Evening Edition: Yates testifies she warned White House that Flynn could be compromised

The Fix: Why Yates is such a key part of the Trump-Russia investigation; Obama personally advised Trump against hiring Flynn, official says; Judges repeatedly ask Trump’s lawyers about campaign promises at hearing on revised travel ban ; U.S. life expectancy rates differ by more than 20 years between some counties; Macron won from a precarious place: The middle. Governing from there could be even harder.; Family sues Texas police officer in shooting death of 15-year-old; To understand the impact of historically black colleges, see who some of their alumni are; EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on key board, citing ‘clean break’ with Obama administration; Ivanka Trump’s life of privilege undermines the credibility of her new book’s message; Obama just made it clear: He’s now part of the anti-GOP resistance; Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion; ‘I’ll run this place’: Aaron Hernandez’s prison life reportedly included the Bloods;
 
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Yates testifies she warned White House that Flynn could be compromised
Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said at a Senate hearing that she warned the top White House lawyer that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia. She said Flynn’s conduct had created “a compromise situation,” and she gave the Trump administration a private warning “so that they could take action.”
The Fix: Why Yates is such a key part of the Trump-Russia investigation
Her testimony can help fill in the gap between what we know Michael Flynn talked to Russia about and who knew what Flynn was talking to Russia about.
 
Obama personally advised Trump against hiring Flynn, official says
President Obama delivered his warning on Nov. 10, two days after the election, when President-elect Trump visited the White House. Michael Flynn, who was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, was later forced out as Trump’s national security adviser after spending just 24 days in that position.
 
Judges repeatedly ask Trump’s lawyers about campaign promises at hearing on revised travel ban
The entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was considering the case, and judge after judge asked Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall about statements during the presidential campaign and afterward in which Trump talked about a Muslim ban.
 
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U.S. life expectancy rates differ by more than 20 years between some counties
Life expectancy is rising generally in the United States, but death rates in some areas are going conspicuously in the other direction, according to a report.
 
Macron won from a precarious place: The middle. Governing from there could be even harder.
The incoming president must figure out how to translate the poetry of a campaign built on borrowing the best ideas from either end of the political spectrum into the prose of governing in a way that doesn’t alienate everyone.
 
Family sues Texas police officer in shooting death of 15-year-old
The lawsuit argues that former Dallas-area police officer Roy Oliver used excessive and deadly force in the shooting of Jordan Edwards and that the police department did not adequately train the officer.
 
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To understand the impact of historically black colleges, see who some of their alumni are
Historically black colleges have educated generations of African American pioneers and professionals.
 
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EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on key board, citing ‘clean break’ with Obama administration
The move could significantly change the makeup of the 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, which advises the EPA’s key scientific arm on whether the research it does has sufficient rigor and integrity.
 
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Ivanka Trump’s life of privilege undermines the credibility of her new book’s message
The first daughter’s attempts to humanize herself only reinforce the degree to which she is part of the 0.1 percent.
 
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Obama just made it clear: He’s now part of the anti-GOP resistance
Breaking with his predecessor by entering the political fray, the former president went directly after Republicans attempting to overturn his signature piece of legislation.
 
Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion
Sinclair beat out 21st Century Fox to land the deal and purchase Tribune and its 42 local TV stations, including WGN in Chicago, WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WDCW in Washington.
 
‘I’ll run this place’: Aaron Hernandez’s prison life reportedly included the Bloods
Although his death was ruled a suicide, lawyers for his family have called for an investigation into his death, which came just days after he was acquitted in a 2012 double murder.
 
 
     
 
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