Weekly Recap: California Wildfires, Kirsten Gillibrand, Doug Jones, Dan Johnson, Uber, Sea Levels, and The Russia Investigation

If you weren’t able to keep up with week full of news, here is a recap of what you missed.


1. Wildfires continue to tear through California forests and neighborhoods. Our most recent update warns of 50+ MPH gusts moving into Sunday night. The Thomas Fire is the 3rd largest wildfire in state history currently, and is only a couple thousand acres away from being the largest on record.  The most recent statistics from The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection can be found on our Saturday update.


2. Donald Trump fire back at Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter after calling for his resignation. Donald Trump ends up in another heated Twitter battle after the senator called for an investigation into the presidents past sexual harassment allegations that have resurfaced. The claims from 3 women state that the president kissed and groped them without consent.


3. Doug Jones wins the Alabama special election and claims the senate seat over his opponent judge Roy Moore. Doug Jones won the seat as the first democrat in 25 years to be elected to senate in the state of Alabama. His opponent, Roy Moore, was haunted by sexual assault allegations during his campaign, which may have led to Jones’ victory as many speculated that Jones would’ve lost to a different republican candidate.


4. Kentucky state congressional representative Dan John committed suicide on Wednesday, just a day after he stated he would not be resigning amid a sexual assault allegation by a teen who lived in a church he was a pastor for.


5. A former Uber employee claims that the ride-sharing company hacked and spied on competitors. The company was also said to have accessed 35,000 personal files of other companies drivers in order to recruit more employees.


6. A new report suggests that by 2100, land currently inhabited by more than 150 million people could be submerged if action isn’t taken against carbon emissions. Predictions in 2014 show sea levels rising only 2 feet 5 inches, but new information shows a rise of 4 feet 9 inches by 2100.


7. Robert Mueller and his team obtained thousands of Trump transition team emails from the General Services Administration. Transition team lawyer, Kory Langhofer responded in a letter by claiming the emails were obtained inappropriately by the investigation team.


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