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Today’s Trending News Stories - December 12, 2023

By CM Chaney · December 12, 2023

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The last few weeks have been packed with major news events, from surprise election outcomes to historic achievements in sports.

This article will get you up to speed on the most important stories and trending topics across categories including politics, business, technology, entertainment, sports, and more.

We will provide snappy yet substantive recaps of the breaking news you may have missed, spanning domestic and international current events that are driving discussions and dominating headlines.

From unexpected political developments to viral moments shaking up industries, you’ll be caught up on the latest marquee news stories and global chatter with our broad recap of the top trending coverage from around the world.

Whether in halls of power or playing fields, boardrooms or red carpets, we’ll hit the highlights you need to know.

Harvard Stands By President Amid Controversy

Harvard University will retain its first Black president, Claudine Gay, despite calls for her resignation over her failure to immediately condemn hypothetical student calls for genocide of Jewish people during Congressional testimony last week.

Texas Supreme Court Rejects Woman’s Request for Abortion Due to Medical Emergency

The Texas Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that would have allowed Kate Cox, a woman with a fetus diagnosed with a fatal condition, to obtain an abortion under the state’s medical emergency exception, but Cox has since left the state to obtain the procedure elsewhere.

Sununu Backs Nikki Haley for President in Key Endorsement

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu plans to endorse Nikki Haley for president, a move expected to significantly bolster her position in the state’s primary, with Sununu emphasizing her foreign policy experience and dedication to personal interactions with voters.

Supreme Court Mulls Quick Review of Trump’s 2020 Election Interference Case

The Supreme Court is contemplating a swift review of a petition seeking to prosecute former President Trump for his alleged involvement in election interference during the 2020 presidential race.

Zelenskyy’s U.S. Aid Visit Comes Amid Congressional Struggle

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s Capitol Hill visit faces challenges as U.S. aid for Ukraine, part of a $110 billion package, is at risk amid demands for border security changes.

Big Endorsements Fail to Sway Trump’s Rivals in Iowa: Poll

Despite recent high-profile endorsements against Donald Trump from within the Republican party, a new NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll in Iowa indicates that these endorsements have not yet significantly impacted Trump’s lead in the GOP presidential race, with over 30 points ahead of his closest competitor, and a majority of likely caucusgoers stating that endorsements, such as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, do not influence their voting decisions for the upcoming January 15 contest.

Bronx Apartment Building Collapses, Firefighters Search for Residents

A six-story section of a Bronx apartment building collapses, leaving apartments exposed, but with no reported injuries; firefighters search for potential trapped residents.