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


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Many of the defensive players celebrate a stop in endzone at a home game this season.

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

  1. 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 stayed peaceful some have turned violent, including one in Portland where 19 were arrested. Read more here.

  1.  President-Elect Trump chooses Reince Priebus as chief-of-staff

Reince Priebus was chosen to be the chief-of-staff by Donald Trump Sunday. The chairman of the Republican National Committee will be taking over for Denis McDonough and his role includes overseeing the Executive Office of the President and Select and supervising key White House staff. For more information, click here.

  1. 3-year-old killed in shooting

A 3-year-old boy was killed in Ypsilanti Township after him and another boy were playing with a gun when it fired at immediately killed the boy. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon and is being described as an accident. The age of the other kid isn’t known yet but the two aren’t related. Read more here.

  1. New Zealand hit with earthquakes

Two earthquakes shook New Zealand, causing a tsunami and sending a aftershock around the rest of the country. The first was a seven-point-eight magnitude that occurred just after midnight on Monday. Very little after a six-point-two happened that caused citizens to have to stay inside. Only two have been confirmed dead as of now. Read more here.

  1. Lions move into first place in division

Despite being on their bye week the Detroit Lions moved into first place in the NFC North after the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings both lost this week. The Lions and Vikings are each five-four, and the Lions currently hold the tiebreaker. They have seven games left to play including Minnesota Nov. 24 and Green Bay Jan. 1 (the last game of the season). If the Lions are able to keep their position of first place they would win their division for the first time in 23 years. Read more here.