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Earthquake in western Nevada, Dec. 28, 2016

Editor's note: Thanks for all your tips about the earthquake felt in Nevada and California. It was a 5.7-magnitude tremor according to the USGS, and aftershocks are still being felt. We're looking for any damage reports. - David

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Editor's note: Seeing reports, not yet confirmed, that the explosion in Kabul targeted a member of the Afghan parliament. - Tom

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New York, NY, US

Editor's note: We're seeing unconfirmed reports of Trump Tower in New York City being evacuated. We are looking for details and confirmation. - Jimmy

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: TMZ is reporting that Carrie Fisher's condition never improved from the time she was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to sources. Her family has not confirmed that information and had told the media she was in stable condition after being hospitalized on Friday. - Stephanie

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: Carrie Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack Friday while on a flight, her family confirmed. She had been in London filming episodes of the comedy "Catastrophe" and was flying to Los Angeles, Variety reports. Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and was "brought up in the sometimes tumultuous world of film, theater and television," People writes. She is best known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars" and was just 19 when the first installment of the franchise was filmed. Her memoir "The Princess Diarist" was recently released. - Stephanie

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Jet Airways plane skids off runway in Goa, India, Dec. 27, 2013

Editor's note: There is conflicting reports on the number of injuries involved in the Jet Airways runway excursion at Dabolim Airport in Goa, India. Jet Airways had reported 12 passengers suffered minor injuries while evacuating the aircraft, but has since deleted that tweet. Numerous Indian news outlets are reporting 15 people were injured. There have been no reports of serious injuries or deaths. We will continue to look for updates. - Jimmy

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Elizabeth, NJ, US

Editor's note: We're checking for confirmation on multiple social media reports of an incident, possibly a shooting, at the Jersey Gardens outlet mall in Elizabeth, N.J. - Tricia

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markets

Editor's note: The New York Stock Exchange is closed for trading today. It is observing the Christmas holiday. - Andrew

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George Michael dies

Editor's note: George Michael's longtime manager tells Billboard that Michael's cause of death was heart failure, however the police and his family have not confirmed that detail. Michael's publicist has only said he died "peacefully at home" and asked for privacy. Police in England say there will be no further updates from authorities "until the postmortem has taken place," and that "the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious." Michael was 53. - Stephanie

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George Michael dies

Editor's note: The cause of George Michael's death is unclear, but his publicist told the PA that he "passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period." Michael's music career began with British duo Wham! in the 1980s and he later became a solo performer. He has won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1989 for "Faith." BBC News reports that earlier this month it was announced producer and songwriter Naughty Boy was working with Michael on a new album. In 2011, Michael was hospitalized for pneumonia. - Stephanie

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Russian plane crashes near Sochi, Dec. 25, 2016

Editor's note: The death toll in the Russian plane crash has bounced between 92 and 93. According to the latest data released by the Russian Defense Ministry, only 92 people were confirmed on board the plane. This follows an earlier report by officials that 93 were on the flight. - Jillian

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Russian plane crashes near Sochi, Dec. 25, 2016

Editor's note: Interfax news agency is reporting, via an unidentified source, that a crash site has been discovered during the search for a Russian plane that disappeared from the radar after taking off from Sochi. We're watching for confirmation. - Jillian

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Russian plane crashes near Sochi, Dec. 25, 2016

Editor's note: Russian new organization Sputnik reports, via a source in the country's emergency ministry, that a plane carrying between 70 and 100 people disappeared shortly after take off from Sochi. The source said journalists, military personnel and musicians were on board the flight. This information has not been confirmed. - Jillian

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World War II

Upcoming: More than 54,000 people in Augsburg, Germany, will have to leave their homes Sunday by 10 a.m. local (4 a.m. ET) so authorities can defuse a 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War II, ABC News reports.

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Editor's note: The U.S. delegation's abstention from a Mideast resolution to the U.N. Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories comes one day after Egypt withdrew the proposal, in a move diplomats said was prompted by calls from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team -- who in turn contacted players to urge a delay until after the inauguration. Netanyahu had reportedly learned the U.S. planned to allow its passage by declining a veto, which would have marked a departure from previous policy of supporting Israel when the U.N. is enlisted as an agent to resolve the decades-long conflict. The Obama administration, however, has long supported the position of the Middle East Quartet, comprised of the U.S., Russia, the U.N. and EU, that the settlements into lands occupied by Palestinians since 1967 are a serious threat to a two-state solution. - Tricia

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Editor's note: We're seeing a report that there may be at least one 'deputy' Libyan lawmaker on board a hijacked flight that was on its way to Tripoli, Libya when it was taken over and diverted to Malta International Airport. Al Arabiya is reporting that its sources say members of the Libyan House of Representatives are on board; we're looking for confirmation. - Andrew

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Truck crashes into Berlin market, Dec. 20, 2016

Editor's note: At their daily press conference, German ministerial officials faced multiple questions as to how Anis Amri was able to move into Germany and plan his attack, especially in the wake of fresh footage showing Amri entering an Islamic State-associated mosque in Berlin on 14 and 15 December. German officials have said they cannot answer these questions at this stage. - Grace

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Truck crashes into Berlin market, Dec. 20, 2016

Editor's note: Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti has spoken at a press conference and provided details into the killing of the Berlin Christmas market attack suspect, Tunisian national Anis Amri. According to Minniti, at 3 am (9 pm ET) this morning an officer stopped a person who 'looked very suspect'. He says the man then took his gun and shot at the police officer who asked him for his ID papers, the police officer shot back and Amri was killed. So far, this is the only report we have on the shooting. We will report back when we have more. - Grace

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Truck crashes into Berlin market, Dec. 20, 2016

Editor's note: Italian news agency Ansa are reporting that a man shot and killed in Milan, Italy, is the Berlin Christmas market attack suspect, Associated Press have reported this too. They say he was shot after pulling a gun out during a road check in front of in piazza primo maggio, Sesto San Giovanni station, Milan. We will report back when we have more. - Grace

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John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY, US

Editor's note: A JetBlue passenger claims he was removed from a flight leaving New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after confronting Ivanka Trump, President-elect Donald Trump's daughter. The passenger reportedly said "your father is ruining the country," according to TMZ. A man tweeted that his husband was "chasing" down Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner and was "expressing displeasure about flying w/Trumps." Those tweets have since been deleted. JetBlue has said "The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," and that "in this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight." - Stephanie

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