10 Things to Know for Friday

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017 7:51 PM
10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. NO SHORTAGE OF DRAMA WITH CONGRESS IN TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR

Trump and his GOP allies relished wins on taxes and a Supreme Court pick, but turbulence reigned as Republicans tried and failed to replace Obama-era health care laws and Trump picked fights on Twitter.

2. SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES DIP INTO HEATING BUDGETS

Frigid weather means higher heating costs, and that worries people who rely on aid to buy fuel.

3. JUDGE BLOCKS ARIZONA ETHNIC STUDIES BAN

A U.S. judge says a law that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program was enacted for a discriminatory racial purpose and so could not be enforced.

4. WHAT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS FROM JUDGE WHO PARTIALLY LIFTED REFUGEE BAN

The judge said refugees with formal agreements with refugee resettlement agencies should be allowed in the United States — but the Justice Department does not want them included in the judicial order.

5. DOUG JONES DECLARED OFFICIAL WINNER OVER ROY MOORE FOR ALABAMA SENATE SEAT

Moore stands by his claims of voter fraud — but authorities say there's no evidence of it.

6. DECISION DELAYED ON CHARGES FOR MINNEAPOLIS OFFICER WHO SHOT AUSTRALIAN WOMAN

A Minnesota prosecutor says he needs more time to decide whether to charge the officer in the woman's fatal shooting, which happened as police responded to her 911 call.

7. WHERE NEO-NAZI WEBSITE FOUNDER CLAIMS HE'S HIDING OUT

Andrew Anglin is being sued for allegedly leading an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign that terrorized a Montana real estate agent and her family, but he claims the court has no jurisdiction because he lives in Nigeria — despite being spotted in Ohio.

8. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP ATTACK KILLS DOZENS IN AFGHANISTAN

The suicide bombing underscores the group's growing reach in Afghanistan even amid its dismantling in Iraq and Syria.

9. CALIFORNIA PREPARES TO SMOKE 'EM, BUT NOT ALL CITIES WILL HAVE 'EM

The state legalizes recreational marijuana use Monday, but only a few cities have shops with the necessary license — and no shops in L.A. or San Francisco will be able to open for the first day of legalization.

10. WHO HAD A TERRIBLE DATE

Police say an intoxicated Texas woman caused at least $300,000 in damage to her date's art collection, which included two Andy Warhol paintings.