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- 12/21/18--20:50: Larry Nassar Remains Unrepentant In Recent Jail Interview
- 12/22/18--06:21: Parkland Survivor David Hogg Has Been Accepted To Harvard University
On Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery on her left lung to remove two cancerous nodules at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. According to a statement made by the Supreme Court, the surgery was completely successful, and both nodules were removed from the lower lobe of the lung without incident.
The statement, obtained by CNN, also said that “there is no evidence of any remaining disease, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.”
The cancer was unexpectedly found in November after Ginsburg suffered a fall in her office that fractured three of her ribs. After the fall, the 85-year-old was hospitalized at the George Washington University Hospital, and during tests, it was discovered that the two malignant nodules were growing on her lung.
Donald Trump’s Friday morning claim that Ronald Reagan tried to have a border wall built has no actual basis in reality, the Connecticut Post is reporting. In fact, Reagan’s immigration policy has more in common with that of modern Democrats than it does with Trump’s hard-line stance.
In a series of tweets Friday morning, Trump continued to push for money for a border wall, even as a government shutdown over the issue looms. Although the House of Representatives has provided the president with a stopgap spending bill that provides $5 billion for a border wall – in spite of Trump’s promises that Mexico would pay for the wall – the bill is unlikely to make it past the Senate.
In trying to drum up support for the wall, Trump tweeted that presidents before him, including Ronald Reagan, have tried to get a wall built along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Donald Trump is bracing to go to war with Robert Mueller and company to do whatever is necessary to put together a group of “ride or die” supporters who are willing to go down with the ship if necessary. Trump had believed that he had built a cabinet of such people, but his level of turnover tells a different story.
New York Magazine says that it’s a mistake to think that Trump will take on anyone who flatters him. Flattery alone is no longer enough, and Trump is sifting through the pile to find those true believers, the publication wrote. It’s hard to notice amid the drama, but Trump did change course this week after people criticized him.
Ann Coulter, whose style of attack is similar to Trump, goaded him into changing tack and refusing to sign an agreement which would keep the government open until at least February. She then called him out in public to spur him into action.
High school wrestler Andrew Johnson has been growing out his dreadlocks for quite some time. He has wrestled for a while with the dreadlocks and without controversy, until recently. When Johnson walked out onto the mat to compete this week, he was informed by referee Alan Maloney, who supposedly has a history of alleged racist behavior, that he had to cut his dreadlocks or else forfeit his match during a dual meet between Buena Regional High School in New Jersey and Oakcrest High School.
Johnson, who wrestles at 120 pounds, stood solemnly on the mat, his head dropped down, as a person snips away at his dreadlocks with scissors, reported SNJ Today News, per NJ.com. The referee can be seen in the video observing the dramatic ordeal. His teammates kept approaching him during the presumably emotionally painful process to show support for their friend.
A Catholic priest in Boise, Idaho, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for federal crimes involving thousands of images of child pornography and drug possession. W. Thomas Faucher pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing sexually exploitative material and drug possession. He also admitted that he was “one sick puppy” who had urinated in sacrament wine intended for mass, according to the Idaho Statesman.
The 73-year-old Reverend Faucher is a long-time priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, having served for decades. In September, he pleaded guilty to accruing thousands of pornographic images of children on his computer and sharing some of those images with other users online. Police began looking into Faucher after receiving a tip anonymously online.
During sentencing on Friday, the retired priest admitted that he had “screwed up” and apologized to the judge in a lengthy speech that lasted 17 minutes.
“I was one really sick puppy. I screwed up big time. I feel so much remorse and anger.”
A radio DJ had saved the life of a suicidal man after keeping him talking live on air for almost 30 minutes while police tried to find him.
British DJ Iain Lee, who presents the Late Night Alternative show on the United Kingdom’s national talkRADIO station, took a call late on Wednesday night from a man who only identified himself as Chris. He told the radio host that he had taken an overdose and was “lying in a street in Plymouth, dying”, according to the Independent.
Lee, who has spoken publically about his own mental health problems and admitted suffering from suicidal thoughts after coming off anti-depressants himself, tried to keep the man talking while his producer contacted the emergency services.
But with little information to go on, the search for Chris took some time. While the hunt was on, Lee kept the man talking and get more information from him.
