Things you should know today: 11/19/18

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UK’s May has eye on rebellion as EU prepares for Brexit push

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
An Anti-Brexit campaigner smiles as she demonstrates in Westminster in London, Monday, Nov. 19. The EU nations and Britain are still negotiating the outline text of a draft Brexit deal, setting out their future relationship which will have to be ratified by both the British and the European Parliaments. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The U.K. is moving forward with the draft agreement that would end its membership in the European Union. The agreement doesn’t come without controversy — two Cabinet ministers resigned to protest the agreement and lawmakers are seeking support for a no-confidence vote.

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
From left, Mexico’s Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Baker Pineda, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Peru Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill wave during the family photo arrival at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended last weekend without an agreement on world trade for the first time in the summit’s history.

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker’s appointment as AG

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gestures after speaking at the Dept. of Justice’s Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Three Democratic senators sued over the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker by President Donald Trump. The senators argue the appointment is unconstitutional and are asking a federal judge to remove Whitaker from the position. The Justice Department, on the other hand, argues Whitaker’s appointment does not have to be approved by the Senate as it is only an acting capacity.

Thanksgiving prank goes viral

A viral Thanksgiving prank has young adults ask their parents how long to microwave a 25-pound turkey and post their reactions on social media.

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