The Rewind: The top news and buzzy stories from December 7-11

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Hey everyone this is Danielle Hopkins with The Rewind on AOL.com, where we give you a quick rundown of the top news and buzzy stories from the week.

1. During a rare Oval Office address, President Obama declared the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people a "rare act of terrorism designed to hurt innocent people." FBI officials revealed the shooters had been 'radicalized for some time' and spent at least a year planning the terrorist attack.

2. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sparked major controversy around the world after he called for a "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. Even an online petition that called for the reality star to be banned from entering the U.K. was started.

3. A former Oklahoma City police officer was found guilty of the 18 of 36 counts against him related to accusations that he victimized 13 women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood.

4. A Norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle restaurant in Massachusetts sickened 80 students from Boston College. Health officials said the outbreak was not linked to the strain of E. coli that recently sickened 52 people across nine states this fall.

5. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia drew criticism from civil rights activists this week after making racially charged comments in an affirmative action case that may change college admission policies.

6. The House of Representatives approved a bill that will tighten controls on travel to the U.S. and require visas for anyone who's been in Iraq or Syria in the previous five years.

7. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened to launch an independent White House bid after accusing GOP leaders of trying to manipulate who wins the 2016 nomination.

8. The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado stunned a courtroom this week after he refused to go to trial and declared himself a "warrior for the babies."

9. Rapper Kendrick Lamar became the most recognized artist of the year this week when he racked up 11 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year.

​10. The 30-year-old brother of former reality TV show star Kristin Cavallari, was found dead in Grand County, Utah this week. His body was found nearly 3 miles away from his abandoned car and officials believe that hypothermia may have been a factor in his death.

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All you '80s musical fans out there brace yourselves -- ABC revealed it's making a TV movie of the hit film "Dirty Dancing" and young actress Abigal Breslin will play the iconic character Baby.


A young burn victim is feeling the holiday love from all over the world after her Christmas wish went viral. In 2013, the 8-year-old was involved in a terrible arson attack, which killed her father and three siblings and left the girl with serious burns. This holiday season, she wanted to "fill her card tree with cards from all across the world." Much to her surprise, her simple wish was granted.




Michelle Obama sported shades and a wrap dress while spitting rap verses along with "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Pharaoh in a hilarious song about why kids should go to college.​


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The Rewind: The top news and buzzy stories from December 7-11
Daniel Holtzclaw, center, puts his head on the table and cries as the verdicts are read in his trial in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. At left is defense attorney Robert Gray and at right is defense attorney Scott Adams. Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was facing dozens of charges alleging he sexually assaulted 13 women while on duty. Holtzclaw was found guilty on a number of counts. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)
President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Sunday night, Dec. 6, 2015. The president's speech followed Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 21. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking during a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Passers-by walk near a closed Chipotle restaurant on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston. Chipotle said late Monday that it closed the restaurant after several students at Boston College, including members of the menâs basketball team, reported âgastrointestinal symptomsâ after eating at the chain. The school said it was working with local health officials to determine the cause of the illness. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2015 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Scalia for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nationâs highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Earnest answered questions about the visa program, the newly signed education bill, the transportation bill and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, during the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - UNDATED: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department, suspect Robert L. Dear poses for a mugshot photo after he was was arrested following a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dear is accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on November 27, 2015 and killing three people, including a police officer. Nine others were injured. (Photo by Colorado Springs Police Department via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Kendrick Lamar performs during the 'Kunta's Groove Sessions Tour' at Fox Theater on November 10, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 2, 2011, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, left, and his wife Kristin Cavallari watch the Chicago Cubs play the Chicago White Sox during an interleague baseball game in Chicago. Utah authorities say the brother-in-law of Cutler has been missing for more than a week after his abandoned car was found running on a remote dirt road with the air bag deployed. Grand County Sheriff Steven White said Monday that a rancher discovered 30-year-old Michael Cavallariâs car early on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. It was found about 200 miles south of Salt Lake City and 5 miles south of Interstate 70. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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