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Morning Headlines: 12/9/23

Michigan high school shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole.The now-17-year-old shooter killed four of his classmates and injured seven others when he opened fire Nov. 30, 2021, at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, about 30 miles north of Detroit. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of first-degree premeditated murder and terrorism causing death. The parents of the shooter, who previously pleaded not guilty to charges of four counts of involuntary manslaughter, face their own trial Jan. 23.

The nonfarm payroll growth is up from October's growth of 150,000 jobs and slightly beats economists' estimates of 190,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, from 3.9% in October. The figure marks a four-month low. Average hourly earnings rose 0.4% month-over-month and 4% year-over-year. See all data here.

Houstonians will vote between US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D, TX-18), who has been in Congress since 1995, and state Sen. John Whitmire (D), who has been part of the Texas Legislature since 1973. Both candidates were the top two vote-getters in the Nov. 7 general election; Whitmire led with 42% of the votes, while Jackson Lee received 36%. The winner will replace term-limited Mayor Sylvester Turner (D). 

Officials charged a 26-year-old woman for allegedly pouring a five-gallon container of gasoline on the historic two-story home in Atlanta, Georgia. The home, where King was born and spent the first 12 years of his life, has been designated as a federal landmark. The National Park Service bought the home in 2018. It has been closed to the public since November for repairs. See a video tour of the home here.

Swift's tour brought in $1.04B with 4.35 million tickets sold across 60 concert dates. The figure comes from data collected by Pollstar, a music industry trade publication. Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour came in second worldwide. 

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