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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Arrives at Sit-In at Pelosi Office1m26s

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Arrives at Sit-In at Pelosi Office

Newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez briefly attended a sit-in at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington, DC, on November 13. Activists with the Sunrise Movement, a group that lobbies for environmental issues, sang, delivered speeches, and exhorted Pelosi to take stronger stances on climate change issues as they occupied the Leader’s office. Video shows Ocasio-Cortez arriving to cheers and high-fives and addressing the group of protesters. The Sunrise Movement has called for the implementation of a “Green New Deal,” an idea the Congresswoman pitched during her campaign. In response to the protest, Pelosi released a statement praising the “energy and activism” of those camped in her office and reiterating her pledge to reinstate a select committee to address climate change. The Sunrise Movement then released their own statement arguing that Pelosi’s proposed committee would be insufficient to address the threat of climate change. Credit: Becca Rast via Storyful

Paradise Resident Finds Town Destroyed After Camp Fire2m24s

Paradise Resident Finds Town Destroyed After Camp Fire

The Butte County Sheriff’s Department said the Camp Fire death toll had reached 42 by Monday, November 12, making it the deadliest in state history. About 200 people were still missing, County Sheriff Kory Honea said at a news conference. The fire has destroyed about 7,000 structures, most of them homes. The U.S. Forest Service reported the fire to be 30 percent contained and active on 125,000 acres on Tuesday, November 13. At the time of publication, more than 5,000 firefighters were said to be battling the blaze. Video taken on Clarke Road in Paradise, California shows the extent of the destruction. Most structures in the town have burned to the ground and spot fires can be seen along the road. Credit: Mark Prochnow via Storyful

World's Oldest Platypus Celebrates Birthday With Some Tickles50s

World's Oldest Platypus Celebrates Birthday With Some Tickles

Fleay, the world’s oldest known platypus, celebrated her birthday at Victoria’s Healesville Sanctuary on November 14, marking her 25 years on earth by enjoying some tickles from her keeper. The old lady is known for loving a good sleep in and not being much of a morning person; she is said to often give her keepers a cheeky growl as they do their morning round. On her birthday, however, she was more than happy to wake up to a good scratch. Fleay’s keeper Jessica Thomas has worked with Fleay for over a decade and just completed her PhD in Platypus Biology and Breeding. Credit: Healesville Sanctuary via Storyful

Mississippi Basketball Coach Uses Sign Language in Pep Talk to Deaf Players34s

Mississippi Basketball Coach Uses Sign Language in Pep Talk to Deaf Players

A basketball coach is getting attention after a video of him using American Sign Language to communicate with one of his players was shared on Twitter. Kenny Griffis shared the video of the November 8 game in Jackson, Mississippi where the Mississippi School for the Deaf took on Jackson Preparatory School. Coach Sekoe White is seen passionately signing to players. “This coach was remarkable. Just before this the coach had a conversation with his best player that was the best coaching communication I’d ever seen,” Griffis tweeted. As of writing, the footage has over 10,000 retweets and over 45,000 likes on Twitter. Credit: Kenny Griffis via Storyful

Climate Protesters Arrested During Sit-In at Nancy Pelosi's Office8m00s

Climate Protesters Arrested During Sit-In at Nancy Pelosi's Office

Protesters with the Sunrise Movement, a group that organizes youth around climate issues, were arrested by Capitol Police as they staged a sit-in at the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington DC on Tuesday, November 13. Young protesters sang, delivered speeches, and exhorted Pelosi to take stronger stances on climate change issues. Several were arrested by Capitol Police officers, who led them from the office in plastic handcuffs. To add to the stir, freshman congresswoman and progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a visit to support the activists during her orientation. In response to the sit-in, Pelosi released a statement praising the “energy and activism” of those camped in her office and reiterating her pledge to reinstate a select committee to address climate change. The Sunrise Movement then released their own statement arguing that Pelosi’s proposed committee would be insufficient to address the threat of climate change. Credit: Sunrise Movement via Storyful

Timelapse Footage Shows Woolsey Fire Lighting Up the Skies of Malibu43s

Timelapse Footage Shows Woolsey Fire Lighting Up the Skies of Malibu

California’s Woolsey Fire spread to 96,314 acres and was 35 percent contained on Tuesday, November 13, California’s firefighting agency said. The death toll stood at 42 on Tuesday morning with hundreds of thousands evacuated from their homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. This timelapse shows the fire raging in Malibu, California. Credit: Jens Bracht & Aimee Silver via Storyful

