Seth and Kat’s 4 Things To Know-August 19th

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Two Olympic swimmers are back home in the U.S. after being questioned by police in Rio about apparently false claims they and two others were robbed at gunpoint.  Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz had their passports released a day after they were taken off their scheduled flight back to the States.  They landed in Miami early this morning.  Fellow swimmer Ryan Lochte had already returned to the U.S., leaving only Jimmy Feigen still trying to make his way back. Brazilian police said the swimmers were not victims of a robbery and that they in fact had vandalized a gas station after a late night of drinking and partying.  It came out overnight that one of them, Jimmy Feigen, is donating eleven-thousand dollars to charity in a bid to avoid prosecution.

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A naked statue of Donald Trump appeared yesterday in several U.S. cities, including Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Manhattan’s Union Square, attracting a swarm of people and posts on social media.

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Brett Eldredge is bringing his love of Christmas to the fans with his first holiday album arriving in stores this fall. The yet untitled project will feature several Christmas standards along with an original titled “Glow.” So how did he make Christmas in May while recording the album? Brett said “When it came to actually recording, I wanted to live in the experience. We hung Christmas lights in the studio in the middle of May and had musicians from the best bands in the world all in the same room – from horns to strings.”

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Most couples serve a sweet treat in honor of their nuptials, but a new trend in Wisconsin sees couples opting for wedding cakes made entirely of cheese instead. For the creations, cheese wheels are decorated to look like typical wedding cakes and stacked on top of one another. The cheese cakes are apparently becoming pretty popular.

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