5 Things You May Have Missed Week of 8/7 to 8/14

August 15th. 2016
5 Stories You May Have Missed

1. Donald Trump comes out swinging against the media.
After polls showing Trump falling behind his opponent Democrat nominee for President Hillary Clinton, Trump attacked an old foe, the media. Whether in print, on television or radio Trump declared that, ““I’m not running against Crooked Hillary,” he told a crowd. “I’m running against the crooked media.” Trump also waged war against the New York Times threatening to take away their press credentials and boosted over their financial difficulties. Trump also declared that ““It is not ‘freedom of the press’ when newspapers and others are allowed to say and write whatever they want even if it is completely false!”

2. Milwaukee erupts in Violence after Police Shooting, National Guard Called Out
Saturday night the City of Milwaukee erupted into riots after the shooting death of what the police are describing an armed suspect who refused to stop after being chased from a traffic stop. The Mayor called for calm and for all parents to tell their children to stay at home. Social media served to initiate some of the protesters as it was used as a form of communication.

3. Historic rain that paralyzed much of southeastern Louisiana with massive flooding with more rain on the way. Parts of the area have been blasted by up to 25 inches of rain since Friday. The weather improved Sunday. Thousands have had to be rescued from the flooding

4. At the Olympics, Michael Phelps ended his swimming career with more gold than any other Olympian in history. finished his career with 23 gold medals and 28 overall. Phelps was the only American to find gold as Katie Ledecky, the women’s answer to Phelps, won more gold medals. Then the American women proved too much to handle in gymnastics as the final five took home the team all round medals and a star was born in the name of Simone Biles who won 3 gold. (so far)

5. Hillary Clinton continues to pick up support from Republican sources. This week Clinton picked up the endorsement of Carlos Gutierrez, the former Secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush while 50 prominent national security officials who have served under GOP administrations stretching back to that of Richard Nixon warned in a letter that Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history.”

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