You Know Things Have Gotten Bad When Even Denzel Washington Ridicules Mainstream Media on Red Carpet

“Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including B.S.”

As the 2016 election cycle made abundantly clear, there’s a huge swath of celebrities — including everyone from models to singers — that love to give their hot takes on the biggest stories of the day.

One voice that’s noticeably absent, especially considering he’s one of Hollywood’s leading actors, is Denzel Washington.

That all changed this week, though, as the Hill reports that the actor delivered a fiery condemnation of the media and their penchant for peddling “BS.”

Washington’s red carpet comments came on Wednesday, when he told ITK Media:

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed…

So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth.”

Source: You Know Things Have Gotten Bad When Even Denzel Washington Ridicules Mainstream Media on Red Carpet

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Manhunt launched after Columbia police officer was stabbed multiple times at Bush River Road Walmart | The State

Columbia police released the photograph of a suspect wanted after a Columbia police officer was stabbed several times Wednesday night.

Source: Manhunt launched after Columbia police officer was stabbed multiple times at Bush River Road Walmart | The State

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Pokemon Go: Genders, ‘shiny’ Pokemon, and more new features are coming – Business Insider

Anticipation is high for what’s coming next to Pokémon Go.

The game’s creator, Niantic Labs, has hinted that new Pokémon are coming next week. Players think this could mean they’ll finally be able to catch “Legendary” creatures like Mewtwo or even the next generation of creatures.

Thanks to new code found in the game’s most recent update that’s been uncovered by The Silph Road, we have a good idea about which features to expect:

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Burger King’s Donut Whopper Is Arriving In Time For The Holidays

Miracles do happen!

Donut sandwiches are nothing new. Back in 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts gave us the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, while Krispy Kreme — or at least, one crazy chef using a Krispy Kreme donut — decided that sloppy joe meat would go great between two halves of its glazed perfection.

But as far as we know, the trend died out there. Until now. The crazy (beautiful, genius, etc.) minds at Burger King have decided that the Whopper would taste extra delicious if its buns were replaced by, yes, glazed donut halves.

Burritofying the Whopper didn’t work too well, but this new donut creation is different. Specifically, it’s a promotional item for Hanukkah via Burger King Israel. The “SufganiKing,”

Source: Burger King’s Donut Whopper Is Arriving In Time For The Holidays

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Crowd honors ‘gift of freedom’ from Pearl Harbor servicemen – Yahoo7 Finance Australia

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead.

Source: Crowd honors ‘gift of freedom’ from Pearl Harbor servicemen – Yahoo7 Finance Australia

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Trump named Time Person of the Year – Story | TexomasHomepage

Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year — calling him President of the Divided States of America.I don’t think that we have ever seen one person, operating in such an unconventional way, have an impact on the events of the year, said Time editor Nancy Gibbs.

Source: Trump named Time Person of the Year – Story | TexomasHomepage

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Stocks close at new records as investors shake off Trump-inspired health-care drop – MarketWatch

The Dow industrials, S&P 500 and small-cap focused Russell 2000 on Wednesday rose to all-time highs in intraday trade as stocks extend early gains and shake off early weakness in the health-care sector.

Source: Stocks close at new records as investors shake off Trump-inspired health-care drop – MarketWatch

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Battle of Aleppo: Old City taken by Syrian army in major advance | Middle East Eye

Rebel factions have reportedly proposed a five-day humanitarian truce after heavy losses in their former stronghold of east Aleppo

The Syrian army seized control of the whole of Aleppo’s Old City overnight on Tuesday, after rebels pulled out of the last areas under their control, sites close to the government reported.

The reports were corroborated on Wednesday morning by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that rebels had pulled out of the last remaining districts of Bab al-Hadid and Aqyul.

The advance on the ground has been backed up by heavy air strikes on areas of the east still under rebel control.

READ MORE: David Hearst on when Aleppo falls 

Source: Battle of Aleppo: Old City taken by Syrian army in major advance | Middle East Eye

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Blizzard blasts North Dakota – NBC Montana

BISMARCK, ND – Blowing snow and frigid temperatures are blasting much of western and central North Dakota.

Major roads were blocked Tuesday because of drifting snow.

In Bismarck, streets were bombarded with snow, making it difficult for people to get to work.

Winds cut like ice, making it impossible to stay outside without extra layers of clothing and facial protection.

Overnight snow created hazardous, slow driving conditions.

Source: Blizzard blasts North Dakota – NBC Montana

Montana Blizzard scene from 2010

Source: Local schools to add snow days to calendar

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Anti-theft jewelry, seller database called underutilized – HeraldCourier.com: News

In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 photo, Ashley Nicklaus, owner of the Pawn and Jewelry Exchange explains the Precious Metals Database, and how she uses that system and her personal jewelry tracking system by Bravo, to keep track of items coming into her pawn shop in Greensburg, Pa. (Dan Speicher/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In 11 years of operating a Greensburg pawn shop, Ashley Nicklaus prides herself on the good relationships she has built with police who occasionally call when they suspect customers may be selling stolen merchandise.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. spearheaded the creation of PAPreciousMetals.comin 2015. Licensed dealers in gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals are required to upload photos and descriptions of merchandise people sell them, along with information on the seller. Investigators, in theory, can check the database for jewelry reported stolen and track it to whomever sold it.

