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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

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

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
‘Rogue One’ Is Brutal, Beautiful And Better Than ‘The Force Awakens’ (via Forbes)

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