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  1. The job of White House chief of staff is close to impossible at the best of times, but President Donald Trump's new West Wing enforcer faces an even tougher mission -- one that may eventually evolve into an effort to save his presidency itself.
  2. Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, announced Sunday he will not be taking the job, reviving discussions about who will succeed the retired Marine general when he leaves at the end of the month.
  3. George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has become an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, explaining in a podcast he'd rather leave the US than vote for Trump again.
  4. In the olden days of presidential appointments and nominations, the focus was justifiably on the nominees -- their background, what their policy positions said about the role they would play in an administration and whether or not they would get confirmed.
  5. President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, accusing the former FBI chief, without evidence, of lying to lawmakers and questioning his inability to recall events related to certain questions.
  6. CNN's John Avlon breaks down key departures from President Donald Trump's White House now that senior staff turnover is at 62%, according to Brookings Institution.
  7. "I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, according to a source briefed on the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post columnist.
  8. The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.
  9. Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in 2020.
  10. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that President Donald Trump could "face the real prospect of jail time" after federal prosecutors said last week that the President directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments during the presidential campaign.
  11. Jerome Corsi is suing Robert Mueller in federal court in the District of Columbia.
  12. On Friday the Justice Department dropped some huge shoes in the Russia investigation. First a pair of memos from special prosecutor Robert Mueller and the Southern District of New York involving the criminal sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer. Then a filing on Paul Manafort's failed cooperation with the Mueller probe (it said he lied).
  13. Carl Bernstein joins Brian Stelter to discuss the latest filings by Robert Mueller. "Donald Trump, for the first time in his life, is cornered," Bernstein says. He says one of the principal witnesses came away from an interview with Mueller's team believing that "they know everything about Russia."
  14. Britain's big Brexit decision appears to have been delayed.
  15. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweets have triggered an angry backlash for the second time in less than a month.
  16. Every man-made thing that burned, burned all the way.
  17. Carlos Ghosn and Nissan, the Japanese automaker he saved from collapse, were indicted Monday on allegations of financial misconduct, according to Japanese media.
  18. After a record-setting weekend of snow walloped the southeast, the first winter storm of the season is fading away.
  19. A middle school teacher and former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has been arrested and charged with sending nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old boy, authorities said.
  20. Two nuns misappropriated "substantial amounts" of funds from a Catholic school in Southern California for their own use, the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church said in a letter to parishioners.
  21. NASA captured what wind sounds like on Mars, just a few days after its InSight lander touched down on the Red Planet.
  22. Two videos of two NFL stars in hotels physically attacking women, four years apart.
  23. Elon Musk settled securities fraud charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, but he is not done deriding the agency.
  24. NBA player Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union tell Oprah Winfrey about their struggles to conceive and the birth of their baby daughter.
  25. Robert De Niro returned to "Saturday Night Live" as special counsel Robert Mueller to check on President Donald Trump's son, Eric.
  26. Surveillance video shows a Baskin-Robbins clerk fight back against a man wielding a knife.
  27. China's anger is growing over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive wanted by the United States. What happens next will be decided Monday by a Canadian court.
  28. The arrest of a top Huawei executive has roiled the business world and threatens to derail the tenuous trade truce between the United States and China.
  29. The Chinese Foreign Ministry is summoning the US and Canadian ambassadors in protest over the detention of a Huawei executive in Vancouver, describing it as "lawless" and "extremely vicious."
  30. The arrest of a top Huawei executive raises the stakes in the intensifying battle between the United States and China for tech supremacy.
  31. As President Trump negotiated a trade truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires last weekend, an arrest 7,000 miles away created another complication between the world's largest economies. Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the daughter of its founder, was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 on suspicion of violating US sanctions on Iran.
  32. For Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong, being a physician isn't just about treating patients -- it's about how you care for their families.

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