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Posted at 12:45 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 14:45:07-05

Here’s what you might have missed Monday on CNN:

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched a presidential exploratory committee ahead of an expected run for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

— A new crew of Democrats has subpoena power and is ready to use it. Meet the House chairs who are about to make life harder for the President.

— An American was arrested in Moscow last week “while carrying out an act of espionage,” Russia’s intelligence agency said.

— House Democrats will vote on a legislative package to reopen the government on Thursday when they officially take over the chamber.

— If it feels like the US has become increasingly divided along race, gender, and other identity lines — it’s because it has, a recent report found.

— A masked man with a loaded gun was arrested on his way to a Texas church to fulfill a “prophecy.”

— From jury duty to pet purchases, here’s a look at some of the new laws going into effect in 2019.

— Alexandra Black, a 22-year-old zoological park intern, was killed by an escaped lion at a conservation center in North Carolina.

— Comedian Louis C.K. is in hot water again for reportedly making fun of Parkland shooting survivors in a recent comedy set.