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The News, but Less Stupid 12.18.16

The News, but Less Stupid 12.18.16


The News, but Less Stupid
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.

Read more: 
 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.

Read more:
Trump crows about Electoral College victory (via AP)
Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White House (via NY Times)
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.

Read more:
Disney’s ‘Rogue One’ Surges With $155.1 Million Weekend Haul (via Bloomberg)
‘Rogue One’ Baddie Ben Mendelsohn on His Beef with Darth Vader (via TheDailyBeast.com)
‘Rogue One’ Is Brutal, Beautiful And Better Than ‘The Force Awakens’ (via Forbes)

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