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Olympic champion skater Zagitova skips season to…

The Olympic champion figure skater Alina Zagitova says she's skipping the rest of the season to find her motivation again

What Are Ice Cream Headaches? And Why Do We Get…

You know those brief but intense headaches you sometimes get when you eat or drink something cold?

Supreme Court Will Hear Trump's Tax Returns Cases

The high court will weigh in on whether President Trump can keep his tax returns and other financial information private despite multiple subpoenas.

Michael Scott's Spy Thriller Can Now Be Seen in…

Fans of the The Office know Michael Scott penned the screenplay for an inept spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight . Pam discovered the script in season 2, and viewers got a taste of the actual movie in season 7, notes Complex . Now the show is making the full 24-minute version...

UN accuses Chilean police of rights violations

Former Kentucky Governor Pardons Hundreds On His…

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was in hot water for most of his time spent in office. On his final day as governor, Bevin issued pardons for many, including violent offenders. As many as 161 pardons and 419 commutations of sentences were filed the day he left office. CNN reports that due to the high volume, the documents are still being processed. The list of pardons include... Blake Walker, convicted in 2003 of killing his parents. Kurt Smith, found guilty of murdering his 6-week old son. Micah Schoettle, convicted last year of raping a child. Delmar Partin, convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her in a barrel Kathy Ann Harless, who left her newborn baby to die in an outhouse. Dayton Jones, convicted in 2016 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Patrick Baker, convicted of reckless homicide in 2017. Patrick Baker's family previously held a fundraiser and donated to Bevin's gubernatorial campaigns. Baker's co-defendants are still in prison and have not been excused or pardoned.

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China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it…

China is putting a positive face on an agreement to start dialing down a trade war that it blames the U.S. for starting

Happy Birthday, Offset! (Saturday, December 14th)

Happy Birthday, Offset! . Kiari Kendrell Cephus turns 28 years old today. Here are five things you may not have known about the rapper. 1. Offset is Quavo’s cousin, and Takeoff is Quavo’s nephew. 2. The fashionable rapper has starred in campaigns for designers Gosha Rubchinskiy, Bryce Barnes and Lavati. 3. He is an investor in the Esports organization FaZe Clan. 4. The Migos member’s first solo album was ‘Father of 4.’. 5. The rapper acted in the TV show, 'Atlanta.'. Happy Birthday, Offset!

Greta Thunberg Said She Doesn't Like Small Talks…

Greta Thungberg began sitting outside the Swedish parliament to bring awareness to climate change. While she urges leaders to take action, she said she tries to say no to meetings with them now. According to Business Insider, she said they mostly perform small talk and want to take selfies. Thunberg has met with several people, such as Pope Francis and former President Barack Obama. Additionally, she has met with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Finnish Minister Apologizes Over Instagram Poll

Finland's new finance minister has apologized and yanked a poll she put up on Instagram to get citizens' opinions on a serious policy issue. Katri Kulmuni asked people whether the nation should let Finnish women with links to Islamic State return to Finland from a camp in Syria, or whether...

Mutliple storms wreaking havoc on these beaches

It continues to be a challenging year for communities along Lake Michigan in the face of continued shoreline erosion with each passing storm.

Michelle Obama Comes to Defense of Greta Thunberg

Michelle Obama Comes to Defense of Greta Thunberg. Former first lady Michelle Obama recently took to social media to offer words of encouragement to climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. In a Twitter post, Obama told Thunberg to never “let anyone dim [her] light.". Don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all, Michelle Obama, via Twitter. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on, Michelle Obama, via Twitter. Obama's tweets were seemingly in response to Donald Trump mocking Thunberg a day earlier on Twitter. So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump’s mocking of Thunberg was spurred on by her recent naming by ‘Time’ as 2019’s Person of the Year. . This is not the first time the president of the United States has publicly made fun of the 16-year-old activist. . In September, Trump sarcastically called Thunberg a “happy young girl” after she delivered an emotional speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly. . In both instances, Thunberg has responded to Trump’s comments by mockingly making them her Twitter bio.

