Trump’s Washington faces one last week of uproar in 2018:

A frenzied year in Washington is going out with a roar as the political forces that combined to make the first half of President Donald Trump’s mandate so turbulent come to a head in a hugely consequential run-up to the holidays.

Looming over everything is the new reality, fueled by weeks of court filings by special counsel Robert Mueller and other prosecutors, that every corner of Trump’s public life is now under investigation: his White House, his campaign, his presidential transition, his inaugural committee, his businesses.

The President’s sense of persecution prompted a rage-filled Twitter outburst on Sunday that also appeared to reflect concern about cooperation agreements secured by Mueller with his longtime personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, started as the ‘insurance policy’ long before I even got elected, is very bad for our Country,” Trump tweeted.

At a teen’s funeral, a priest condemned suicide and ‘basically called our son a sinner,’ mother says:

Grieving the most tragic loss two parents could endure, Jeff and Linda Hullibarger expected comfort from a priest’s homily at their son Maison’s funeral.

Instead, the priest lectured the hundreds of mourners that suicide is wrong, and repeatedly referenced the 18-year-old taking his own life.
“I looked at Jeff and thought, ‘What is he doing?’ ” Linda Hullibarger said Sunday.
“We have five other kids. Nobody could believe it,” Jeff Hullibarger said. “I looked at the parish, and everyone had the same look on their faces.”

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers:

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health.

Born October 31, baby Bénédicte was admitted to the center at 6 days old. Her mother, who had a confirmed case of Ebola, died during childbirth, the ministry reported Thursday.

Teen tells climate negotiators they aren’t mature enough:

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist, all but shamed the 190 countries represented at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland last week.

The young activist accused negotiators — gathered in Katowice to establish rules for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — of abandoning future generations. “You say you love your children above all else and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes,” Thunberg said during an address to attendees on Wednesday.
The so-called “Paris Rulebook” agreed to on Saturday falls short of achieving its goals. Scientists and negotiators say that countries would have to do far more than what the rules stipulate to curb fossil fuel use and deforestation and avoid severe weather associated with global warming.

Frank Kaminsky Carries Baby Down 40-Plus Stories During High-Rise Evacuation:

Charlotte Hornets power forward Frank Kaminsky has many talents. He can play basketball. He can dance. He’s one of the better Fortnite players in the NBA. And he’s pretty funny too.

However, Kaminsky can now add good Samaritan to that list.

Per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Kaminsky was playing Fortnite on Thursday when the fire alarm went off in his high-rise building. He grabbed a box of Cheez-Its and started walking but saw one of his neighbors was trying to take a baby and a dog downstairs. Kaminsky then took action and helped carry the baby down 46 flights to get out of the building.

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