The tentative appointment caps — for now — President Trump’s extraordinarily public week-long search for his third chief of staff in two years, after his first choice turned down the job and other candidates removed themselves from consideration.
U.S. troops will now stay in Syria indefinitely, controlling a third of the country and facing peril on many fronts. The mission raises new questions, about the role they will play and whether their presence will risk becoming a magnet for regional conflict and insurgency.
The measure — slated to take effect Dec. 30 — has prompted some criticism and spurred new training for law enforcement officials, but if it helps reduce drunken-driving deaths, other states could take notice.
It might be tempting to assume that new emoji are handed down from high atop a mountain, but the truth is much more prosaic. One person recounts his journey to bring his idea for an emoji to phones all over the world.