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Beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek offered an uplifting vision for the future of the world in a video taped shortly before his death to be aired as part of the game show’s Thanksgivi­ng episode.

“You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experienci­ng right now, there are many reasons to be thankful,” Trebek said in the clip shared Thursday on the “Jeopardy!” Twitter page.

“There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors,” Trebek continued, “and that’s a good thing.”

Trebek died Nov. 8 at age 80 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trebek concluded by encouragin­g viewers to “keep the faith” and shared his confidence that the world will “get through all of this. We will be a better society because of it.”

His last episode as host airs on Christmas Day.

Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.

In an Instagram story, Aden wrote that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry” and that she had finally heard her mother’s pleas “to open my eyes.”

Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to the United States with her family at age 7 and was the first Muslim homecoming queen at her high school in Minnesota and the first hijab-wearing woman in the Miss USA Minnesota pageant.

“Saturday Night Live” is giving country singer

MorganWall­en a do- over after booting him from its Oct. 10 lineup over COVID-19 safety concerns.

The “More Than My Hometown” singer will return for the comedy series Dec. 5 show, hosted by

Jason Bateman. Wallen was replaced in October by Jack White after video clips surfaced on social media showing him partying mask-free amid tightly packed crowds in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

— Fromwire reports

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