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Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Attorneys representing former Trump campaign aide Michael Flynn, who briefly served as a White House national security adviser, recommended to a federal judge Tuesday that Flynn serve "a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service" for charges related to lying to federal investigators.

The details: The request comes a week after Mueller recommended no prison time for Flynn, citing his "substantial assistance" with his wide-ranging Russia investigation. In the 178-page sentencing memo, Flynn’s attorney’s made reference to his long military service, included letters of support and cited his significant cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI, is facing a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. But under his plea deal, he is eligible for a sentence of zero to six months and can ask to court to waive any fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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MLB headed for first lockout since '95 as deal expires

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (L) and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark. Photo: Matt King/MLB via Getty Images

Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday without a new deal in place.

Why it matters: With no CBA, the MLB is headed for the first management lockout since a 1994-95 strike led to the cancelation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years.

Media giants back Bannon's bid to release Jan. 6 documents

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon at the FBI Washington Field Office in Washington, DC., in November. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A coalition of news outlets including the Washington Post is supporting Stephen Bannon's campaign for the release of documents related to his contempt of Congress charges, WashPost confirmed Wednesday.

Why it matters: WashPost, the New York Times, CNN, NBC, the Wall Street Journal's parent company and others filed a motion arguing that a proposed protective order seeking to prevent the documents from being released violates the First Amendment, per the Daily Mail, which first reported on the news.

Symone Sanders leaving VP's office

Vice President Kamala Harris and her press secretary Symone Sanders. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Symone Sanders, senior advisor and chief spokesperson to Vice President Kamala Harris, is leaving the VP’s office by the end of this year, three White House officials told Axios on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The VP has faced an onslaught of criticism in her first year centered on her leadership and staff, adding to the suggestion, she’s not the Democratic Party’s preferred nominee for 2024.