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Doug Jones has pulled off an upset in the Alabama Senate race, handing Democrats a victory in a deep red state and Trump stronghold. He’s the first Democrat to get elected from the state in 25 years.

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Kade Walker's post about his professor's "pretty short and terse" reply to his email has encouraged other college students to share their own hilarious interactions with teachers 😂👨🏫(📷: Kade Walker, Twitter users kade_walker, DaveWiltse, sxdnxynxl, SellingerRachel)

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Uber has apologized and refunded Hisham Salama $18,500 for 21-minute ride across town. Initially, the ride-hailing company refused to correct the mistake. But the error was fixed after Salama publicly shamed the company on social media 😳💰🚗(📷: Hisham Salama/ Twitter)

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NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard posted a video to Twitter of a father condemning Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Nathan Mathis shared a deeply personal story of losing his gay daughter to suicide at the age of 23. Moore has accused liberals and the LGBT community of fabricating sexual harassment claims against him in effort to keep his conservative Christian views out of Washington. (🎥: Twitter user VaughnHillyard)

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiered over the weekend and Billie Lourd (who reprises her role as Lt. Connix from “The Force Awakens”) hit the red carpet honoring her mom Carrie Fisher’s memory. (📷Getty Images)

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Meryl Streep: If Hollywood had more women in power “the shenanigans wouldn’t have occurred.”

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Roy Moore’s wife responded to bigotry accusations by saying, “One of our attorneys is a Jew,” while campaigning last minute for the Alabama Republican’s Senate race.

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President Trump spent Tuesday morning tweeting disparaging remarks about several women, including those who have accused him of sexual harassment and a US senator who has called for his resignation amid those claims.

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A federal judge ruled that the military must stick to the Jan. 1, 2018 deadline previously set for allowing transgender recruits, saying it was not persuaded by arguments in favor of a ban. (📸: Reuters)

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The latest “Star Wars” film is dedicated to Carrie Fisher and we’re not crying, you’re crying 😭

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After Cade Huckabay shared photos of a sunburn that made his head swell so much he could press a dent into it, people had plenty of thoughts (and reminders to wear sunscreen) (📸: Twitter/@CadeHuckabay)

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There is controversy surrounding Keaton Jones’ mother, and apparent strangers purporting to be Keaton’s mother trying to cash in on the viral moment.

Before Kimberly Jones's Facebook account was privatized, people claim to have discovered and screenshotted photos of the family holding the Confederate flag, as well as a Facebook post railing against those who protest the Confederate and/or American flag.

Jones has not responded to BuzzFeed News inquiries, and she’s deleted or privatized most of her social media presence. However, someone running an Instagram account claiming to be her has been responding to followers of Keaton’s story and sharing donation channels for Keaton.

However, drama unfolded in strange and sudden succession on Monday when Kimberly’s alleged Instagram account shared its own GoFundMe for Keaton to undercut and spite Lam’s initial GoFundMe effort. (The “Give My Son A Good Christmas” campaign has since been deleted.)

People in the comments wondered why “Keaton’s mother” would be trying to raise money and what the funds would be used for.
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Batali called the behavior “wrong” and said he takes “full responsibility.” (Getty Images) 👉 Swipe to see his full statement.

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Justin Bieber has pledged to help the victims of California’s wildfires.

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This old story about a man getting cremated while taking a nap at a morgue is total bullshit, and it’s unfortunately making its rounds again on the internet 😩🚫 (Take the quiz in our story to find out how easily YOU fall for internet BS)

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ends with a dedication to late star Carrie Fisher, who plays Princess Leia. After the movie ends and the credits roll, the screen reads: "In loving memory of our princess, Carrie Fisher." Fisher died in 2016 at age 60 ✨❤️ (📷: Lucasfilm/Disney)

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CBS Atlanta anchor Sharon Reed fiercely responded on air to a viewer who called her the n-word in an email: “You think it’s ok to call this journalist a n*****. I don’t” 👏

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Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, preaches reform, including modernizing the nation’s religious teachings and granting women more rights. But numbers from a UK human rights group show that the country’s approach to the death penalty hasn’t changed since he took power: 137 people have been executed this year, 11 of them over the last nine days. And more than two-thirds of this year’s executions took place in the five months since the 32-year-old was named crown prince. “While [bin Salman] talks a good game about bringing in social reforms and supporting the Kingdom’s young people, the reality is that under his leadership, scores of young people have been sentenced to death for exercising their democratic rights,” said Reprieve director Maya Foa. (📷: Getty)

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Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested for disorderly intoxication while attending Art Basel in Miami, and he wasn’t having it. “Y’all know y’all goofy as fuck, right?” he told the officers.

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The cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” gathered for the movie’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday night (➡️ for more.) The movie hits theaters on Dec. 15 🙌 (📷: Getty)
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