsrooms are throwing serious resources into this story and victims feel liberated. This is the beginning, not the end, of a story that will upend the Capitol.
Go deeper: Our card deck of men accused of sexual misconduct.
A video released by the United Nations shows the North Korean soldier who defected to the South on November 13th making his getaway in a green jeep, running towards the border separating Panmunjom, North Korea from the South, and then collapsing on the South Korean side.