President-Elect Donald Trump was allegedly unaware that he would be replacing the entire White House staff.
- President Barack Obama gave a press conference this afternoon where he was mostly questioned about Trump's election.
- FBI released hate crime stats for 2015. The number of reported hate crimes increased by just 6.7 percent, but there was a big surge in reported hate crimes against Muslims. (The flat numbers are not huge, however.)
- PBS Journalist Gwen Ifill has died of cancer at age 61.
- A Michigan police officer was suspended and is under investigation for driving a truck bearing a confederate flag at an anti-Trump rally.
- Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are planning nationwide protests. Do they know about the other nationwide protests already happening that are sucking up all the attention?
- Two social workers in Detroit are being charged with involuntary manslaughter and more in the death of a 3-year-old for failing to follow up on the child after discovering he was living in a home with inadequate food. The boy's mother faces several charges for his death.
- A federal judge has ordered the supervised release of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Making a Murderer.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
The Government Accountability Office says Trump's spending delay was illegal.
Additional grand juries will investigate possible wrongdoing by other narcotics officers, including the way the raid was conducted.
Club for Growth and FreedomWorks cease supporting the congressman they've showered with awards
The court says 12 years was "obviously harsh," but hey, at least it wasn't 15.