Round-Up Friday: Week of December 23, 2016

Clinton Campaign aides watched anti-Trump Electoral College movements

As Monday’s Electoral College vote secured Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidential office, news broke of the possibility that the Clinton campaign, much like in the recount efforts, had been watching and secretly supporting the anti-Trump Electoral College movements. According to the article, it states that “Call logs, emails and text messages reveal a Clinton campaign walking a tightrope — never fully endorsing the effort, but intentionally declining to stamp it out.”


“Berlin attacker Anis Amri killed in Milan”

Monday also brought a terrible tragedy at the Christmas Market in Berlin, when attacker Anis Amri killed 12 people and injured 49 others. In Friday’s early hours, he was shot and killed by police in the Sesto San Giovanni area. According the article, “German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “relieved” that the attacker had been neutralised but added that Islamist terrorism was “a recurring threat to us”.


Passenger who harassed Ivanka Trump on JetBlue Flight removed from flight

News broke Thursday that a male passenger began to harass Ivanka Trump around her three children while on a JetBlue flight to New York. The incident was recorded by the suspect’s husband, Matthew Lasner put out a tweet that said “”Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.” According to the article, JetBlue stated that “The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly.”


First Solar Road opens in Normandy, France

In other news, the first solar road available to drivers was opened in Normandy, France on Thursday, making it the first one in the world. According to the article, the name of the road is
“the Wattway,” and “was officially opened Thursday by French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal and Mayor Guy Monhée, according to a statement from the environmental ministry. It also states that “French officials hope the road will generate enough electricity to power streetlights in the small town of about 3,400 residents.”