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Big News

Guess what? Ta-Nehisi Coates—who, if you recall, was called upon to script the 11-issue Black Panther revival series for Marvel two years ago (you know we had to throw that in there given the times #BlackPantherSoLit)—has a new book on the way. The author and Atlantic national correspondent dropped the cover on Twitter Monday while aptly quoting Kendrick Lamar’s “YAH.”

We Were Eight Years in Power is the follow-up to the acclaimed Between the World and Me and will arrive, well… We’re not sure yet. But judging by the title, it’s bound to be an engrossing read, and don’t forget: Coates will be writing the screenplay for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan’s forthcoming collab, Wrong Answer. You can also catch Between the World and Me performed on the stage at The Apollo next year. #ItsLit

Big Lies

A couple things to be aware of: To start, Jeff Sessions takes the hot seat Tuesday afternoon following Comey’s big testimony last week. As CNN notes, we can expect senators to ask questions regarding controversies from Comey’s testimony, his meetings with Russian officials, and—of course—his relationship with Trump. Let us know if you don’t have enough popcorn, because we’ve got plenty.

Secondly, it appears special counsel Robert Mueller’s job may be in jeopardy. “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Christopher Ruddy, friend of Trump, told PBS’ Judy Woodruff during PBS NewsHour on Monday. “I think he’s weighing that option.” And y’all know what happened the last time Trump said he was considering a termination: just ask Comey.

Big Facts

Just weeks after a noose was found inside a gallery on segregation, the National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) evacuated visitors Monday after a “suspicious package” was found. “First a noose now we are being evacuated from the @NMAAHC for a bomb threat,” one visitor tweeted. The museum has since released a statement stating all are safe and regular operations have resumed. “The safety and security of our visitors and staff are our top priority,” the statement reads. “The Metropolitan Police Department investigated and cleared the package.” The museum will open today at 10 a.m. as usual.

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