Trump Shrinks National Monuments
In the largest cut to protected federal lands in U.S. history, President Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah — Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante — by about 2 million acres. Read the story from The Associated Press.
Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read the story from The Atlantic.
Trump Endorses Roy Moore
Despite allegations that Roy Moore pursued sexual encounters with teenage girls, President Trump is urging voters to back the Republican in Alabama’s special Senate election on December 12. Read the story from NPR.
CVS Buys Aetna
Drugstore giant CVS Health Corp. will buy insurance company Aetna for $69 billion in one of the largest mergers in the health care space. Read the story from NPR.
He Said ‘Yes’
Australian Member of Parliament Tim Wilson proposed marriage to his longtime partner during a debate on legalizing same-sex marriage. Read the story from NPR.
College Football Playoffs
The College Football Playoff selection committee announced the four teams that will move on to play major bowl games in January. Defending champions Clemson made the cut, along with Oklahoma, Georgia, and surprise pick Alabama. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.