The First Family lit the National Christmas Tree in the White House's annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony, Chance the Rapper, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, and Kelly Clarkson performed at the ceremony which was hosted by actress Eva Longoria.
President-elect Donald Trump continues to meet with potential members of his new administration, both at Trump Tower and at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster, N.J., as transition talks continue apace.
The Dallas Cowboys kicked off Week 12 action with a 31-26 win over rival Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day in Arlington, Texas, while on Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals traveled to Baltimore to take on the Ravens, the New Orleans Saints hosted the Los Angeles Rams, the New England Patriots took on the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers headed west to play the Oakland Raiders.
Israelis inspect the burnt remains of their homes in the Hamalish Settlement, West Bank, on November 27, 2016. Several firebombs were found in the area of the settlement where forty-five homes were damaged and eighteen completely destroyed.
Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba who led a communist revolution on the island nation, died Friday, state-run media reported. He was 90. The following is a look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as the leader of Cuba, from the UPI archives.
Chinese salespeople assist shoppers at a pop-up Amazon Prime tent aimed at promoting 'Black Friday' sales deals in Beijing on November 25, 2016. Leading international e-commerce platforms, including Amazon Prime, are aggressively promoting their services and products in China during Black Friday and the upcoming Christmas shopping season.
A rare look inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the Tomb of Jesus in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on November 24, 2016. Archeologists have recently exposed the original surface of what's believed to be the traditional burial place of Jesus during conservation work. According to tradition the body of Jesus was laid in a limestone cave following his crucifixion by the Romans in 30 A.D.
President Barack Obama took to the East Room of the White House to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 21 distinguished innovators, entertainers athletes and philanthropists, including Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jordan, and more.
According to local reports, the poverty level in Gaza has reached 60 percent with more than 250,000 laborers unemployed. The number of child laborers however, has increased, with more than 9,700 Palestinian youth between the ages of 10-17 now in the workforce.
Week 11 sees the New York Giants hosting the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys saddle up to take on the Baltimore Ravens, the Miami Dolphins were guests at the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins took on the Green Bay Packers at their home turf of FedEx Field.
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