5 things to know today: School bus crash victims range from kindergarten to 4th grade

1. Zyaira Mateen dreamed of being a doctor. But in the meantime, the 6-year-old loved to make others laugh with her silly antics, her mother said Tuesday. On Monday, Zyaira and four other Chattanooga elementary school students were killed in the deadliest school bus crash in recent history. The young victims ranged from kindergarten to fourth grade. [Read here] 

2. Thanksgiving day traffic has already begun. The Georgia Department of Transportation suspended construction-related lane closures from 5 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday, but that may not do much to ease traffic. Travel times are expected to be at their worst between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday. [Read here] 

3. Computer experts urged Clinton to challenge election results. Two weeks after President-Elect Donald Trump claimed victory in the race for the White House, a report out Tuesday said Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been urged to challenge voting results in some areas of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Experts say they’ve found Clinton received fewer votes in counties in those three states that used electronic voting machines. [Read here] 

4. Emory University considers declaring a ‘sanctuary campus’ after Trump’s win. Emory University’s leaders are considering whether to declare the school a “sanctuary campus” after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, amid calls from students and faculty urging the Atlanta school to defy the president-elect if he tries to deport immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. [Read here]

5. Evacuations loom in Rabun County; brush fires reach Cherokee, DeKalb. As evacuations were being planned for 142 Rabun County homes at risk from wildfires, brush fires reached Cherokee and DeKalb counties Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. [Read here]

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