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Former first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

In Michelle Obama's new memoir, "Becoming," the former first lady denounces Trump's behavior on the campaign trail and in his past, particularly toward women, accusing Trump of using body language during an election debate to "stalk" his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press reports after receiving an early copy.

The details: In the book, scheduled to hit shelves Tuesday, Obama discusses how Trump followed Clinton around the stage, saying he "stood too close and tried to diminish her presence," and criticizes Trump for bragging in 2005 about sexually assaulting women in the "Access Hollywood" tape. She recalls the night she found out Donald Trump would become president and how she tried to "block it all out."

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The women's professional tennis tour suspended tournaments in China Wednesday out of concern for Peng Shuai, on the same day that a top business voice made excuses for Beijing.

Why it matters: Ahead of February's Winter Olympics in Beijing, some sports figures are taking on the regime — while Big Business shrinks from confrontation with the world's second-largest economy.

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What to know about the first MLB lockout since 1995

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Hope you enjoyed the recent flurry of free-agent activity, because it's likely the last non-lockout-related MLB news for a while.

Driving the news: The owners locked out the players after the collective bargaining agreement expired at midnight last night, leading to MLB's ninth work stoppage — and first since 1995.

Biden extends mask mandates for travelers into 2022

President Biden delivers remarks at the White House on Dec. 1. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

President Biden will announce new testing protocols for international travelers on Thursday and extend masking requirements through March as the U.S. prepares to fight the Omicron variant this winter, according to senior administration officials.

Driving the news: The U.S. will tighten pre-departure testing protocols starting early next week by requiring all inbound international travelers to take COVID-19 tests within one day of their departure rather than three.

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