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WASHINGTON (AP) — German authorities are holding off on calling a truck-ramming at a Christmas market an attack, but President-elect Donald Trump is already blaming "Islamist terrorists" for the incident. The White House has also said the deadly crash appears to be a terrorist attack. At least twelve people were killed and dozens more were hurt. A suspect believed to be the driver of the truck is being interrogated.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Four people close to a Turkish policeman who shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey have been detained. State-run media says the officer's mother, father, sister and roommate were all taken into custody. The gunman appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria in carrying out the attack. He was later killed in a shootout with police.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has hopped the second-to-last hurdle for becoming president of the United States. Trump today won the official Electoral College vote, finishing with 304 votes to rival Hillary Clinton's 227. Trump sent out a celebratory tweet after the final tally, saying "we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media)."

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A scientist has pleaded guilty to charges he stole sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor and transported them to China. Yu Long is a Chinese citizen and legal permanent U.S. resident who worked as a Connecticut research center. Authorities say Long knew the documents would benefit China's defense industry.

WASHINGTON (AP) —International Monetary Fund Chair Christine Lagarde will keep her job despite having been convicted of negligence over a state payout made while she served as France finance minister. The IMF's executive board is says it's confident Lagarde can continue to carry out her duties and adds that she's shown "outstanding leadership." Lagarde was convicted for her role in a controversial arbitration award to a businessman in 2008.

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