Tuesday was the opposite of a slow news day. It was a mad scramble of a news day, featuring major developments on President-elect Donald Trump's ties to Russia, a contentious confirmation hearing, a death sentence in a high-profile hate-crime case, and President Obama's farewell speech, among other things.
In case you couldn't keep up — and we can't blame you — here's a rundown of some of the biggest news of the day.
1. The Trump-Russia bombshell