5 things to know for December 7: Heather Nauert, Yemen, Huawei, coal, winter storm

(CNN) 1. United Nations  The President may have his new UN ambassador. Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley, who announced in October she’d step down. It would be quite a change: The administration as a whole is deeply distrustful of the UN, and the outspoken…

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Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor’s sexual abuse

(CNN)Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree…

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Procter & Gamble acquires Walker & Company, Tristan Walker will remain as CEO

Walker & Company Brands, a startup making health and beauty products for people of color, has been acquired by consumer giant Procter & Gamble. The company was founded five years ago by Tristan Walker, who previously led business development for Foursquare, and who aimed to create products that would better…

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NYC health officials ban unvaccinated kids from school amid measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish community

FORMERLY CONJOINED TWINS HEAD HOME AFTER 7 SURGERIES “Effective Friday, December 7, every student attending a yeshiva in the below zip codes in Borough Park and Williamsburg who is not vaccinated with the required number of doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine will not be permitted to attend school, regardless of…

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Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Trump expected to name Heather Nauert next UN ambassador, sources say

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new ambassador to the UN, positioning a relatively inexperienced newcomer in one of the most high-profile positions in US diplomacy, according to an administration official and a second source. A senior administration official told…

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In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says

(CNN)What do scientists see when comparing our future climate with the past? In less than 200 years, humans have reversed a multimillion-year cooling trend, new research suggests. Climate scientists say that our globe is about 1 degree Celsius hotter today than it was between 1850 and 1900 and that this…

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Pig hearts can function for months in baboons, study shows, bringing us closer to their use in humans

(CNN)A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and function for up to 195 days. The finding, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, takes scientists a small step closer to the possibility of using donor animal organs for human patients in need…

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