This week in news: January 8-14 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Obama allows NSA to share more private information collected without warrants
  2. Report finds that Ukraine attempted to influence US election
  3. Probe into Chicago police finds history of abuses
  4. Unverified dossier released by Buzzfeed makes claims about Trump and Russia
  5. Guy who shot up a church is given death sentence
  6. Bombs in Afghanistan kill 50
  7. US sends thousands of troops into eastern Europe
  8. Takata agrees to pay penalties over dangerous airbags
  9. Volkswagon agrees to pay penalties over emissions scandal
  10. SpaceX deploys satellites

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This week in news: January 1-7 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
  2. FBI/CIA/NSA report on allegations of Russian hacking
  3. Protests in Mexico over gas prices
  4. Brazilian prison massacres kill at least 80
  5. Finland starting basic monthly income experiment
  6. Bombing in Iraq kills or injures over 100
  7. Car bomb kills 43 in Syria
  8. Battle for Mosul continues
  9. Turkey questions level of U.S. participation in fighting ISIS
  10. Swiss scientists develop solar prototype to power pacemakers

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This week in news: December 25-31 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. USA announces sanctions versus Russia over alleged hacking
  2. Obama creates new national monuments in Utah/Nevada
  3. Minimum wage increases for 20 states
  4. Nationwide ceasefire for Syria
  5. Israel announces plans to ignore UN resolution condemning settlements
  6. Terrorists strike Turkey
  7. Bombs explode in Iraq
  8. Russian plane with choir crashes
  9. India tests nuclear missile
  10. First trial using gene editing to attempt combating cancer

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This week in news: December 18-24 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Trump officially set to be next US president
  2. US bans drilling in Arctic
  3. China returns drone to USA
  4. Fireworks explosion in Mexico kills or wounds 100
  5. Terrorist attacks in Zurich and Berlin
  6. Plane drama involving JetBlue and Delta
  7. Russian Ambassador assassinated
  8. UN demands Israel stop settlements in Palestine
  9. Aleppo returns to full government control
  10. A new Ebola vaccine is promising

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This week in news: December 4-10 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. North Dakota Access Pipeline construction stalled
  2. Jill Stein’s recounts not doing anything significant
  3. Neo-McCarthyist nonsense spreading through U.S.
  4. Italian PM resigns after votes on constitution reform
  5. Merkel re-elected leader of Germany
  6. Turkish bombs kill or injure almost 200
  7. Syrian civil war continues
  8. South Korean president impeached
  9. Earthquake kills over 100 in Indonesia
  10. Eleven countries agree to scale back oil production, aligning with OPEC

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This week in news: November 27 – December 3 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Massive Tennessee wildfire causes evacuations, injuries, deaths
  2. 11 people injured in Ohio from attack
  3. Fire at California event kills at least 9
  4. Trump: Carrier, Taiwan, flag-burning
  5. First commercial flight between USA and Cuba lands
  6. Colombian peace deal with rebels approved
  7. Bolivian plane crash kills 71
  8. South Korean President may be impeached
  9. Wikileaks releases documents from USA and Germany
  10. Fighting continues in Yemen and Syria

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This week in news: November 20-26 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Protests over Dakota Access Pipeline continue
  2. Fidel Castro dies
  3. Bolivia declares a national emergency over severe drought
  4. Norwegian police charge 51 over pedophilia ring
  5. Bombing in Iraq kills 77
  6. Syrian civil war continues
  7. Train derailment in India kills and injures 250+
  8. Scandal-ridden South Korean president formally accused of wrongdoing
  9. Construction accident in China kills 67
  10. Advanced weather satellite launched

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This week in news: November 13-19 rundown

TL;DR – TOP 10 STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. US substance abuse crisis shows no signs of slowing
  2. Fires scorching the Southeastern United States
  3. US accused of war crimes in Afghanistan from 2003-2004
  4. UK passes extreme surveillance law
  5. 7.8 earthquake strikes New Zealand
  6. Yemen cease-fire takes hold
  7. Violence continues in Syria and Iraq
  8. Fuel tanker explodes in Mozambique, killing and wounding 180+
  9. Elon Musk to buy SolarCity, plus plans to launch 4000+ satellites
  10. Anti-HIV antibody discovered

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This week in news: November 6-12 rundown

TL;DR – TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States
  2. Republicans win majority of Senate, House, and Governor positions
  3. Seven U.S. states expand marijuana laws
  4. Wildfire in North Carolina burns over 1,000 acres
  5. Concerns grow over French database of its citizens
  6. Egypt to get a $12 billion loan
  7. Battle for Mosul, Iraq, continues
  8. Suicide bombers strike in Afghanistan, killing or wounding 130
  9. Attack in Pakistan kills or wounds 150
  10. Protests in Hong Kong

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This week in news: October 30 – November 5 rundown

TL;DR – TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK

  1. Philadelphia transit workers strike
  2. Cubs win the World Series
  3. FBI investigations into Clinton, Trump
  4. Italy’s most powerful earthquake in almost 40 years
  5. Turkish crackdown/purge continues
  6. Car bombs in Turkey and Iraq kill or wound 200 people
  7. Continued fighting in Mosul and Yemen
  8. Train crash in Pakistan kills 17
  9. South Korean protests continue
  10. James Webb Space Telescope complete

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