*Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom has resigned over allegations he sexually harassed several women.
*Voters in Slovenia rejected a bill to legalize same-sex marriages.
*Colombia has now legalized medical marijuana.
*Kurdistan will hold a referendum election in 2016 to decide whether or not to secede from Iraq.
*The European Union's sanctions against Russia for "interference" in the Ukraine have been extended by six months.
*Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, was crowned Miss Universe 2015 moments after pageant host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced first runner-up Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez, as the winner. However, the matter may not be over, for Colombia is looking into possible wrong doing and legal recourse.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
While such people still insist on attacking others in the belief that they are doing what is "right", because of the holiday weekend, The Free Choice E-zine refuses to ruin everyone's peace and joy with this news.
*Actress Patricia Elliot (A Little Night Music, One Life To Live) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Carson Van Osten, musician (The Nazz) and Walt Disney Studios artist, is no longer with us.
*Former Nobel Prize laureate Alfred G. Gilman (co-discover of G-proteins) has passed away.
*Famous science fiction author George Clayton Johnson (Ocean's 11, Twilight Zone and Star Trek episodes, co-author of Logan's Run) is no longer with us.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Congress is off until after the first of the year.
*South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has ended his campaign for the 2016 Republican Party Presidential nomination.
*There will be an increase in the minimum wage rate in some areas of the country in 2016! Just in time to cover analysts predictions of some rising costs next year.
*The United States Air Force has successfully completed the 2015 edition of Operation: Christmas Drop.
*The Federal Food and Drug Administration has changed the rules, now allowing homosexual men the opportunity to donate blood if they can prove they haven't had sex in one year.
*The 53 Americans taken hostage in Tehran, Iran in 1979, or their families, will receive compensation of $4.4 million each.
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