Things you should know today: 12/14/2017

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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Richard Drew
FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Disney will purchase a large portion of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal. The agreement would give Disney control over properties like Avatar, X-Men, Modern Family and The Simpsons.

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa denies White House firing

Evan Vucci
FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Omarosa Manigault, Trump, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson. Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former “Apprentice” contestant who became one of Trump’s most prominent African -American supporters — has resigned from the White House.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa denies claims that she was fired from the White House. However, she did tease that she had stories about the White House that were worth telling.

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

Brynn Anderson
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore during a campaign rally, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is under fire for losing a relatively safe seat in Republican Alabama, but he still seems determined to continue his campaign against the GOP establishment.

Google explores top searches and trends from 2017

Google has compiled the moments and questions that shaped the searches of its users in the past year.

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