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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I hope you had a rejuvenating, refreshing weekend completely detached from the 24-hour news cycle.

Because since last Thursday’s edition of The Evening Commute:

 
Now, onto the week that was…

Thursday – “The Missing Link”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Gangs of Eight, party lines, and a beautiful picture”#

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“New EPA chief Pruitt says he believes CO2 isn’t a “primary contributor” to global warming, dismisses human activity’s impact”#

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“‘With a show of Stars and Stripes, U.S. forces in Syria try to keep warring allies apart'”#

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“WikiLeaks’ Assange offers to help tech companies vulnerable to CIA hacking tools”#

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“’25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going'”#

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Wednesday – “Forbidden Love”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Political retreats, vocal opponents, and 38 new trademarks”#

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“A Day Without a Woman” demonstrations held nationwide'”#

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“ISIS leader Baghdadi (reportedly) abandons Mosul as (U.S.-led) Iraqi forces close in”#

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“Scientists produce first single-atom magnet, use it to create world’s smallest hard drive”#

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“‘Barcelona produce football’s greatest comeback ever against PSG – ‘I have never experienced anything like that””#

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Tuesday – “Nifty Doozies”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Major things, critical implications, and guaranteed bloodbaths”#

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“‘Nobody Likes the Obamacare Replacement'”#

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“WikiLeaks releases documents (supposedly) detailing ‘the entire hacking capacity of the CIA'”#

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“North Korea, Malaysia ban each other’s citizens from leaving over disputed assassination investigation”#

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“Why a weird legal dispute about whether the Snuggie is a blanket actually matters a lot”#

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Monday – “Hang In There”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Wiretaps, travel bans, and post-election agreements”#

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“North Korea launches four ballistic missiles, three land in Japanese waters”#

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“‘”Hundreds of Marines investigated for sharing photos of naked colleagues'”#

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“Supreme Court vacates transgender bathroom ruling due to new guidance from Trump administration”#

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“Spotify hits 50 million (paid) subscribers in advance of (possible) IPO”#

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See you on the Metro,
Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
(@brycetrudow)