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Thursday December 26th, 2019 morning edition

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A decade ago today – December 25, 2009 – Warner Brothers released Sherlock Holmes.

Starring Robert Downey Jr. as the namesake detective, and Jude Law as his longtime friend Dr. John Watson, the Guy Ritchie-directed movie reimagined the classic character for a whole new world.

Combined with Ritchie’s trademark kinetic action scenes and speed ramping, Sherlock Holmes became a surprising but bona fide hit.

Two years later, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released, bringing Downey, Law, and Ritchie back together.

This time, the adventure was trying to unfoil the plans of the classic Holmes villain Professor James Moriarty.

Holmes producer Lionel Wigram said a third film would start filming in late 2018, only for nothing to happen. »

Prince Andrew, Disgraced by His Friendship With Jeffrey Epstein, is Left Out in The Christmas Cold

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The exclusion of Andrew was surprising as the palace had allowed a narrative to develop that he would be included; instead, he was obliged to attend a 9am service.

Harry and Meghan were also not present as they are taking a sabbatical from royal duties.

This year marked Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first time at the traditional Christmas Day service, arriving with their mother and father the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. »

GM requests green light to ditch steering wheel in its self-driving cars

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But General Motors’ (GM) autonomous-car unit — Cruise — wants to start testing its self-driving cars sans steering wheel.

Waymo, another leader in the field of autonomous cars, has also asked the NHTSA to remove requirements for steering wheels.

Ditching the steering wheel and pedals would create additional space and allow for more creatively designed interiors. »

Trump Continues Waging War Against LED Lightbulbs

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The Department of Energy announced Friday a final determination to keep standards for incandescent lightbulbs as is because this is the world we live in now.

This is the mentality of Donald Trump, who has ranted that LED lightbulbs make his skin look orange.

I truly don’t understand, but I guess the president loves doing everything possible to continue his war against the planet. »

Report Finds One-Third of Trump Appeals Court Judges Have History of Anti-LGBT Bias

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A new report on President Trump’s judicial appointments finds that one-third of the judges Trump has appointed to the federal appeals court have a demonstrated history of anti-LGBT bias, showing once again the lasting influence the GOP stocking of the courts will have on the U.S.

That makes the 170 circuit court judges essentially the final arbiter in most cases, setting precedent across the U.S. federal court system.

The number of Trump judges on the circuit court now amounts to twice as many federal circuit court judges as were confirmed in each of the five previous administrations. »