The Sift -> Justice Department opens Planned Parenthood investigation + MORE

The Sift -> Justice Department opens Planned Parenthood investigation + MORE

Here’s what we’re Sifting for Friday, Dec. 8
Justice Department opens Planned Parenthood investigation
The U.S. Justice Department has launched a federal inquiry into Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. … MORE
New Mexico gunman planned mass carnage at high school
Investigators say the 21-year-old gunman who killed two students at Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M., on Thursdaywanted to create as much carnage as possible. … MORE
Fires continue to ravage Southern California
Dry conditions and high winds have made Southern California a tinderbox that is igniting faster than firefighters can contain it. … MORE
Brexit negotiations clear major hurdle
U.K. and European negotiators reached a last-minute deal Friday morning to pave the way for the next phase of talks on Brexit, Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. …MORE
Congolese rebel group kills 14 UN peacekeepers
Fourteen United Nations peacekeepers died and more than 40 others sustained injuries when a rebel group attacked their base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. …MORE
Middle East protests turn deadly
Deadly protests broke out in Israel on Friday against President Donald Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. … MORE
Rep. Trent Franks resigns amid harassment claims
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced Thursday evening he is resigning from Congress after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment involving conversations he had with members of his staff about surrogacy. … MORE
House and Senate approve stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown
The House and Senate on Thursday cleared a two-week spending bill to fund the government, one day before it was scheduled to run out of money. President Donald Trump signed the measure Friday morning. … MORE

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