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December 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated December 8, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for December 2019:

  1. Shooting in New Orleans
  2. Two Plane Crashes in Two Days
  3. Shooting at Pensacola Navy Base
  4. Shooting in Jersey City
  5. No Fly Rule for Saudi Navy Students
  6. Committee Passes Trump Impeachment Charges
  7. Oregon Officers Can’t Ask Random Questions
  8. Impeachment Vote
  9. US Government Avoids Shutdown
  10. Las Vegas Apartment Fire
  11. Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
  12. Houston Shooting
  13. Texas Church Shooting

Shooting in New Orleans

New Orleans Shooting

On December 1, shots rang out on Canal Street in New Orleans. A total of 11 people were shot, 2 in critical condition. The shooter is still on the loose, but officers suspect the gunfire was a result of an argument between the shooter and two other people. (CNN)

Photo Source: Peter Sacco via AP

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Two Plane Crashes in Two Days

Plane Crashes

On December 2, a plane crash in South Dakota, carrying a family of hunters crashed. The crash killed 9 family members. On December 3, it was revealed that the pilot was given the OK to fly even with limited visibility. On December 3, a plane made an emergency landing in San Antonia, killing three people. (CNN)

Photo Source: NTSB via AP

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Shooting at Pensacola Navy Base

US Navy Shooting

On December 7, a gunman started shooting at the Navy base in Florida. Three men ran towards the shooter to stop him. The shooter, a Saudi Arabian military officer in flight training, killed three people and injured another eight. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Melissa Nelson, File

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Shooting in Jersey City

Jersey Shooting

On December 10, a standoff in Jersey City lasted hours, leaving six people dead. Authorities say two of the deceased are suspects. A police officer died in the midst of the gunfire. Investigations into this shootout could take months. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

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No Fly Rule for Saudi Navy Students

No Fly List

On December 11, the US has grounded all Saudi aviation students after the deadly shooting in Pensacola. The Navy will continue classes for these students, but their flights will remain grounded for the time being. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

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Committee Passes Trump Impeachment Charges

Trump Impeachment

On December 13, the Judicial Committee approved two impeachment charges against President Trump. This means the vote will now move to the full House of Representatives. The House is expected to vote sometime next week. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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Oregon Officers Can’t Ask Random Questions

Oregon Officers

On December 15, it was ruled that Oregon police officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops. The questions must now be relevant to why the person was stopped. The attorney responsible for this ruling hopes that many states will follow suit. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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Impeachment Vote

Impeachment Vote

On December 18, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump over his handling of the Ukraine situation. The vote now needs to move to the Senate before President Trump is convicted. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

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US Government Avoids Shutdown

Funding Bill

On December 19, the US government avoided a shutdown after President Trump signed a massive funding bill. The bill approves $1.4 billion funding. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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Las Vegas Apartment Fire

Las Vegas Apartment Fire

On December 21, an apartment fire in Las Vegas killed 6 people and injured another 13. Firefighters are still investigating, but the fire is suspected to be an accident. (CNN)

Photo Source: Las Vegas Fire Department via AP

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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Marijuana

On December 24, it was announced that come January 1, recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois. The law applies to those above the age of 21. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Amr Alfiky File

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Houston Shooting

Houston Shooting

On December 27, a drive-by shooting according during the filming of a music video in Houston. The shooting left two people dead and six more injured. Police are still investigating the shooting and the suspect is still at large. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

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Texas Church Shooting

Texas Shooting

On December 29, a gunman entered a Texas church, shooting and killing two people. The gunman was shot and killed by an armed parishioner. The parishioners were allowed to be armed after a bill was passed in 2017. The bill allowed for security forces to carry guns in churches after the devastating shooting two years ago. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Kent

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