A Week in Review: 6/4/16 - 6/11/16
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A Week in Review: 6/4/16 - 6/11/16

Top five happenings of the week.

A Week in Review: 6/4/16 - 6/11/16

Like always, last week was filled with many events that sparked national conversation. Some of these topics were controversial, and most caused many Americans to take a stance on a particular issue. Regardless, the week was filled with hope, hurt and everything in between. Here are some of the most important events that happened in the last week:

1. One of the events that caused the most national conversation and outrage was the event reading the Sanford swimmer who was found guilty of raping an unconscious girl behind a dumpster after a frat party in the winter. The swimmer, Brock Turner, was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. The most shocking events of this story were the fact that the father of the accused said that his son was having "20 minutes of action." A CNN anchor later read the letter the victim wrote to her rapist online, which went viral.

2. Muhammad Ali unexpectedly passed away at the age of 74 on June 3, 2016 after a brief illness. News shocked the world and celebrities and fans have been paying their respects ever since the news broke. His funeral was celebrated on Friday, June 10, 2016 and the icon was buried in his hometown of Louisville.

3. The time has come for Obama to officially endorse a candidate, and with no surprise, it was frontrunner Hillary Clinton. President Obama officially announced that he was in support of Hillary Clinton. For most, this did not come as a surprise, as Obama chose Clinton to work for him during his presidency. However, for Donald Trump, this was a perfect moment for him to have a say in the event and tweet, which then caused a response from Hillary. Needless to say, these two are still going at it, but now, it is happening on social media.

4. There were many celebrity breakups: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama. It is the season of breakups after all. The only good that can come out of these situations is that Taylor Swift is going to come out with a banging album, which also can be said for Demi Lovato. As far as Depp and Heard goes, they need to settle down, with abuse allegations have been swirling around and bringing these two in and out of court.

5. The last dog that assisted with 9/11 rescues has died. Bretagne was euthanized Monday, and was the last Ground Zero search dog alive. Firefighters and rescue workers lined the sidewalk as her body, draped in an American flag was brought by. Many were noticeably emotional. The golden retriever was 16.

There have been tons of events that have happened in the past week, but the top five should give anyone a roundup on anything that they missed. Stay tuned, more to come next week.

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