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Trending topics 12-23-2013

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Here's some of the topics trending online for Monday, December 23, 2013.

Fast & Furious 7

The new "Fast and Furious" movie has been delayed, but it's still a go. Actor Vin Diesel told fans on Facebook, that the seventh film in the series will be released in April 2015. The film was originally scheduled to come out July of 2014. But that was put on hold after the death of actor Paul Walker. Walker, died in a fiery car crash in November.

Tour Bus Crash

A terrifying moment on a tour bus in Los Angeles. An accident injured 13 people. Reports are that the driver lost control, crashing into a light pole and chain link fence.

The accident comes four days after a series of other tour bus crashes in southern California that had killed two people and injured dozens more.

PR Executive Tweet

A former public relations executive apologized for sending out an offensive tweet. Justine Sacco wrote, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" It went viral before her plane even landed. Now, she is out of a job. She worked for a company that operates websites like The Daily Beast, College Humor and Match.com.

NFL Cheerleader Turned Soldier

An NFL cheerleader turned soldier was honored by her former team. Rachel Washburn, a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army used to be a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2007 to 2009. On Sunday, the Eagles honored Washburn as a hometown hero before their game against the Chicago Bears. Since she switched careers, Washburn has earned a bronze star for two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

 

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