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Carnival Cruise Line now certified as ‘Sensory Inclusive’

Cruises can be a dazzling display of lights and sound with an overwhelming amount of things to do – and for some people with autism, ADHD, PTSD, Down Syndrome and other sensory disabilities, that can lead to sensory overload.

But Carnival Cruise Line has gone out of its way to be more accommodating to its guests, and that has paid off with the company becoming the first cruise line to be certified “sensory inclusive” by KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities.

All of Carnival’s South Florida-based ships are now certified, with the rest of the fleet scheduled to also earn that distinction by March of 2020.

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“Carnival Cruise Line and KultureCity share a heartfelt commitment to acceptance and inclusivity,” Vicky Rey, Carnival’s vice president of guest care and communications and the company’s ADA Responsibility Officer, said in a statement. “Working together, all of our guests can maximize their enjoyment and be the truest versions of themselves during their time on board.”

KultureCity co-founder Dr. Julian Maha echoed her thoughts.

“We’re proud and grateful to partner with Carnival Cruise Line, offering guests with sensory needs an opportunity to more fully enjoy their vacations and create wonderful memories with their friends, families and loved ones,” he said. “We appreciate Carnival Cruise Line for taking this important step in making their vacations accessible to everyone.”

Carnival’s rollout of the sensitivity training began in October. Hundreds have been trained to understand and help adults, youth and children with sensory-related questions or needs.

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In addition, KultureCity sensory bags are available for check out for the duration of the cruise and contain a variety of items to help calm, relax and manage sensory overload.

Items include comfortable noise-canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget toys and a visual feeling thermometer (produced in conjunction with Boardmaker), as well as a KultureCity VIP lanyard to help staff easily identify guests.

These measures have proven to already be helpful in the more than 450 landside venues like stadiums, arenas and amusement parks that have partnered with KultureCity.

“Carnival Cruise Line is to be commended for training their staff about autism and offering sensory bags that will enable individuals with autism and their families to have an enjoyable cruise,” said Dr. Temple Grandin, a renowned autism advocate and author, and one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience with autism.

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Taylor Swift’s Surprise New Holiday Song Is Making People Cry

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If there’s one word to describe the “mean” singer, it’s kind. Taylor has been known to spend hours signing autographs for her fans, and she even invited a fan — teen cancer patient <a href=”https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kevin-mcguire-teen-cancer-patient-taylor-swift-academy-country-music-awards_n_1301082″>Kevin McGuire</a> — to be her date to the ACM Awards. Taylor has said, “No matter what happens in life be good to people. Because being nice is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

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This Day in History: Dec. 6

On this day, Dec. 6 …

1907: The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurs as 362 men and boys die in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W. Va.

Also on this day:

  • 1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery is ratified as Georgia becomes the 27th state to endorse it.
  • 1884: Army engineers complete construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk.
  • 1917: Some 2,000 people are killed when an explosives-laden French cargo ship, the Mont Blanc, collides with the Norwegian vessel Imo at the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastates the Canadian city.
  • 1917: Finland declares its independence from Russia.
  • 1923: A presidential address is broadcast on radio for the first time as President Coolidge speaks to a joint session of Congress.
  • 1947: Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated by President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1957: America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit fails as Vanguard TV3 rises about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding.
  • 1973: House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford is sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned after pleading no contest to tax evasion amid scandal.
  • 1982: An Irish National Liberation Army bomb explodes at a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing 11 soldiers and six civilians.
  • 1998: In Venezuela, former Lt. Col. Hugo Chavez, who had staged a bloody coup attempt against the government six years earlier, is elected president.
  • 2008: President-elect Barack Obama says in a Saturday radio and Internet address that he’d asked his economic team for a recovery plan that would save or create more than 2 million jobs.
  • 2013: The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is sold at Christie’s for nearly $1 million – the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
  • 2017: President Trump declares Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital, defying warnings from the Palestinians and others around the world that he would be destroying hopes for Mideast peace. 
  • 2017: Time magazine names as its Person of the Year the “Silence Breakers” – those who had shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment in the #MeToo movement.   
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Pelosi calls for articles of impeachment against Trump, but then doesn’t want to discuss it

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Pelosi calls for articles of impeachment against Trump – then doesn’t want to talk about it
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on the House Judiciary Committee to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump — but she’d rather talk about other things. Pelosi sought to move on from questions about impeachment during a televised town hall Thursday night, even as she insisted she wasn’t bothered at all by polls showing sagging support for the probe against Trump.

“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” Pelosi asked at one point during the CNN event. “I don’t mind questions, but to ask me questions through the prism of the White House is like, what?”

