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Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia, erupted several times this weekend, covering nearby towns with ash and and causing the cancellation of several overnight flights. “The activity of Mount Agung has entered the magmatic eruption phase. It is still spewing ash at the moment but we need to monitor and be cautious over the possibility of a strong, explosive eruption,” an official with the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency said. Indonesia upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to its highest warning, signaling that ash clouds could reach more than 19,600 feet. Police and other authorities distributed masks in villages nearby. People living within 4.5 miles of the volcano were warned to evacuate. Thousands of people living nearby have left the area since September when seismic activity was observed at the volcano. A small phreatic eruption was reported Nov. 21. The volcano's last major eruption in 1963 killed more than 1,000 people. — SFGATE

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A man who survived the Las Vegas shooting in October was killed this month in a hit-and-run in Southern Nevada, his widow says. Roy McClellan was killed while hitchhiking Nov. 17 along a highway about 50 miles west of Las Vegas. Roy and his wife Denise survived the Oct. 1 shooting where a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds. “This isn't what I wanted for him. I don't understand why he wasn't taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way. I hope my husband found peace and he's safe now," Denise McClellan said. Dennis and Lorraine Carver died in a car crash in Riverside, California, two weeks after surviving the shooting. — CNN

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Youth pastor Christopher Gattis remained in jail Saturday after shooting and killing his wife, her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend on Thanksgiving in his suburban Richmond, Virginia, home. Gattis was charged with three counts each of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Police said the incident appeared to be a domestic situation, but were still investigating. He was being held in a local jail with no bond and expected to appear in court Monday. In a statement, the church where Gattis was a full-time youth pastor, said members are "deeply saddened by the loss of life." — NEWSWEEK

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On Black Friday, the FBI received received more than 203,000 requests for gun background checks, setting a new single day record. Previous single day records were set on Black Friday in 2016 and 2015. Last year on Black Friday, the bureau received nearly 186,000 background check requests. Analysts said the number of guns sold on Black Friday likely was higher because a person can purchase multiple firearms in one transaction. The surge in background check requests comes days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for a review of the system. His review comes weeks after a Texas church shooting left 26 people dead and placed the background check process in the spotlight. In a statement this week, Sessions said the Texas shooting "revealed that relevant information may not be getting reported to the NICS — this is alarming and it is unacceptable.” The bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System division last year processed 27.5 million background checks. — THE HILL

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Rance Howard, a longtime actor and the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday at 89. Rance Howard appeared in several of his son's movies, including "Apollo 13," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Parenthood," "Splash" and "A Beautiful Mind." He also appeared in "Seinfeld," "Grey's Anatomy," and alongside his younger son, Clint Howard, in "Gentle Ben." Announcing the death of his father on Twitter, Ron Howard said, "He stood especially tall [for] his ability to balance ambition [with] great personal integrity. A Depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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At least two people were killed in an explosion Sunday in the Chinese port city of Ningbo. At least 30 people were taken to nearby hospitals. Police said an investigation was underway to determine what caused the explosion. Some buildings near the explosion already were empty, and set for demolition soon. People reported damage to buildings more than a half-mile away from the explosion. — CBC

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A man dubbed the "Layaway Angel" paid nearly $11,000 worth of layaway orders for customers at a Toys "R" Us store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on Black Friday. Known only as "Charlie K.," the man paid off 62 of the store's layaway orders. He said he wanted to "help bring back to the community that brought so much happiness to me and my family." A customer who had come into the store to make a layaway payment said it "definitely [is] an early Christmas and I want to say thank you to the gentleman that came in and donated. It's like the best feeling, thank you." The man also spent $2,000 in the store for the Marine's Toys for Tots campaign. — KYW

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On "Meet the Press," House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, of California, said fellow Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan deserved 'due process' regarding the sexual harassment allegations made against him. Pelosi said the 27-term Congressman 'is an icon in our country," adding that he was worked to protect women through the Violence Against Women Act. "I believe he will do the right thing," Pelosi said. Conyers has acknowledged his office made a $27,000 settlement with a former staff member who said she was fired after resisting his sexual advances. Conyers denies the allegations. Pelosi said she is awaiting a House Ethics Committee investigation of Conyers and would not say whether she would remove him as a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers said he would temporarily step down from the committee — NBC

On "This Week," South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said Roy Moore, the embattled Republican candidate for an Alabama senate seat, should "move on." Scott said he wants "to be on the side of right when history" with regard to sexual misconduct allegations against Moore. When asked if President Trump is on the wrong side, Scott said, "the president will have to make his own decisions on where he thinks he is and why he's there. Partisan politics is very important in Washington — that's how you get your job done on either side of the aisle." Scott said his decision is based on those who are "negatively impacted" by the allegations and the "long-term health of the country." — ABC

On "State of the Union," South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress should consider fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as part of a funding bill before the end of the year. Republicans have said they would not include DACA into the spending bill. "Most Americans want to get these DREAM Act kids a more certain life. Let’s do it in December, let’s do it for the good of the country, let’s take care of a lot of problems at one time to show the country we actually can function," Graham said. Some Republicans and Democrats think a dispute over DACA could lead to a government shut down. A spending bill is needed by Dec. 8. — CNN

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