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Disney warns new ‘Star Wars’ saga could cause seizures in photosensitive viewers

Image:LucasFilms LTD/StarWars.com/CNN (CNN)”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the highly anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker saga, could trigger seizures in photosensitive people, Walt Disney Studios said. The company issued a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that the film contains “several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights” that could affect those with photosensitive epilepsy, the letter reads. Disney suggested posting notices…

Boeing whistle-blower expected to testify Wednesday

(CNN) — Congress may hear from the Boeing employee who raised concerns about the company’s 7-37 max program, this week. Ed Pierson, who raised concerns to managers about mistakes and cutting corners with Boeing’s 7-37 max planes, is expected to testify before the house transportation committee as a whistle-blower Wednesday. The planes have been grounded since two fatal crashes killed…

The unemployment rate has fallen matching a 50 year low

(CNN) —The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 3.5% percent, matching a 50-year low that was set in September. The U.S. economy added 266-thousand jobs in November, including the 50-thousand General motors employees who returned to work after a six week long strike. Officials say strong gains were made in the health sector, in leisure and hospitality, while retail and…

Thousands more US troops could be headed to the middle east

(CNN) – Thousands more American troops could be deployed to the middle east. Iran has recently transferred short range missiles to Iraq, posing a threat to US troops in the area. US military officials say the most realistic options are to potentially send four-to-seven thousand additional US troops to the region. Thursday, President Trump voiced his support for the people…

List of 2019 top baby names released

(CNN) — Expect to hear a lot of ‘Charlottes’ and ‘Liams’ when the class of 2037 collects their diplomas at high school graduation. The most popular baby names of 2019 were just announced and they may surprise you. The website, babynames.com tallied the popular names on the lists of its millions of users. Charlotte topped the list for girls….perhaps an…

Cost of Christmas trees still going up because of the 2008 recession

(CNN) – There are fewer Christmas trees to go around this season. According to the National Christmas Tree Association two major tree-producing states, North Carolina and Oregon, have fewer trees to offer this year than in years past. The organization says the shortage is due to the great recession. Farmers planted fewer trees in 2008 and 2009 because tree sales…

White House decorated for Christmas with patriotic theme

(CNN) – The White House has unveiled it’s 2019 Christmas decorations. First Lady Melania Trump announced “The Spirit of America” as this year’s theme. In a description released by the White House, the East Room decorations include four star-spangled trees with stars and cascading ribbons, along with eagles and the American flag. The First Lady says she is “excited for…

A hotline to answer your cooking questions is up and running

(CNN) — Cooking up the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving is no easy feat, but this year help is just a call away. “Jennie-O Turkey Store” can provide you with expert chef advice come November 28-th. According to Jennie-O Turkey Store, the hotline can give some savory advice for any holiday cooking questions you might have. As we get closer to…

Twitter will start deactivating accounts inactive for more than 6 months

(CNN) – Social media giant Twitter announced it will start getting rid of accounts that aren’t used. Yesterday they announced that if if you haven’t logged on to Twitter in at least six months your account could get deleted. Fortunately, users who regularly log on, but don’t tweet don’t have to worry about losing their access. Twitter says purging the…