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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 19-25

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 19-25

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016
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Electoral College officially elects Donald Trump as next president The 538 members of the Electoral College casted their final votes to determine the president and vice president. Electors met and voted in their states on Dec. 19 to finalize the election. Despite much protest and the loss of...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 12-18

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 12-18

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
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Military Activity in eastern Aleppo ceases as Syrian regime takes control. On Tuesday, December 13, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin informed the United Nations that the Syrian government had taken over the eastern portion of the Aleppo.  Sources have told CNN that an evacuation and ceas...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 5-11

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 5-11

By Zoe Graves, Intern
December 5, 2016
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30 people confirmed dead after Oakland warehouse fire Thirty bodies have been found so far after a massive fire destroyed a warehouse over the weekend in Oakland, California. The fire started during an electronic dance party that took place in the warehouse Friday night, and was put out b...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 28- Dec. 4

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 28- Dec. 4

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2016
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Wisconsin recount initiated, Clinton affiliates plan to participate Marc Elias, Hillary for President’s general counsel, disclosed Saturday that there will be a recount in the state of Wisconsin, initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Elias stated that the Clinton campaign received “hu...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 21-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 21-27

By Erin Kaled, Editor
November 21, 2016
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Chattanooga bus crash kills students A bus driver from Chattanooga, Tennessee was driving over the speed limit on Monday, Nov. 22, killing five kids on board. Driver Johnthony Walker now faces five counts of vehicular homicide. To learn more, follow this link. Trump won’t pursue...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 14-20

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 14-20

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor
November 14, 2016
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Presidential election sparks protests Protests have been occurring across the country since Donald Trump was elected president-elect last week. The groups have been fighting against comments Trump has made in the past about immigration, women and the LGBTQ community. While most have stay...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 7-13

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 7-13

By Sonny Mulpuri, Editor
November 7, 2016
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Fate of America will be decided on Tuesday As campaigning draws to a close, Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will face off on election day to see who becomes the 45th president. The Senate and House of Representatives along with local proposals and officials...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

By Katie Thomas, Intern
October 31, 2016
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FBI reopens Clinton email case New emails were discovered that are “pertinent to the investigation” in Clinton's private email server on a computer that belonged to Anthony D. Weiner, husband of the vice chairwoman of Clinton's 2016 campaign. In addition, if the FBI finds evidence tha...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 24-30

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager
October 24, 2016
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Jailbreak in Haiti leads to 170 inmate search The recent jailbreak in a prison in Arcahaie, Haiti has lead to a widespread police search for the 170 inmates that fled during this escapade. Police have caught 12 of the 170 prisoners and are searching cars and boats for the remaining escapee...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 17-23

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 17-23

By Sofia Ketels, Intern
October 17, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to face off in final presidential debate On Wednesday, the final debate of this election season premieres. The debate will be moderated by Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace and will include topics such as the economy, naming a new Supreme Court justice, an...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 10-16

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 10-16

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
October 10, 2016
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US government accuses Russia of hacking On Friday the Obama Administration officially blamed Russia for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. As a result, lawmakers are confident that the administration will penalize the Russian government for ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 3-9

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 3-9

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 3, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew reaches Haiti Haiti’s southern peninsula was hit by 45 miles per hour winds this week. As a result, Hurricane Matthew was classified as a category four hurricane. It’s estimated to dump around 15-25 inches of rain on average, but can reach up to 40 inches. Matthew has ki...