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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This past week:

You want it darker?# Well, here was Week 1 in Trump’s America

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Thursday – “A New Balance”

Obama and Trump meet at White House to begin transfer of power#

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Anti-Trump rallies held in cities nationwide as reports of attacks on minorities and women flood in#

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EU holds emergency post-election meeting as it prepares to extend sanctions on Russia over Ukraine#

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Instagram announces live streaming video; Stories adds mentions, URLs#

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  • “This Is What the Future of Instagram Looks Like” by Francesca Trianni

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Area liberal no longer recognizes fanciful, wildly inaccurate mental picture of country he lives in#

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Wednesday – “President Trump”

Donald Trump wins presidential election (loses popular vote)#

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Markets reel and bounce in response to surprise Trump victory#

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EU takes on China with proposed “anti-dumping” legislation#

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Martin Shkreli shares one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album (to celebrate Trump win)#

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There are things you can do to help perfect our very imperfect union…#

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Tuesday – “Democracy In Action”

The election is happening right now#

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British Royal Family condemns media (+ social media) harassment of Prince Harry’s new biracial girlfriend#

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“Black money” corruption leads India to declare largest rupee notes no longer legal tender#

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Reddit user leaks in-depth spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7#

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Hey look, it’s a super cute puppy!#

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Monday – “The Edge of Tomorrow”

FBI gives Hillary’s emails the OK; Trump’s campaign takes his Twitter away#

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First phrase of Raqqa offensive sees (slight) progress made against ISIS stronghold#

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Protests erupt in Hong Kong after China rules pro-independence politicians can’t take office#

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Janet Reno (the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general) dies at 78#

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Jury awards $3 million to UVA administrator in Rolling Stone defamation trial#

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