The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Kyl Switch

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Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, who was appointed to replace the late Senator John McCain in September, announced that he will resign from the Senate on December 31. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is now required to name a Republican replacement for Kyl.

  • Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed legislation stripping powers from the state’s incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

  • After losing a year-long court battle, the Department of Education said it would cancel $150 million in student-loan debt for roughly 15,000 students.

  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team repudiated assertions from Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national-security adviser, that he had been tricked into lying to FBI agents. Flynn will be sentenced next week.

  • The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General said it will investigate the death of a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, who died of dehydration in the custody of Customs and Border Protection after crossing from Mexico into the U.S. illegally with her father.

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