Pelosi’s comments at the town hall came hours after things got heated earlier in the day during her televised remarks on impeachment. She bristled when a reporter asked her whether she hated the president. In addition, questions remain over whether Pelosi has secured enough Democrats to vote for impeachment as the effort barrels forward. She has not suggested any particular timeline for a vote, saying only, “We will proceed in a manner worthy of our oath of office.”

Observers have said the timing of such a vote could indicate whether Pelosi has enough Democrats to vote to impeach. If she has the votes, Pelosi will likely give the green light to impeach on the floor. If she doesn’t have the votes, impeachment could wait — conceivably until the new year.

Trump has challenged Democrats to get on with it. Before Pelosi’s announcement Thursday, the president tweeted, “They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair…. trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business.” Click here for more on our top story.

Republican legal scholar ‘inundated with threatening messages’ after testimony opposing Trump impeachment
Jonathan Turley, the sole Republican witness during the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing Wednesday, said he has been “inundated with threatening messages” since his testimony, which argued that Democrats do not have enough evidence to support articles of impeachment against President Trump.

“Before I finished my testimony, my home and office were inundated with threatening messages and demands that I be fired from George Washington University for arguing that, while a case for impeachment can be made, it has not been made on this record,” Turley wrote in an op-ed for The Hill on Thursday.

The law professor appeared alongside three other legal scholars with opposing views Wednesday. He warned that Democrats would be ill-advised to rush to a vote on impeachment articles because they do not have a complete record of witness testimonies and supporting evidence to prove that Trump abused his power to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings there. Click here for more. 

Florida high-speed chase of hijacked UPS truck ends in gunfire, four reported dead 
A harrowing police chase in South Florida on Thursday ended in gunfire with as many as four people — including a United Parcel Service driver — shot dead, according to law enforcement.

Also among the dead were two robbery suspects, who had hijacked the UPS driver’s truck, and a fourth person traveling in a nearby vehicle, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Coral Gables police said the ordeal started with a robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile. Shots were fired and the two robbers jumped into the UPS truck and sped off, taking the delivery driver with them.

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It’s been a dangerous holiday season for UPS drivers so far. A manhunt was underway in Northern California on Thursday night for two suspects who allegedly robbed three UPS drivers at gunpoint this week in separate incidents.

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Taylor Swift’s Surprise New Holiday Song Is Making People Cry

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If there’s one word to describe the “mean” singer, it’s kind. Taylor has been known to spend hours signing autographs for her fans, and she even invited a fan — teen cancer patient <a href=”https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kevin-mcguire-teen-cancer-patient-taylor-swift-academy-country-music-awards_n_1301082″>Kevin McGuire</a> — to be her date to the ACM Awards. Taylor has said, “No matter what happens in life be good to people. Because being nice is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

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Cal Thomas: 10 Commandments say something important about plans by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

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Not many people think of the Ten Commandments these days, unless some group is trying to fight a legal battle to place them on public property.

Still, these laws of God, which may be familiar to some only through the Cecil B. De Mille classic film starring Charlton Heston as Moses, contain worthy guidelines that are applicable to today.

When considering the “wealth tax” proposed by presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the 10th Commandment is particularly relevant: “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.”

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One definition of “covet” is: “to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.”

Warren, Sanders and others intent on soaking the rich might argue their proposals to massively increase government power and reach are not wrong, or inordinate, or without due regard for the rights of others, because they believe health care for all is a right. But at the heart of their health care and other plans they claim would be paid for by additional taxes on the wealthy and successful is a failure to understand basic economic principles.

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One principle is that money is not a limited resource. If billionaires were depriving others of earning money then these politicians would have a credible argument, but the money pot is bottomless. There was a time when my income was so low that by today’s standards, I would have been considered poor. But I graduated from college, started in journalism at entry level and worked my way up (or down, depending on your view of journalists).

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A Survey Monkey poll for The New York Times shows that Warren’s plan to tax wealthy individuals “continues to draw broad support from voters, across party, gender and educational lines.”

Sure, everyone likes “free stuff” until they realize that nothing is free and that someone must pay for it. Several analyses of Warren’s plan say it is impossible to achieve without tax increases on the middle class. There simply isn’t enough money that can be taken from high earners to underwrite the left’s multi-trillion-dollar spending plans.

Then there’s the notion that government will run health care better than the private sector. All one has to do is look at the often inferior “care” offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to see this as a bogus argument.

Perhaps the best line I have heard on the subject is from our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge: “Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

Much of this is driven by our modern education system. Some professors teach theories of economics, along with envy, greed and entitlement, that are the opposite of what once was called the Puritan ethic — an ethic of personal responsibility and accountability with government as last resort. This belief helped build and sustain America through many economic and societal challenges.

