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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Nears U.S., and States Brace for Impact

“There are no excuses,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida told the 1.5 million residents in evacuation zones. “You need to leave. Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.”

‘That Mexican Thing’ Takes On a Post-Debate Life

“You’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again,” Gov. Mike Pence told Senator Tim Kaine, launching a new phrase into the online political conversation.

At Farewell for Black Driver Shot by Tulsa Officer, Music and Fond Memories

Terence T. Crutcher’s relatives and friends, joined by city and Oklahoma officials and black community leaders, filled a Baptist church to say goodbye.

Alton Brown, Showman of Food TV, Pulls Back the Curtain

As he releases a new cookbook, “EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal,” the very private host reflects on a difficult time in his life.

Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Coachella Classic: A Festival for Rock Giants and Their Aging Fans

Desert Trip will feature the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Neil Young, tickets top out at $1,600 and it may never be staged again.

Chilling Effect: Calls to 911 From Black Neighborhoods Fell After a Case of Police...

A new study points to a possible link between mistrust of police officers and a community’s reluctance to report crimes.

Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott? Experts Weigh In

Experts assess whether de-escalation tactics, an approach aimed at preventing some police confrontations, could have changed the outcome of Mr. Scott’s fatal encounter.

Under Pressure, Amnesty International Cancels Briefing on Torture in Thailand

The rights group had planned to present a report in Bangkok accusing the ruling junta, but the police said the group’s employees would breach Thai labor law.

California Today: California Today: ‘Sticker Shock’ in Los Angeles Housing

Tuesday: The whopping cost of living in Los Angeles, a fire threatens homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and a Bill Walton statue divides San Diegans.

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May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

The EU summit comes after a Tory rebellion defeats the government in a key vote on Brexit. Source: BBC

Royals to attend Grenfell fire memorial at St Paul’s

PM will also join victims of the blaze for a multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Source: BBC

New U.S. embassy in London cost more than $1B

The special relationship between the U.S. and Britain apparently requires a very special U.S. embassy in London. The new one, opening next month, cost more than $1 billion. Charlie D'Agata takes a look.