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11:45 AM ET, December 25, 2017

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Jacey Fortin / New York Times:
Parents Killed After Warning Daughter About Boyfriend's Racist Views, Family Says  —  A husband and wife were shot dead in their Virginia home three days before Christmas by a 17-year-old boy they had warned their daughter not to date because of his racist views, according to officials and news accounts.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Sally Yates: Watch out for ghosts at Mar-a-Lago  —  Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates  —  is defending the FBI in response to President Trump  —  's attacks on the law enforcement agency — and specifically Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  —  Yates in a tweet on Sunday …
Nataliya Vasilyeva / Associated Press:
Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president  —  MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year's vote.  —  The Central Election Commission …
Discussion: RedState
Ted Mann / Wall Street Journal:
Regulators Propose Rollbacks to Offshore Drilling Safety Measures  —  BSEE says revisions could save industry $900 million; proposal includes changing enforcement of new minimum standard for ‘drilling margin’  —  WASHINGTON—Regulators in the Trump administration are proposing to roll …
Discussion: Axios
New York Times:
Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's prime minister, Saad Hariri, was summoned at 8:30 a.m. to the Saudi royal offices — unseemly early, by the Kingdom's standards — on the second day of a visit that was already far from what he had expected.
Discussion: Al Jazeera English
New York Times:
Democrats Leave Few Seats Unchallenged in Quest for House Control  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Pete Sessions, a veteran Republican, was re-elected to his affluent Dallas-area House seat in 2016 with 71 percent of the vote, the remaining 29 percent split between the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Departing GOP lawmakers warn that their party could lose majorities in 2018  —  Republicans could easily lose their congressional majorities in 2018, two retiring GOP lawmakers warned Sunday, pointing to a lack of diversity in the party and President Trump's pattern of catering …
Discussion: Political Wire and Daily Kos
Tyler Bridges / The Advocate:
Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco: Seeking prayers in new ‘fight for my own life’ against cancer … Blanco, 75, a devout Catholic, says she is at peace with her fate, whatever it might be.  —  “I've had an extraordinarily full life,” she told The Advocate during a four-hour visit to her Lafayette home that included dinner.
Connor Sheets / al.com:
Man who left manure at Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's house comes forward, speaks out  —  A man who appears to be the person who left a gift-wrapped box of horse manure outside the home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Saturday spoke with AL.com via phone late Sunday evening, calling the incident an “act of political theater.”
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Guatemala announces plan to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem  —  The president of Guatemala on Sunday announced that the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, days after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted against President Trump  —  's decision to recognize the contested city as the Israeli capital.
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message  —  VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions …
Discussion: Axios and IJR
Cristina Maza / Newsweek:
HOW TRUMP AND THE NAZIS STOLE CHRISTMAS TO PROMOTE WHITE NATIONALISM  —  President Donald Trump wants Americans to think he re-invented Christmas.  —  “We can say merry Christmas again,” he has said on numerous occasions both during his campaign for president and his presidency.
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
 
 
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
After a Chaotic Start, Congress Has Made a Conservative Mark
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Trump and first lady Melania participate in NORAD Santa calls
Discussion: Axios
Adam Lusher / The Independent:
At least 10,000 people died in Tiananmen Square massacre, secret British cable from the time alleged
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
In Saudi Corruption Crackdown, Big Targets Are Going Free
Discussion: Axios
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
In a pro-Trump town, they never stopped saying ‘Merry Christmas’
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Caller and Axios
Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
‘Trump fears them’: Former officials defend FBI leaders swept up in the Trump-Russia firestorm
New York Times:
Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws
Discussion: Axios
John Frank / Denver Post:
Colorado's growing political divide leaves rural communities feeling forgotten and voiceless