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A few more days: Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown that was to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, and the Senate will get a two-day extension of current funding levels to give itself time to approve the House bill.


Paleontologist predicament: Imagine spending your entire career searching for something buried somewhere within the Earth – and then the federal government seizes your discovery when you find it. That’s the predicament paleontologist Peter Larson found himself in after he and his team unearthed a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in 1990, preserved for some 67 million years in what is now the state of South Dakota.


West Coast hit:  A massive storm whacked California and Oregon, killing at least one man and knocking out power in urban areas. Phillip Crosby died when a tree fell on his tent in south Oregon.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, December 12 was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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