TRUMP’S CABINET PICKS KEEP COMING Here’s how Donald Trump has turned the “staid process” of picking a Cabinet into a media circus. Mitt Romney is still in contention for secretary of state, Rick Perry is now in the mix and Chris Christie may not be totally down for the count. And take a look at what the first days of a Trump presidency look like for Congress. [Reuters]
THE ‘DANGERS’ OF TRUMP’S GLOBAL BUSINESS EMPIRE “Turkey is a nation in crisis, scarred by government crackdowns following a failed coup attempt and on a potential collision course with the West. It is also home to a valuable revenue stream for the president-elect’s business empire: Trump Towers Istanbul.” [WaPo]
OVER 140 ARE DEAD AFTER TRAIN DERAILMENT IN INDIA And over 150 more were wounded in the deadly accident near Kanpur. [USA Today]
GIVE A WARM WELCOME To Huffington Post South Africa. [HuffPost]
POPE FRANCIS: ALL PRIESTS CAN NOW FORGIVE ABORTION Previously only bishops or special confessors could. [Reuters]
BAD NEWS ABOUT YOUR SABRA HUMMUS The popular brand has been recalled for listeria ― again. [Nina Golgowski, HuffPost]
IT’S OFFICIAL Melania and Barron Trump aren’t moving to the White House until the school year is over. So here’s a breakdown of all the places the Trumps could call home that aren’t 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
ALL THE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Selena Gomez’s triumphant return was inspiring, Drake and Taylor Swift are definitely maybe dating and the Price tribute was on point. Oh, and here are the actual winners. [HuffPost]
START PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO EUROPE Looks like the euro and dollar are close to parity. [WSJ | Paywall]
‘HOW TO TALK TO ALIENS’ “’We’re looking for a cosmic Rosetta stone,’ said Vakoch. ‘But the question is: What do us and the extraterrestrials both have in common?’” [Motherboard]
KANYE, YOU KNOW BETTER THAN TO AGITATE THE BEYHIVE But we’ll let you finish... [Vanity Fair]
SNAPCHAT’S SPECTACLES ARE TAKING OVER Welcome to a “camera-first world.” [Wired]
THE WIZARDING WORLD MADE MAGIC AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” hauled in over $75 million for its opening. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Andrew Cuomo established a special unit in New York to investigate the post-election uptick in hate crimes.
~ France announced it successfully thwarted a major terrorism plot.
~ Yeah, you can’t unsee the Kylie Jenner-Tyga birthday photo.
~ Meet the new “yellow journalists.”
~ Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term.
~ Amy Schumer and her boyfriend took slightly different tacks to their first anniversary Instagram posts.
~ According to “SNL,” you should spend a lot of time in Target’s parking lotthis Thanksgiving break.
~ The new Santa cams are reminding us of the creepiness inherent in the Elf on the Shelf.
~ The other folks searching for middle America post-election: advertisers.
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