MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From Black Lives Matter demonstrating at Mall of America to holiday cards and mistletoe, here’s a look at the four stories to know about for Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Hundreds of people are expected to go to Mall of America on Wednesday, and not just to shop.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis announced last week they are holding a demonstration at the mall. The demonstration is in response to the police killing of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in Minneapolis. It comes about a month after protesters were cleared from the 4th precinct, where they camped for roughly three weeks.
Mall of America south a court order blocking the planned protest, but organizers said they plan to continue with it.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is defending himself after using a vulgar Yiddish term to describe Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Obama in 2008.
In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump maintained the word simply meant Clinton got beat badly.
Clinton fired back saying, “We shouldn’t let anybody bully his way to the Presidency.”
A Russian cargo ship is expected to dock at the International Space Station Wednesday.
It’s carrying nearly three tons of food, fuel and supplies. It may also include fresh fruit for the crew.
It launched from Kazakhstan on Monday, then safely reached orbit for its two-day journey to the ISS.
Holiday Cards And Mistletoe
Now is the time to get your holiday cards in the mail.
Wednesday is the absolute last ditch postal service shipping date for Priority Mail Express, USPS’ most expensive service.
The postal service expects to deliver 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages over the holiday season.
But many may be skipping that tradition.
Hallmark said the number of paper cards delivered has dropped from 2 billion a decade ago to 1.4 billion.
They said people are becoming more selective about who they send traditional cards to.
And when it comes to other Christmas traditions, a recent poll of people under 35 in Great Britain shows that 75 percent have never kissed under the mistletoe.