NEED-TO-KNOW NEWS — For Friday Dec. 6
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY — IN BRIEF
A Voice of Baltimore compendium, local and beyond. Your weekday morning look (with links) at late-breaking news, current events, and what will be talked about wherever you may go on Friday:
With holiday entertainment provided by the Morgan State Choir and Baltimore School for the Arts, the 42nd lighting of the city’s Washington Monument took place Thursday night at Mount Vernon. Some 30 food and community vendors participated in the annual laser, fireworks and searchlight event.
Read More at: WJZ-TV (Channel 13)
• FAST-FOOD PROTESTERS
SEEK DOUBLE MINIMUM WAGE
In 100 cities Thursday, including Baltimore, thousands of fast-food workers walked off the job to demand the minimum wage be doubled from $7.25 to $15 per hour.
Read More at: WBAL-TV (Channel 11)
• NELSON MANDELA DEAD AT 95
South Africa’s first black president spent 27 years in jail after being sentenced to life in prison in 1964, then led his nation out of apartheid in 1990. He was elected president in 1994 and shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with his predecessor, South African President F.W. de Klerk.
Read More at: New York Times
• GANSLER ATTACKS BROWN ON HEALTH INSURANCE
The attorney general believes his leading rival for governor is responsible for the botched rollout of Maryland’s online health-insurance exchange.
Read More at: Washington Post
• TOWSON U. TO SELL COSTLY PRESIDENT’S HOUSE