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December 19, 2019 | Via NPR

President Trump Impeached by the House in Historic Rebuke

House lawmakers voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday in only the third such rebuke in American history. The move triggers a trial for Trump in the Senate, expected in January — one in which majority Republicans are likely to permit him to retain his office. The vote was largely along party lines. Every Republican opposed impeachment.

December 19, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Dozens Hurt as Catalonia Independence Protesters Clash with Police

Masked protesters set bins on fire and threw rocks and glass bottles at police who responded with foam bullets in a street near Camp Nou stadium as Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off Wednesday in the first clásico of the season. These were the first violent incidents in Catalonia since October when Spain’s top court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over their role in a failed 2017 bid for independence.

December 19, 2019 | Via Reuters

Ozil Removed from Computer Game in China over Uighur Comments

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami’s eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 computer game in China over his comments about the country’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims. Ozil, a German Muslim of Turkish origin, posted messages of social media last week calling minority Uighurs “warriors who resist persecution” and criticized both China’s crackdown and the silence of Muslims in response.

December 19, 2019 | Via BBC

Conquistador Anchors Found off Mexico Gulf Coast

Two 500-year-old iron ship anchors have been discovered on Mexico’s Gulf Coast, potentially offering an insight into the Spanish invasion. Archaeologists say they may have belonged to the fleet led by Spain’s Hernán Cortés, who conquered the Aztec empire in the 16th Century. Last year another anchor was discovered nearby, containing wood originating from a Spanish tree.

December 19, 2019 | Via Sky News

YouTube’s Highest Paid Star

An eight-year-old boy from Texas has topped a Forbes rich list of the highest-paid YouTube stars, earning an estimated $26m. Ryan Kaji, who has almost 22 million subscribers, came first in the list for the second year in a row. He started out on the channel when he was just three-years-old by reviewing toys and now does science experiments for his legion of fans.

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