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5 Things for December 26th: Migrant Death, Tsunami, Wall Street, Thailand, Snow



We made it over Christmas so you know what that means: time for endless year endlists! Let's start with the five most heartwarming moments in politics (even in 2018). Here's what you need to know Get on your way and shut the door . (You can also receive "5 things you need to know today" every day in your Inbox.)

1. Migrants' Death

US Customs and Border Patrol says it has made changes after an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy died in custody on Christmas Eve. The boy, identified by a congressman as Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, died in a hospital in New Mexico after medical personnel said he was suffering from a cold. The official cause of death is unknown. The CBP says it will carry out secondary medical examinations of all children in its care, with a special focus on children under 1
0 years of age. The boy is the second migrant child this month who died in custody at CBP. A seven-year-old girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, died on 8 December. Many wondered if better medical care could have saved them. Meanwhile, officials in El Paso, Texas, are trying to accommodate hundreds of migrants who have been dropped off by immigration and customs officials in downtown Cairo without an obvious plan for their housing or nutrition.

. 2 Indonesian tsunami

The death toll from the tsunami last weekend continues to rise. At least 430 people were killed in the disaster, as landslides triggered a wave as a result of a volcanic eruption that struck without warning in parts of western Indonesia. About 1,500 were injured and 22,000 were left homeless. And dozens of people are still missing. Indonesia's Red Cross sends emergency aid. The stories from this tragedy are really heartbreaking. A man, a singer of a pop band, described the loss of his wife and his bandmates as a wave. Indonesia has a history of deadly tsunamis, including the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, which was rocked today 14 years ago. The disaster killed more than 220,000 people in a number of countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

. 3 Financial Markets

The markets in Asia and Europe were up and down this morning, which means it's likely to be another stony day on Wall Street. The Dow had its worst Christmas Eve of all time, dropping more than 650 points after the Trump administration made mixed signals about the economy. Now comes the news that President Trump is frustrated with Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin, and one source told CNN that Mnuchin's job may be "seriously endangered." But Trump spoke to him on Christmas day and described Mnuchin as a "very smart person." Instead, the president accused the recent market fluctuations of the Federal Reserve.

. 4 Thailand and Marijuana

Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to accept the use of medical marijuana. The country's parliament has approved the use of medical cannabis earlier this week, although drug use will still be illegal during leisure time. The region is known for its heavy use of drugs and severe penalties for drug offenders. One legislator called the passage of the medicinal pot a "New Year's gift for Thais." It will be official when published in the Royal Gazette, Thailand's public magazine.
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5. Weather

If you and your Christmas gifts return home today, be careful on the street. It will be really uncomfortable in some places. Large parts of the central US will be affected by snow, strong wind and heavy rain today. More than 4 million people are affected by winter weather warnings. There are also wind recommendations for parts of Southern California. And southerners, you're not off the hook either. Today there is a slight risk of heavy storms that can cause wind, hail and occasional tornadoes this afternoon and evening.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

First fruits

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. Not sure if you can attend? Do not worry. Look at the guide of the non-black person for the celebration.

Won the battle, but lost the war?

The Lakers were thrilled to crush the Warriors in the NBA Christmas game, but Lebron James was injured in the process. Ouch.

Straight Back to You

If you donate money to a homeless person in the alleged fraudster fundraiser, do not worry. GoFundMe says the money will be refunded.

Go on

Did you press this pedestrian button on a pedestrian crossing, but it seemed like nothing had happened? This is probably because the world is full of buttons that are not working.

TODAY NUMBER

95%

So much staff cut short in the office overseeing the state food stamp programs, thanks to the sub-government Shut Down

AND FINALLY

Dance Delivery

First, he dropped the packages , Then he did a little show. (Click to View)

ONE MORE THING

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