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President Biden has been briefed on the suspected missile strike in Poland and spoke with the Polish president @Phil_Mattingly  reports

The EPA is proposing a long-term presence in Jackson, Mississippi over the ongoing water crisis. Will residents trust this new strategy to fix the city's crumbling infrastructure? @sarasidnerCNN  reports

Man on cruise ship goes overboard, rescued after 15 hours in Gulf of Mexico. @CNNValencia  reports @kasie 

Early holiday sales hit a record… but with a caveat. CNN’s @MarcReporting  explains.

CNN is in Russia, where the upper house of parliament just passed a harsh new anti-LGBTQ law. @fpleitgenCNN  reports.

Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried continues to speak out about his crypto empire's downfall that left customers around the world scrambling to recover billions of dollars-worth of funds. CNN'S Marc Stewart reports the crypto collapse that is now troubling U.S. lawmakers

As Iranian officials downplay speculation about disbanding the morality police, one government leader says the mandatory hijab law is under review @MelissaBellCNN  reports

Conservative Supreme Court justices seem to side with a web designer who doesn't want to work with same-sex couples @LibertyLouise  and Douglas Laycock discuss with @jaketapper 

Police begin removing personal belongings from the house where four University of Idaho students were killed three and a half weeks ago @nickwattabc  reports

More than two dozen suspected far-right extremists are arrested across Germany. Officials say they plotted to violently overthrow the German government @fpleitgenCNN  reports


Roy Moore campaign spokesman responds with silence when asked if he knew people can be sworn in with a text other than the Christian bible

CNN obtains graphic surveillance video showing Russian forces shooting Ukrainian civilians @sarasidnerCNN  reports

Lindsey Graham today: I’m concerned by the media’s attempt to label Trump as a kook or not fit to be President. Lindsey Graham in 2016: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”

.: Reminder that the president's top aide just told NYT that the press should keep its mouth shut. No.

.: To act as if these intellectually destitute people have any moral standing is not only immoral, but un-patriotic & un-American

A message from to grown men: The young women that work for you do not want to date you. They do not want to be your soulmate. They do not want to get ice cream with you. They do not want to be your partner. I shouldn’t have to tell you this.

"You owe them an apology." @jaketapper  calls out Rep. Jim Jordan for misrepresenting journalists reports on “peaceful protests” during a House hearing. "Congressman Jordan neglected to give the full context of these comments… They weren’t calling violent protests peaceful."

“We have to drag our leaders to lead us,” comedian and podcaster Dan Ilic says about crowdfunding a Times Square billboard calling out lawmakers’ inaction on climate change.