Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BERLIN TRUCK ATTACK SUSPECT KILLED IN MILAN POLICE SHOOTOUT
Italian officials say the Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market is dead, ending a Europe-wide manhunt.
2. WHY A TRUMP CAMPAIGN TACTIC MIGHT MAKE GOVERNING DIFFICULT
As Donald Trump shapes his policy agenda ahead of next month’s inauguration, his trafficking in ambiguity could be a high-risk doctrine once he takes office.
3. OBAMA’S MIXED FOREIGN POLICY LEGACY
The president opened a new era of diplomacy in his presidency while running headlong into limitations: His pragmatic approach to world affairs ultimately couldn’t deliver on his promise to end wars.
4. ALEPPO CONFRONTS VAST DESTRUCTION LEFT BY 4 YEARS OF WAR
Brutal street fighting and punishing bombardments in Aleppo have destroyed thousands of homes, wiped out the city’s industrial base and reduced ancient landmarks to rubble.
5. AUSTRALIA POLICE SAY CHRISTMAS DAY BOMB PLOT FOILED
Five men suspected of planning a series of holiday bomb attacks in the heart of the country’s second-largest city have been detained.
6. HOW CHRISTMAS LOOKS IN NORTH KOREA
Trees, lights, a Christmas song or two, but no hint of the holiday’s real meaning in a country with almost no practicing Christians left.
7. FINAL TEST RESULTS CONFIRM EBOLA VACCINE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
It’s a major milestone in the search for a vaccine to stop future outbreaks, like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.
8. WHERE WALKING WINTER STREETS REQUIRES FANCY FOOTWEAR
In Alaska’s largest city, innovative entrepreneurs have created imaginative shoes, like boots that click like ruby slippers, instantly sending down titanium spikes to dig into slippery surfaces.
9. WHO’S THE NHL’S NO. 2 ALL-TIME LEADER IN POINTS
Florida Panthers forward and 44-year-old Czech star Jaromir Jagr got career point No. 1,888, breaking a tie with Mark Messier.
10. WHAT “OM TELOLET OM” MEANS
It’s a meme that’s fanning across social media, started by Indonesian children standing on the side of the road yelling for bus and truck drivers to toot their horns, which play a series of jingle-like beeps.
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