Utah, Manafort, travel ban: 5 things that happened Monday

President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five things that happened Monday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.

1. Trump scales back national monuments

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Utah, where he announced the reduction of two of the state's prized monuments.

The move was widely protested by Utahns on the ground and experts elsewhere in the country.

2. Roy Moore receives president's endorsement

Trump formally endorsed Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore.

The move came as Moore faces building allegations of sexual misconduct towards young girls.

3. Supreme Court allows travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow full enforcement of Trump's travel ban.

The measure severely restricts immigration from six primarily Muslim countries.

4. Manafort continues connecting with Russians

Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort recently enlisted a longtime Russian colleague to help him ghostwrite an op-ed, prosecutors said.

The revelation has them pressing to keep Manafort on house arrest while he awaits his trial for several felony charges.

5. Texas police officer fatally shot

A police officer was fatally shot while serving a warrant in San Marcos, Texas.

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