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5 things you need to know this morning: Dec. 3, 2019

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Giving Tuesday follows up a pair of consumer-heavy holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both passed and with the holidays around the corner, a lot of money was spent. For that reason, Giving Tuesday has become a reality in recent years. In encourages people to give back in some shape or form today, whether it be by a donation, volunteer work or anything along those lines.


2. Senators defenseman takes down thief in Vancouver

The Ottawa Senators are in Vancouver to play the Canucks on Tuesday, which meant the team was practicing and spending time downtown on Monday. Defenseman Mark Borowiecki was minding his own business when he saw a man on a bike steal a bag out of a car. The big, tough hockey player clotheslined the thief as he tried to flee and recovered the bag, which had passports in it.


3. Man shot in apparent road-rage incident in Montreal

A 23-year-old man is recovering from injuries after an apparent road-rage ended with shots fired. Police say the conflict erupted between two motorists and finished when one man pulled out a gun and shot the 23-year-old delivery van driver. Thankfully, the victim is expected to survive his injuries.


4. Popular internet cat dies at age 8

Lil Bub, one of the most popular cats on the planet over the past number of years, has died. The cat became famous for her unique physical appearance after being born with several genetic mutations. Her distinct waddle, tongue constantly hanging out and squinty eye were part of her charm that stole the hearts of millions around the world. She was eight years old.


5. Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe after 3 weeks at sea

Greta Thunberg has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal after three weeks at sea. The 16-year-old activist once again sailed between North America and Europe and arrived to hundreds of supporters waiting for her at the dock. She’ll now head to Madrid to attend a climate conference.


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Amanda Seyfried (34), Tiffany Haddish (40), Andy Grammer (36), Brendan Fraser (51), David Villa (38)



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