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  1. The Justice Department inspector general continues to investigate potential leaks by FBI officials in New York to President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani before the 2016 election.
  2. Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about his blockbuster report on the early stages of the Russia investigation, stating that the probe was legally justified but also detailing "significant concerns" with some of the FBI's activities.
  3. Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC-R) questions Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele's possible bias against President Donald Trump.
  4. Less than 24 hours after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on the origins of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Attorney General Bill Barr sat for an interview in which he disputed many of the report's conclusions while offering very little evidence for why.
  5. CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses Attorney General William Barr taking aim at the FBI over the inspector general's report into the FBI's Russia investigation.
  6. • Whistleblower's team preparing for possibility of Senate testimony • Democratic senator says he's 'very much torn' on convicting Trump
  7. • Harvey Weinstein combative and in denial ahead of rape trial, inner circle says
  8. • Time magazine names its person of the year
  9. Former Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker talks describe how President Trump's personal attacks that included an accusation of treason affected them personally and those around them.
  10. A man saved his neighbor's dog after its leash got caught in an elevator door on Monday and their apartment security cameras captured the rescue.
  11. A woman who says she was the victim of sex trafficking in 2012 and 2013 at multiple hotels in Oregon and Washington is suing six major hotel chains in federal court, saying they neglected trafficking happening "openly on hotel properties" and failed to intervene "to continue earning a profit."
  12. Geoff Hopkins says he will never forget the cries as the survivors of the White Island volcano eruption were pulled aboard the rescue boat.
  13. Surveillance video obtained by CNN affiliate WDSU shows a suspect firing into a crowd of civilians on Canal Street in New Orleans.
  14. Likely Democratic primary voters in California are about evenly split among the top three candidates -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- in the race for the Democratic nomination, while Texas Democrats tend to favor Biden, the nationwide frontrunner, according to new CNN polls conducted by SSRS in two of the largest early states to cast ballots next year.
  15. CNN's Don Lemon slams a Twitter meme put out by the Trump War Room trolling Democratic leaders as "stupid and juvenile."
  16. The family of Daniel Lewis Lee's victims were packing bags and planning an hours-long drive to Indiana last week as prison officials there prepared for the first federal execution in nearly 17 years.
  17. The gunfire lasted for hours in a standoff that killed four in Jersey City, New Jersey, with the city streets taken over by armed officers and the sounds of sirens and gunshots.
  18. Singer Huey Lewis says he was "suicidal" after being diagnosed with hearing loss. HLN's Melissa Knowles explains.
  19. The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at its December meeting on Wednesday, halting a series of rate cuts that lifted markets and countered recession fears amid ongoing trade uncertainty.
  20. St. John Properties, a real estate firm, made a surprise announcement that it is giving its 198 employees collectively $10 million in bonuses.
  21. Sinclair Broadcast Group, an influential owner of TV stations across the country, will no longer require stations to carry political commentary segments.
  22. In 2019, people across the country turned to Google for all the answers. Now, Google has unveiled its 2019 Year In Search, a look at the top trending searches of the year.
  23. Singer Marie Fredriksson from the popular Swedish group Roxette has died after a long battle with cancer.
  24. When Olivia Newton-John's iconic black leather jacket from the movie "Grease" sold for $243,200 last month at a charity auction, the Grammy-winning singer and actress probably thought it was gone for good.
  25. Harry Styles ate something disgusting on "The Late Late Show" to avoid telling Kendall Jenner which songs from his last album were written about her.
  26. Awards season is in full swing and the nominations keep coming in, this time for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, an annual celebration of the year's best TV and film.
  27. Actress and political activist Alyssa Milano said on Tuesday night that she was pulling out of a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang over "repeated allegations of sexual misconduct against a campaign staffer by a campaign staffer."
  28. See highlights from the 2019 red carpet and ceremony honoring CNN's Top 10 Heroes and CNN's Hero of the Year.

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