FLYNN SEEKING IMMUNITY Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly wants to trade immunity for testifying to Congress and the FBI about the president’s ties to Russia. Considering his 2016 remarks about immunity, this probably does not bode well for him. [HuffPost]

THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED DEVIN NUNES’ SOURCES These include a senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council and a lawyer working at the White House Counsel’s Office on national security issues. And President Donald Trump renewed his calls for a change in libel laws. [HuffPost]

SENATE INTELLIGENCE HEADS TOLD RUSSIA HIRED 1,000 TROLLS TO SPREAD FAKE NEWS ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON The bots allegedly targeted swing states in the waning days of the election. Yet in an interview yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called claims Russia meddled in the 2016 election “fictional, illusory, provocations and lies.” [HuffPost]

TRUMP THREATENS FREEDOM CAUCUS MEMBERS With the midterms. [HuffPost]

‘DISABLED OR JUST DESPERATE?’ Understanding a socioeconomic chasm that helps define the difference between urban and rural America. [WaPo]

WHY IT MATTERS THAT MIKE PENCE REPORTEDLY WON’T HAVE DINNER WITH A WOMAN WHO ISN’T HIS WIFE Breaking down the issues at play here. [HuffPost]

‘FLEEING BOKO HARAM, THOUSANDS CLING TO A ROAD TO NOWHERE’ “All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that kidnaps and kills indiscriminately in a campaign of violence that has lasted eight years. The New York Times spent weeks documenting the stories of people living along this road, interviewing more than 100 residents — including 15 in the following image — clinging to its edges to survive.” [NYT]

FOR SOME GOOD NEWS ON THE YEAR Manatees are no longer listed as endangered! But don’t get too excited quite yet. [HuffPost]

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