Boop! This Man and His Dog Are the Sweetest Duo37s

Boop! This Man and His Dog Are the Sweetest Duo

A man’s adorable moment with his dog at a West Virginia train station is warming the hearts of users on Reddit. Emily from Connecticut shared a sweet moment of a man at the station tapping his dog’s nose with his finger. The man is seen in the footage holding his dog in his arm and then gently touching or “booping” the dog’s snout. Credit: Emily from Connecticut via Storyful

Jaden Smith Declares Tyler, The Creator, Is His 'Boyfriend' at Camp Flog Gnaw Festival58s

Jaden Smith Declares Tyler, The Creator, Is His 'Boyfriend' at Camp Flog Gnaw Festival

Jaden Smith paused his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2018 on November 11 to profess his love for Tyler, The Creator, and to call Tyler his boyfriend. Smith, 20, halted his performance at the festival and said: “Tyler doesn’t want to say but Tyler’s my motherfucking boyfriend and he’s been my motherfucking boyfriend my whole fucking life. Tyler, The Creator, is my motherfucking boyfriend.” Footage of the concert shared to social media shows Jaden announcing his love for Tyler, before the on-stage camera pans over to Tyler, who shakes his finger in disagreement. After the gig, Jaden took to Twitter to double down on his comments. “I told everyone you can’t deny it now,” he tweeted. Tyler, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, responded by calling Smith “crazy.” Credit: @mandalefleur via Storyful

Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Simi Valley33m53s

Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Simi Valley

As firefighters sought to contain California’s deadly Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire on November 12, a brush fire broke out in Simi Valley, threatening nearby buildings, reports said. Now called the Peak Fire, the blaze started around 10 am near the 118 Freeway, and grew to nearly 186 acres, forcing the roadway’s closure for several hours. The Woolsey Fire started five days ago, also in Simi Valley, and has killed two people and destroyed more than 400 homes. The Camp Fire, burning in northern California not far from Sacramento, killed 42 people. This footage shows the brush fire from the roadside. Black smoke and flames are seen in the distance. Credit: Andrew Minter via Storyful

Over 400 Buildings Destroyed by California's Woolsey Fire1m33s

Over 400 Buildings Destroyed by California's Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire had destroyed over 400 structures in southern California and stood at 30 percent contained late on Monday, November 12, firefighters said. The LA County Fire Department said two people had died and three firefighters were injured in the fire. In northern California, the death toll from the Camp Fire reached 42, with around 200 people still missing. Credit: Trevor Quirk via Storyful

Police Clear Migrant Camp Near Rome Train Station31s

Police Clear Migrant Camp Near Rome Train Station

A volunteer-run migrant camp near Rome’s Tiburtina train station was cleared by police on Tuesday, November 13. The ANSA news agency reported that the Baobab Experience camp had provided food and shelter for 200 migrants. The camp’s coordinator, Andrea Costa, told ANSA it was the 22nd such eviction over the last three years. Il Messaggero said police used buses to transport 136 migrants from the location to an immigration office. Footage posted to Facebook by Giornale Radio Sociale, a local news outlet, shows a bulldozer being used to clear the camp. Credit: Giornale Radio Sociale via Storyful

Israeli Strikes Hit Hamas-Affiliated Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters43s

Israeli Strikes Hit Hamas-Affiliated Al-Aqsa TV Headquarters

Israeli airstrikes hit the headquarters of al-Aqsa TV in Gaza on November 12, the official Hamas television channel said. At least three missiles were fired at the building by F-16 fighter planes, according to a Palestinian news agency. The Jerusalem Post reported that the IDF announced the attack on the building. The article described the building as “a terrorist building belonging to Hamas.” Over 300 rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel on November 12 according to the Israeli Defense Forces, who announced strikes against “terror targets in the Gaza strip” in response. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Hamas was responsible for the attacks. Earlier in the day, thousands of people attended the funerals of seven fighters with the al-Qassam Brigades killed the day before during an Israeli special forces operation in the Khan Yunis neighborhood of Gaza. One Israeli officer was killed, and a second was wounded during the incident, reports said. An explosion, said to show a strike on the building, and the aftermath of the attack were captured by a local photojournalist. Anas Jamal al-Sharif reported that the entire al-Aqsa TV team survived, with one person injured in the area. Credit: Anas Jamal al-Sharif via Storyful

Boy Battling Cancer Gets His Last Wish to Walk His Mom Down the Aisle – Days Before He Dies5m31s

