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Wednesday's Morning Email: Trump's Transition Team Tumult

Inside Tuesday's firings.

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TRUMP’S TRANSITION TEAM TUMULT The demotion of Chris Christie and appointment of Mike Pence to the head of Donald Trump’s transition team has led to a fair amount of upheaval and firings. And while the Hill waits for a Trump pivot, Democrats appear ready to “play ball” with the president-elect. Oh, and in case you missed it ― Paul Ryan wasunanimously nominated for Speaker of the House Tuesday by his fellow Republicans. [Laura Barron-Lopez and Ryan Grim, HuffPost]

A MAP OF THE TWO AMERICAS Take a look at this visual, which separates the nation into two maps based on who voted for Trump and Hillary Clinton. [NYT]

TWO DEAD AFTER OKLAHOMA AIRPORT SHOOTING The victim, Southwest employee Michael Winchester, was the father of a Kansas City Chiefs player. The suspect was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. [Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost]

LINDSEY GRAHAM IS STILL THE VOICE OF REASON The Republican senator has vowed to vote against the elimination of the filibuster. [Ryan Grim, HuffPost]

THE LGBTQ VOTERS WHO WENT FOR TRUMP Meet the 14 percent of the community that voted for a Trump-Pence administration. [MSNBC]

SNAPCHAT FILED FOR A $25 BILLION IPO You know, just a small amount of money there. [Reuters]

YOUR CARRY-ON JUST GOT MORE EXPENSIVE Who knew there were still ways to make flying even worse? [Reuters]

WHAT’S BREWING

ANDY COHEN HAS LET US ALL IN ON T-SWIFT’S KATY PERRY FEUD He detailed the latest bad blood (sorry, had to) between the pop princesses. [HuffPost]

THIS IS HOW WE GOT ‘THE HOBBIT’ TRILOGY Looks like a “Game of Thrones” prequel is more realistic than we thought. More Sean Bean not dying, please. [HuffPost

HOW NORDSTROM IS DEFYING THE DEATH OF THE MALL “While its peers are struggling, the retail giant is doubling down on what it does best — and going beyond its American roots.” [Racked]

OF COURSE ‘THIS IS US’ IS FALL’S BREAKOUT HIT Who isn’t watching it (with tissues in hand)? [Vulture]

DRUMROLL, PLEASE People’s sexiest man for 2016 is ... [HuffPost]

THIS STUDY SHOWS TEENAGERS’ BLOOD REJUVENATED THE MINDS AND BODIES OF ELDERLY MICE This sounds like the plot line of a sci-fi series already, and we haven’t really even gotten started. [New Scientist

BEFORE YOU GO

~ JetBlue is having a rather large flash sale. You’re welcome for those cheap tickets.

~ We’re not crying, you’re crying over Twitter’s #ThankYouObama campaign.

~ Carrie Fisher dishes about her steamy affair with Harrison Ford.

~ Even the Pope is a Cubs fan.

~ You’re not the only one worried about how the election will play out at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

~ It took us more than a zeptosecond, which is now the shortest unit of time, to write out zeptosecond.

~ Turns out “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland can really sing.

~ The English major in us adores these vintage book gift ideas, while the part of us that wishes we were still asleep loves these.

~ Meet the teenage brides of Georgia.

~ Capturing life on the Outer Hebridean Isles in the northernmost reaches of Scotland in photos.

~ It’s that time again ― here’s how to start your Black Friday shopping early.

~ Check out how close the live action “Beauty and the Beast” trailer hewed to the animated classic in this side by side video.

 
 

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