Players hope US-Canada rivalry game helps spawn…

Canada and the United States are hoping the renewal of their women's hockey rivalry will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight for better professional opportunities

Soybean farmers cheer moves on US-China trade deal

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports and US soybean farmers say they're glad a deal is being struck (Dec.13)

Markets Flat Despite Deal Between US, China

The US and China announced a "phase one" deal on trade that removes the threat of new US tariffs going into effect this weekend, but the markets barely budged on the news. The Wall Street Journal suspects that analysts want to hear more specifics before deciding whether it's time to...

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North Korea conducts another test at long-range…

North Korea says it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent

Masterpieces Revised To Reflect Climate Change…

The World Wildlife Fund and Madrid’s Museo del Prado teamed up to reimagine past masterpieces in a way that reflects the current climate change crisis.

Montana To Begin Enforcing Emergency Ban On…

The ban will take effect on Wednesday.

Tweet With Slur Costs NFL Player His Job

His response to a fan on Twitter cost an NFL player his job Friday. The New York Giants waived Janoris Jenkins after he'd called a critical fan a "retard" earlier in the week. "It's not a word that you should use," said Dave Gettleman, the team's general manager. "I made...

Three QB Heisman finalists are school transfers

The three quarterbacks who are Heisman Trophy finalists all transferred to their current schools. LSU's Joe Burrow says it was a gut-wrenching decision. Ohio State's Justin Fields says players who transfer need to tune out critics. (Dec. 13)

Democratic Debate: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Yang…

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Pete Buttigieg are taking a stand. The entire group of leaders has all threatened to skip next week's primary debate. Some are surprised by the solidarity, according to Business Insider, but the decision makes sense. The pledge is to stand in solidarity with campus food service workers who are on strike. The strike came after contract negotiations for better wages and healthcare broke down on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the…

Among this week's gallery: people making their way through shadows in Tehran's Grand Bazaar; boys playing among debris in a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul; and fog shrouding the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington

This Day in History: First US President George…

This Day in History: First US President George Washington Dies. December 14, 1799. The former president died at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia from a severe respiratory infection. He had developed the infection the day before after refusing to change out of wet clothes following a horseback ride into freezing sleet. His last words were, "Tis well.”. The fledgling nation plunged into a state of mourning. He was eulogized by friends and political foes alike. King George III of England once grudgingly called Washington the “greatest character of the age.”. In his will, Washington referred to himself simply as “George Washington, of Mount Vernon, a citizen of the United States.”

Harvey Weinstein's Accusers May Agree To $25…

Harvey Weinstein’s team has reached a tentative settlement deal with many of his alleged victims. While the agreement is $25 million, it would not require Weinstein to admit any wrongdoing. The money would be paid by insurance companies representing his former studio. According to Newser, the agreement would be part of an overall $47 million settlement The settlement would be shared by more than 30 women and even set some aside for potential future claimants.

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Was Tony Soprano Whacked? 'Meadow' Has a Theory

It's been 12 years since The Sopranos ended in ambiguous fashion, with viewers debating to this day whether Tony was fatally ambushed in the final scene. Now Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the actress who played daughter Meadow Soprano, is weighing in with her opinion. No, Tony didn't get whacked, she tells the...

Preparing for an ice storm: What should you do

When freezing rain is in the forecast, people tend to panic. Find out how to be prepared ahead of the big storm.

US Implements 3-Digit Suicide Hotline

US Implements 3-Digit Suicide Hotline . The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) approved the 988 dial-code on Thursday. The hotline will provide mental health support and is intended to relieve some pressure off the 911 line. 988 has an echo of the 911 number we all know as an emergency number. We believe that this three-digit number dedicated for this purpose will help ease access to crisis services. , FCC chairman Ajit Pai, via statement. The FCC is requiring that all telephone providers implement the dial-code within 18 months.