Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHERE TRUMP, TOP DEMOCRATS DIFFER AHEAD OF MEETING
The president wants a funding package for the next fiscal year to include billions for his proposed border wall with Mexico, an idea Democrats, fresh from capturing the House, have flatly rejected.
2. ‘NO ROOM FOR RENEGOTIATION’
Top EU officials rule out any significant changes to the divorce agreement with Britain as Theresa May fights to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe’s capitals.
3. HUAWEI EXEC STILL IN LIMBO
A Chinese technology executive jailed in Canada will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that ratcheted U.S.-China tensions.
4. WHAT HAS GOP CONCERNED
Trump’s legal troubles unnerve Republicans who believe the turmoil leaves the president increasingly vulnerable in 2020.
5. HEFTY BILL FOR FRENCH CONCESSIONS
Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost as much as $11 billion.
6. BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY COMES TO RENT-A-CAR INDUSTRY
Hertz is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.
7. MOONVES’ FATE LOOMS AT CBS BOARD MEETING
A newly revamped board has until the end of January to decide whether the embattled former network boss receives a $120 million severance package.
8. CENTURY-OLD BELL DISPUTE ENDS
Three church bells seized by U.S. troops as war trophies in 1901 are returned to the Philippines in a move long demanded by Filipino leaders.
9. WHEN ‘TRUTH ISN’T TRUTH’
Rudy Giuliani’s assertion as it relates to Trump and Robert Mueller’s investigation tops Yale’s list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
10. ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS. KEEP IT REAL!’
A social media ad campaign by Christmas tree farmers fights back against the growing popularity of artificial trees.
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