Your daily news briefing, with a look at the top news of the past week.
News of the week
Here are the top news stories from the past week:
- "Taking Black Friday into Thanksgiving Thursday has proven successful." - Tom Julian, president of a retail consultancy, talking about crowds that turned out in droves for early Black Friday deals.
- "I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families which have been here a quarter-century. And I am prepared to take the heat for saying, let's be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship, but finding a way to give them legality so as not to separate them from their families." – Newt Gingrich, talking about immigration at the Tuesday night Republican debate. Gingrich was a frontrunner heading into the debates.
- The resignation of the Egyptian Cabinet was accepted Tuesday, but leaders said they would stay in place until a new prime minister is chosen. The move comes as the government denied using force against protesters, who are in their fourth day of protests. Twenty-seven people have died in the protests.
- NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on Sunday before the final race of the season. The two were on hand to promote their support-the-military campaign.
- Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman, 24, was found stabbed to death in his home country of the Netherlands, police said Monday. Investigators have arrested the player’s 22-year-old brother, though no further details were available. Halman made his Major League Baseball debut in September 2010 and played in a total of 44 games.
Video of the week
Did you see this sad, cute video? A dog in China refuses to leave his owner’s grave. Watch below:
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