• Journalists Are Enabling A Smear Campaign Against Keith Ellison
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns
  • Gun brandished at DC restaurant that was focus of fake news story in 2016 campaign
  • Grieving fiancee braves final farewell for Chapecoense hero
  • CNN Student News – December 5, 2016
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Journalists Are Enabling A Smear Campaign Against Keith Ellison

But virtually from the moment Ellison announced his bid, there has been a steady campaign to undermine his candidacy to head the Democratic Party leadership body, mainly focused on his past ties to the Nation of Islam. Years earlier, while Ellison was in law school, he defended Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam in a few newspaper columns. The congressman has expressed regret for not speaking out more forcefully at the time against Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism…

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Gun brandished at DC restaurant that was focus of fake news story in 2016 campaign

Washington (CNN)A suspect from Salisbury, North Carolina carrying an assault rifle is in custody after he allegedly walked inside a popular pizzeria in Washington DC Sunday afternoon, Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Aquita Brown told CNN. DC Police have not released his name and said they do not have a motive. No one was injured, police have said. Police have found at least one shell casing and are investigating whether the weapon…

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CNN Student News – December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016 We kick off the week with an explanation on the significance of a recent vote in Italy. That’s followed by dramatic images of smog at a Chinese airport, and we’re updating the standoff near the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Our final feature: a look at just how much preparation it takes to be a standout Santa. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript and a…

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Syrian-Mexican Family Talk Trumps Election In Powerful Video

A spike in hate crimes across the country have many marginalized groups feeling unsafe about what life will be like in President-elect Donald Trump’s America.  Fusion visited the home of one Syrian-Mexican family in Southern California and captured how the rise in xenophobia against Latinos and Muslims have impacted them directly in a powerful video.  “He has made my family feel uncomfortable, or families like ours feel uncomfortable or unwelcome, and maybe feel…

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Bowe Bergdahl Asks Obama For Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments about the sergeant during the presidential campaign that drew complaints from Bergdahl’s defense team. Trump savaged Bergdahl…

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Trump Will Be President In Just Over A Month And The Constitution Is Already Under Attack

With a little over a month until Donald Trump takes office, the president-elect and his allies have already begun to attack the guarantees of the First Amendment, signaling how imperiled the fundamental freedoms of the Constitution could be under a Trump presidency. Trump has long shown contempt for the media and, as he prepares to take power, he and his allies haven’t held back. On Thursday, Corey Lewandowski, who is…

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Jill Stein Drops Pennsylvania Recount Effort, Cementing Trump’s Win

Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her bid to seek a recount of the presidential election vote in Pennsylvania after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond, a spokesman said on Saturday. “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,” an attorney for the Stein campaign wrote in court papers, according to an email…

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Standing Rock Protesters Dig In For Brutal Winter As Showdown Brews

CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3 – In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. That does not deter Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, many of whom say they know a blizzard earlier this week was but a taste of what is to come, as temperatures are expected to fall toward 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18°C). Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to…

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Trump’s campaign style lost in translation

(CNN)Donald Trump anchored his presidential campaign on defying convention and flouting political norms, and it worked better than anyone ever expected. But now the President-elect is applying the same unorthodox, off-the-cuff style of leadership to sensitive diplomatic procedure and it’s causing a storm at home and overseas. Amanpour on Trump’s diplomacy “For Trump, it exposed nothing but his and his transition team’s inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs,” the paper…

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Trump deputy national security pick scrubs her website, Twitter, and Facebook from the Internet

(CNN)KT McFarland, Donald Trump’s pick to be his deputy national security adviser, has taken down her website, Twitter account, and public Facebook account. In late November, Trump officially announced McFarland would be joining his administration. McFarland advised Trump on national security issues during the campaign. She has been a national security analyst for Fox News since 2010 where she hosted an online show called “Defcon3.”

