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Need 2 Know: Senate Rebukes Trump, Virgin Galactic’s Space Milestone

December 14, 2018

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Senate Rebuke: The Senate voted to stop supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The extremely rare and bipartisan move is a rebuke to both President Trump and Saudi Arabia after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. For it to have any practical impact, the House will need to take it up in the new year. Read more here.

  • Migrant Death: A 7-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after being taken into custody by Border Patrol agents after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border last week. The girl went into seizures while in custody and had a 105.7-degree fever before being taken to a hospital, where she died. The agency is investigating whether proper protocol was followed to get the girl medical assistance. Read more here.

  • Space Tourism: For the first time since the final shuttle expedition more than seven years ago, a spaceship launched from U.S. soil carried humans to space. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic’s first test spaceflight reached an altitude of 51 miles and represents a major step forward for Branson’s goal of bringing tourists to space. See the view here.

  • Strasbourg Attack: French police shot and killed the man suspected of killing three people in a terror attack at a popular Christmas market earlier this week. Cherif Chekatt was killed after exchanging gunfire with police on the streets of Strasbourg. He had been radicalized while in jail for another crime. Read more here.

  • Cash Frenzy: Chaos ensued after a Brinks armored truck started spilling cash across a New Jersey highway. Some drivers scrambled to retrieve the money ー amid moving traffic ー and several crashes occurred. Watch here.

  • CBS Harassment: Dushku: CBS paid actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 million as part of a settlement over sexual harassment on the set of the TV series “Bull.” Dushku reported that she felt uncomfortable by comments made by the show’s star, Michael Weatherly, and was then written off the show. Read more here

CBS Harassment: Cybill: Cybill Shepherd says her show "Cybill" was canceled after she refused Les Moonves’ advances. Shepherd claims the sitcom would have likely had five more years when it was abruptly pulled. Her revelations came during an interview on SiriusXM. Read more here.

  • Starbucks Delivery: Starbucks will add delivery service to 2,000 stores, about a quarter of U.S. locations, in a partnership with UberEats intended to reach new customers. Read more here.

  • Sports: Houston Rockets superstar and reigning league MVP James Harden dropped 50 points and his fourth career-triple-double in a win over Lebron James and the Lakers. Read more here.

  • Grease Trap: A California man survived two days stuck inside a grease vent at an abandoned Chinese restaurant in a suspected botched robbery attempt. See the pics here.

  • Swift on Netflix: Taylor Swift released the trailer for a Netflix concert film that will debut on New Year’s Eve. The film follows her enormously successful Reputation tour. Read more here.

  • Yellies: A new line of toys called Yellies is sparking backlash from some. The spider-like toys are activated by loud voices ー and the louder you yell, the faster they go. See them here.

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