Race and arrests and other headlines

Racial gap in U.S. arrest rates: ‘Staggering disparity.’ (USA Today)

Senate Republicans use lame duck to block their own judicial nominees. (Huffington Post)

Texas ID law keeps hundreds of ballots from being counted. (NY Times)

Missouri executes 9th inmate this year. (AP)

2nd French militant in ISIS beheading video identified. (AP)

College basketball team rescued after being stranded in snowstorm for more than a day. (NBC News)

Philae lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet. (The Guardian)

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