First lady Melania Trump is greeted by children as she arrives to visits with them in the East Room among the 2017 holiday decorations with the theme "Time-Honored Traditions" at the White House. (Associated Press)
The issue of weapons in church arose in the wake of last month's mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which left 26 people killed and 20 others injured. (Associated Press/File)
Several protesters tried to stage a demonstration by rushing out into the street and sitting down in the middle of the parade route as a band marched by. The protesters wore red T-shirts and chanted "Undocumented, unafraid," which has become a motto of the illegal immigrant community demanding an amnesty. (photograph via https://twitter.com/ajplus)
Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. — an Episcopal parish where George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped — is depicted here. The parish vestry announced on Oct. 26, 2017, that it would remove and relocate memorial plaques in honor of both men, citing a desire to provide a "welcoming" worship space. (Wikimedia Commons)
Actress Julia Roberts and cinematographer Daniel Moder began their relationship on the set of her film The Mexican in 2000, while he was still married Vera Steimberg. After his divorce from Steimberg was finalized, he and Roberts wed on July 4, 2002, in a small ceremony at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage has written a new book titled "God, Faith and Reason," which follows his 25 other books, which dwelled primarily on politics and culture wars. (center Street Publishing)
The Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Mexico, New York, is encouraging parishioners to carry guns in self defense after a mass shooting this month at a Texas church left 26 people dead. (Spectrum News)