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Sign1News 12.1.18 – News for the deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL)


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. Tributes are pouring in from all over the
world for the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. He died Friday night in Houston at the age
of 94. Flags at the White House were lowered to half
staff immediately after hearing the news of his death. Right about the same time, people started
showing up outside Bush’s house in Houston to start a memorial with flags and flowers. We’ve also learned stock markets will close
on Wednesday to honor the former president’s memory. The New York Stock Exchange said it will also
observe a minute of silence on Monday. Mister Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts
on June 12, 1924. He married Barbara Pierce and they had six
children. Two of those children, sons George H. and
Jeb would follow his footsteps into politics. After earning a degree at Yale, Bush moved
his family to Texas where he made a fortune in the oil business. It was here in Texas where his interest in
Republican politics blossomed. Bush ran against Ronald Reagan in the 1980
GOP primary but Reagan believed Bush could help him win over the party’s moderate and
named him as Vice President. Eight years later, in 1988 Bush became the
41st president of the United States. In 2011, he received the nation’s highest
civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At his beloved wife Barbara’s funeral earlier
this year, President Bush posed for a photo with the other surviving former presidents. All could see the years had taken its toll
on his body. But dignity and resolve shined through, part
of a graceful final act in a life of public service. Today the family sent out the official invitation
for Bush’s state funeral. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at the
National Cathedral in Washington, DC. President Trump was invited and accepted the
invitation. More than 230 earthquakes have hit parts of
Alaska since Friday’s 7.0 quake knocked out power and ripped open roads near Anchorage. Roads buckled and grocery store products tumbled
from shelves. Anchorage schools are closed through Tuesday. Thankfully no fatalities or serious injuries
were reported. The full extent of the damage is still unknown. Helicopters and drones are assessing infrastructure
across the region. Friday night the White House announced President
Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Alaska. Two months ago, Dallas police officer Amber
Guyger shot and killed her unarmed, upstairs neighbor Botham Jean. She told investigators she mistakenly entered
the wrong apartment and thought there was a burglar inside her home. She was arrested and charged with manslaughter. But today the Dallas County district attorney
said the charge has now been upgraded to murder. Manslaughter meant Guyger recklessly killed
Jean but murder means at the moment of the shooting Guyger intentionally and knowingly
did it. Prosecutors still don’t know why she did it. A charge of murder carries a sentence of up
to life in prison. Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” has become
the best-selling book of 2018 in the US. It has surpassed Michael Wolff’s “Fire and
Fury” and others. Wolff’s book was a publishing world sensation
when it came out in January. Since January it has sold more than 1 million
copies. “Becoming” sold 1 million copies in a couple
of weeks. 36-year-old Priyanka Chopra and 26-year-old
Nick Jonas are now officially married after a four month engagement. According to People magazine, the couple wed
Saturday in India. Ralph Lauren designed a custom gown for Chopra
and dressed the entire wedding party including Jonas. Wedding festivities began Wednesday and will
continue into the weekend. Vogue magazine reported that a Christian ceremony
Saturday was officiated by Jonas’s father and a Hindu ceremony will take place Sunday. According to Chopra, her relationship with
Jonas began when he sent her a direct message on Twitter in 2016. But the actress didn’t meet the singer face-to-face
until 2017 when Jonas approached her at a party, got on one knee and said “You’re real. Where have you been all my life?” Do you constantly worry that you’re walking
around with a bad case of morning breath? Are you always trying to sniff test on yourself? The good news is you’re not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry,
up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis or chronic bad breath. Here are the top 10 reasons why your breath
probably stinks: 1. You are not brushing and flossing regularly. 2. You are eating or drinking something smelly. 3. Too much sugar. Bacteria in your mouth thrives on the sweet
stuff. 4. You are trying the Keto diet. Low-carb-high-protein diets force your body
into a process called ketosis. One way those ketones then exit your body
is through your mouth. 5. You breathe through your mouth. Doing this dries out your mouth, causing even
worst bad breath. 6. You use medications that dry out your mouth. 7. Your nose is stuffed or you have allergies. That can lead to dry mouth. 8. Smoking or chewing tobacco. 9. Drinking alcohol, again drying out your
mouth. 10. You have an underlying medical condition. Sometimes bad breath can signal something
more serious. If you worry that might be you, make sure
you check with your doctor. Burger King doesn’t want you eating alone
when you order a burger for delivery. They are giving your dog a treat too. For a limited time the restaurant chain says
it will give away free “Dogppers bones” to dog parents who buy whoppers. The treat is dog friendly and supposedly features
Burger King’s flame grilled taste. The bones are not for pickup or dine in. You can only get them through the Door-Dash
food delivery service. Hold on! The dogpper is for dogs only, not for human
consumption. If you order one, let us know what your dog
thinks — paws up or paws down. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow
us on Twitter. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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