Friday December 9th, 2016, 5 Top Stories to Start Your Weekend

Friday, December 9, 2016, 5 Top Stories to Start Your Weekend

1. The nation continues to send condolences to the family of Senator John Glenn who passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday. Glenn served the Senate for 6 terms but it was Glenn’s earlier career as a first a pilot in WWII and then as the first man to orbit the Earth had placed Glenn in the nation’s heart back in 1962. Glenn is survived by his wife of 73 years Annie, their two children and 2 grandchildren.

2. President Elect Donald Trump, in an interview with Time Magazine, that he believes that “work something out” to protect the children who are in the United States illegally. The program that current President Obama has called the Dream Program helped to protect those children who were brought here as children by their parents. Trump stated that, “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.” Continuing Trump stated that “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.”

3. In Aleppo, Russia said the Syrian army was suspending fighting to allow citizens to escape from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods. Residents though, tell a different story. They say that the bombing has not let up and that many civilians are trapped in the devastation. Al Jazeera reports that “The bombardment and shelling is … unbelievable. They are gaining areas every day. Until now the attacks are still ongoing in the city. Just half an hour ago there were two barrel-bomb attacks in Bustan al-Qasr … Warplanes are still in the skies.”

4. Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States the stock market has been climbing steadily to new highs. The Dow has closed at records 13 times since Election Day and it is being predicted that the market will hit 20,000 by Christmas.

5. In a news story that will just make you happy. In Pennsylvania 200 families, in Bedford, found out when they went to Walmart to make a payment on their layaway items that a stranger had paid the balance for these families. Walmart stated that a woman only identified as Santa B, went to the town’s Walmart Wednesday and gave the service desk a cashier’s check for $46,265.59. This generous donation has made the holidays all that much sweeter for those families. Merry Christmas.

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