5 things for Monday, December 5, 2016: Oakland fire, Dakota Pipeline, Italy, Austria

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(CNN)A devastating fire; a pipeline victory. A populist wave; a far-right loss. Yes, it's that kind of Monday. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Oakland fire

At least 33 people are dead in the Oakland warehouse fire, but the toll's probably going to rise because less than a third of the building has been searched. When the blaze broke out during a dance party at the "Ghost Ship" Friday night, attendees struggled to escape because it only had two exits. Officials are asking victims' families to preserve their belongings, such as toothbrushes, because they'd need DNA to ID many of them. The cause is still unknown.

    2. Dakota Access Pipeline

    Protesters erupted with joy when news broke last night that the Dakota Access Pipeline will be rerouted. The Army Corps of Engineers says it'll look for a route that doesn't go through the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's land. But tribal leaders fear the incoming Trump administration will just reverse the decision.

    3. Austria presidential election

    The EU's relieved now that Austria won't have a far-right head of state after all. Populist Norbert Hofer took a solid beating. He lost by 7% to Alexander Van der Bellen, who solidly supports the EU. Hofer's anti-immigrant message lost its luster a bit because the migrant crisis has eased somewhat.

    4. Italy referendum

    The populist wave that powered Brexit rolled through Italy and washed away its Prime Minister. Matteo Renzi will resign after a constitutional amendment he favored was roundly defeated. It's a win for anti-EU parties, which will now have more power to perhaps pursue Italy's exit from the union.

    5. Fidel Castro

    Cuba ended nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro with a simple, three-minute ceremony in Santiago de Cuba. Family members and a handful of Latin and African leaders attended. Cuban President Raul Castro slid a box with his brother's ashes into a mausoleum opening, ending the brief funeral.


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