Despite what is most likely a tense day in congress as the threat of a partial government shutdown looms, President Donald Trump was still in seemingly good spirits, making a joke about one of his potential opponents in the 2020 presidential election.
During the signing event for the First Step Act on Friday, December 21, the Washington Post reported that the president was surrounded by a number of lawmakers there to celebrate the criminal reform bill that passed with an overwhelming majority earlier this week.
New The Young and the Restless spoilers show that although Victoria feels a strong connection with Billy, she’s not quite ready to reunite. After all, she’s had quite an up and down year. Plus, she’s keeping a massive secret that could give Billy pause.
Ever since Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu) returned home unexpectedly, Billy (Jason Thompson) has stepped up for Victoria (Amelia Heinle). Reed trusts his stepfather, and with J.T. gone, Reed needs somebody he can talk to. Unfortunately, even Billy isn’t somebody that Reed trusts with the details on his hit and run that ended with Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) in the hospital.
Interacting with dogs has shown such positive results with victims of trauma or people with disabilities that colleges are bringing dogs to their campus during a student’s most stressful time: exam week. Now, cows are showing beneficial results when it comes to stress relief, People is reporting. Michigan State University students were invited to go to the Michigan State University Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center to brush cows throughout exam week. According to farm manager Andrea Meade, the therapy worked like a charm.
“I have been following other trends in agriculture like ‘goat yoga’ and wanted to see if any MSU students would be interested in a similar experience,” said Meade. “We had Christmas music playing, and all of the students remarked how much they had enjoyed getting to meet the cows. The cows very much enjoyed this event; I would say they equally enjoyed brushing and petting.”
The FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while he was dancing in a Denver nightclub in June pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor third-degree assault on Friday. As a result, he will avoid jail time for the incident.
As reported by The Denver Channel, 30-year-old Chase Bishop pleaded guilty to a third degree assault for negligent discharge of a deadly weapon, which is a class 1 misdemeanor. Following his arrest in June after the incident, it was expected he would face a charge of felony second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
“We believe that this agreement strikes an appropriate balance of seeking justice for the victim and ensuring that this type of incident does not happen again,” Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in a statement.
It’s the time of year when everyone is buying presents for either everyone they’ve ever met, or just the closest family members. Many people these days like to include their pets, whichever list they may choose. But at this time of year, it’s important to remember that not everything is pet-friendly, and some items may even cause your furry friends serious harm.
Veterinarian Dr. Geri Carlson from the Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital has shared that during the festive season, when ribbons and chocolates become prevalent around the home, it’s especially important to make sure your four-legged children can’t access anything that might harm them.
As CBS News reported, Carlson warned that certain items marketed for dogs are also not safe for pups, or at least not safe for all pups. When it comes to chew toys, size matters if you want to avoid choking hazards.
Police are calling it a crime of mis-opportunity.
Outside of Detroit, two women were allegedly caught stealing nearly $1,900 worth of electronics from a Target store, and had the misfortune of trying to pull off the heist while the store was packed with police officers for a “Shop with a Cop” event. As USA Today reported, there were more than a dozen officers in the store helping 22 disadvantaged children pick up Christmas gifts for their families at the time of the alleged theft.
While the charity event was taking place, security officers at the store watched as the two women allegedly filled a cart with expensive electronics, including two Apple watches and two iPads. The pair then tried to walk past the registers without paying.
They didn’t make it very far.
It’s been over a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to life in prison for decades of sexual abuse. The disgraced doctor was accused of molesting over 250 young girls under the facade of helping them with athletic injuries. Despite several young women coming forward throughout the years to report the abuse they had experienced at Nassar’s hands, he was still practicing medicine up until 2016, when he was exposed through a telling article from the Indianapolis Star, according to CNN.
After Nassar’s crimes were finally revealed to the world, hundreds of girls and young women came forward to testify against him publicly. Olympic athletes Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglass, and Simone Biles were among the many to share their past experiences of sexual abuse while being treated by the doctor. After one of the most highly publicized trials of all time, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced him to 40-175 years in prison for his crimes against minors.
The government shutdown is now official and Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of the president, and Jared Kushner, her husband, have announced that they will stay behind at the White House to give aid in the crisis which affects federal government employees.
