Just hours after Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million
to settle his outstanding Trump University lawsuits, Mike Pence got booed and called out at a Friday showing of “Hamilton.” Trump would not. let it. go.
all weekend, but Pence said he was “not offended”
by the cast’s statement. Meanwhile, Trump’s weekend meeting with Mitt Romney
has set secretary of state rumors swirling.
Two police shootings rocked two cities on Sunday: First, an officer in San Antonio was shot
during a traffic stop in what is being described as a “targeted killing.” Later, a St. Louis officer was shot while in his car
. The gunman was killed after a police pursuit, and the wounded officer is expected to survive.
Around 300 people have been killed
in the last week in Syria in what has been described as the most intense bombings there in five years. Things were relatively quiet in the three weeks preceding this violence, but now Syrian regime forces are pounding the city yet again.
4. Dakota Access Pipeline
Crowds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
on Sunday got a little unruly, setting two trucks and parts of a bridge on fire. Police bombarded about 400 protesters with tear gas and water, and officials describe the scene as an “ongoing riot.” Critics say the DAPL, an oil pipeline that would run across four states, will endanger the environment and Native American lands, and possibly contaminate water supplies.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (the guy who called President Obama a “son of a b****”) has made some interesting moves as of late. He met with Vladimir Putin over the weekend
and praised the Russian president’s leadership. Could this be evidence of Duterte’s intent to align with Russia and China? Here’s more on this outspoken, unrepentant leader
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Green Day gets political, Drake gets lots of love
Orchestra reunites Syrians who fled to Europe to escape war
NYC is getting a special hate crimes unit
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it has to do with the spike in hate crimes
following the election.
The Dead Sea is drying out, and it’s our fault
Kanye goes on weird political rant at show, cancels next night
And finally …
This adorable little girl giggles like a maniac every time her dad steps on the gas. Let’s go full-speed into the week!