Clinton courts Sanders backers and other headlines

Hillary Clinton tells Bernie Sanders backers, ’When this nomination is wrapped up,’ join me. (Washington Post)

Candidates tap into the Christmas spirit in several ads. (New York Times)

Ted Cruz blasts Washington Post cartoon of his daughters as monkeys. (NBC News)

Organizers expect hundreds at Mall of America protest. (AP)

Virginia to stop accepting concealed-carry permits from 25 states. (Washington Post)

Kim Davis reflects on her role in the same-sex marriage debate. (AP)

Ban on microbeads proves easy to pass through Congressional pipeline. (New York Times)

What are you reading this morning? Let us know in the comments, please.