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  • House Votes To Provide A Pathway To Citizenship For Thousands Of Undocumented Farmworkers

    (CNN) — The House passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would grant legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers. While previous legislative efforts seeking to legalize a larger number of undocumented immigrants have failed, Wednesday’s vote is significant both for what it tries to achieve and for the Republican support it received. The bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 260-165, though it faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The measure would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented […]

  • House Passes Defense Bill That Would Include Paid Family Leave For Federal Workers For The First Time

    (CNN) — The House of Representatives passed an annual defense authorization bill on Wednesday with a provision that provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history. The paid parental leave provision was added after a significant push from Democrats, who during the course of the negotiation saw an opening with President Donald Trump’s desire to see the establishment of Space Force as a branch of the US military. In the White House push for […]

  • Time Person Of The Year: Climate Crisis Activist Greta Thunberg

    (CNN) — Time magazine has chosen Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate crisis activist, as person of the year. Thunberg, 16, is the youngest individual to be recognized. She gained international attention for excoriating world leaders for their inaction in the climate crisis in a viral speech she made at the UN Climate Action Summit in September. She criticized world leaders again at the COP25 conference last week. “Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet—and the avatar of a broader generational […]

  • Democrats Introduce Two Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

    (CNN) — Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to set in motion the third impeachment of a US president in history. The announcement marks the culmination of an intense, fast-moving investigation into the President’s dealings with Ukraine and represents a historic choice for lawmakers with less than a year before the next election. LIVE UPDATES: Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment The […]

  • Baby Born Deaf Gets Hearing Aids, Squeals With Joy

    When the video starts, 4-month-old Georgina silently stares at the camera. Then her mother says, “OK, so we’ve just turned your hearing on. Can you say hello to everybody?” Georgina’s response is immediate — and heart-melting. She enthusiastically squeals a long, high-pitched “hi” of her own. When she turns her head, you can see the hearing aids in her tiny ears. Paul Addison, Georgina’s dad, posted the video on Twitter because he wanted the world to know the joy his […]

  • A Church Nativity Scene Depicts Jesus, Mary And Joseph As Refugees Separated In Cages

    (CNN) — A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States. The Claremont United Methodist Church, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles, posted the photo on its website showing the three held in separate cages topped with barbed wire. The baby Jesus is wrapped in a silver foil blanket. Lead Pastor Karen Clark Ristine spoke with CNN affiliate […]

  • Miss South Africa Crowned 2019 Miss Universe; Host Steve Harvey Involved In Another Flub

    ATLANTA, Georgia – Miss South Africa rules all. The new #MissUniverse2019 is… SOUTH AFRICA!!!! 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/gRW8vcuT3A — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019 Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice. Your new Miss Universe!!!! 😍✨#MissUniverse2019 pic.twitter.com/vqcZXjY7Zg — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019 “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like […]

  • Family Fights Back Against Porch Pirates With Dirty Diapers

    TAMPA – A 9-month-old Tampa baby is teaching porch pirates a lesson they probably didn’t expect to get. It all started when the Saleep family say they noticed packages missing, including food and one of the baby’s gifts. “I wanted them to get like a taste of their own medicine,” said Sharly Saleep. So, the family took matters into their own hands. First, they installed a surveillance camera to see if the packages were actually delivered. “It was really disgusting, […]

  • Walmart Apologizes For Christmas Sweater With Apparent Drug Reference

    (CNN) — Walmart is saying sorry for making available a Christmas sweater with an apparent drug reference. The sweater featured an image of Santa Claus behind a table with three white lines that look similar to cocaine lines. Below the image is the phrase “Let it snow.” The Global News, a Canadian news organization, first reported the apology. “These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” Walmart said in […]

  • “Sensitive Santa” Offers Christmas For Everyone

    PITTSTON, PA (WNEP) — Many children wait all year to see Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. We’ve all seen the long lines of people at shopping malls waiting to take a picture with Santa and ask for that perfect Christmas gift, but for children with autism and other sensory disabilities, it’s not a lot of fun. “They’re overstimulated by too much light, too much noise. You go to a mall and it’s crowded and you get a little anxious? Amplify that […]

  • Actor René Auberjonois, Known For ‘Benson’ And ‘Star Trek,’ Has Died At 79

    (CNN) — Actor René Auberjonois died on Sunday, his son, Remy Auberjonois told CNN. He was 79. The cause of death was metastatic lung cancer, his son said. Auberjonois was known for his myriad television roles on shows like “Benson,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Boston Legal.” But he acted in theater and film, notably as Army chaplain Father John Mulcahy in Robert Altman’s 1970 “MASH.” Born in New York on June 1, 1940, Auberjonois won a Tony Award in 1970 […]

  • A 5-Year-Old Carried A Toddler Half a mile in Alaska terrain after being left home alone, police say

    (CNN) — A 5-year-old walked through extreme temperatures in the Alaskan terrain with an 18-month-old after authorities say they were left home alone. The incident took place Tuesday when the temperature in Venetie, Alaska, was -31 degrees Fahrenheit (-35 degrees Celsius), according to a dispatch from the state’s Department of Public Safety. Venetie is in the northeastern section of Alaska. The children arrived at a neighbor’s home with “cold injuries,” Alaska State Troopers said. The 5-year-old got scared when the power […]

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