Week-ends (11/26/16)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Surfing Santas

Melanie Gannon

Daniel McConnell

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Fidel Castro

Jill Stein

Texas high schoolers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Jill Stein’s decision to pursue a recount is absurd and nothing more than an expensive political stunt that undermines Wisconsin’s election process.”
Mark Morgan, the executive director of the state Republican Party

“Don’t assume the worst. Wait until the [Trump] administration is in place, until it’s putting its policies together, and then you can make your judgment on whether it is consistent with the international community’s interest of living in peace together.”
President Barack Obama, at a town hall meeting with young Latin American entrepreneurs in Peru

“President-elect Trump should focus on healing the broken justice system, affirm the rule of law and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton scandals.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

“It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about. I think it would be very, very divisive for the country. I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”
President-elect Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that he probably won’t make good on his campaign pledge to pursue a new criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton

“Going forward, covering Donald Trump as the president-elect, a Trump administration, and America in the Trump era, there’s no need for us to recalibrate our approach (emphasis added and again), except, hopefully, to redeploy some people to Washington. We’ll be fair, we’ll be tough, and we’ll be ready to pounce on the most interesting and thoughtful stories possible. We will not for a moment normalize bigotry and misogyny, if he continues down the path of the campaign and with some early appointments. But we will also be wide open to the idea that his may be a novel and perhaps effective presidency, a non-ideologue in the age of hyper-partisanship. In short, we don’t know what the hell is about to happen. Nobody does. But, again, it’s why we matter.”
Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory in a message to the paper’s reporters and editors

“I can assure you that whether you voted for (Trump) or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president. He will be your president, and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”
U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo in remarks to newly sworn-in U.S. citizens. He was suspended  from overseeing further citizenship ceremonies.

“The overall temper tantrum over Mrs. Clinton’s upset loss is mostly confined to those with progressive views. These people don’t like to feel uncomfortable. They like their ivory towers, the safe bastions that are America’s cities. You seriously can’t eat with a Trump supporting member of your family?  I can’t believe that some folks are nuking Thanksgiving plans with family over an election. Is it really that awful? Are liberals that thick, fragile, and wrong? I guess so.”
Conservative writer Matt Vespa

“Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God’s forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion.”
Pope Francis, in an Apostolic Letter made public by the Vatican

“Twenty hours was a grain of sand on a beach. But I didn’t need more time in [solitary confinement] to know that absolutely no good would come from it.”
Rick Raemisch, Colorado’s corrections chief who voluntarily spent 20 hours in solitary confinement and is working to reduce, if not abolish, the practice in prisons and jails

“I’ve been in a room with a large group of police … I’ve asked how many of you would like your son or daughter to be a police officer, and no one raises their hand.”
Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, on the challenge of hiring new officers. To attract more people to the job, departments around the country are easing the requirements.

“I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram; I want to see what’s in here.”
Selena Gomez, gesturing to her heart, as she spoke to fans after winning an American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Police officers shot

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

They voted to build a wall

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The election’s not over!

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Dead deer wakes up

‘Daddy did press-ups on mommy’

Unusual float at holiday parade

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