News Brief (11/26 to 12/2)

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Monday (11/26)

  • The NASA InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars.
  • General Motors laid off 15 percent of workers and is shutting down five of their plants in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland.
  • Trump suggested the government start their own worldwide television network.
  • Police investigated nooses hung at Mississippi Capitol to protest the states racial history ahead of Hyde-Smith vs. Epsy runoff.

Tuesday (11/27)

  • SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg died at age 57.
  • Beto leaves the door open to possible 2020 presidential run.
  • General Motors stock dropped after Trump threatens to cut all subsidies.

Wednesday (11/28)

  • Cindy Hyde-Smith becomes first woman elected to Congress in Mississippi.
  • A former police chief in Florida gets three years in prison in plan to frame black people for crimes they did not commit.

Thursday (11/29)

  • Trump cancelled a scheduled one-on-one meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Argentina.
  • Patagonia, the popular outdoor gear brand, plans to donate $10 million to environmental groups using Trump corporate tax cuts.
  • Stormy Daniels claims lawyer Michael Avenatti sued Trump for defamation without her permission.
  • A Jewish professor and Holocaust scholar at Columbia Teacher’s College found two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on her office wall.

Friday (11/30)

  • A magnitude seven earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska.
  • The FBI raided Alderman Edward Burke’s, former tax attorney for Trump, office in Chicago.
  • Former Dallas officer, who shot man in his own apartment, indicted on murder charge.
  • Six members of the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act.

Saturday (12/1)

  • George H.W Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at 94.
  • Oregon’s Secretary of State approved language for a potential ballot initiative that would legalize psychedelic mushrooms.
  • Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra were married.

Sunday (12/2)

  • US and China agreed to 90-day truce to hash out trade differences.
  • School in Cleveland Heights no longer accepts religion as an excuse for refusing to vaccinate their children.
  • Massive lion fends off more than 20 hyenas during attack in a wild video.
  • North Dakota man reportedly admitted to stealing forklift, planning to flip Trump’s limousine to ‘kill’ president.
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