5 things for November 15: Steve Bannon, Obama, climate change

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(CNN)It's going to be an interesting few months leading up to January's Presidential Inauguration. Hope you're ready to roll. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door

Steve Bannon

People are outraged that Donald Trump has chosen the head of Brietbart News Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon is a favorite among white nationalists and has been responsible for racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic headlines like these. Here's a primer on Bannon, and a list of advocacy groups uniting against him.

President Obama

    President Obama's asking rattled Americans to give Trump a chance, calling him "sincere" and "pragmatic." He took that message abroad today seeking to reassure deeply shaken foreign allies that Trump - the man he called an "unqualified" peddler of "wacky ideas" -- isn't that bad.

    Hot car verdict

    Georgia man Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his two-year-old son. The boy, Cooper Harris, died after being left in a hot car for hours as Harris worked and sexted with multiple women, some of whom were underage. 

    Syria civil war

    Residents of Aleppo received a terrifying text yesterday: "Flee or die." The text warned of an impending "strategically planned assault," and was probably sent by the Syrian government. Still, many refused to leave despite the threat and the worsening shortage of necessities like food and medical care. 

    Climate change

    There may be a chill in the air where you live, but a UN agency says this could be the hottest year ... EVER. It's climate change, it said, which is also why extreme weather events like flooding and heatwaves are getting worse.

    Breakfast Browse

    People are talking about these. Read up. Join in.
    Newscaster Gwen Ifill has passed at 61 
    If you want to know what she meant to female journalists and journalists of color, read this moving piece by Lisa France
    Mom's "Make America Kind Again" signs are in high demand 
    People are sad about Joe Biden leaving the White House 
    So of course they are making hilarious memes about it. 
    The Dakota Access Pipeline has been halted 
    Engineers want to talk to the Native American tribe that opposes it. Could it possibly be ... progress? Cooperation?!
    Rare watch sells for $11 million, breaking records
    With that kind of money you could buy, like, a lot of other wristwatches. 

    And finally ...

    This is so satisfying 
    Kinda into calligraphy right now, so watch this guy PERFECTLY recreate famous logos with just a few strokes of a pen.