Dan Rather and his team think you should know about these stories from Wednesday, December 6.
JERUSALEM: Donald Trump declares the United States will be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pope Francis is not happy. Neither is the Arab World. More here from The Guardian
WILDFIRES: Wind-driven wildfires are scorching Southern California in and around Los Angeles. Estimates of 100,000 acres burned. Freeways have been closed. Many homes lost. The Los Angeles Times has incredible coverage.
Unbelievable footage from Interstate 405. Via NBC News as well.
RUSSIA: Michael Flynn is reported to have said the sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up” after Donald Trump was sworn into office. NBC News has that story.
FRANKEN: Democrats are abandoning Al Franken saying the Minnesota Senator should resign. Another woman came forward today to say Franken had forcibly kissed her. There are reports he may step down tomorrow. CNN looks at who might replace Franken.
SILENCE BREAKERS: TIME names “the silence breakers” Person of the Year 2017. Full article HERE. Video below:
MUST READ: The New York Times has done a deep dive into the Harvey Weinstein complicity machine.
MUST WATCH: Why is American healthcare so out of whack with the rest of the world? Ezra Klein at Vox explains.