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Contact the National Desk at national@lakana.com.

Kaitlyn Walsh is lead News and Content editor:
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News and Content: Wednesday's promotables; News preview

 

Check out the LAKANA News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and interactives.

 

The preview URLs provided in this content note do not point to your local site, but to our IB preview servers. Please do NOT post these links on your site or on social media. Locate the promotable in your system using the COID provided and then search out the URL for your site.

 

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

 

WEDNESDAY'S PROMOTABLE FEATURES:

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Daily Quiz: Know your Hanukkah lore?

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-311594" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzMxMTU5NA">

ON-AIR TEASE: HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS?

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Birthday Quiz: Weaselly little dude

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-309707" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzMwOTcwNw">

ON-AIR TEASE: TODAY'S BIRTHDAY BOY ISN'T EXACTLY A BIG DUDE.

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History Quiz: Famous painting returns

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-309708" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzMwOTcwOA">

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

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Celeb Slideshow: Taylor Swift through the years

ON-AIR TEASE: TAYLOR SWIFT MAY BE TURNING ONLY TWENTY-EIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, BUT THE SINGER-SONGWRITER HAS ALREADY MADE HER MARK ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. IN HONOR OF HER BIRTHDAY, JOIN US FOR A LOOK AT HER CAREER TO THIS POINT.  

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Daily List: America's healthiest, unhealthiest states

ON-AIR TEASE: AFTER A FIVE-YEAR REIGN BY HAWAII, A NEW STATE SITS A TOP THE UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION'S LIST OF THE HEALTHIEST STATES IN AMERICA. VISIT _____ DOT COM FOR A LOOK AT WHICH TEN U-S STATES ARE THE HEALTHIEST AND WHICH TEN FALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RANKINGS.

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On This Day: Dec. 13

ON-AIR TEASE: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE SETS OUT AROUND THE WORLD, THE NATIONAL GUARD IS BORN, AL GORE CONCEDES, AND SADDAM HUSSEIN IS CAUGHT, ALL ON THIS DAY.  

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LOOK AHEAD DEC. 13:

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Norway switches off final FM radio signal, making it the first country to completely transition to digital radio.

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Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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113th birthday of Spanish Civil War veteran Francisco Nunez Olivera, believed to be the world's oldest man.

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Midday Talkers, Dec. 12, 2017

NOTE: If you make copies of content, please remember that you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

Also please note the difference between odd news and talkers:

  • Odd news includes stories that may be weird, strange or bizarre. (E.g. Man named Bacon arrested in sausage dispute.)
  • Talkers include stories that may be trending or causing buzz, but may not be strange. Talkers also may contain sensitive topics that may be inappropriate under odd news. (E.g. Dad punishes son by making him carry rock for miles.)

TODAY'S TALKERS:

NFL Network suspends Faulk, 2 others, amid sexual harassment claims

Consumers who froze credit reports could hit hurdles with Obamacare

Nine of the world's best private ski resorts

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, girlfriend expecting baby girl

Building an empire: Exploring the architecture of 'Star Wars'

Is the taxman coming for your steak?

Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'

Obama tweets: Final days to enroll in Obamacare are here

North Korea may be making a fortune from bitcoin mania

The world's greenest cruise ship will have sails

Coming soon to Saudi Arabia: AMC movie theaters

 

TODAY'S MUST-SEE VIDEOS:

Nigerian bobsledders make Olympic history

Diner customer leaves $2,000 tip for his breakfast

Alabama heads to the poll: Moore or Jones?

TODAY'S MEDIA GALLERIES:

Men accused of sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein (update)

Nine of the best private ski resorts in the world

5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election

7:30 a.m., News and Content, Dec. 12, 2017

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

NATIONAL NEWS PROMOTABLES

Check out the LAKANA News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and interactives.

The preview URLs provided in this content note do not point to your local site, but to our LAKANA preview servers. Please do NOT post these links on your site or on social media. Locate the promotable in your system using the COID provided and then search out the URL for your site.

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

TODAY'S PROMOTABLES:

QUIZ: Take the hot sauce challenge!

