▪ The White House’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, deleted his old tweets when he accepted the job last week—including posts advocating gun control, action on climate change, legal abortion, and ending the death penalty. Scaramucci said he was “subordinating” his politics to President Trump’s agenda.
▪ Hawaii is rolling out an emergency plan to help residents and visitors prepare for a potential North Korean missile attack that could come with barely eight minutes’ warning. The plan will include testing new emergency sirens on the first workday of each month and holding evacuation drills in schools.
▪ Donald Trump is the first U.S. president without a pet since Andrew Johnson, who left office in 1869.
▪ The CEOs of 70 of the largest U.S. health-care companies cumulatively have earned $9.8 billion in the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and their compensation has grown 11 percent a year.
▪ Women and minorities are fueling a boom in the number of concealed handgun permits, from 4.6 million in 2007 to 16.3 million in 2016. Available state data show that permits for men grew by 22 percent over four years, while they soared for women by 93 percent. The number of black people with permits increased 30 percent faster than the number of white people with permits.
The Wall Street Journal