5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

5 Things You Need to Know This Morning
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1. Actor Peter Vaughan, best known for his role in Game of Thrones, passed away at the age of 83. The late star played Jon Snow’s blind mentor Maester Aemon Targaryen. (BBC)

2. Amy Schumer certainly doesn’t care if you disagree with the fact that she was casted as the new Barbie. The comedian shared a lengthy Instagram post, calling out all her haters for questioning whether her body is fit for the upcoming role. (Time)

3. Former college football star Rashaan Salaam was found dead in a Boulder park near the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. The 42-year-old Heisman trophy winner may have reportedly killed himself, though further investigation is still ongoing. (Time)

4. Donald Trump officially appointed Gen. James N. Mattis as his pick for defense secretary. The president elect introduced the former Marine Corps general at his “thank you” rally in North Carolina. (NYT)

5. Joe Biden cleared up all those rumors regarding his running for presidency in 2020. He told Stephen Colbert, “You and I talked about this in a different context before: I’m a great respecter of fate,” he tells Colbert. “I don’t plan on running again, but to say you know it’s going to happen in four years I just think is not rational.” (EW)