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A.M. notes: Trump picks secretary of state, Road Home update, VidAngel takes a hit, Aleppo close to falling

ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Those attending the conference this week remain worried about
ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Those attending the conference this week remain worried about low global oil prices. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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Here’s the news to start your Tuesday.

The Road Home will shut down

One of Salt Lake’s most well-known downtown homeless resource centers, The Road Home on Rio Grande Street, will shut down once four new homeless shelters are completed, according to the Deseret News.

The board of directors for Shelter the Homeless Inc. said that they’d transfer control of The Road Home facility to the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City. The building will remain vacant for now, according to Deseret News.

Those who live near The Road Home expressed excitement over the change, said Dave Kelly, spokesman for the Pioneer Park Coalition, an organization that has worked to change one of the city's most troubled neighborhoods.

"A lot of the residents and businesses in that area are just fed up with what's been going on, and they have felt that the process has dragged on," Kelly told the Deseret News. "For a lot of them, it will be a relief to know (their neighborhood) will be able to transform and heal."

Read more about the changes at the Deseret News.

VidAngel takes a hit

On Monday, a federal judge granted movie studios a preliminary injunction against VidAngel, the streaming service that providing editing and filtering tools for family audiences, according to the Deseret News.

"Injunctive relief is 'an extraordinary remedy that may only be issued upon a clear showing that plaintiff is entitled to such relief,'" Judge Andre Birotte Jr., of the Central District Court of California, said Monday. "VidAngel argues that the public interest in protecting every person’s right to watch filtered content in private would be severely undercut by the issuance of a preliminary injunction. This argument strongly relies on VidAngel’s characterization of its service as the only filtering service under the (Family Movie Act) that supports streaming digital content to mobile devices, tablets and Smart TVs.”

Birotte said there are other examples of organizations that handle digital works appropriately, like ClearPlay, which streams edited and filtered movies through GooglePlay's service.

You can read more about the case at the Deseret News.

Trump picks secretary of state

Mitt Romney won’t be your secretary of state. President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he nominated Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson for the position.

Trump touted Tillerson’s business skills and his connections to world leaders in a statement.

"A great advantage is he knows many of the players, and he knows them well. He does massive deals in Russia. He does massive deals for the company," Trump said in a statement, according to the Deseret News.

According to Bloomberg, Tillerson accepted Trump’s offer. The senate must confirm the decision before it’s official.

Much of the discussion about Tillerson involves his ties to Russia's Vladimir Putin.

“If Trump’s choice is confirmed by the Senate, it would hand the job of the nation’s top diplomat to a man whose ties to Putin go back almost two decades at a time when possible Russian interference in the U.S. election is under scrutiny,” according to Bloomberg.

Aleppo close to falling

One of Syria’s largest cities, Aleppo, is close to falling, according to a New York Times report. Soon, the city may fall into the hands of the Syrian government, signaling a change in the country’s civil war.

The fight in Aleppo has forced civilians and rebel fighters into a small area of the city. This has caused civilians to express panic and concern about what will happen to them.

As the Times reported, survivors tweeted, texted and sent messages from apartment buildings amid the gunfire to express their concern that they’ll be killed, arrested or tortured if they’re found.

“Believe me, no one rejects the safety evacuation,” one resident, Yasser Abu al-Joud, said in a text message, according to the Times. “All of us are waiting, dying now in the last neighborhoods.”

Read more about the battle at The New York Times.

Legend.

On a lighter note, one child may have just solidified his place in internet history.

When the snow got too high, this child decides to shovel it … while riding a hoverboard.

Check it out below.