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FOR THE DAY, DECEMBER 19TH 2016
Truck Crashes into Berlin Christmas Market
A truck drove its way through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, Germany Monday evening. So far 9 people have been reported dead, with at least 50 being injured. The suspect was apprehended shortly after the incident.
The event is being considered a “terrorist attack”, but there has been no definitive group taking responsibility at this moment.
Live Coverage (via CNN)
Berlin truck crash: White House condemns ‘apparent terrorist attack’ at Christmas market (via The Guardian)
Donald Trump Officially Wins Electoral Vote
Donald Trump officially locked in his status as president-elect after the Electoral College submitted their votes, securing him 306, while losing the popular vote by over 2 million ballots.
This was the last bit of hope for the Hillary Clinton campaign, after a seemingly decisive election day in November.
Donald Trump Electoral College Win Crushes the Last #NeverTrump Dream (via TheDailyBeast.com)
Star Wars: Rogue One Scores $155.1 million Opening Weekend
The spinoff film to the Star Wars franchise saw huge crowds its opening weekend, easily taking the number one spot with $155.1 million in box office sales. Rogue One, acts as a pseudo prequel to the original Star Wars film released in 1977 and stars a completely new cast of characters.
Last year the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw an opening weekend of $248 million, making it the most successful December opening weekend in box office sales ever.