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Instead of celebrating and promoting the greatness of America, liberals and socialists spend their time denigrating the country and apologizing for its success. Instead of encouraging the poor and middle class to make decisions and adopt attitudes that will enhance their chances for success, they promote the belief that the rich and successful achieved by robbing others.

If America becomes a socialist nation it will be difficult to go back, even when the mistake is realized. The time to stop it is now, or more precisely with a decisive defeat of socialism in the next election.

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AOC called out after claiming Trump food-stamp revisions might have left her family ‘starved’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., received pushback Thursday after claiming her family “might’ve just starved” had the Trump administration‘s tightened requirements for food stamp recipients been in place when her father died in 2008.

Critics claimed the freshman congresswoman misrepresented the new rules, pointing out that they apply only to childless, able-bodied adults under 50.

WHITE HOUSE TIGHTENS FOOD STAMP REQUIREMENTS, POTENTIALLY AFFECTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

The Agriculture Department (USDA) finalized the first of three proposed rules targeting the Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP. The plan announced Wednesday will limit states from exempting work-eligible adults from having to maintain steady employment in order to receive benefits.

Ocasio-Cortez, 30, responded to the announcement on Twitter on Thursday:

“My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.”

The New York Democrat was 19 and about to begin her sophomore year at Boston University when her father, Sergio Ocasio, died of lung cancer. It is likely her mother still would have claimed her as a dependent at that time.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank, challenged the “Squad” member’s claim, writing:

“The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents. The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.”

Several Twitter users also slammed the New York Democrat for spreading “Fake News” online by implying the new rule prevents children from receiving benefits. Some users also pointed out that able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 49 without dependents can still qualify for food stamps if they train or work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

“Create ‘freebies’ for the rich @AOC? You and your radical, socialist crew believe the Forgotten men and women, every day middle-class Americans are the ‘rich’. Tax relief for hard working Americans is hardly a ‘freebie,’ Catalina Lauf, a Republican candidate seeking a U.S. House seat from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, wrote in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet. Lauf — the 26-year-old daughter of a small-business owner and a legal immigrant from Guatemala – has been billed by some as the Republican counterweight to Ocasio-Cortez.

SNAP feeds more than 36 million people. Under current rules, work-eligible able-bodied adults without dependents and between the ages of 18 and 49 can receive only three months of SNAP benefits in a three-year period if they don’t meet the 20-hour work requirement.

The new rule, which will take effect on April 1, 2020, imposes stricter criteria for states to meet in order to issue waivers. Under the plan, states can only issue waivers if a city or county has an unemployment rate of 6 percent or higher. The waivers will be good for one year and will require the governor to support the request.

The USDA estimates the change would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for roughly 688,000 SNAP recipients.  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the rule will help move people “from welfare to work.”

“We’re taking action to reform our SNAP program in order to restore the dignity of work to a sizable segment of our population and be respectful of the taxpayers who fund the program,” Perdue told reporters Wednesday. “Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. That’s the commitment behind SNAP, but, like other welfare programs, it was never intended to be a way of life.”

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said the plan will only serve to punish workers whose jobs are seasonal or unreliable. She is the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry. “This administration is out of touch with families who are struggling to make ends meet by working seasonal jobs or part-time jobs with unreliable hours,” Stabenow said, according to The Associated Press.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also blasted the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce public benefits, saying: “Instead of combating food insecurity for millions, connecting workers to good-paying jobs or addressing income inequality, the administration is inflicting their draconian rule on millions of Americans across the nation who face the highest barriers to employment and economic stability.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pelosi, Biden lose their cool as impeachment battle intensifies

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Nancy Pelosi was calm and controlled, almost scripted, as she announced—to no one’s surprise—that the House will begin drafting articles of impeachment.

Then a reporter got under her skin.

And she let loose, against President Trump and the journalist.

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It was a rare spontaneous moment in what has increasingly seemed an orchestrated kabuki dance. In fact, Trump now wants to speed up the performance.

“If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business,” the president tweeted.

He also accused the Democrats of trying to impeach him “over NOTHING.”

The Twitter comments made clear that Trump, like just about everyone else, now fully expects the House Democrats to impeach him. The only remaining questions are the timing (the Dems are hellbent on finishing before Christmas) and the scope (stick with Ukraine or throw the kitchen sink into the actual articles).

Pelosi had taken the rhetorical high road, announcing the next steps on impeachment “with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America.” She also made these points at a news conference before walking off.

Some reporters shouted questions, which is customary, and the House speaker suddenly stopped in her tracks.

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James Rosen, the former Fox News correspondent now with Sinclair Television, was asking: “Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker? Because Representative Collins…”

Pelosi snapped back: “I don’t hate anybody.”

