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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hold hands in their official White House Christmas picture of 2018.

Sparring spouses are racing to finalize their divorces before changes in the way alimony is taxed kick in next year

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Canadian taxpayers footing bill for billions in new subsidies for the oil and gas industry; mapping out Washington's political year ahead.

Penny Marshall, the endearingly graceless actress with the thick Bronx accent who starred on the TV show Laverne & Shirley before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including Big and A League of Their Own, has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday said that while President Donald Trump waits for the U.S. Congress to pass a spending bill to keep the government open, he is talking to cabinet members about directing funds from their agencies toward his proposed border wall.

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CTV News: Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined $15K for comments about officiating

CTV News: Drivers say it’s getting harder to find parking in Metro Vancouver: poll

CTV News: Atlantic Canada on track for a 'very bad ice year:' Coast Guard official

Reuters: Belgian PM confirms offering resignation to king

Reuters: Trump urges Kosovo to reach 'historic' deal with Serbia

Reuters: United run out of patience with Mourinho, Pochettino in the frame

Reuters: U.S. agency to speed reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

USA Today: President Trump and first lady Melania release 2018 White House Christmas portrait

USA Today: President Trump and first lady Melania release 2018 White House Christmas portrait

FOX: Romanian-Canadian singer Anca Pop dead at 34 after car plunges into river

CBS: Huge floating device isn't trapping plastic in Pacific Ocean

CNBC: Chance of recession rises to highest in Trump's presidency: CNBC poll

ABC: Column: Sacking Mourinho will allow United to rebuild

NBC New York: NFL's Montae Nicholson Charged in Alleged Drunken Va. Attack

CTV News: Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined $15K for officiating comments

CTV News: App helps doctors measure, treat patients' wounds

Reuters: Hungary protests spark opposition coalition - but will it last?

Reuters: Bangladesh ruling party promises growth in bid for third term

Reuters: Trump asking cabinet to look for funds for border wall: spokeswoman

Reuters: UPDATE 3-Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to pay $381 mln fine to settle graft charges

Reuters: Soccer-Solskjaer, Phelan 'front runners' for United caretaker role-club source

WashingtonPost: Markets might do what Congress won’t

WashingtonPost: As advertisers flee, Tucker Carlson brands himself Mr. ‘Dirtier’

WashingtonPost: Markets might do what Congress won’t

Los Angeles Times: Warner Bros. signs $100-million co-financing deal with Bron Creative for movies, including 'Joker'

Los Angeles Times: 'Simply heartbroken': Penny Marshall remembered for her TV and film achievements

WashingtonPost: Rush Limbaugh and Chris Christie celebrate Christmas with the Trumps

Daily Mail: Video: Tragic moment Russian Father Christmas collapses with heart attack

Daily Mail: Video: Amber Heard is suited up as she arrives at The Late Late Show

WashingtonPost: Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson arrested and charged with assault

WashingtonPost: Redskins player Montae Nicholson arrested for assault

WashingtonPost: CC Sabathia came up two innings short of his $500,000 bonus. The Yankees paid it anyway.

WashingtonPost: Redskins safety Montae Nicholson arrested for assault

FOX: Nikki Haley slams ‘hopelessly biased’ UN, in parting shot at anti-Israel sentiment

FOX: Romanian-Canadian singer Anca Pop dead at 34 after car plunges into river

CBS: Number of journalists killed worldwide increases in 2018

CTV News: Chemical odour draws hazmat crews to University of Manitoba

CTV News: Fighting the CAQ's future plan for school boards

BBC: Brexit warning to Welsh business from Alun Cairns

ABC: Nevada officials say death row inmate trying to kill himself

ABC: Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Reuters: Reports: Yankees hire Beltran as special assistant to GM

Reuters: Rivera: 'Glimmer' of hope remains for Panthers' Newton, postseason

Reuters: George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

Reuters: Investor activists press U.S. prison operators on human rights