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Wednesday December 25th, 2019 morning edition

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Democrat running for her party's 2020 presidential nomination, is seeing her favorability slip among primary voters after voting "present" on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump last week.

According to a new survey from Morning Consult, her unfavorability rating stood at 23 percent, already a high number, in the week preceding the impeachment vote.

She is now the field's "most disliked candidate"—overtaking former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to Morning Consult.

"I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing," she explained in a statement following the impeachment vote.

While an agnostic vote might help Gabbard among impeachment skeptics, the Democratic Party is firmly behind impeaching the president.

Gabbard has already said that she won't seek re-election to her House seat in order to focus on the primary race.

According to Morning Consult's rankings, Gabbard remains at 2 percent among primary voters, unchanged since the last pre-debate poll. »

Colorado Springs man reportedly robs bank, throws money into the air and yells, “Merry Christmas”

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A 65-year-old man was arrested Monday after robbing a bank in downtown Colorado Springs, before reportedly walking outside, throwing the money into air and yelling, “Merry Christmas!”.

A witness told KKTV that Oliver then walked outside, threw the bills into the air and shouted his festive message.

Sgt. Jim Jeffocat, a Colorado Springs police spokesman, would not confirm that money was thrown into air or that Oliver yelled “Merry Christmas.”. »

NASA contractor convicted of substituting Chinese steel for space launch, then covering it up

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A 32-year-old man was found guilty after he reportedly purchased Chinese parts for a NASA space launch project and tried to cover it up.

Yun worked for the CBOL Corporation which provides parts and materials to the aerospace industry, including NASA.

Yun was responsible for a contract that would provide stainless steel tubing to carry rocket fuel in support of NASA’s Space Launch System/Orion project at Kennedy Space Center. »

Academy Allows ‘Cats’ to Submit Its New, Improved Version to Oscars

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Typically, the Academy’s rules and regulations compel a film to compete with the same version used in its qualifying run in Los Angeles.

In fact, a rule specifically prohibits making changes from that initial version:.

Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to Theaters. »