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10 things to know, Monday, Dec. 17


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

1. Shutdown threat looms as Trump demands wall

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House insists Congress provide $5 billion to build a border wall. Both parties have suggested that President Trump would likely need to make the next move to resolve the impasse.

2. How migrant girl’s death underscores border agent language challenges

Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health, but it's unclear how much the man understood because agents did not speak his native tongue.

3. Who says Trump will talk to Mueller ‘over my dead body’

Rudy Giuliani says he would not allow the president to sit down for an interview with the special counsel investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election.

4. What climate rules nearly 200 nations adopt

At the U.N. climate talks, the countries agree to measures that set out how they should report their emissions, along with efforts to reduce them.

5. When next generation GPS satellites will head into space

This week, the U.S. Air Force prepares to launch the first of 32 new satellites critical to military and civilian use, including improved location and navigation services.

6. Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. Senate ‘interference’

Riyadh strongly dismisses the resolution blaming its crown prince for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

7. Locked away, forgotten

Pakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives are held in China's re-education camps struggle to reunite their families.

8. Officials fret vaping boom

Teen drug use may be down, but twice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year, according to a large annual U.S. survey.

9. 'I didn’t think that playing bingo was up to my speed’

Retired secretary Janet Fein, 84, will accomplish a long-held goal this week when she graduates from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's degree.

10. Steelers snap three-game skid in rare win over Pats

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels runs for a career-high 142 yards as Pittsburgh holds off New England, 17-10.

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