America elected a new president this week... which was obviously a really big deal.
How Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton to become president-elect made the story even more interesting. The pollsters overwhelmingly showed Clinton with an edge heading into Tuesday voting but when it was all over, the Republican buisnessman had beaten out the former Secretary of State.
In case you missed it, Trump flipped several states from "blue" to "red" on the electoral map. These states, including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have voted for Democratic presidential candidates for decades -- until now. Wisconsin, in fact, hadn't voted for a GOP presidential candidate since the days of Ronald Reagan back in 1984!
In case you missed some of the non-political headlines this week, or need a break from all the Trump talk in your news feed, here are some of the stories which caught our eye:
As many as 30,000 RFCU customers will be getting new debit cards due to a recent hack at Wendy's restaurants. The fast-food chain still doesn't know exactly how many people may have been impacted.
Apparently Arby's venison sandwich is inexplicably popular; selling out almost instantly in the states where it has debuted. The sandwhich features one thick cut of deer meat on an Arby's bun. Want to give it a try? You can cross over the state line to Tennessee and Georgia. No word on when we might see the treats in Alabama.
Where is Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?
Take a look at this terrifying video of a snake, dropping out of an overhead bin on flight to Mexico City. It happened on an Aeromexico trip and as you'd expect, people pretty much freaked out.
Thank you veterans
In a time of political division it's important to remember the greatness of America lies in our ability to maintain peaceful transitions of power. Our democracy was hard won and we owe a great debt to all of the military men and women who've made sacrifices on behalf of the United States.
In case you missed it, all this week we've been showcasing the true stories of six different Vietnam veterans on WHNT News 19 This Morning. All are inductees to the Madison County Military Heritage Commission's Hall of Heroes.
Here are just two of those amazing stories...
To watch them all, just search this website, or our WHNT News 19 app using the word "heroes."