Boy Battling Cancer Gets His Last Wish to Walk His Mom Down the Aisle – Days Before He Dies

Keith Burkett, 12, was battling cancer and his last wish was to walk his mother, Taylore Woodard, down the aisle. On Wednesday, November 7, his family granted his wish: in an impromptu ceremony at their home in Stow, Ohio, Keith went down the aisle in his wheelchair, with his mom right behind him. “He said, ‘Well, Momma, I would like to walk you down the aisle before I die,’ and then I was, like, you know what, we’re making it happen,” his mother told local TV station WQAD. Keith passed away on Monday, November 12, five days after the wedding ceremony. “Today at 12:57 pm keith earned his angel wings and it’s now in heaven in peace to be with god. Mommy misses you so much already baby boy! You will always be with mommy! I don’t know how mommy is going to live without you! A piece of me will forever be gone. I promise you baby I’ll do my best! We love you so much baby!! RIP MY KEIFY!” Taylore wrote on Facebook page Kourageous Keith. Credit: Ericka Woodard via Storyful

Crowds Gather as Melbourne Cafe Reopens After Owner Killed in Knife Attack43s

Crowds Gather as Melbourne Cafe Reopens After Owner Killed in Knife Attack

Mountains of flowers and crowds of people filled Pellegrino’s Espresso Bar in Melbourne when the cafe reopened on Tuesday, November 13, after owner Sisto Malaspina was killed in a knife attack last Friday. Malaspina died during an alleged terrorist incident on Bourke Street on Friday evening, when two other people were also stabbed by attacker Hassan Khalif Shire Ali. Shire Ali was shot by police and later died in hospital. The 74-year-old cafe co-owner was much loved in the Melbourne community and an outpouring of support ensued after his death. The popular cafe was closed for three days after the attack. On Tuesday, crowds gathered as the doors reopened and served long black coffees for free throughout the day in honour of Malaspina’s drink of choice. Prime Minister Scott Morrison also visited to pay his respects. Credit: c_shell_y via Storyful

Man Harasses Vigil-Goers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina51s

Man Harasses Vigil-Goers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Charges were laid after a November 10 vigil organized by a Jewish community group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was disrupted by a man. Community group Take Action Chapel Hill filmed this video of the incident, they said: “Tonight, Jews at a prayer vigil in Chapel Hill were charged at by a man in a Trump 2020 hat who was non-stop screaming anti-Semitic abuse. Chapel Hill Police seized one of the Jewish folks the man charged into and then charged the Jewish person with assault.” This footage shows the alleged attacker harassing people who attended the vigil that was organized to honor victims of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting last month. “He continued in this vein for the next 20-30 minutes before finally charging the circle of prayer service attendees,” the group said about the encounter. The alleged attacker, Cody Gall, 36, posted a 41-minute video of him confronting the vigil-goers. Police charged a man for assaulting Gall, 36, who was “grabbed and pushed,” reported ABC. No one was injured during the incident. Credit: Take Action Chapel Hill via Storyful

Dog Blatantly Ignores 'No Diving' Signs at Local Pool33s

Dog Blatantly Ignores 'No Diving' Signs at Local Pool

A puppy regretted not taking notice of her surroundings when she ended up falling into a swimming pool, much to her owner’s horror and amusement. Twitter user @kaylinxrosee shared video of her sister’s dog Karma falling into the pool, writing, “My sister’s puppy first time visiting the pool went like this.” The three-second clip was immediately cut off as the video recorder, Philip Essissima, rushed to save the puppy from drowning. Essissima told Storyful that Karma “is sweet and adventurous but very clumsy.” The video on Twitter had 1,531 retweets and 5,173 likes at the time of writing. Credit: Philip Essissima via Storyful

Omaha Therapy Dog Chows Down Cake for Special Gender Reveal6m47s

Omaha Therapy Dog Chows Down Cake for Special Gender Reveal

The Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, shared a special reveal on November 7 when its therapy dog, Sven, helped announce the gender of the hospital’s new four-legged friend. In the Facebook Live post, Sven appeared to enjoy the gender reveal, gobbling down a special cake to uncover the pink color beneath that announced the arrival of a new female dog. Sven’s handler, Britta Car, said in the video that she believed he would enjoy a buddy with which to spend downtime, and she also spoke about the importance of therapy dogs in the hospital. The new dog, a “goldendoodle” called Sansa, will start her new job on November 12 after training in Georgia. She will work alongside Sven, “facilitating care, coping and comfort” for patients. Credit: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center via Storyful

