Situational awareness: VP Mike Pence directed NASA to return astronauts to the surface of the moon within the next five years, using either the troubled Space Launch System (SLS) rocket or a rocket from a private space company.
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And just like that, the Jussie Smollett legal saga is over, with Chicago officials fuming over what Mayor Rahm Emanuel called a "whitewash of justice."
Why it matters: This has been one of the biggest non-Trump stories of 2019, with Smollett's status shifting from apparent hate crime victim to apparent hoaxer facing felony charges.
What they're saying:
Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) speaks on Capitol Hill today as protesters called for climate action in Congress.
"The first time I came across a man’s dating app profile that showed him with Joe Biden, I laughed. The sixth time I found it mind-boggling, and by the 11th time, I had to find out what was going on," Leigh Giangreco writes for the Washington Post.