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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.
1. TRUMP DISMISSES CIA’S RUSSIAN HACKING ASSESSMENT
But key congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in demanding a bipartisan investigation into whether the Kremlin interfered in the presidential election.
2. WHY MUCH OF CORPORATE AMERICA SEES TRUMP AS AN ALLY
Businesses have been cheered by his vows to slash taxes and soften Obama-era rules that were designed to protect workers, the environment and the financial system.
3. WHERE ISLAMIC STATE REGAINS GROUND
The militant group recaptures the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian troops, scoring a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and Iraq.
4. ‘SLAP OF REALITY’ HITS GREAT LAKES, NORTHEAST
That’s what meteorologist Dave Smith calls the arctic cold and snow that’s sweeping across the region after a mild November.
5. CHURCH COLLAPSE IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA KILLS 160
Worshippers say construction had been rushed at the Reigners Bible Church International.
6. WHO HOPES TO WORK WITH NEW US PRESIDENT TO CANCEL IRAN DEAL
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will seek to team up with the incoming administration to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran.
7. BOMBING KILLS 25 AT COPTIC CHAPEL IN CAIRO
The blast was one of the deadliest attacks on the country’s Christian minority in recent memory.
8. CASE CHALLENGES USE OF CELLPHONE TOWER EVIDENCE
An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court adds to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence in criminal trials.
9. AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE, ‘MOANA’ REIGNS, ‘LA LA LAND’ SINGS
Disney’s animated “Moana” brings in $18.8 million, while the musical “La La Land” breaks records with an $855,000 limited release.
10. TEXAS TO LAUNCH MAJOR STUDY ON ATHLETE BRAIN INJURIES
The state’s governing board for high school sports hopes to learn whether rules or equipment changes are improving player safety — and what more could be done to protect athletes.