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Election Results, Teenage Girl Politician Saira Blair, Taylor Swift, and Other Things We’re Talking About This Week

Here’s a quick recap of a few things happening in the world this week.

Republicans take the Senate. This past Tuesday, Republicans received a big win by gaining seven seats in the Senate, providing them with control of both the Senate and the House. Following the win, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised voters to get to work moving bills that have remained stagnant in the Senate, although President Obama has also vowed to utilize his pen and veto power to kill any bills he doesn’t support. Read more about this story.

Nik Wallenda walks tightrope in Chicago. Tightrope-walker daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two records this past week in Chicago, one for scaling the steepest incline and the other for walking the highest tightrope blindfolded. As is custom for the devout Christian, he praised Jesus throughout both walks. Read more about this story.

ISIS recruits children. In attempts to create an Islamic state, ISIS has begun training more children to fight their jihad against those who refuse to convert to their ideology. The program, which the ISIS leaders call “Cubs of the Islamic State,” teaches the children how to shoot AK-47s and commit gross atrocities. Ladies, let’s continue to pray for those Christians and other religious minorities who are being persecuted by the terrorist group ISIS. And pray that God strengthens those who are fighting the terrorists, so that ISIS is eventually defeated. Read more about this story.

Taylor Swift removes her albums from Spotify. Following a huge release of her new album 1989, Taylor Swift decided to remove all her music from Spotify. Later Swift explained, “everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. And I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music.” 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in its first week. Read more about this story.

Saira Blair is West Virginia’s youngest Republican lawmaker. This past Tuesday, college student Saira Blair became America’s youngest state lawmaker. The 18-year-old Republican was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Blair explained that her campaign platform was founded upon her “pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitution” beliefs. It’s “okay to have the same views as your grandparents,” she said. Read more about this story.

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