Things you should know today: 12/15/2017


Trump: FBI handling of Clinton probe ‘disgraceful’

Manuel Balce Ceneta
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, for a trip to Quantico, Va., to attend the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Trump called the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation “really disgraceful” on Friday before his speech at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Va.

House Speaker Paul Ryan denies reports he may leave Congress

J. Scott Applewhite
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters to answer questions on the tax bill and sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Ryan says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has “made the right decision” to retire at the end of his term amid allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Speaker Ryan denies the allegations that he intends to leave Congress after the passing of the Republicans’ new tex plan.

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

Carolyn Kaster
FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, a tourist takes a photo from Pennsylvania Avenue of the illuminated White House in Washington. The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The White House plans to continue pushing its merit-based immigration system despite the backlash that its announcement received.

Man braves fire to save rabbit

As fires continue to rage across California, some are willing to risk their own safety to help others.

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