Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 9-15
The Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport
On Friday, January 6, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago drew a gun from his luggage at Fort Lauderdale airport. The gunman killed five and injured eight. Santiago randomly shot at the civilians passing by. As soon as the event transpired, law enforcers evacuated the airport to ensure the safety of travelers. To read more, click here.
2. Golden Globe Awards
At the 74th Golden Globe Awards on January 8, those who work in film and TV were honored for their achievements. Meryl Streep was one of these winners who gave a political speech after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The movie “La La Land” won seven Golden Globe awards. That is a record amount of awards, beating the previous record of four awards for a single movie. To read more, click here.
3. Trump is finally accepting that Russia hacked the election
President-elect Donald Trump is now accepting the conclusion of the FBI, NSA and CIA that the Russian government hacked democratic targets to influence the presidential election. Trump says he will begin to take action on this hack and has begun to discuss it with the US intelligence agencies. To learn more, click here.
4. The Affordable Care Act is heading in a new direction
Republicans have begun to take action on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The GOP is now in charge and has begun to find ways to renovate the act. Republicans had predicted this issue when the ACA was passed and plan to take action with a republican president in office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured Americans that the Affordable Care Act will not “end overnight” as many Americans who utilize ACA are concerned about. To learn more, click here.
5. Rematch of college football championship
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, the top two teams of college football, are facing off in Tampa, Florida. Alabama is the number one team and bolsters a 26-game winning streak and has only lost one game in the past two seasons. This is also a rematch of last year’s championship, when Alabama brought home the trophy. The game is Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. To learn more, click here.