Week-ends (01/08/17)

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

Rep. Duncan hunter (R-CA)

Long Beach High School teens

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

These four

President Obama

Giacomo Loprieno

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“They did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort. The Russians have a long history of interfering in elections, theirs and other people’s. I don’t think we’ve ever encountered a more aggressive or direct campaign to interfere in our election than we’ve seen in this case.”
Testifying in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made it clear Russian hacking didn’t change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election

“It’s sickening. It makes you wonder, what would make individuals treat somebody like that?”
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, responding to an online video showing a white teenager tied up and beaten as several young African-Americans shout anti-white messages and insults about President-elect Donald Trump

“It’s the only time I ever saw Secret Service cry at an event. So it was brutal.”
President Barack Obama, reflecting during a History Channel interview on the day he  met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012

“It was a $170 KidKraft dollhouse and 64 ounces — four pounds — of cookies.”
Megan Neitzel of Dallas, explaining that her six-year-old daughter Brooke  accidentally placed an order with the family’s Amazon Echo Dot, a device that connects users to Alexa, the company’s cloud-based, voice-activated digital assistant

“Were you going to sneeze, is that it?”
House Speaker Paul Ryan, confused by the attempt of the teenage son of  Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., to “dab” during his father’s swearing-in ceremony to Congress

“Just so you know @Speaker Ryan: He’s grounded”
Rep. Marshall’s tweeted response after his son’s Cal’s dab moment

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Hate crime attack

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Black on white torture hate crime

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The tired claim that defunding abortion clinics hurts women’s health

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Look what she wore during labor

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