12/27/16 headlines

Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia Was One of the Few Truly Iconic Characters–Yet Her Greatest Role Was Herself

“Iconic” is a word that gets thrown around haphazardly, having become interchangeable with any word that connotes fame and losing its primary definition as something inspiring unflagging, uncritical devotion.

NYPD responds to ‘suspicious package’ at Trump Tower, gives ‘all clear’

Trump Tower was briefly evacuated Tuesday afternoon, with NYPD and FDNY officials reporting to the location, according to multiple reports.
Fox Valley Mall Fight: Brawls Prompt Massive Police Response, 7 Arrests (Updated)
 People ran screaming as teens inspired chaos in the Aurora shopping mall Monday night. Police cleared the mall.


Aurora, IL – At approximately 6:30 p.m. tonight, the Aurora Police Department received a call for assistance at Fox Valley Mall due to an unruly crowd in the common area.

Shortly after, a fight broke out in the food court area followed by several other smaller altercations.

With more than 1,000 patrons in the common area watching and other patrons shopping throughout the facility, APD made the immediate decision to evacuate and close the mall for the safety of all as they contained and controlled the situation.

Seven juveniles were arrested and other people are being questioned during the investigation process.

In total, nearly 75 officers were on the scene including Aurora Police with assistance from the Illinois State Police, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Naperville, West Chicago, St. Charles and Geneva Police Departments and Fox Valley Park District

No civilian or officer required immediate medical attention.

Google alters algorithm to remove Holocaust denial search results
Google has changed its algorithm to completely remove search results that claim the Holocaust didn’t happen.
12 hours ago · indianexpress.com
Maxine Waters says Democrats are too ‘nice,’ vows to fight Trump ‘every inch of the way’
Rep. Maxine Waters made clear she has no plans to reach across the aisle to work with Donald Trump, vowing on Monday to fight the president-elect “every inch of the way.”
4 hours ago · washingtontimes.com
Obama says he could have beaten Trump
President Barack Obama says he could have defeated Donald Trump in last month’s election by recapturing the same “vision of hope” that twice carried him to the presidency.
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