• Two other challenges on gerrymandering are already before the Supreme Court. The North Carolina case could join them if Republicans appeal Tuesday’s ruling.
Bannon is out at Breitbart
• It is the latest turn in an improbable career in modern American politics.
After his criticism of President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in a new book, Stephen Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News on Tuesday. He had lost the support of one of the populist website’s major investors, Rebekah Mercer.
• Mr. Bannon was described by associates and friends as unable or unwilling to grasp the severity of his falling out with the White House and its potential effect on the Breitbart business.
A motive that isn’t a gold medal
• North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, spent last year rattling the world with nuclear and missile tests.
So his announcement this week that the North would send a team to the Winter Games in South Korea next month has been welcomed in Seoul, even if few believe it was driven solely by the Olympic spirit.
• President Moon Jae-in of South Korea warned today that Pyongyang would face stiffer sanctions if it resumed weapons tests. He also credited President Trump with helping force the North to resume dialogue.
First fire, now floods
• At least 13 people were killed in California on Tuesday as an area that had been scorched by wildfires was drenched by rainstorms that set off mudslides.
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The foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign drew the attention of the F.B.I. But he differs greatly from other figures in the Trump-Russia story.
• President Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this month, an elite gathering of world leaders and business executives.
• Toyota and Mazda are said to have picked Alabama for a $1.6 billion plant they plan to build.
• AT&T canceled a deal to sell Huawei’s new smartphone, the Mate 10, after U.S. lawmakers expressed misgivings about Huawei’s ties to the Chinese government.
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Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, a Democrat, made public a transcript of the Judiciary Committee’s interview with a founder of Fusion GPS, the firm that wrote a salacious report on Russian efforts to aid the Trump campaign.
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Many preschool teachers live on the edge of financial ruin.
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• #MeToo? No thanks, some women say
The actress Catherine Deneuve joined more than 100 other women in denouncing the movement and its French counterpart, saying the efforts had gone too far and created a totalitarian climate.
• Carnivores wanted
The restaurateur Angie Mar has turned the Beatrice Inn in the West Village into a magnet for awards by following her culinary North Star: meat, in all its glory.
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• Quotation of the day
“It’s going to be chaos. He gave them 19 years of work, and how do they repay him? They tell him, ‘Get out of here.’ ”
— Bertila Parada, who sent her son to the U.S. from El Salvador nearly two decades ago under a program that President Trump has now canceled.
Ninety years ago this month, Leon Trotsky, one of the early leaders of the Communist Party, was exiled by Joseph Stalin to what is now Kazakhstan, clearing the way for Stalin’s complete control of the Soviet Union.
Trotsky, an ever-wandering revolutionary, was no stranger to exile.
More than a decade before, in January 1917, The Times noted his arrival in New York City: a “Russian journalist and Socialist” who had been “expelled from four lands.”
Trotsky and his family lived only briefly in New York — what he called “the city of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automatism, its streets a triumph of Cubism” — before he returned to Russia to help lead the Bolshevik Revolution.
After the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, Stalin and his faction propounded “socialism in one country.” Trotskyists bristled, calling for a “permanent revolution,” global in scope, and accused Stalin of betraying Lenin’s vision.
The feud between Stalin and Trotsky would culminate in the anti-Trotskyist show trials in Moscow and the terrifying purges of the 1930s. It ended in Mexico City, where Trotsky settled, when he was killed by an ax-wielding assassin in 1940.
Penn Bullock contributed reporting.
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