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Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Trees for Troops spreads Christmas cheer

Trees for Troops spreads Christmas cheer

The holidays can be an especially difficult time of year for members of the military and their families, which is why FedEx and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation partnered up to create Trees for Troops. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, FedEx delivers 17,000 fresh Christmas trees to more than 60 different military bases.

Army Sergeant and combat medic Matt Hosler, his wife Connie and their three children Matthew, Tyler and baby Cynthia told Weekend Express what this special tradition means to them. 

meghan trainor

Youtube's most popular videos of 2014

Singers, a giant spider and a bendable iphone were huge hits on Youtube this year. We're breaking down the top music and viral videos with Youtube trends expert Kevin Allocca. See if your favorites made the list!

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”

Bottoms Up! Holiday drinks everyone will love

Bottoms Up! Holiday drinks everyone will love

Everybody loves holiday parties! And what's more memorable than a delicious holiday party drink?! Paul Calvert from Paper Plane in Decatur, Georgia shares some delicious holiday drinks to make your party THE party of the year!

Drink One: The Low-Alcohol Spritzer

"Tech the Halls" for Christmas

"Tech the Halls" for Christmas

We're breaking down the hottest tech gifts for everyone on your nice list.  We call it Tech the Halls.

Katie Linendoll was on Weekend Express with Lynn Berry with everything from a Christmas ornament that’s also a bluetooth speaker to a luxurious towel warmer.

Christmas crafting with kids

Christmas crafting with kids

Kids are naturally crafty and they want to join in the gift-giving fun, so Weekend Express brought in some elves to try out a couple of projects.  Brooklyn, Sanders and Slater made Reindeer Cocoa Cones and a photo ornament.  Ornament bonus: there's a magnet on the back so when Christmas is over, you can put the ornament on the fridge to see that sunshiny smile all year 'round.

Special thanks to FiskarsModPodge and Wilton for our supplies!

Samsung's Chromebook

A $200 laptop may be all you need. Here's why!

Laptops that cost $200 or less are attracting a lot of buyers who might have considered purchasing a tablet. These laptops are a good choice for people who just need to use the web, check their email or do some basic word processing.

Tech correspondent Samuel Burke shows Weekend Express two of the new, inexpensive models.

Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid: Bringing change through laughter

Palestinian American Maysoon Zayid doesn’t want your pity. The comedian only wants you to laugh -- while listening to her message.

"My theory is that positive image creates positive change and alleviates hate. One of the things that I address in my work is that people with disabilities are the most under-represented group of folks in the media and television,” says Zayid. “I think that if we have more positive images of people with disabilities out there that it would help others be less fearful, be less aggressive, and think it's less acceptable to just shun these individuals."

Building trust between police and citizens

Building trust between police and citizens

It's a scene we are seeing across the country.  Protests sparked by two grand jury decisions.  In both cases, officers were not indicted in the deaths of unarmed black men.

But what needs to be done to repair the mistrust between those who protect and serve, and a community in mourning.

Monte Durham's fashion-forward holiday

Monte Durham's fashion-forward holiday

Stuck on what to wear to your office holiday party? Maybe you want something special to wear to church? "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" star Monte Durham stopped by Weekend Express to teach our team some simple tricks for having a fashion-forward holiday... without dropping a ton of cash!

From adding red lipstick to swapping out your shoes, his simple tricks can fix any holiday fashion problem! 

 
Suffering from Weekend Express #FOMO?

Suffering from Weekend Express #FOMO?

Wanna know more about a story you heard on Weekend Express? Whipped up breakfast during a segment and afraid you missed something cool? Don't sweat it! You know the Weekend Express crew has you covered.

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