MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From President Obama meeting the San Bernardino victims to another protest planned for the Mall of America next week, here are the four stories to know for Friday, Dec. 18.

POTUS To Meet San Bernardino Victims

President Obama will stop in San Bernardino, Calif., today to meet privately with the families of victims in the terrorist attack.

The stop comes as Obama heads to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation with his family.

House Spending Bill

The House hopes to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded into 2016 and avert a shutdown.

The massive package contains dozens of odd provisions, including one to block federal permits for firms that round up stray cats and dogs and sell them for research.

Mother Teresa Becoming A Saint?

Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint.

No date was set for the canonization, but Italian media have speculated that the ceremony will take place in the first week of September to coincide with the anniversary of her death.

Black Lives Matter Protest At MOA

Black Lives Matter members who protested outside the North Minneapolis police station are now planning a protest at Mall of America.

Last December, members of the group rallied in the mall despite the mall’s ban on political demonstrations. They plan to do it again next Wednesday afternoon.

The protesters are upset about the police killing of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis last month.

Black Lives Matter wants videos of the incident made public.

The State and Justice Departments have said that would hurt their investigations.

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