Things you should know today: 12/12/18

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

In this Nov. 29 file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Cohen, who finds out Wednesday, Dec. 12, whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will learn Dec. 12 whether his punishment will be lessened for his crimes in the 2016 presidential election. Cohen has pleaded guilty to misleading Congress and violating campaign finance laws.

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

In this Sept. 14 file photo, New York Yankees’ Andrew McCutchen hits a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, at Yankee Stadium in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, because the agreement, which includes a club option for 2022, is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Several baseball players are moving to new teams for the upcoming baseball season. One of them is Andrew McCutchen, who played for the New York Yankees before recently moving to Philadelphia.

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

German police officers control cars at the French-German border following a shooting in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 12. A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

An extremist went on a shooting spree at the Strasbourg Christmas market in France Dec. 11, leaving two dead, one brain-dead and 12 injured. Hundreds are involved in a manhunt to find the shooter, whom the police have identified but not yet found.

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