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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:



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‘Why wait, leave today.’ Newsroom reacts to Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek reelection

‘Why wait, leave today.’ Newsroom reacts to Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek reelection“For once I applaud a decision by Paul Ryan!” “He knows the jig is up, and he wants to leave fresh and clean.” House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday that he’ll be leaving Congress, and Newsroom readers have some strong feelings about his decision.

At a GOP meeting in the Capitol, Ryan revealed he won’t be seeking reelection in November. He plans to leave his position at the end of his term in January. “I did not seek this job. I took it reluctantly. But I have given this job everything that I have,” he said. “To be clear, I am not resigning. I intend to serve my full term as I was elected to do.”

Newsroom comments have poured in, with a majority supporting his resignation: “One more step in the right direction.” Another reader wrote, “With Ryan gone maybe Social Security is safe.”

After nearly 20 years in the House, Ryan said he wanted to spend more time with his family. President Trump tweeted: “Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!”

Who will replace Ryan? House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is a possible choice. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is also said to be in the running.

What do you think of Ryan’s decision to retire? Join the conversation in Newsroom.



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Who’s getting under Trump’s skin today? Lawyers

Who’s getting under Trump’s skin today? LawyersLawyers were very much on Donald Trump’s mind early Sunday morning, as he fired off a couple of tweets ostensibly about his defense in the Russia probe, but with a clear subtext about the profession in general, stopping just short of calling them all crooks who intentionally run up their bills:



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Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'

Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'Emma Gonzalez is not budging in her fight against gun violence.



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Alaska earthquake today: Tsunami warning issued for west coast of US and Canada after 7.9 tremors strike

Alaska earthquake today: Tsunami warning issued for west coast of US and Canada after 7.9 tremors strikeA magnitude 7.9 earthquake has hit the Gulf of Alaska, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the Canadian and US west coast. The quake hit around 250 km (160 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 25 km at 9.31am GMT, the US Geological Survey said. A red tsunami alert was in place for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia, while the remainder of the US west coast was under a watch.



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Ann Curry Speaks Out: 'I Am Not Surprised' by Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Today Show's Matt Lauer

Ann Curry Speaks Out: 'I Am Not Surprised' by Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Today Show's Matt Lauer"Verbal sexual harassment was pervasive"



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If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him

If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce himToday is the day when many American politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation. While King did care about black and/or poor people in the United States and around the world, he was no American exceptionalist. “Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world,” King once said.



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People Across the Country Are Celebrating a White Christmas Today

People Across the Country Are Celebrating a White Christmas TodayCheck out the festive photos



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Pope Francis Compares the Christmas Story to the Plight of Migrants Today

Pope Francis Compares the Christmas Story to the Plight of Migrants Todayope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival.



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Pope Francis Compares the Christmas Story to the Plight of Migrants Today

Pope Francis Compares the Christmas Story to the Plight of Migrants TodayNoting that Mary and Joseph arrived in a land "where there was no place for them," Francis drew parallels to contemporary time



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