ROSEN: Representative Collins –

PELOSI: I was raised Catholic—

ROSEN: The reason I ask is…

PELOSI: I don’t hate anybody in the world. Don’t you accuse me—

ROSEN: I did not accuse you—

PELOSI: You did. You did.

ROSEN: I asked a question.

PELOSI: You did.

Rosen finally got out his question about the Judiciary panel’s ranking Republican: “Representative Collins yesterday suggested that the Democrats are doing this simply because they don’t like the guy.”

Pelosi, walking back to the podium, unloaded on Trump as a “coward” for his handling of gun violence and the dreamers. Then she said: “As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

With that, Pelosi completely obscured everything she’d said before.

I wouldn’t have asked the original question like that, using “hate,” but her reaction was totally out of proportion to the query, in which Rosen was attempting to quote a GOP congressman. They had tangled a couple of weeks ago, when Pelosi responded to a politely phrased question by calling Rosen “Mr. Republican Talking Point.”

Trump later chimed in with his review: “Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit.”

Emotions are clearly rising in this impeachment mess. Kevin McCarthy unloaded on Pelosi at a presser after hers.

Some liberals have been slamming law professor Jonathan Turley for testifying against impeachment–he’s been inundated with threatening messages and demands that George Washington University fire him. Turley had testified before the same panel in favor of impeaching Bill Clinton.

Some conservatives have been skewering pro-impeachment professor Pamela Karlan for stupidly doing a play on words involving Barron Trump’s name, opening herself up to attack (from Melania, among others) that she was dragging the president’s son into the public arena.

Joe Biden went off on a voter who challenged him on Ukraine and his son Hunter, calling the guy a “damn liar” and challenging him to a pushup contest as well as an “IQ test.”

It’s as if the impeachment battle is polluting an already toxic political atmosphere as we hurtle toward the inevitable outcome that everyone already expects.

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Pearl Harbor shooting won’t disrupt plans for annual commemoration of 1941 attack, memorial spokesman says

The 78th-anniversary commemoration of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor will go on as planned Saturday, a spokesperson for the base said Thursday, one day after a sailor shot and killed two civilians and critically wounded a third before fatally shooting himself at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Wednesday.

Officials plan to increase security for the ceremony as they normally do but the National Park Service wouldn’t give specifics.

The ceremony, jointly hosted by the National Park Service and the Navy, will honor the 2,390 Americans killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack.

“We have not heard of anyone canceling plans to attend the event due to security concerns and want the public to know that it will be a safe, fun and enjoyable day for everyone,” Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman Jay Blount said Thursday.

PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD SHOOTER IDENTIFIED, SURVIVING VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION

The active-duty sailor was assigned to submarine USS Columbia, an updated official U.S. Navy incident report obtained Thursday by Fox News said.

One of the victims was identified as 32-year-old Vincent Kapoi Jr. The other victims have not been identified.

“As our Pearl Harbor veterans continue to arrive in preparation for the Dec. 7th commemoration, we are taking time to reflect on what has happened here in the last 24 hours,” Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “We will continue to honor the memories of those we have lost both past & present.”

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The USS Arizona Memorial can be seen from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu. (Associated Press)

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The suspect was facing disciplinary action and had been enrolled in anger management classes, but officials say they don’t know his motive, Hawaii News Now reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Bears beat Cowboys 31-24 behind QB Mitchell Trubisky

CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season.

Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago’s 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

In a matchup between disappointing teams that made the playoffs last season, the Bears (7-6) came away with their fourth win in five games after dropping four in a row. The Cowboys (6-7) have lost seven of 10 since a 3-0 start.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (Associated Press)

“I think it shows we’re resilient,” Trubisky said. “We stick together. We believe in each other even when nobody else believes in us. It’s a special group in that locker room. We just want to keep this feeling going.”

Trubisky shook off an early interception near the goal line to complete 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards. He matched a season high for touchdown throws and set one with 63 yards rushing. That included a 23-yard scoring dash early in the fourth quarter to make it 31-14.

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Allen Robinson caught two TD passes and Anthony Miller had one as Chicago tied a season scoring high.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs in for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys’ Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (Associated Press)

On defense, Khalil Mack had a sack but linebacker Roquan Smith left the game with a pectoral injury on the opening drive, with coach Matt Nagy saying it “doesn’t look real good for him.”

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Still, the Bears took out the NFC East leaders after beating the struggling Detroit Lions twice and New York Giants in recent weeks.

“Most teams at some point in time will hit some type of adversity,” Nagy said. “We went through that four-game stretch. It was difficult in a lot of different ways. … Everybody’s seeing what type of people we have on this football team. No one’s flinched. We’ve pulled together. We’ve become even tighter.”

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