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Members of the Honor Guard carry the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush out during his State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the Honor Guard carry the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush out during his State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Thursday.

1. Canada has arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer. US officials have been investigating Huawei over alleged violations of the country’s sanctions on Iran and are seeking to extradite Meng Wanzhou.

2. Senators from both sides now believe the Saudi crown prince was “complicit” in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They’ve introduced a resolution to hold the crown prince accountable for human rights abuses.

3. Key lawmakers agree that President Donald Trump does not have legal authority to withdraw the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lawmakers warned of the “disruptive” economic effect that a sudden NAFTA withdrawal could have.

4. The UK Parliament published a trove of top-secret Facebook executive emails. The hundreds of pages of documents provide an unprecedented window into Facebook leadership’s approach to competition and growth.

5. Clues suggest China could be behind a massive hack of Marriott Hotels’ database. 500 million customers had their records exposed in the hack.

6. Traders were spooked by unexpected trading halts in US stock futures. Unexplained moves and a market intervention by the world’s biggest futures exchange has not help calm investors.

7. Australia is set to pass legislation that would give authorities access to encrypted information. Big tech companies, like Facebook, Amazon and Apple, have warned the move could set a dangerous precedent.

8. Microsoft’s lawyer says the tech-giant will work with the US military on weaponizing artificial intelligence. He noted that artificial intelligence is “entering the world of militaries around the world.”

9. The US is reportedly preparing to sail a warship into the Black Sea. Three US officials told CNN the move is a response to Russian action against Ukraine near Crimea.

10. Two marine corps aircraft have been involved in a “mishap” over Japan. A search and rescue operation is reportedly underway.

And finally …

Moving photos from George H.W. Bush’s state funeral, where every living president, foreign leaders, and celebrities paid their respects.