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Support wavers for GOP tax bill and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Posted at 5:35 AM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 07:40:03-05

DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

1. Support wavers for GOP tax bill
The GOP’s razor-thin margin for driving its sweeping tax package through the Senate is thrown into jeopardy when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declares that, at this point, he will vote against it.

2. FCC repeals 'Net Neutrality'
The move gives internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

3. Charlottesville attack suspect faces new charge
The man accused of driving a car into people protesting a white nationalist rally this summer in Charlottesville has his most serious charge upgraded to first-degree murder.

4. Far-away star system echoes our own
An eight-planet solar system has been discovered many light-years away, tying our own solar system for the most planets observed around a single star.

5. Skies will clear on Friday after latest storm 
Friday will be mild and dry under sunny skies. Highs will quickly bounce back into the 50s on the plains, with mid 30s to low 40s in the mountains - a nice day to ski or snowboard!