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News Briefs: Headlines for Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

Religion plays role in Ohio shooting

On Monday morning Ohio State University experienced an attack, changing the campus forever. Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car into a group of students on the Columbus campus. Artan then stabbed 11 people who were hospitalized because of their injuries. Failing to listen to Ohio State law enforcement, Police Officer Alan Horukjo shot and killed Artan to keep him from injuring anyone else. According to CNN, after investigating Artan’s Facebook, law enforcement found a post that read Artan was “sick and tired” of seeing Muslims being “killed and tortured.” The latest article released by CNN said law enforcement is working to determine if this attack was an act of terror, or not. (CNN)

Fallin named to Trump’s transition team

President-Election Donald Trump announced Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin as a vice chair for the Trump-Pence transition team on Tuesday. There are 11 total vice chairs and 20 executive committee members who will work to make Trump’s transition into the White House a smooth one. Heading up the transition team is Mike Pence, vice president-elect. According to, the transition team will work together to staff the White House, specifically the West Wing, to be ready at the beginning of Trump’s presidential term. Vice chairs, including Fallin, will work as advisors to Trump to better prepare him for the presidency. The transition team will work until Jan. 20, 2017, the day Trump will be sworn into office. (KFOR)

Taylor Swift gains TV Channel

This week, AT&T announced music icon Taylor Swift’s new channel will be shown on DirecTV Now. On this channel, viewers can expect music videos, concert footage and behind-the-scenes clips featuring Swift herself. This is not Swift’s first business move with AT&T, however. She recently signed a deal to perform a pre-Super Bowl concert to promote AT&T’s newest television service DirecTV Now. Along with Swift, actress Reese Witherspoon will be gaining her own channel on DirecTV Now to play movies she’s starred in, her favorite music videos and interview footage. Prices for DirecTV Now vary from $35 to $50, depending on the number of channels desired. More information can be found online. (Fox News)

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