Cowboys and Eagles Scuffle During Pregame Warmup43s

Cowboys and Eagles Scuffle During Pregame Warmup

Players from the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys had to be separated ahead of their NFC East game on November 11 after both teams became involved in a scuffle while sharing the field during warmups. The rivals scuffled at midfield before their Sunday Night Football fixture and had to be kept apart by officials, local TV reported. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 27-20. Credit: Scott Grayson via Storyful

Two Arrested as Hong Kongers Protest Influx of Mainland Tourists Brought by Newly Opened Bridge2m56s

Two Arrested as Hong Kongers Protest Influx of Mainland Tourists Brought by Newly Opened Bridge

At least two people were arrested during a rally to “reclaim” Tung Chung, Hong Kong, on Sunday, November 11, in a protest stemming from the influx of mainland tourists seen since the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened three weeks previously. On the Sunday alone, over 86,000 people passed through the port checkpoint, with 44,888 visiting Hong Kong. Locals have bemoaned the prevalence of unlicensed tour guides bringing groups across, the South China Morning Post said. "This neighborhood is completely disrupted by these low-quality visitors,” said one local quoted by the paper. Credit: Tung Chung Residents Concern Group (東涌居民關注組) via Storyful

Sparks Spatter Windscreen as Resident Flees Fire Near Malibu59s

Sparks Spatter Windscreen as Resident Flees Fire Near Malibu

The deadly Woolsey Fire in California’s Ventura County had spread to 85,500 acres and was 15 percent contained on Sunday, November 11, CAL Fire said. Around 265,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in Ventura County and Los Angeles County, with 57,000 structures at risk of catching fire, officials said. The death toll from fires burning across the state had risen to 29 on Sunday evening, officials said. This footage, shared by rancher Ari Soffer, shows the fire up close as he attempts to exit Malibu. It also shows him spraying the fire while holding a camera. Credit: Ari Soffer via Storyful

Migrant Boy Runs Toy Bus Along Wall as Caravan Resumes Trip Through Mexico37s

Migrant Boy Runs Toy Bus Along Wall as Caravan Resumes Trip Through Mexico

Dozens of migrants crossing Mexico, intending to eventually reach the US-Mexico border, were seen leaving the city of Querétaro towards Irapuato on November 11. This video shows a boy walking on the highway running his toy bus along a wall, as the migrants continued their travel toward the United States. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning illegal migrants from gaining asylum, Reuters reported. Credit: Alexander Domash via Storyful

Stepfather Cries After Daughter Takes His Last Time as Birthday Gift39s

Stepfather Cries After Daughter Takes His Last Time as Birthday Gift

A man in Oregon was brought to tears on his birthday after his stepdaughter gave him the gift of taking his last name. Giselle Santoyo shared video of the moment on Twitter on November 8. “My greatest gift in life is you being my dad. Our goal was for you to adopt me before I turned 18, but it was too late. Here I am with your gift, I changed my last name for you. I love you forever, happy birthday❤️ I am legally Giselle Marie Santoyo,” she tweeted. Santoyo’s dad can be seen opening the gift and looking at what appears to be a frame, before breaking down in tears. Credit: Giselle Santoyo via Storyful

Woolsey Fire Scorches Thousands of Acres in Ventura County1m12s

Woolsey Fire Scorches Thousands of Acres in Ventura County

The Woolsey fire, burning in Ventura County, California, had spread to 83,275 acres and was five percent contained on the evening of November 10, CAL Fire reported. Around 265,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in Ventura County and Los Angeles County, and 57,000 structures were threatened, official reports said. An investigation was launched to find out if the deaths of two people found in Malibu, California, on November 9, were linked to the fire, local media reported. Credit: @ofrdvic via Storyful

Hundreds of Thousands Join Poland Independence Day March Organized by Far-Right Groups39s

Hundreds of Thousands Join Poland Independence Day March Organized by Far-Right Groups

More than 200,000 people took part in a controversial Independence Day march that was organized by far-right and nationalist Polish groups on Sunday, November 11, in Warsaw. President Andrzej Duda addressed the crowd at the march, which marked the centenary of the country’s independence in 1918. “Thank you for coming here, for Poland, and for bringing the white and red [Polish] flag which saw our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers spill their blood,” said Duda, an ally and former politician of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party. The annual March of Independence, which attracted around 60,000 people last year, had grown in size in the past decade, attracting far-right activists from across Europe. Credit: BasedPoland via Storyful