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  1. CNN's Marshall Cohen explains Michael Flynn's ties to the Trump administration, and how he's involved in the Russia investigation.
  2. Retired Lieutenant General Michael ("Mike") Flynn's fall from grace has been precipitous. Flynn was once an admired Army Special Operations officer who went on to hold one of the most powerful jobs in the world as President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser.
  3. A former business associate of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn who was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of trying to influence American politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
  4. The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office.
  5. The Trump administration is officially banning bump-fire stocks, senior Justice Department officials told CNN Tuesday.
  6. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of "Space Command" on Tuesday, a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creating a US Space Force.
  7. Late-night hosts poked fun at the increasing amount of legal troubles facing President Donald Trump and his administration.
  8. Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone settled a defamation lawsuit on Monday, admitting and apologizing for making false statements about a Chinese businessman on the right-wing conspiracy website Infowars.
  9. The bear market in oil keeps getting worse as worries about global growth and a supply glut ratchet higher.
  10. Saturn's rings make it one of the most striking planets in the solar system, but scientists believe they could disappear in less than a 100 million years -- which isn't all that long when you consider that the gas giant itself is more than 4 billion years old.
  11. Britain's defense secretary announced that 3,500 troops will be on standby for a possible no-deal Brexit, as lawmakers said Tuesday that they have ramped up preparations for leaving the European Union without an agreement.
  12. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that the White House has found an alternative way to get its requested $5 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, marking a reversal from President Donald Trump's previous position.
  13. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is appointing Republican Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate, Ducey said in a statement Tuesday.
  14. He may be an imperfect messenger, but James Comey's warning is still chilling.
  15. CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's attacks on the Justice Department, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the FBI.
  16. African Americans in a rural Virginia county worried they were at risk after hearing that an emergency medical technician made racist comments on a white supremacist podcast.
  17. A federal appellate court has rejected a non-profit organization's attempt to obtain President Donald Trump's tax records from the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
  18. A Russian cargo ship with 18 crew on board has run aground off the southern coast of England, the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said on Dec. 18, 2018.
  19. The Department of Education is poised to rescind Obama-era policies that sought to ensure minority students are not unfairly disciplined in schools, an effort the Trump administration believes will alleviate school-related violence, tTe New York Times reported Monday night.
  20. Former first lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of girls at a leadership conference in Texas.
  21. CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon react to a viral video of a military dad surprising his son for Christmas and talk about how the country can give back to veterans during the holidays.
  22. The multibillion-dollar merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is moving closer.
  23. Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn't miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the song for her deaf dad in Canada.
  24. Retired officer Darryl Pang rescued an unsupervised toddler chasing a ball from a busy street.
  25. The US State Department granted a Yemeni mother, whose 2-year-old son is on life support in an Oakland hospital, a waiver Tuesday to travel to the United States, according to officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  26. Maria Lila Meza Castro -- the mother photographed running with her children away from tear gas at the US-Mexico Border in November -- was permitted into the US late Monday night, Sandra Cordero with Families Belong Together told CNN.
  27. The father of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl is demanding answers about how she came to die in US custody less than 48 hours after Border Patrol agents detained her in the New Mexico desert.
  28. To some, the thought of asylum-seekers on the US-Mexico border with numbers written in black ink on their arms carries disturbing echoes of the Holocaust.

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