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World AIDS Day 2016

Commemorating World AIDS Day and 4 Other Stories to Know Dec. 1

  • Today is World AIDS Day. People around the world are commemorating the fight against the virus with messages on social media. World leaders are also taking the opportunity to call for an end to the stigma surrounding HIV. Theresa May, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, said, "HIV stigma is an unacceptable stain on society."
  • Dolly Parton is a national treasure. The country singer, who lives in Nashville, set up a fund for families affected by the wildfires in the state. By giving each family $1,000 a month for six months, Parton hopes that the gift will help them "get back on their feet."
  • More details have emerged about the Brazilian plane crash. According to ABC News, the plane carrying members of the Chapecoense soccer team from Brazil that crashed in Colombia ran out of reserve fuel. The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that the charter flight did not have the required amount of emergency fuel as proven by the lack of fuel found at the site of the crash.
  • It's an unusual move for a president-elect. Donald Trump starts his so-called "victory tour" in the states that were critical to his election on Thursday. By holding events in Indiana and Ohio, Trump will appear with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to thank the voters. Tickets are required for the arena-held speeches.
  • Speaking of the Trumps, Tom Ford said during an appearance on The View that he would not dress Melania Trump. However, he's not boycotting her because of her or her husband's political beliefs. Ford, who has only dressed Michelle Obama once for a visit with the British royal family, said he did not think Melania should wear his clothes because they are "too expensive" and unrelatable to the average American. He added that if Hillary Clinton had won, she wouldn't be wearing his clothes either.
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