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Kyoto Protocol Is Adopted (1997)
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement to fight global warming that calls on industrialized nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. It was adopted during a UN Conference on Climate Change held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997. Later that year, international representatives settled the details necessary to convert the agreement into a binding international treaty, and it came into force in 2005 after ratification by more than 125 nations. What nations declined to adopt the treaty? Discuss

UN General Assembly Adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
Drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the world's most translated document. Among its 30 articles are definitions of civil and political rights, as well as definitions of economic, social, and cultural rights—all of which are owed by UN member states to those under their jurisdiction. Since its adoption, it has acquired more juridical status than originally intended and has been widely used, even by national courts, in what ways?

John Birch Society Founded (1958)
The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert H. Welch, Jr., a retired candymaker, to combat communism and promote ultraconservative causes in the US. It was named for an American missionary and army intelligence officer killed by Chinese communists in 1945, considered by the society the first hero of the Cold War. Its membership reached more than 70,000 in the 1960s. Since then, it has promoted many objectives, including pressing for the US to withdraw from what organization?

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

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Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

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Flight attendants sue Frontier Airlines, allege discrimination against new moms
Flight attendants have accused Frontier of making them go on unpaid leave well before giving birth and being unaccommodating to breastfeeding moms.       

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Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed
The nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced Wednesday.

Ryan Reynolds and company sink into the silliness of Netflix's '6 Underground'
The first thought watching something like "6 Underground" -- an idiotic Netflix movie starring Ryan Reynolds -- is "What were they thinking?," until you realize thinking had little to do with it. The apparent goal was to make an action film for people who find "Fast & Furious" movies too heavily plotted, only to create what feels like a bad Michael Bay-directed parody of a Michael Bay movie.

'Richard Jewell' missteps turn Clint Eastwood's latest into a great-movie wannabe
A movie that simultaneously indicts the FBI and the media comes with some baggage at this particular political moment. Yet director Clint Eastwood tells a mostly compelling, personal story -- with some very notable missteps -- in "Richard Jewell," a sympathetic look at the security guard who went from hero to media punching bag during 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres help one family just in time for the holidays
Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres joined forces for "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways" and gave one deserving family a life-changing holiday gift.

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other
Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles found themselves in a situation that most exes would probably find uncomfortable.