10 Things to Know for Today, Dec. 22, 2017

Catalan independence supporters celebrate at the ANC ( Catalan National Assembly ) headquarters after results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. ANC is Catalan pro independence platform promoting the political independence of Catalonia.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Catalan independence supporters celebrate at the ANC ( Catalan National Assembly ) headquarters after results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. ANC is Catalan pro independence platform promoting the political independence of Catalonia.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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FILE - In this file photo, conductor Charles Dutoit performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. Four women have accused Dutoit of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred on the sidelines of rehearsals or performances with some of America's great orchestras. (Kyodo News via AP)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

UN DENOUNCES TRUMP'S MIDEAST MOVE

The U.N. General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to condemn the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

HOUSE, SENATE KEEP GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING

The Republican-led Congress narrowly passes a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown while punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.

'WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG'

Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit is accused of sexual misconduct by women who tell the AP that the extraordinary musician is also a predator.

PENCE MAKES SECRET VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN

The vice president and Afghanistan's leader discuss a newly announced U.S. strategy to break the stalemate in America's longest war.

'OBAMACARE' DEMAND SURPRISINGLY STRONG

Nearly 9 million people have signed up for the health insurance next year, as government numbers show predictions of the program's collapse are at least premature.

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In this photo, a snowy owl stares prior being released along the shore of Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, Mass. The large white raptors from the Arctic have descended on the northern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks, giving researchers opportunities to study them. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

WHAT'S BOOSTING CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Catalonia's secessionist parties regain a slim majority in the regional parliament, giving new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT VOTED NO. 1 STORY

The wave of allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians and many others is the top news story of 2017, according to the AP's annual poll.

WHY EXPERTS ARE BULLISH ON US ECONOMY

GDP grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, giving

the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years.

ALARM SOUNDED ON SNOWY OWLS

Researchers believe there are far fewer of the birds than previously thought, and they worry the birds' long-term survival could be affected by global warming.

HOW NFL IS PENALIZING SEATTLE

The Seahawks are fined $100,000 for not properly following concussion protocol with QB Russell Wilson during a game in November.