5 things for Thursday, November 17: Donald Trump, Philando Castile, Bob Dylan


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1. Politics

We could start off by talking about Donald Trump's pledge to ban lobbyists, or Hillary Clinton's first speech since losing the election, but instead, let's talk about you. We asked you how you feel about the election and you new president. You all left us more than 1,500 voice mails! Here's what you said

    2. Philando Castile

    Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota cop who shot and killed Philando Castile, has been charged with manslaughter. Castile's death during a traffic stop exploded online after his fiance livestreamed what happened. It was one of several police shootings of black men that sparked protests nationwide.

    3. Sweden

    Sweden has a murder mystery that it wants solved, pronto. It's the death of then-Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was gunned down 30 years ago during a late-night stroll. So Sweden's appointed a new prosecutor. He knows what he's doing -- he tried the killer of a Swedish foreign minister in 2003.

    4. ICC

    Russia says it's out of the International Criminal Court, which investigates hideous stuff like crimes against humanity. It called the court an ineffective and inefficient waste of resources. But it's probably ticked off that the ICC started a war crimes investigation into its war with Georgia that killed hundreds. .

    5. New York-New Jersey bombing

    Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who's accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey in September, has been indicted on several serious charges, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. His bail is serious too -- $5.2 million. 


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