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December 3, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — Stocks closed solidly higher on Wall Street after the U.S. and China agreed to a 90-day truce in their trade dispute. Technology stocks, automakers, retailers and industrial companies powered the broad rally. Oil prices closed higher amid expectations OPEC will cut production. U.S. trading will be closed Wednesday in observance of national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday. Traders observed a moment of silence in his honor before markets opened Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of former President George H.W. Bush has arrived at the U.S. Capitol following a brief ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. Bush’s flag-draped casket was unloaded from the presidential plane and brought to a hearse by an honor guard as a military band played “Hail to the Chief.” The president’s remains will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at an ancient asteroid called Bennu. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 12 miles of the diamond-shaped space rock Monday, its first visitor in billions of years. About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for porn actress Stormy Daniels and President Trump’s former personal attorney got in a face-to-face confrontation in a Santa Monica courthouse hallway. Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, and Brent Blakely, who represents Michael Cohen, exchanged accusations Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Avenatti said Blakely represented a felon. Blakely shot back that Avenatti is a felon. Avenatti said he’s never been convicted of a crime.

PARIS (AP) — France’s presidential Elysee palace has confirmed that Emmanuel Macron’s two-day foreign trip to Serbia this week is being postponed as a result of the weekend violence in Paris. Macron was due to meet with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday.

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