Amongst the events that have happened around the globe this past week...
*President Barack Obama is trying to work with Congress to establish a tax package everyone can agree with., but attempts to compromise with Republicans angers his fellow Democrats, and trying to address their concerns makes the Republicans unhappy.
*A decision by the United Kingdom's Parliament to increase university tuitions has sparked some serious reactions from students, including some local rioting.
*The WikiLeak saga continues, including: the website being forced offline again, its founding head Julian Assange being arrested on suspicion of rape, and an attempt to seize the organization's financial assets as some government agencies seek to take legal action against the website. Meanwhile, another group only known as "Anonymous" has been coming to WikiLeak's defense in various instances even as classified documents continue to be made public around the world.
*Former Vice-President of the United States Dick Cheney was officially charged by a Nigerian court in regards to a bribery scam when he was an executive at Halliburton.
*Mark Madoff, son of convicted investment banker Bernard Madoff, was found dead in his New York City apartment Saturday. While suicide is suspect, authorities are currently investigating.
*Attorney Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Presidential candidate John Edwards, has lost her battle with cancer.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
*Singer Aretha Franklin is fighting pancreatic cancer.
*This month marks the 45th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and sadly, the 30th anniversary of the world losing John Lennon.
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