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Pete Frates

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34. Read more here.Read more

This image released by Netflix shows Scarlett Johansson, left, and Adam Driver in "Marriage Story."

With four films up for best picture, four series nominated for the top television awards and 34 total nominations, Netflix dominated the 77th Golden Globe nominations on Monday. Read more here. Read more

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., joined at right by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.

The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as Democrats pushed toward articles of impeachment and the White House and its allies launchedan aggressive attack on the proceedings. Read more here. Read more

Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag.

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Read more here. Read more

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Read more here. Read more

Caroll Spinney, center, best known for his TV character "Big Bird" from Sesame Street, receives an honorary doctor of Humane Letters degree from Eastern Connecticut State University President David G. Carter, right.

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. Read more here.Read more

Police cars escort an ambulance after a shooter open fire inside the Pensacola Air Base, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla.

The FBI is working under the presumption that a fatal shooting at a Florida naval base carried out by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia was an act of terrorism, the agency said Sunday. Read more here.Read more

The walls of a building stand blackened after it caught fire in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as two dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. Read more here.Read more

Front row from left, 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Lloyd Morrisett, back row from left, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, and characters from "Sesame Street."

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire awaited their turn in the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts. Read more here.Read more

The University of Arizona Navy ROTC color guard present the colors during ceremonies on the school's mall commemorating the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Day, Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

More than 2,000 people attended a ceremony Saturday to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II. Read more here.Read more

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