Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development.

-- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will Become First Japanese Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor.

-- If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found It?

And here are more early headlines:

S.C. Shooting Suspect Wants Lawyers Back - Partially. (Post & Courier)

Tennessee Fire Death Toll Rises To 14. (AP)

Presidential Recount Starts In Mich. Today; Penn. Uncertain. (AP)

N.C. Recount May Finish Today; Gubernatorial Race Close. (News & Observer)

Impeachment Effort Proceeds Against South Korea President. (Reuters)

Armed Man Detained After Firing Near Washington, D.C. Pizzeria Linked With "Fake News". (Politico)

Earthquake With Magnitude 3.9 Shakes Northern Oklahoma. (AP)

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