Monday, December 19th, 2016, 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day
1. President Elect Donald Trump, on Friday, in an appearance in Orlando, Florida, of his supporters, “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean, you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” Continuing Trump told the crowd that with his win, things have changed. “Now it’s much different. Now you’re laid back, you’re cool, you’re mellow, right? You’re basking in the glory of victory.”
2. The Electoral College electors will meet Monday in the state capitals, to cast their vote to elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. There have been plots to disrupt the 227-year-old process but as it stands now, Trump will become the next President of the United States. There are some Democrats and Republicans who spoke on the Sunday morning news shows to say it has been anything but a conventional election so who knows what could happen?
3. Evacuations have resumed from east Aleppo, with buses and ambulances leaving the destruction of the Syrian city, the U.N is reporting. According to a spokesman for the U.N., 350 people have reportedly left the area in convoys which are heading west towards other government territory. Some buses which had been sent to take people out of shambles of the Syrian city which is besieged by rebels, were set on fire, which stopped the evacuations but have now resumed. Thousands are waiting to leave east Aleppo in desperate conditions.
4. Saturday, it was announced that, Dr. Henry Heimlich, the famed and controversial inventor of a maneuver credited with saving countless choking victims, died early Saturday. He was 96. According to his son, Dr. Heimlich died of a heart attack. The surgeon achieved fame in the 1970’s when he created his technique that he called the “Heimlich maneuver,” to save choking persons. The technique uses abdominal thrusts to clear a person’s airway.
5. On Friday, the Washington Post introduced a Chrome plugin that will automatically display commentary next to Donald Trump’s tweets. Developed by the Post’s politics team at The Fix, the plugin provides context and fact-checking of any of Trump’s tweets including past tweets which are being fact checked for their accuracy.
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