Nobel peace laureate group tells US, North Korea to negotiate

  1. Nobel peace laureate group tells US, North Korea to negotiate  AOL
  2. Ill-informed Trump living in cowboy world, says anti-nuclear campaigner  BreakingNews.ie
  3. First Singaporean Nobel Peace Prize photographer creates nuclear exhibition  The Straits Times
  4. Full coverage

Source: Google News | Nobel peace laureate group tells US, North Korea to negotiate

In Alabama, no good outcomes for the Republican Party

  1. In Alabama, no good outcomes for the Republican Party  Washington Post
  2. Liberal group trolls Trump rally using Ivanka Trump’s criticism of Roy Moore  The Hill
  3. In Florida, Trump attacks credibility of Roy Moore accuser as he rallies support for Alabama Senate hopeful  Los Angeles Times
  4. How Roy Moore Survives  New York Times
  5. Full coverage

Source: Google News | In Alabama, no good outcomes for the Republican Party

35 good memes that got us through a bad year

It’s been a bad year for some, which means it’s been an absolutely fantastic year for memes.

From Salt Bae to the countless memes mocking President Trump and his first year in office, this has truly been a magical year for coping with sadness and madness using increasingly weird comedy online.

For some these may be downright confusing, but for every ridiculous thing that happened this year, a meme was close behind helping somebody get by. 

In chronological order, here are the memes that will forever define 2017:

1. Salt Bae

Ottoman steak 🔪

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Source: Mashable | 35 good memes that got us through a bad year

Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

  1. Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins  USA TODAY
  2. Giancarlo Stanton Reportedly Traded to Yankees for Starlin Castro, Prospects  Bleacher Report
  3. Source: Marlins eye very young Yankees prospects for Giancarlo Stanton  NJ.com
  4. Giancarlo Stanton Stats | Baseball-Reference.com  Baseball-Reference.com
  5. Rosenthal: Updating the Giancarlo Stanton standoff, and it’s not looking good for the Marlins  The Athletic
  6. Full coverage

Source: Google News | Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires

  1. Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires  Los Angeles Times
  2. Southern California Fires Live Updates: ‘We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet’  New York Times
  3. First fire-related death confirmed in Southern California  CNN
  4. Southern California Fires Continue To Be Fought By LACoFD Firefighters  KHTS Radio
  5. How prepared is San Diego for wildfires? To be determined  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  6. Full coverage

Source: Google News | Firefighters begin to turn the tide on Southern California wildfires

Mark Hamill and Stephen Colbert bless us with Luke Skywalker's 'lost' Cantina scene

Ever wondered what Luke Skywalker was up to between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? Well, Mark Hamill and noted Star Wars superfan Stephen Colbert have the answer: He was trying to get into a bar.

A really delightful sketch from Friday’s Late Show features Hamill as a middle-aged Luke and Colbert as a condescending Cantina maître d’. Unfortunately, Luke’s galaxy-saving reputation has not preceded him to the bar, and he can’t convince Colbert to let him in. 

Dad jokes — including several about the franchise’s absolutely bonkers names for characters — ensue. And the whole thing culminates in Colbert singing the Cantina band song, which is just lovely. Powers that be, please cast him in a future movie. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Mark Hamill and Stephen Colbert bless us with Luke Skywalker's 'lost' Cantina scene

Kids 40% less empathetic due to technology, social media – expert

Children were 40 percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago because of social media and technology, US-based educational psychologist and author Dr. Michele Borba said on Saturday.
Source: GMA News Lifestyle | Kids 40% less empathetic due to technology, social media – expert

YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays

When you're stuck taking care of kids this holiday season, you could either watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the umpteenth time, or you could keep up with the times and turn to YouTube. The streaming giant has had a YouTube Kids offering for…
Source: Engadget | YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays