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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is demanding an apology from the cast of the Broadway show "Hamilton" for giving Mike Pence an onstage lecture about equality. After the curtain call, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, told the vice president-elect that multiracial and multicultural cast is concerned about the Trump administration. Trump tweeted that the cast "was very rude last night to a very good man."

CHICAGO (AP) — The grandson of a congressman has been fatally shot in a home invasion in Chicago. Police and Illinois Democrat Danny Davis say 15-year-old Jovan Wilson died at the scene of the shooting last night on the city's South Side. Police tell the Chicago Tribune that it wasn't a random incident, and that Wilson and the two people being sought had a history. There have been more than 600 homicides this year.

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops are facing stiff resistance from Islamic State militants as they push deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition. The militants are fighting back with snipers, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds and suicide bombers. A soldier was killed in one suicide car bombing.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is urging world leaders meeting in Peru to help the company get more people online. In a speech to an Asian-Pacific Trade Summit today, Zuckerberg said bringing the internet to more people will help reduce income inequality and raise living standards. He says connecting everyone will lead to "dramatic economic growth and lead to lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty."

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Knitters in one New Hampshire town have come up with a way to make a small difference in the lives of people in their community. They knitted 400 scarves to donate, and their stash was empty in just one day. The initiative started at Longmeadow Congregational Church in Auburn and has spread since its inception two years ago.

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