10 Things to Know for Friday


People pose for photographs in front of a frozen water fountain at Bryant Park, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in New York. A large swath of northern New York is encased in ice and snow after days of lake-effect storms followed by an arctic cold front sending temperatures well below zero. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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.

FILE – In this June 15, 2011, file photo, protesters gather to support the Tucson Unified School District as Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announces that the Tucson Unified School District violates state law by teaching it’s Mexican American Studies Department’s ethic studies program at a news conference at the Arizona Department of Education in Phoenix, Ariz. A federal judge is permanently blocking a 2010 ban on ethnic studies in Arizona public schools that dismantled a popular Mexican-American Studies program, effectively dealing a final blow to a seven-year court battle. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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.

In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo Employee Joshua Wilson counts cash at the Golden State Greens marijuana dispensary in San Diego. A few dozen California shops have cleared a final hurdle to sell marijuana for recreational use starting Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, and regulators will work through the weekend to grant more licenses. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

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.

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