Capitol Hill ceremony to honor Bush offers bipartisan moment:

In a deeply divided political climate, Washington witnessed a rare moment of unity on Monday as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to remember George H.W. Bush.

The Republican former President died on Friday at the age of 94. On Monday, his body was brought to the US Capitol rotunda where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning, an honor reserved for government officials and military officers.

Democrats and Republicans remain locked in a standoff over funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall that could trigger a partial government shutdown in the coming days and Washington is still reeling from a divisive midterm campaign season where the leaders of both parties were targets and Trump frequently went on the attack on the campaign trail.
But for at least a few hours, the two parties appeared to put their political differences aside

Postal Service to suspend most deliveries, close offices to honor George H.W. Bush on Wednesday:

The US Postal Service announced it will “suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity” on Wednesday for the national day of mourning honoring the late former President George H.W. Bush.

The White House said Saturday that President Donald Trump would declare Wednesday a national day of mourning for the country’s 41st president. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m ET memorial service. Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are expected to attend the service, according to sources familiar with the planning of the funeral.

Two Minneapolis officers were put on leave after decorating their precinct with a ‘racist’ Christmas tree:’

Along with the ornaments and strands of lights, two police officers in the 4th precinct of Minneapolis’ Police Department added some unusual items to their lobby’s Christmas tree: A collection of street trash, including packs of Newport cigarettes, a crumpled bag of Takis chips, a cup from a Popeyes fried chicken outlet, a can of Steel Reserve malt liquor and some yellow crime scene tape. Critics say the items chosen play on negative stereotypes about African-Americans.

“These pieces of trash were deliberately chosen to represent how certain officers feel about the community they serve: that Black people are a stereotype to be mocked and the lives of those they serve may as well be reduced to trash in the gutter,” City Councilman Phillipe Cunninghamsaid on Facebook.

Heisman Race 2018: List of Finalists for Coveted Trophy Announced:

The Heisman Trophy finalists were announced Monday evening, with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins selected for the Saturday, Dec. 8 ceremony and announcement of the winner in New York.

Brie Larson takes flight in new ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer:

Carol Danvers takes flight in the new trailer for “Captain Marvel.”

Marvel unveiled the new spot for its first female-led superhero film during Monday Night Football.
While this second trailer shares some footage with the first, which dropped in September, it ramps up the action and features more background on the woman herself, played by Brie Larson.
This trailer also includes a first look at Annette Bening in the film.

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