ON-AIR TEASE: THIS QUIZ WILL SINGE YOUR TASTE BUDS!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id=" quizWidget-323011" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzMyMzAxMQ ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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BIRTHDAY QUIZ: Into the 'Labyrinth'

ON-AIR TEASE: A HIGHLY VERSATILE ACTRESS CELEBRATES TODAY.

HTML code for quiz:

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<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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HISTORY QUIZ: Want to buy a computer?

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id=" quizWidget-308046" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzMwODA0Ng ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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CELEB SLIDESHOW: Celebrity bad hair days

ON-AIR TEASE: THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? YOU'RE NOT ALONE. THERE ARE PLENTY OF CELEBRITIES HAVE HAD THEM, TOO. VISIT ____ DOT COM FOR JUST A SAMPLING OF CELEBRITY BAD HAIR DAYS.  

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DAILY LIST: Holiday shipping deadlines

ON-AIR TEASE: WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING? LUCKY FOR YOU THERE'S STILL A CHANCE AT MOST ONLINE RETAILERS TO PLACE A GIFT ORDER AND HAVE IT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. VISIT ____ DOT COM FOR A LOOK AT HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES FOR SOME MAJOR RETAILERS.  

LIVESTREAMS:

10:30 a.m. ET: Sessions/Nielsen immigration priorities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the Administration's efforts to combat MS-13 and carry out its immigration priorities

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12 p.m. ET: Trump signs national defense act

THE PRESIDENT signs H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

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2 p.m. ET: White House press briefing

White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders

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4 p.m. ET: National Menorah lighting

The National Chanukah Menorah will be illuminated during a special ceremony on The Ellipse, the first night of Chanukah. Gary David Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council and the chief economic advisor to the president, will light the menorah.

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES:

How a Democrat could win in Alabama

GOP senators on what to do if Roy Moore wins: 'We'll see'

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65

California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures and counting

5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election

Russia backs Winter Olympic athletes

 

TODAY'S TALKERS:

Level Up: Nintendo Switch scores 10 million sold

Coming soon to Saudi Arabia: AMC movie theaters

Why it's harder to find a Christmas tree this year

Sean Spicer announces he's writing a book

Kayla Moore: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'

Turns out premium gas doesn't do much

TODAY'S VIDEOS:

On Camera: Kayla Moore discusses Jewish friends

KKK sticker angers community activists

Indiana funeral home features booze

Nearly 100,000 evacuated in California

Tuesday, December 12

TOP NEWS STORIES
Man accused of latest NYC attack charged with terrorism offenses
How a Democrat could win in Alabama
GOP senators on what to do if Roy Moore wins: 'We'll see'
5 things to watch in Alabama's Senate election
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65
California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures and counting
Russia backs Winter Olympic athletes 

SPORTS POSSIBILITIES
NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, 2 others amid sexual harassment claims
LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro, sign deals with Lithuanian club

SLIDESHOW POSSIBILITIES
Update: Men accused of sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein
Update: Wildfires in Calif. 
Update: Roy Moore scandal 
9 of best private ski resorts
9 of best travel cameras 
Notable deaths 
Modernization of Saudi Arabia 
5 things to watch in Alabama Senate election 
Best college towns in America 

CLICKER POSSIBILITIES
Red-suited man on a sled rescues a deer on frozen pond
Maryland woman wins $2 million after $100,000 jackpot
Parents live-stream 4-year-old reading 100 books in one day
Firefighters rescue girl stuck in McDonald's playground
British woman claims she's had sex with 20 ghosts
300-year-old note found inside butt of Jesus statue
Diego Maradona statue in Calcutta looks more like Susan Boyle
Portrait of Hillary Clinton sets off security dogs at Florida art exhibit

LIVESTREAMS:  Dec. 13

10 a.m. ET: SAG Awards nominations

Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man) will announce the nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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10 a.m. ET: Rosenstein testifies on Mueller investigation

Deputy AG Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing that'll focus on the Mueller investigation.

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11 a.m. ET: Franken replacement announced

Gov Mark Dayton will announce his appointment to the US Senate to replace Franken, at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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2 p.m. ET: Congressional conference committee on tax bill

House & Senate Conference Committee on the tax bill

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3 p.m. ET: Trump remarks on tax reform

THE PRESIDENT gives remarks on tax reform

HD-1

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