THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2016. There are 29 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1823: Pres­i­dent James Mon­roe out­lined his doc­trine op­pos­ing Euro­pean ex­pan­sion in the Western Hemi­sphere.

2015: A cou­ple who had pledged al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State opened fire at a hol­i­day ban­quet for public em­ploy­ees in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14 peo­ple and wound­ing 21 oth­ers be­fore dy­ing in a shootout with po­lice.

IN THE WORLD

1804: Napoleon crowned him­self Em­peror of the French.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Cathy Lee Crosby is 72. Movie direc­tor Pene­lope Spheeris is 71. Ac­tress Lucy Liu is 48. In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall of Famer Monica Se­les is 43. Singer Nelly Fur­tado is 38. Singer Brit­ney Spears is 35. NFL quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers is 33. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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