6 Things You Need to Know This Morning

6 Things You Need to Know This Morning
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1. Alan Thicke passed away at the age of 69, reportedly of a heart attack. The Growing Pains actor was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, when he started having chest pains. (TMZ)

2. Uber employees have reportedly been taking advantage of the app’s “God View” feature – all in the name of Beyoncé. The tool shows all Uber users in any given city, which gave employees the ability to spy on the singer. (The Fader)

3. After meeting with president-elect Donald Trump, Kanye West continued to campaign for himself for the 2024 elections. The rapper took to Twitter to express his views on our political system, despite previously stating that he didn’t vote in this election. (Marie Claire)

4. And the winner of Season 11 of The Voice is – Sundance Head! The 37-year-old Houston-based country singer celebrated by performing his original song, “Darlin’ Don’t Go”. (USA Today)

5. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a long-awaited bill pertaining to the issue of abortion. The law will prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The governor vetoed a more restrictive measure that would have banned abortions if a fetal heartbeat was detected. (New York Times)

6. The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards have been released, in anticipation of the live show in February. Bruno Mars was among the list of inspiring artists, landing a nomination in the Outstanding Male Artist category. (TV One)