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Top Trenders: Pope Holds Impromptu News Conference

Pope Francis is once again making headlines, Burger King is bringing back a popular item, and a legendary SNL voice has died. These are your Top Trenders for August 19, 2014.
#5: BK Brings Back a Popular Item
Fast food fans rejoice! Burger King is serving chicken fries once again.  The fry-shaped chicken strips were first introduced back in 2005. BK took them off the menu in 2012, displeasing many fans. The fries were so popular, they even inspired multiple social media campaigns, asking Burger King to bring them back.  The return isn't permanent.   Burger King says it will only sell them for a limited time.


#4: SNL Voice Dies
The long-time voice of "Saturday Night Live" has died. The New York Times reports Don Pardo died Monday at his home in Arizona. He was 96.  Pardo was best known for announcing the performers at the open of nearly every episode of SNL, from the premiere in 1975 until just last year.  Viewers also heard his voice in the early years of game shows "The Price Is Right" and "Jeopardy!"


#3: Pope Holds Impromptu News Conference
Pope Francis is heading home after a five-day trip to South Korea.  He didn't use the plane ride as a chance to take it easy. Instead, he held a news conference to discuss a variety of issues.  He spoke about his future travel plans, saying he hopes to go to Philadelphia in 2015.  He said he also wants to visit New York and Washington.  The Pope also answered questions about the United States' airstrikes in Iraq.


#2: Gaza Cease-Fire
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours.
The cease-fire is now set to expire at midnight local time Tuesday, which is 5 P.M. Eastern.  The extension gives negotiators more time to talk about the issues for lasting peace in Gaza.


#1: Ferguson, MO. Update
Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri overnight.  The police action came after hours of street protests that had been tense but mostly peaceful.  Missouri's governor had lifted a curfew for Ferguson on Monday as National Guard troops were called out.  It was the latest step by authorities to end the unrest since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police earlier this month.




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