Source: Anti-theft jewelry, seller database called underutilized – HeraldCourier.com: News

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U.S. military fighter jet crashes into Pacific off western Japan; search for pilot ongoing | The Japan Times

A U.S. military F/A-18 fighter jet, the same type of aircraft that crashed into waters off Kochi Prefecture on Wednesday, is seen at Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Airbase in Miyazaki Prefecture in 2013. | KYODO

A U.S. military F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Kochi Prefecture in western Japan on Wednesday afternoon, Japanese Defense Ministry o

Source: U.S. military fighter jet crashes into Pacific off western Japan; search for pilot ongoing | The Japan Times

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Supermarket dash yields $600 in groceries for Greensburg shelter | TribLIVE

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Taylor Stiteler dashed past the produce section Tuesday on her way to the meat department at the Shop ‘n Save on East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg. Cheerleaders chanted support and a voice over the loudspeaker informed other shoppers of her progress.

After filling a cart with meat products, Stiteler raced down an aisle to stock up on laundry detergent, then made one last stop to grab cans of coffee before time ran out.

Trib Review Photo

Her three-minute shopping spree netted $611.50 worth of merchandise, all of which will be donated to the Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg.

“It went by so fast,” Stiteler said. “I was getting the meat and they called out for one minute, and I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I need to hurry.’ ”

This was the ninth year of the shopping spree, hosted by Charley Family Shop ‘n Save stores and the United Way of Westmoreland County

Source: Supermarket dash yields $600 in groceries for Greensburg shelter | TribLIVE

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Fear The Walking Dead star Frank Dillane risks the wrath of show bosses by leaving top secret script in a PUB

FEAR The Walking Dead star Frank Dillane has risked the wrath of show bosses by accidentally leaving his top secret scripts in a pub. The Brit, who plays Nick Clark in the zombie series, is suppose…

Source: Fear The Walking Dead star Frank Dillane risks the wrath of show bosses by leaving top secret script in a PUB

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The Walking Dead issue 161 preview panels: ‘The Whisperer War Part 5’

With The Whisperer War heating up in a big way, what can fans expect from issue 161 of The Walking Dead comics? Check out the preview page right here!

The Walking Dead might be looking at a midseason finale on the AMC television show, but there is a lot of action to be had in the comic book world as well, since The Whisperers are a dangerous force to be reckoned with.

Last month left off with some hope for many of the groups, but The Hilltop were not one of them. The Whisperers have infiltrated their community and pummeled it with flaming arrows. The community is on fire, including the house with baby Hershel and Sophia inside.

Source: The Walking Dead issue 161 preview panels: ‘The Whisperer War Part 5’

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3 children killed, their mother wounded, in Four Hills shooting, police say | Albuquerque Journal

Sabrina Bingham, a resident of Four Hills, places flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the home where three children, ages 5 to 9, were killed and their mother was left in critical condition after a murder suicide in the southeast Albuquerque neighborhood Monday evening. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
Sabrina Bingham, a resident of Four Hills, places flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the home where three children, ages 5 to 9, were killed and their mother was left in critical condition after a murder suicide in the southeast Albuquerque neighborhood Monday evening. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Three children, ages 5 to 9, were killed and their mother is in critical condition after a murder suicide in the Four Hills neighborhood Monday evening, according to authorities.

Police said 45-year-old George Daniel Wechsler broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 1500 block of Stagecoach SE and lay in wait for her to arrive home with her two sons, ages 5 and 9, and 6-year-old daughter. When they arrived, he gunned them down before shooting himself.

George Daniel Wechsler, 45. (APD)

Source: 3 children killed, their mother wounded, in Four Hills shooting, police say | Albuquerque Journal

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Dozens dead after earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Dozens of people have died and several more have been injured after shops and houses collapsed in the Indonesian province of Aceh after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday.

“The number of victims may increase because they are trapped under debris.”

Several people were trapped in the rubble and were being evacuated using heavy machinery according to the head of Aceh Indonesia Red Cross, Rudianto, who is known by only one name.

The Aceh Tribun News reported that a four-storey building had collapsed and a petrol station had been destroyed.

Indonesian meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency BMKG recorded five aftershocks within 30 minutes of the initial earthquake.

Source: Dozens dead after earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia

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Trump formally introduces defense nominee James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis – The Washington Post

During a speech in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 6, President-elect Donald Trump introduced retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, his pick for secretary of defense, to the crowd. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Mattis needs a waiver from Congress to serve as secretary of defense.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Donald Trump appeared with retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at a rally here Tuesday night, formally introducing him as one of the “most effective generals” in decades and his nominee to be the leader of the Department of Defense.

“The American people are fortunate that a man of this character and integrity will now be the civilian leader atop the Department of Defense,” Trump said. “Under his leadership — such an important position — we will rebuild our military and alliances, destroy terrorists, face our enemies abroad and make America safe again.”

Source: Trump formally introduces defense nominee James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis – The Washington Post

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Angela Merkel calls for widespread ban on ‘full veil’ Islamic coverings – The Washington Post

The proposal comes amid political battles over migrants and assimilation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who last year opened the door to nearly 1 million mostly Muslim migrants, staked out a tough new stance on conservative Islam on Tuesday by making her first direct call for a widespread ban on “full veil” religious coverings.

Her backing could add Germany to the growing list of European nations imposing restrictions on Islamic coverings as debates sharpen across the continent over religious tolerance, perceived threats to European identity and possible attacks by Islamists.

Source: Angela Merkel calls for widespread ban on ‘full veil’ Islamic coverings – The Washington Post

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Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs ‘out of control’ | WSTM

NEW YORK (AP) Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe.

Source: Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs ‘out of control’ | WSTM

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Beyonce, Adele nominated for top 3 Grammy Awards – The Boston Globe

The announcements were made by Nantucket’s Meghan Trainor.
Beyonce is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with ‘‘Lemonade,’’ and song and record of the year with ‘‘Formation.’’ The singer, who already has 20 Grammys, is also the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year.

Behind Beyonce are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who scored eight nominations each.
Source: Beyonce, Adele nominated for top 3 Grammy Awards – The Boston Globe
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