▪ Paul Manafort traveled to Moscow at least 18_times prior to joining the Trump campaign as an adviser and campaign manager, flight records and interviews reveal. He also made frequent contact with Vladimir Putin’s allies during the years he worked for pro-Kremlin parties in Ukraine.
▪ Millennials who want to take part in the sustainable-foods movement are giving up desk jobs and buying small farms. F or only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Census of Agriculture. Sixty-nine percent of the surveyed young farmers had college degrees— significantly higher than the general population.
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▪ President Trump, who played golf four straight days over the Thanksgiving weekend, has spent 81 days at his golf properties since he took office, nearly triple the number of rounds played by President Obama at this point in his first term. The White House generally refuses to confirm that Trump is golfing.
▪ Gun sales are soaring in the wake of recent mass shootings and talk of tightening gun regulations. The FBI received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks on Black Friday—nearly a 10_percent increase from the year before and a new record for background checks in a single day.
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