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Thursday, December 21, 2017

DEC 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

 *"Why Don’t Most Americans Realize They’re Getting Tax Cuts for Christmas?

Four out of five taxpayers will see their bills reduced in 2018, but few of them 

expect to see the cash." DAVID A. GRAHAM. https://www.theatlantic.com/

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters 




*"‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ hits new milestone with 10 million sales 

Brendan Green, game designer for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds', reveals that 

game sales have reached 10 million." Michael DienteM. Diente Expert in Gaming 

Author (Curated by P. Shalgar). http://us.blastingnews.com/gaming

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Bluehole Studio Inc. PUBG (Xbox/YouTube) 

*"With a shutdown clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline, 

congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass 

spending bill. A major obstacle evaporated after key GOP senators dropped a 

demand to add health insurance subsidies for the poor...."

*"Dozens of companies are using Facebook to exclude older workers from job 

ads." Julia Angwin, ProPublica; Noam Scheiber, The New York Times; and Ariana 

Tobin.  https://www.propublica.org

*"Mistrial declared for Nevada rancher who led revolt over U.S. land dispute....

“We have a very strong case that this will never be tried again,” Bundy’s 

attorney, Bret Whipple, told reporters."

John L. Smith. https://www.reuters.com/

*"Minnesota Man May Get New Trial After Jurors Admit They Thought He Must Be 

Guilty Because He's Black. It's enough to get a new hearing, if not a new trial.

By Brad Reed / https://www.rawstory.com/ December 21, 2017, 11:21 AM GMT.



Photo Credit: Screenshot / Fox 9

*"Disney Buys Fox, Will Viewers Pay the Price? Disney's $52.4 billion purchase of 

21st Century Fox shrinks the media landscape, increases Fox News' position, and 

could jack prices for consumers, says Craig Aaron of Free Press." 

http://therealnews.com/t2/s.

*"North Korea says it 'will take revenge' for US saying it is developing biological 

weapons. Pyongyang says the claims laid out in the Trump administration's 

national security plan are false. Mythili Sampathkumar, New York @MythiliSk.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news.




Picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) 

on 13 December 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. -/AFP/Getty 

Images.  

*"Confederate statues removed after Memphis sells public parks." 

http://abcnews.go.com. Shame on you, Memphis.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn.

File- In this Aug. 18, 2017, photo, a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford 

Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn. A city council in Tennessee has voted to 

sell two city parks where two Confederate statues are located and crews have 

begun work to remove one of them. 




(AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File) 

*"Shoppers stunned as worker sings opera. Gilly Assuncao from Brazil surprised 

customers in Massachusetts when he started singing for them. He spoke to the 

BBC about his motivation."  





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