A is something that takes your attention away from what you’re supposed to be doing. If you just can’t keep from checking your email every ten seconds, that’s a distraction that’s going to interfere with doing your homework.
Distraction the act of distracting or the state of being distracted; especially : mental confusiondriven to distraction by their endless chatter
So the question then becomes what are we being distracted from:
1. Newly confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch is likely to have an immediate impact at the Supreme Court, weighing in as early as next week on whether to consider expanding the breadth of the Second Amendment. (Washington Post)
2. House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes announced Thursday he was temporarily stepping aside from leading the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.