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U.S. President Trump retweeted videos from an anti-Muslim British group on Wednesday, triggering a diplomatic row with the UK government. The videos were originally posted online by Britain First, a far-right group. One of them purportedly shows a group of Muslims pushing a boy off a roof, and another claims to show a Muslim vandalizing a Christian statue. A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said: "It is wrong for the president to have done this … Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions." Trump responded telling May on Twitter: "Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom." Although the authenticity of the videos has come under scrutiny, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said: "Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real. [Trump’s] goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security." – GUARDIAN
A day after being fired from the "Today" show for "inappropriate sexual behavior" Matt Lauer apologized, saying that he was ashamed of his actions. After more than 20 years hosting the primetime show, Lauer was laid off on Wednesday over accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward several female colleagues. Following a two-month investigation, Variety published a story on Wednesday detailing the allegations. One of the accusers said that Lauer exposed himself to her, while another said that he gave her a sex toy with a explicit note. "Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed," Lauer said. "Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job," he added. – CBS
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore took to a church pulpit on Wednesday to accuse gays and socialists of orchestrating a smear campaign against him. Moore has repeatedly denied allegations that he molested underage girls, including an alleged encounter with a 14-year-old in 1979, when he was 32. In a speech at an Alabama Baptist church, he called the claims "false and malicious." He described his accusers as: "the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God." – BUZZFEED
The first and last supermoon of 2017 will be visible on Dec. 3. A supermoon occurs when the Full Moon or New Moon stages coincide with the time in which the Moon is the closest it can be to Earth. On Sunday, the Moon will be 16,500 miles closer than usual to our planet. That means that it will appear 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than usual. The best time to see it will be right before sunset. The Virtual Telescope project will provide a livestream of the supermoon rising over Rome’s skyline starting at 16:00 UT. – NATGEO
Chipotle’s CEO has resigned after two years on the job. Steve Ells’ tenure was marked by falling sales due to outbreaks of E.coli, salmonella and norovirus that sickened hundreds of customers. The company’s shares have lost 20 percent in value this year. Chipotle is now looking for a "new leader with demonstrated turnaround expertise" to replace Ells, who will stay on as executive chairman. Following Ells’ announcement, Chipotle’s shares were up more than 5 percent. – REUTERS
Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Wednesday to reach a record value of over $11,000. The cryptocurrency lost 20 percent in value later in the day and then rose again in what the BBC described as a "rollercoaster ride." Still, Bitcoin is up around 1,000 percent against the U.S. dollar so far in 2017. Some investors fear that Bitcoin's strong rise this year may be the effect of a bubble – because people are buying it to speculate, not to use it as a means of exchange. "As many seasoned ...