Amazon Removes Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments
(Undated) -- Amazon is removing some controversial Christmas ornaments from its site. The ornaments and bottle openers featuring images of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp were removed yesterday after the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Europe asked the site to take them down. The memorial called the items "disrespectful."
Legal Marijuana Now Available In Michigan
(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Adults 21 and older can now buy recreational marijuana in Michigan. Legal sales began on Sunday, though there are just a handful of communities who have so far opted in to the state's system. Legalization follows the approval of a ballot question in 2018.
Will And Grace Actress Shelley Morrison Dead At 83
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The actress who played the beloved maid Rosario Salazar on the TV series Will and Grace is dead. Shelley Morrison passed away in Los Angeles Sunday from heart failure. She was 83-years-old. Morrison's fiery character from El Salvador served as a contrast to her wealthy and pretentious employer Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally. A statement announcing her death quoted her as saying that Rosario was one of her all-time favorite characters.
ROSA PARKS STATUE UNVEILED IN MONTGOMERY, AL ...On 64th Bus Anniversary
On Dec. 1, 1955 ... Rosa Parks refused to follow a city bus driver's order to surrender her seat -- which was already in the "colored section" -- to a white passenger because the front part of the bus was already full. She stood her ground and got taken to jail for it.
Her refusal and the subsequent arrest sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts, which lasted for a whopping 381 days ... and severely hurt the transit companies' bottom line. The city eventually changed its segregation bus law once SCOTUS weighed in the following year.
Man Gets Twitter Suspension For Wishing Death On "Baby Yoda"
(Toronto) -- A Canadian podcaster says Twitter slapped him with a seven-day suspension for wishing a painful death -- on a puppet. Will Sloan was sick of seeing news about "Baby Yoda" from the Disney+ Star Wars show "The Mandalorian," so he replied in jest to an Esquire tweet about the character's popularity. In less than half-an-hour, Sloan got the notification his tweet violated Twitter's rules against abuse and harassment. He said "It just seemed like the absolutely dumbest thing you could be banned for."
A Utah substitute teacher was fired after she allegedly told a student who said he was thankful for his soon-to-be adoptive fathers it was "nothing to be thankful for" — and lectured the class about how homosexuality is sinful.
The unidentified teacher, who was working at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills in late November, asked a class of fifth-graders what they were thankful for this year ahead of Thanksgiving. One boy, an 11-year-old identified as "D.M.," said he was thankful he was "finally going to be adopted by my two dads."
Thousands line up for day one of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan
Three shops in Ann Arbor were ready to go as recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan.