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Niger, McCain, Amazon: 5 things that happened Monday

Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Johnson was among four soldiers killed in Niger on Oct. 4 when they were attacked by militants tied to the Islamic State. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the top five things that happened Monday, reported on by the local stations you trust every day.

1. Trump lashes out at soldier's widow

President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying did not take a disrespectful tone and did not forget the slain soldier's name.

The widow remembers a different version of events.

2. Questions raised over Niger deaths

The U.S.' top general tried to provide clarity on the Niger attack that left four Americans dead, but conceded that he himself still lacks many details on what happened.

3. McCain critiques wealthy's draft deferments

Republican Sen. John McCain criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could escape with a doctor's note.

Though he did not mention the president by name, Trump got five draft deferments.

4. Amazon reviews potential new headquarters

Amazon begins sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring.

5. 5 teens charged with murder

Five Michigan teens are charged with second-degree murder after throwing a piece of concrete from an overpass and killing a passenger in a car below.


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