5 things to know for December 19: January 6, Twitter, World Cup, Immigration, Turbulence



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When you make a purchase at a coffee shop or casual restaurant, a clerk typically rotates a touch screen to show you suggested tip amounts, typically between 10% and 25%. Then there’s an awkward moment when the worker (directly in front of you) waits to see how much you tip while the customers behind you look over his shoulder. Then you choose the highest option, begrudgingly. It’s a familiar scene many people face today, and more shoppers say they feel stressed because a generous tip has become an etiquette norm rather than a low-pressure decision. This is what else you need to know to Catch up and get on with your day.

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The January 6 committee investigating the 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol will make announcements today on Criminal Referrals to the Department of Justice. The panel has weighed the criminal references of former President Donald Trump and various members of his inner circle. A referral is a recommendation that the Justice Department investigate whether to charge the people in question, but the move is largely symbolic because it does not force federal prosecutors to bring such a case. Whether the Justice Department brings charges will depend on whether the facts and evidence support a prosecution, Attorney General Merrick Garland said. Garland will make the final decision on any charging decision.

Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO if he is ousted for a poll, he tweeted on Sunday. According to the survey, the “yes” option won by a margin of 57% to 43%, and Musk has said he will abide by the results. In several follow-up tweets, Musk suggested that he was serious about leaving and made a vague threat about the future of Twitter if he is ousted. “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for as you just might get it,” Musk tweeted. Since he bought Twitter for $44 billion and took over as CEO in late October, Musk has been embroiled in numerous controversies for causing abrupt changes to the platform and its workforce. The most recent change came over the weekend when Twitter prohibited links to certain other social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. The controversial policy was removed less than 24 hours after its initial introduction.

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SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on June 13. June 2019.

Hear how Musk responded to reporters before hanging up mid-question

Argentina won the 2022 World Cup on Sunday, beating France on penalties in one of the most exciting finals in the tournament’s history. Argentine soccer legend Lionel Messi dazzled in his last World Cup game, scoring twice, making tournament history and ultimately lifting the trophy. The streets of Buenos Aires were flooded with blue and white like people came out to celebrate. While the match in Qatar ended in glory for messi As a fitting culmination of his extraordinary career, it was a sad result for France superstar Kylian Mbappé. France made a stunning comeback to force the final into extra time, but were unable to secure victory, failing to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cup titles in 60 years. Now the countdown to the next men’s world cup in 2026. It will take place in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Fans in Argentina drench reporter as they celebrate World Cup victory

As border authorities try to prepare for the scheduled lifting of Title 42 on Wednesday, officials in the Rio Grande Valley say they have found between 900 and 1,200 daily migrants during the last two weeks. These numbers are reminiscent of the surge in 2019, when agents at the border encountered at least 1,000 migrants a day, according to a federal law enforcement source. The termination of the Title 42 policy is expected to lead to an increase in border crossings, as authorities will no longer be able to expeditiously remove migrants as they have done since March 2020. In the meantime, Two buses with migrants arrived in New York City on Sunday and up to 15 more are expected in the coming days. The city’s shelter system it is already at capacity and should expect more than 1,000 additional asylum seekers to arrive each week, Mayor Eric Adams said. Denver, Colorado, is also struggling to provide shelter for a growing number of migrants.

At least 36 people on a Hawaiian Airlines flight were injured after their plane encountered “severe turbulence” on a flight from Phoenix to Honolulu on Sunday, authorities said. The turbulence occurred 15 to 30 minutes before the plane was scheduled to land in Honolulu with 278 passengers and 10 crew members. Twenty passengers were taken to emergency rooms and 11 patients were in serious condition, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Service said in a statement Sunday. Among those transported to the hospital was a 14-month-old boy. The patients’ injuries included a serious head injury, lacerations, bruises and loss of consciousness, Honolulu EMS said. A passenger, a college student on his way home for winter break, told CNN the turbulence suddenly intensified and “it felt like a free fall”.

Thai warship sinks in severe weather, leaving 31 crew missing

A warship of the Royal Thai Navy sank in severe weather earlier today, leaving 31 of its crew of 106 sailors missing in stormy seas in the Gulf of Thailand, Thai authorities said. Search and rescue operations are underway for the missing crew. The 252-foot vessel was built in the US and commissioned into the Royal Thai Navy in 1987. A retired US Navy captain said the Thai crew was facing a difficult situation on a ship so old.

‘Avatar: Way of Water’ has grossed $435 million at the worldwide box office

The highly anticipated sequel to “Avatar” is packing theaters, but needs to make another $2 billion break even with its high cost of production.

Rihanna shares the first images of her baby

The wait is over. The musician and businessman published this cute video of your son “hack” your phone.

Why we can’t get enough of the ‘Wednesday’ dance

Hello, my dear storm clouds. Glad to know I’m not the only one still dying for Wednesday Addams and this iconic scene from the Netflix series.

Cecily Strong says goodbye to ‘Saturday Night Live’

The departure of the actress is another blow to the stomach for the programming of the program. Watch some of the emotional moments of your farewell here.

Pope Francis orders Vatican to return Parthenon sculptures to Greece

These 2,500-year-old sculptures they have been held in the Vatican for over a century. The Pope is now giving them to the Greek Orthodox Church.

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That’s how many exotic fish spilled into a Berlin hotel lobby after a a giant aquarium burst into fragments, injuring at least two people. None of the fish survived, authorities said, adding that the cause of the incident is being investigated. The aquarium was 46 feet tall and was on display in the lobby of a Radisson Collection Hotel.

“Together, we must confront the disturbing rise in anti-Semitism. And together, we must stand up to bigotry in all its forms. Our democracy depends on it.”

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaking out against antisemitism at the lighting of the National Menorah Sunday night in New York City. The the largest menorah in the world lit to mark the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Jewish families around the world will light a candle in a menorah every night for eight nights to commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians and the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem around 165 B.C.

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Rain and snow

The threat of severe storms and tornadoes continues for the South as the North sees more snow

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The reason your donut box is pink

What do you prefer in the morning: bagels or donuts? Even if you’re adamantly “Team Bagel,” you can make a change after learning about the sweet history of pink donut boxes. (click here to see)

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