The Rewind: The top news and buzzy stories from November 30 - December 4

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Hey everyone this is Torrey AndersonSchoepe with the #TheRewind on AOL.com, where we give you a quick rundown of the top news and buzzy stories from the week.

1. Details are emerging about the couple who opened fire on an office holiday party armed with rifles and explosives, killing 14 people and injuring 23 others. The 27-year-old woman, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged allegiance to an ISIS leader and the FBI said the crime is being investigated as an act of terror.

2. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police chief after a white officer was charged with murder for shooting a black teen 16 times.

3. Two bacteria outbreaks linked to contaminated food products spread throughout several states this week. First, Costco recalled celery and celery products that were tainted with E. coli. Later in the week the CDC announced that a line of nut butter had sickened 11 people in 9 states.

4. NATO foreign ministers invited the small country of Montenegro to join their military alliance even after Russia warned it would be very unhappy if they did so.

5. World leaders gathered for a summit on climate change in Paris, where Obama and Putin met to discuss the growing crises in Ukraine and Syria.

6. ISIS released a video that purportedly showed the beheading of a man that they claimed was a Russian spy.

7. The wife of the man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs said that he had targeted the agency before.

8. An Alaskan mayor died suddenly, just weeks after taking office. An autopsy revealed that the 70-year-old died of natural causes.

9. A freight train of storms is expected to hit the northwest this weekend and into next week, dumping feet of rain and snow on the region.

10. Good news for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, the couple welcomed a new baby girl into the world this week and pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity, which adds up to a whopping $45 billion.

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A heartbreaking Christmas ad created by a German grocery store chain has taken the Internet by storm. The commercial featured an elderly man going to great lengths, including faking his own death, to bring his family together for the holidays.


A pediatrician's simple trick to calm any crying baby has gone viral. He explains how to properly hold the infant and then shake "his little booty." His YouTube video has been viewed over 9 million times.


The British royal family released adorable new photos of 6-month-old Princess Charlotte that are just too cute to handle. The photos were snapped by the Duchess of Cambridge herself.


And that's #TheRewind! To dive deeper into these stories click on the links in this article page. Check back every Friday night to get caught up so you're in the know for the weekend.

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People leave candles at a memorial at the San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, California, December 3, 2015 for victims of the December 2 mass shooting in San Bernardino which left 14 dead and at least 17 injured. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy responds to a question during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago's mayor fired McCarthy on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Cars fill the parking lot of a Costco store, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Seattle. Health authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets Montenegro's Foreign Minister Igor Luksic at the NATO ministerial meetings at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday Dec. 2, 2015. Montenegro was welcomed during the meetings as a new NATO member, (Jonathan Ernst / Pool via AP)
Oleg Deripaska, billionaire and president of United Co. Rusal, departs a news conference at the United Nations COP21 climate summit at Le Bourget in Paris, France, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. France's Energy and Environment Minister Segolene Royal yesterday said the fate of the United Nations global warming talks hinges on the willingness of richer countries to pay poorer ones more for climate-related projects. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
FILE - In this file image made from a video released Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group purportedly shows Egyptian Coptic Christians in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state. (AP Photo, File)
Colorado Springs shooting suspect, Robert Dear, right, appears via video before Judge Gilbert Martinez, with public defender Dan King, at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center for this first court appearance, where he was told he faces first degree murder charges, n Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP, Pool)
Mayor Greg Fisk of Juneau, Alaska. (Photo via Facebook)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - NOVEMBER 29: A woman scraps snow from her car that was in the parking lot of the Centennial Professional Building, which shares a parking lot with Planned Parenthood, at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard on November 29, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The investigation moves into its third day after a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood, killing three and injuring nine. (Photo by Brent Lewis/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg interacts with technology students in a town hall-style meeting in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Zuckerberg defended his companyâs contentious efforts to expand Internet access in the developing world during his second visit to India this year. (Shirish Shete/Press Trust of India via AP) INDIA OUT
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