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California, McConnell, NFL: 5 things that happened Monday

A United States flag flies over the charred remains of a house in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the five most newsworthy things that happened Monday, reported on by the Sinclair stations you trust everyday.

1. Crews make gains fighting California wildfires

As calm winds gave an advantage to firefighters trying to tame the flames, some Californians returning home found houses intact, while others realized they'd lost everything.

2. Puerto Ricans still struggling to recover

A month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Puerto Rico is still grappling with the repercussions of a storm that left thousands without water.

3. Trump, McConnell make display of unity

Speaking at a joint news conference in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put up a unified front as they vowed to move forward together toward tax reform.

4. Hollywood weathers fall-out from Weinstein allegations

Social media campaigns were just one way in which victims of sexual abuse continued to come forward as allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein continued to rock the industry and the world.

5. Debate rages on over NFL protests

After former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance claiming NFL owners — egged on by President Donald Trump — agreed to blackball Kaepernick from the league, the debate over protests by NFL players was reignited.


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