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A homeless man is receiving job offers after a photo of him handing out copies of his resume on the side of the road went viral.

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1. North Korea

North Korea might be building new missiles. New satellite images reveal that the North could be working on one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles in a suburb of Pyongyang, according to a report in The Washington Post. If that's true, it's a big blow to President Trump's diplomacy efforts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After his summit in June with Kim, Trump boldly declared the North Korean nuclear threat to be over. A source recently told CNN the North might end denuclearization talks if it doesn't get a peace treaty with Washington to replace the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.

2. Paul Manafort trial

When the Paul Manafort trial starts today in Virginia, it'll examine more than just the ex-Trump campaign chairman's finances. It'll be the biggest test yet of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Manafort is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. Prosecutors claim he hid millions of dollars in income from lobbying for Ukrainian politicians. The word "Russia" probably won't be mentioned, but the trial's shadow will loom large over the White House and show just how deeply the feds are looking into the private dealings of Trump associates. And the pressure is not just on Manafort. Losing this trial would be devastating for Mueller, a former federal prosecutor tells CNN.

3. California wildfire

The Carr fire in Northern California is now the seventh-most destructive wildfire in the state's history. The week-old blaze has killed six people, left dozens missing, burned more than 1,100 structures and scorched more than 103,000 acres -- an area bigger than Denver. And it's only 23% contained. It's hard to predict which way the fire will spread because it's so large and burning so intensely that it has created its own weather system.

4. Sexual abuse by aid organizations

We've heard horrible stories about international aid workers at organizations like Oxfam sexually exploiting the very people they're supposed to be helping. A new report from the UK government says the problem may be worse than anyone imagined. The report by the House of Commons International Development Committee described the sexual abuse of vulnerable women and girls by aid workers as "endemic" and going on for years.

The abuses range from unwanted sexual comments to rape. Besides Oxfam, aid groups like Save the Children and the Red Cross have also dealt with sex abuse-related scandals. Aid groups were also blasted for their slow responses to the abuses, plagued by a "boy's club" culture within the organizations. The report calls for better processes to report sexual abuse, the protection of whistle-blowers and an overall change of culture at aid organizations.

5. Brexit

When the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union in eight months, things could get ugly -- if the UK hasn't hammered out a deal with the 28-nation trading bloc. Divorce negotiations between the UK and EU are moving slowly, and many industries are sounding the alarm. People are worried that without a transition deal when the UK leaves in March 2019, the country will be hit with new tariffs and have to deal with delays of people and products at its borders.

That could lead to food shortages and price hikes, because Britain imports half its food. Disruptions in the supply chain could idle production at plants that make cars and planes. Companies may not be able to move staff between the EU and the UK. Britain said it will issue notices over the next two months to prepare businesses and citizens for a potential "messy" EU split.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

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Do we call it a wholphin?

It's a whale! It's a dolphin! It's a ... hybrid?!? Indeed, a mix between a rough-toothed dolphin and a melon-headed whale was spotted near Kauai, Hawaii.

Signing on

Forget internet job sites. A college grad in his 20s held a sign at an intersection that read, "Homeless hungry 4 success take a resume." Now, he's flooded with offers.

I am Groot

Despite the controversy surrounding director James Gunn, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast made clear it wants him back on the set for the next sequel.

Heavy metal

What do you do with old tanks you don't need anymore? Drop 'em in the Mediterranean near Lebanon and make an underwater park for sea life.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"It's bittersweet facing my final chapter without her. She is simply irreplaceable."

Actor Mark Hamill, paying tribute to Carrie Fisher as filming begins this week in London on "Star Wars: Episode IX." Fisher, who died in 2016, will appear posthumously in the film through previously unreleased footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

AND FINALLY

One sweet pie

A giant pizza made up entirely of fruit-flavored gummy candy? Hey, that's not our thing, but we bet the kids will love it. (Click to view.)

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1230264

Reported Deaths: 19173
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San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
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Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
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Inyo29016
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Modoc1430
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December began on a beautiful note for northern California with plentiful sunshine, seasonably cool lows and warmer than average highs. Much of wednesday will be similar to today, but clouds will stream into our sky late in the day.
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