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Couple rewrites ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ to emphasize importance of consent

(CNN)A couple from Minnesota has re-imagined the classic Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” for a 21st-century audience, changing the song’s lyrics to emphasize the importance of consent. Singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski, both from Minneapolis, said they were inspired to rework the song after bonding over a mutual dislike of the original’s lyrics, which were penned in 1944 by Frank Loesser. The duet features a man trying to…

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Howard Dean drops out of DNC chair race

Washington (CNN)Howard Dean has dropped his bid for a second stint chairing the Democratic National Committee, citing “other priorities” and a “possibly divisive” race. “I’m not going to be a candidate for the DNC chairmanship,” the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential candidate said at the start of an Association of State Democratic Chairs forum in Denver. “I think it could possibly be divisive. I have other priorities. I have…

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Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

(CNN)Evan finally bumped into the girl he’d been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school’s gym entrance. In a chilling new public service announcement, Sandy Hook Promise — the gun violence prevention group led…

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Democrats want Russian hacking intelligence declassified

Washington (CNN)Democratic senators are pressing the Obama administration to more forthrightly state, based in part on new intelligence information, that Russia’s meddling in the US election was intended to help Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN. Multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation into Russia’s hacking say the US intelligence community is increasingly confident that Russian meddling in the US election was intended to steer the election toward Trump, rather…

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Looking For A Reason To Cancel That Beach Vacation? Well, Here Are 12

Looking For A Reason To Cancel That Beach Vacation? Well, Here Are 12

Have you ever thought about how much fear people associate with the ocean? Between the sheer power of water and the many creatures that lurk in the depths, there’s always something frightening afoot in the seas that cover so much of our planet. And most people will tell you that sharks top the terrifying list. These powerful beasts are killing machines. If you ever come into contact with a shark,…

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27 Reasons New Zealand Should Be Off Your Bucket List

27 Reasons New Zealand Should Be Off Your Bucket List

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. 1. Welcome to New Zealand…or Australia Jr. View this image › Flickr: sissonphoto / Creative Commons 2. What the hell is this wasteland?! View this image › Flickr: mazzali / Creative Commons 3. The second you land here, you’re exposed to the horrible views the country has to offer. View this image › Flickr: jezuez471 / Creative Commons 4. That skyline. YUCK! View this image ›…

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Don't Let Dogs Have All The Fun This Halloween! These 20 Kitty Costumes Are Perfect

Don’t Let Dogs Have All The Fun This Halloween! These 20 Kitty Costumes Are Perfect

With Halloween right around the corner, you might have forgotten to pick up a costume for a very special someone — your cat, of course! Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here you’ll find 20 hilarious cat costumes guaranteed to make you smile and stir up the Halloween spirit. As for how to get your cat into the costume without getting scratched to death? We’ll leave that up to you….

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What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie -- Is This For Real?

What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie — Is This For Real?

Going to the moon is a goal for almost every astronaut, and in the late 1960s, humans accomplished that goal for the first time. It was a monumental technological breakthrough. Many people thought that we would never do it, but in the heat of the Cold War, America made it to the moon. On our journeys since, some irregularities have occurred. Take these sounds, for example. Bizarre noises were heard…

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7 Topics Banned From Classrooms Around The World

7 Topics Banned From Classrooms Around The World

Recently, classroom curriculum has become a matter of national debate. In Tennessee, a mother refused to let her daughter take part in a social studies class that taught about Islam as part of the seventh grade course schedule. The mother claimed that her “personal religious beliefs were violated.” Her daughter received zeroes for the incomplete work nonetheless. And that got us thinking: What topics have been banned in classrooms around…

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Piecing Together My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend's Final Summer

Piecing Together My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend’s Final Summer

I thought if I could figure out why he’d stabbed someone, then died in a motorcycle crash, I’d be able to find closure with our abusive relationship. But the story of his death was just as complicated as his life was. View this image › Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed I recently called the Little Rock Police Department to ask about obtaining the incident report from the night my ex-boyfriend stabbed a man…

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