These are the most important events that happened in the last seven days.
1. Democratic Presidential Candidates Engage in War of Words Over Fighting ISIS
In a debate that began with a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 129 people, the three Democratic candidates for president sought to lay out their plans for confronting ISIS.
“I think that we have to look at ISIS as the leading threat of an international terror network,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. “It cannot be contained. It must be defeated.”
In saying so, Clinton offered a contrast to President Obama’s assertion in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos before Friday’s attacks took place that “we have contained” ISIS.
2. 2nd Democratic Debate: Hillary Clinton Invokes 9/11 in Defense of Her Wall Street Ties
During the Democratic debate Saturday night, Hillary Clinton cast her support for Wall Street as a senator from New York as a way to rebuke terrorists who attacked Lower Manhattan on 9/11.
In the most heated exchange yet between the candidates over Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called Clinton’s promise not to be influenced by Wall Street donors “not good enough.”
Clinton then defended herself against Sanders’ attacks: “I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is.”
3. High School Football Player Charged With Rape Gets Support From Fellow Students
An Alabama school official spoke out Friday after high school students allegedly showed support for a classmate who is charged with rape.
Some students at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Alabama, went to a football game with a sign and other signals of support for 18-year-old football player Cameron Harrison, who is accused of raping a 16-year-old at a party, according to The Associated Press.
Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler responded by condemning bullying or “publicly supporting the violation of law.”
4. President Obama Praises University of Missouri Protesters: ‘I Want an Activist Citizenry’
President Obama weighed in on the recent protests at the University of Missouri for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
The president lauded the students’ activism, but also warned they need to maintain an open dialogue with those who hold differing views.
“There is clearly a problem at the University of Missouri, and that’s not just coming from students. That’s coming from some faculty,” the president told Stephanopoulos Thursday at the White House. “I think it is entirely appropriate for students in a thoughtful, peaceful way to protest what they see as injustices or inattention to serious problems in their midst.”
5. Holly Holm Stuns Ronda Rousey With 2nd-Round Knockout
Ronda Rousey was the UFC’s unstoppable force until Holly Holm used the former champion’s aggression against her to produce one of the sport’s biggest upsets.
Rousey chased Holm around the ring at UFC 193 on Sunday — looking for the right hold and taking head shots along the way — until Holm saw an opening 59 seconds into the second round and snapped a kick to the head that immediately dropped her more fancied opponent to the canvas.
Holm (10-0) jumped on the prone Rousey, delivering several blows to her head before the referee intervened, ending Rousey’s 12-fight unbeaten run and handing Holm the bantamweight title.