Every Monday-Thursday, The Evening Commute gives you “The Top 5 stories to break while your 9-5 was breaking you; set to 5 tunes that’ll help put you back together.”

Every Sunday, we compile the week that was in a series we call The Weak Ender.

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By now, we should all realize that Friday is no longer ‘take out the trash’ day when it comes to the weekly news cycle.

Since last Thursday’s edition of The Evening Commute:

 
Now, onto the week that was…

Thursday – “Thundersnow-struck”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Unanimous rulings, nuclear treaties, and two thumbs up”#

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“Republican State Lawmakers Push for Restrictions on Voting”#

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“Russia calls U.S./NATO mobilization in Baltic states “a threat,” scrambles jets to prepare for “time of war”#

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“Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan needs “thousands more troops” deployed, calls for “holistic review” of relationship with Pakistan”#

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“Facebook expands ‘Safety Check’ feature to help people find food, shelter, and transport following crises”#

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Wednesday – “Nevertheless, She Persisted”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Demoralizing comments, false murder rates, and Nordstroms”#

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  • “Swimming In Strange Waters” – The Wooden Sky

 

“Senate GOP invokes Rule 19 to ban Elizabeth Warren from speaking during hearing of newly-confirmed Jeff Sessions”#

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“Series of (at least) 7 tornadoes slams southeast Louisiana; New Orleans’ 9th Ward hit especially hard”#

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“With 2018 Olympics officially a year away, host country South Korea distracted and burdened by political turmoil”#

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“Disney announces Star Wars theme parks, to open in 2019”#

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Tuesday – “Self-Care/Defense”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Circuit courts, Iranian backlash, and civil forfeiture”#

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“Despite all-night Democratic protest, charter school advocate Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary”#

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“Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debate “the future of Obamacare”#

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“What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen”#

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Monday – “My So-Called Judgment”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Federal appeals, underreported attacks, and first-strike capabilities”#

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“Democrats pull all-nighter on Senate floor in last ditch effort to block DeVos nomination”#

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“Israel passes contentious law allowing for seizure of privately-owned Palestinian land”#

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“Facebook, Google partner with French news organizations in effort to minimize fake news before upcoming election”#

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“Lady Gaga faked stadium roof jump during Super Bowl halftime show”#

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Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
(@brycetrudow)