The New York Times confirms that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had planned to head down to Palm Beach, Florida, to spend a few weeks at Mar-a-Lago, the Trump family resort, but they’ve decided to remain behind to help with the negotiations between the president and Congress in reference to the southern border wall, which is a deal-breaker for Trump.
All parties have now called it a night, but as the deadline approached, Vice President Mike Pence and Kushner could be seen in the huddle, trying to advance the ball down the field.
Terry Yetman, a police officer in Louisiana, has been charged with over two dozen counts for allegedly filming himself while having sex with animals, the state police have said.
One of the animals was kept as a pet, a report by the New York Post said. The 38-year-old officer from Bossier City voluntarily surrendered to police on Wednesday after warrants were issued for his arrest. The arrest was made after an investigation was launched into the matter in August, as police found animal sexual abuse material on his electronic devices.
Per the report, the accused was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Correctional Center after his arrest. He has been charged with “20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by performing sexual acts with an animal and 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by filming sexual acts with an animal.”
Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari seem to be enjoying a happy and healthy relationship, which has led to speculation that the two plan to get married. Recently, OK! Magazine reported that Spears and Asghari plan to elope and get married early next year in Spears’ home state of Louisiana. But celebrity news fact checker Gossip Cop reports that the story is just another fake news story about the couple.
OK’s alleged source said that Spears and Asghari have been speaking “endlessly” about getting married and that they want to have a ceremony that’s “low-key.”
But Gossip Cop reports that they’ve spoken to a source in Spears’ camp who said that the story is untrue and that the singer has no plans to marry Asghari anytime soon.
On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an assault rifle. His attack left 17 staff and students dead, and another 17 with injuries. After the tragedy, a number of the surviving students decided they’d had enough of school shootings, and started a movement to try and force lawmakers to introduce stricter gun control laws.
One of those students is 18-year-old David Hogg, who, along with Emma Gonzalez and Cameron Kasky, started the March For Our Lives movement. Now Daily Mail is reporting that Hogg has been accepted to Harvard University for the fall of 2019 to major in political science.
Rebecca Boldrick, Hogg’s mother, has spoken about how proud she is of her son as she shared the news that he would be attending the Ivy League school. She previously stated that there was no way she could afford to send her son to Harvard, but hopes that he will be able to get financial aid.
On Friday evening, a man was detained after he tried to climb the National Christmas Tree near the White House in Washington D.C. The man, whose name has not yet been publicly released, scaled the tree at around 5:45 pm local time, and spent more than an hour refusing to come back to the ground.
As reported by the Daily Mail, U.S. Park Police said they believed the man appeared to be emotionally distressed as they tried to coax him down. He eventually negotiated with them before agreeing to climb back to earth around 7 pm. He had scaled approximately 15 feet of the tree by the time he decided to come back down of his own accord.
He was detained by police on the scene, and taken to a hospital so that doctors could perform a psychological evaluation to determine his mental state that resulted in him climbing the tree.
A woman who went into premature labor during the California wildfires has named her baby after the medic who saved her life, Fox News is reporting. Mickey Huber was helping people evacuate on November 8 after a fire descended upon the town of Paradise, California. Meanwhile, Anastasia Skinner was attempting to escape the flames with her mother and two dogs when she began to experience contractions. A traffic jam had formed as residents drove away in a panic. Flames had reached Skinner’s car, and she managed to pull into a gas station and begin honking her horn and screaming for help.
“I knew I wasn’t going to make it,” Skinner recalled. “I called my husband and told him goodbye, tell all the kids I love them and make sure they remember me.”
Before winning the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump frequently claimed that other countries around the world, particularly America’s economic and military adversaries, were “laughing” at the United States. In fact, prior to the election, The Washington Post compiled a list of 103 instances, going as far back as 1987, in which Trump claimed that another country, or simply “the world,” was “laughing at us.”
Whether those countries were actually “laughing” at the U.S. or not is uncertain, but over the past days, one country has definitely been laughing at the U.S. — Russia. Judging by the news and political broadcasts on the country’s state television — as documented by journalist Julia Davis, who monitors Russian television via her Twitter feed — Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, leaving the large Russian military force there to take free reign over the civil war-torn country, has provoked celebrations and gloating in Russia — even leading one commentator to ridicule Americans as “losers.”