5 things you need to know from this week, plus 1 you don’t.
Nov. 6, 2018 – Midterm elections occurred nationwide. When Congress starts their new term, Democrats will have majority in the House. Republicans will slightly increase their majority in the Senate. Some of the races have not been officially called yet. Officials in Arizona are still counting ballots. Results in two Florida races were so close that the votes are going to be recounted. (Complete results can be found here.)
Nov. 7, 2018 – 12 people were killed in a shooting at a bar in Southern California on Wednesday night. The shooter was a 29-year-old former Marine with a history of mental health issues. One of the first police officers on the scene was among those fatally wounded. He had nearly 30 years of experience as a police officer and was planning on retiring next year. (CBS news provides live updates on the incident.)
Nov. 7, 2018 – CNN’s Jim Acosta has been banned from White House press conferences. He lost his press pass after a tense exchange with Trump and a White House aide. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders posted a video of the incident, but many are questioning whether the video was altered. (Enjoy watching intense press conferences? Click here.)
Nov. 7, 2018 – Jeff Session is looking for a new job. On Wednesday, he resigned from his position as Attorney General at the request of President Trump. Sessions has been in hot water with Trump for months, mainly because Sessions recused himself from the probe into Russian election interference. (A more thorough account of this bromance-gone-bad can be found here.)
Nov. 9, 2018 – California battles several wildfires. The blazes are still growing. Five people were killed on Friday when their car filled with smoke as they fled one of the blazes. Officials believe that they will find more victims after the fire is pushed back. (NBC provides the details of the fires.)
Bonus: If you thought your sister in-law was bad, read about this Bridezilla.
Julie Taylor is a contributor to the Daily Runner.