Things you should know today: 12/8/2017

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Clashes erupt across West Bank, Gaza over US Jerusalem pivot

AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Protesters chant slogans as they hold Palestinian and a Turkish flags after Friday prayers during a march in the streets of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, against U S. President Donald Trump’s decisions to recognize Jerusalem at the capital of Israel in Beirut. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

 

Palestinians and Muslims around the world took to the streets Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has drawn international condemnation, including from U.S. allies.

 

Flames engulf semi-rural San Diego area in newest wildfires

Noah Berger
Firefighters battle the Lilac fire in Bonsai, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The blaze burned numerous structures and thousands of acres according to fire officials. Wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

 

Wildfires broke out Thursday night in San Diego as firefighters continue to battle blazes burning across the state. Winds that propelled the flames calmed early Friday morning but forecasters are expecting them to return later in the day. Three people were burned trying to escape the flames in San Diego.

 

Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK’s embattled Theresa May

Virginia Mayo
British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

 

Friday’s agreement along the Irish border was viewed as a positive step for May, who is battling to stay in control as Brexit negotiations continue and divisions remain strong in the country.

 

People panic as wintry mix threatens wide swath of South

Rogelio V. Solis
American flags wave as snow falls, blanketing vehicles in a car sales lot, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The forecast called for a wintry mix of precipitation across several Deep South states. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

 

Dozens of schools closed Friday as snow fell across the South for the first time this season. In Texas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston also saw some rare snow. A cold front combined with moisture in the Gulf of Mexico brought the weather to the area. The snow isn’t expected to stick as temperatures remained in the 40s.

 

YouTube releases annual rewind video

YouTube has released its annual “Rewind” that revisits the top trends and videos of the past year.

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