1. Kids play with Batman in the Favela do Metro slum in Rio, an area near the Maracana stadium playing host to the 2014 World Cup in June.
5. The removal of the community, near the Maracana stadium, is part of the renovation works of the area for the World Cup 2014, Reuters reports.
6. Residents are protesting their eviction from their homes which will be demolished for the construction of a leisure and automotive trade area during the soccer tournament.
- US intelligence officials issued repeated warnings to European allies about attacks by Russian state-backed hackers, but it was too little, too late.
- Gen. David Petraeus helped block the autopsy of an Afghan man who died mysteriously in US custody, emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show.
- Rudy Giuliani is no longer being considered for a position in the Trump administration. Trump says the former NYC mayor withdrew his name.
- People are in love with a dog who rides around in a decked out dog car spreading Christmas cheer to hospital patients 🐶🎄