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The Morning Briefing: Read the Last Briefing of 2017

Good Friday morning.

The president has no public events today.

Historical picture of the day:

Pres. Ronald Reagan, left, and Mrs. Nancy Reagan wave farewell from the doorway of Air Force One prior to their departure from Los Angeles International Airport, Saturday, Dec. 29, 1984, Los Angeles, Calif. The first family is heading to Palm Springs, California, where they will spend the New Years holiday. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)

General news roundup:

At least 12 killed, including 1-year-old baby, in NYC fire, mayor says

Trump tweets that ‘cold’ East Coast ‘could use a little bit of’ global warming

Kermit the Frog, Ellen Degeneres among write-ins in Alabama special election

Church leaves $3,577 tip to Waffle House staff who worked on Christmas Eve

‘Intransigence’: Nunes Blasts Justice Department For Hiding Dossier Records

Man shouts at animatronic President Trump because #resistance

Trump rips China for alleged oil sales to North Korea

Quiet jockeying for McCain seat angers Republicans

Trump tells the New York Times why the media has to let him win in 2020

Ninth Circuit Tells EPA To Crack Down On Lead Paint

Dr. Phil Accused Of Drugging, Boozing Up Addicted Guests

Trump Wonders Why Mueller Hasn’t Nailed Podesta Yet

Alabama certifies Jones’ Senate victory

Trump taunts Vanity Fair over Clinton apology

Security will be heightened in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

California man arrested for allegedly biting off part of relative’s ear

Al Franken addresses supporters ahead of resignation from Senate

UC regent resigns amid criticism over offensive remark

Oregon court rules Christian bakery must pay $135G to lesbian couple

Death threats are forcing professors off campus — only lefty professors are referenced in the article, no mention of Evergreen State

Drexel professor resigns amid threats over controversial tweets — this is the “white genocide” professor, CNN omits that from the title

Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will ‘be fair’

Actress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94

And that’s all I’ve got, now go have a Happy New Year! Thanks for reading the Morning Briefing and I’ll see you in 2018!