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2019 started as the year of The Squad, and ends as the year of The Speaker.
The big picture: House Speaker Pelosi ushered in 2019 with a new Democratic majority that is the most diverse in the history of Congress, Axios' Alayna Treene notes.
What they're saying:
The bottom line: Prior to the Trump administration, Pelosi would have been best remembered as the first female Speaker, and for losing the gavel over the Obamacare vote.
What's next: The State of the Union is February 4th, by which time the Senate might have already started its Trump trial.
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A Carnival cruise ship scraped another while trying to dock in the Mexican resort of Cozumel today, the AP reports.
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Researchers are looking at labeling foods with “exercise calories,” or the amount of physical activity needed to burn them off, the AP reports.
Why it matters: With calorie counts, experts worry the information doesn’t mean much if people don’t know how much they should be eating anyway.