Beyond the Brick: This week’s news from around the web

  1. Trump picks climate change denier Scott Pruitt has the administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, a company he is currently suing.
  2. The bodies of the Chapecoense soccer team who perished in a plane crash on November 28 have been returned to Brazil.  
  3. The death toll from a fire that began at a warehouse turned residencies in Oakland stays at 36
  4. Dylann Roof confessed, while laughing, to the murder of nine African-Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.
  5. The Solomon Islands were hit with a second 6.9 magnitude today, raising fear of a tsunami.