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In a surprise twist today, a federal judge delivered a withering brushback to anyone hoping Michael Flynn would get off easy for lying to the FBI.
The big picture: Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for leniency. But in the courtroom today, Sullivan lashed into Flynn, suggested leniency wasn't coming and told the retired general he should consider delaying the sentencing.
Between the lines: Sullivan also pressed Flynn on statements made by his defenders and lawyers in recent weeks, which suggested he was a victim of the FBI.
What's next: Flynn's sentencing will now be delayed into 2019 as he wraps up his cooperation with the Mueller investigation.
Go deeper: Here's what Michael Flynn has admitted
A white-bull sacrophagus that contains the corpse of Ida I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik XXIV, an elder of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh royal family, is cremated during a royal ceremony known as Pelebon in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.
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Penny Marshall, the sitcom star who went on to direct some of the classic movies of the 1980s and '90s, died today at 75.
Highlights from her NYT obit: