National News Roundup: Week 1 (January 22–28)

Hello again, folks! I’m back with another news-related post. (Are you tired of hearing me talk yet? I know I am…)

Several people I know have expressed difficulty keeping up with the news, and requested summaries of major events. While I’m by no means a journalist, I do keep up with the news, more-or-less, and I’m happy to summarize what I’ve been tracking to help folks stay on top of it all. A few preliminaries, because a vague disclaimer is nobody’s friend: For the sake of simplicity, I am keeping this to national news that I have sourced and is within my general areas of expertise (though I may occasionally incorporate other news that is big enough to make it onto my radar). For the ease of reading, let’s divide the news up into The Good, the Bad, and the Weird.

The Weird:

The Bad:

The Good:

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