We're not sure how to tell you this, but while you were off having a holiday, the news kept happening. And happening. Since we can't turn our unblinking stare from the unfolding spectacle, we've taken it upon ourselves to quickly summarize the most important and/or ridiculous news stories from the last couple of weeks for you.

CARRIE FISHER DIED FROM A HEART ATTACK AT AGE 60. SHE SUFFERED THE EPISODE ON A FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO LOS ANGELES, WHERE SHE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITA

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ANNOUNCED THAT A CEASEFIRE HAS BEEN DECLARED IN SYRIA. Turkey and Russia, who support opposing sides of the conflict,

Source: BBC News

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Source: BBC News

OVER 100 PEOPLE DIED AFTER DRINKING CONTAMINATED ALCOHOL. Counterfeit bath oils killed 72 people in Irkutsk, Russia. The bath oils, which are often co

Source: ABC News

A RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR WAS ASSASSINATED ON CAMERA IN TURKEY. Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was speaking at an art exhibition in Ankara when

Source: CNN

The 14 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (1/3/17)

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Source: Variety

RICHARD ADAMS, the author of Watership Down A novel by Richard Adams passed away at age 96.

A SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THe VOTE TRUMP MISSISSIPPI CHURCH ARSON. Police arrested Andrew McClinton, a church parishioner who had previously ser

Source: AP News

KEA AGREED TO PAY $50 MILLION IN A WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT. IKEA 717. OPENI The Swedish furniture company said it will pay the money to the families

Source: BBC News

THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED ITS REPRISAL AGAINST RUSSIA FOR ITS ALLEGED ELECTION INTERFERENCE HACKING. President Obama ordered sanctions against five ag

GEORGE MICHAEL PASSED AWAY ON CHRISTMAS DAY. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter reportedly died of heart failure in his sleep. He was 53. Michael ac

Source: CNN

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