Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 23-29


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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a controversial bill on May 20.

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Assistant Editor


  1. Oklahoma governor vetoes controversial abortion bill


On Friday, May 20, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) vetoed a bill that would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions. The law included an exception only for doctors performing abortions on women whose lives are at risk. To read more about the bill and why it was vetoed, click here.

  1.  Zika cases in US increase

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Friday, May 20 that the amount of infected pregnant women cases has tripled, increasing from 48 to 157 in the US alone. To read more about the increase in Zika cases, click here.

  1. Trump and Clinton neck-and-neck in general election matchup

For the first time in the race for president, Donald Trump (R) has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton (D) in a recent poll, according to Trump leads Clinton by 0.2 percentage points, 43.4 percent to 43.2 percent. To read more about this upcoming election, click here.

  1. EgyptAir flight 804 debris has been found

After crashing into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, May 19, at approximately 2:30 a.m., debris from the aircraft is finally been found. Artifacts from the victims have also been found. To read more about the EgyptAir flight, click here.

  1. Pistol used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

After more than four years after the Florida teen Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman has reportedly sold the pistol he used in the shooting at an auction for $250,000. To read more, click here.