A divided government, snapping-turtle-puppy trial and other headlines


click to enlarge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), will lead Republicans in the minority in the House of Representatives in the new Congress. - TOM BRENNER/THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), will lead Republicans in the minority in the House of Representatives in the new Congress.
Power trip

In a newly divided government, who will control the political will? (New York Times)

Crystal ball of tech
2018 was a big year for tech companies, in a lot of bad ways. The Washington Post gives us some tech predictions for 2019.

The edge of the solar system
On the first day of 2019, NASA gave us the first image from a record-setting flyby of Ultima Thule, an object 1 billion miles away from Pluto. (CNN)


Three killed near Port Angeles
Authorities are seeking suspects after three people were fatally shot near Port Angeles. (Seattle Times)

Lessons in failure
Per Vox: "The Many Tragedies of the 115th Congress," in case you needed a reminder.

Snapback
Remember the Idaho teacher who was accused of feeding a live puppy to snapping turtle? His trial begins on Thursday. (Idaho Statesman)

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Quinn Welsch

Quinn Welsch is the copy editor of the Inlander.