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Natasha Anderson / Daily Mail:
Gang of EIGHTY crowbar-wielding looters in ski masks ransack California Nordstrom and fill 25 cars with designer goods in raid lasting less than one minute  — Approximately 80 thieves wearing ski masks stormed the Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek, California around 9pm Saturday night
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CBS San Francisco:
‘It Was Insane’; Dozens Of Looters Ransack Walnut Creek Nordstrom Store  —  WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Dozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom store in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night, terrorizing shoppers, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and ransacking shelves before fleeing …
Emma Colton / Fox News:
California Nordstrom ransacked by 80 looters in ski masks with crowbars and weapons: Witness  —  One witness described the scene outside of the California Nordstrom as, ‘like a scene out of a movie’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for November 20  —  About 80 looters in ski masks ransacked …
Discussion: Breitbart
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why Democrats' ‘Talking Points Are Not Enough’  —  The House progressive spoke about “demoralizing” congressional negotiations, how she was told to stay away from Virginia's elections, and what it means to excite the Democratic base.
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Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
AOC Fumes Over ‘Empty Promises’ Amid Gutted Spending Bill, Calls on WH to Bypass Congress: ‘Biden Could Do This Stuff With a Stroke of a Pen’
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Wire
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Another voter fraud accusation blows up in Republicans' faces  —  Washington (CNN)The mysterious case of Rosemarie Hartle's vote in the last presidential election, three years after her death, was trumpeted in November 2020 by the Nevada Republican Party and various prominent conservatives.
Discussion: Rolling Stone
New York Times:
Discharge of Felon's Gun Prompts Panic at Atlanta Airport  —  Gunfire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday was accidental, officials said, but it led to flight disruptions and a stampede of passengers.  —  ATLANTA — Gunfire at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport …
Discussion: CNN, tsa.gov, UPI and TheGrio
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Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
Chinese hypersonic weapon fired missile over South China Sea  —  Pentagon struggles to understand how Beijing mastered technology that tests constraints of physics  —  China's hypersonic weapon test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached …
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Brad Dress / The Hill:   Space Force general: 'We're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians' with hypersonic missiles
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
The Complicated Truth About Trump 2024  —  If Donald Trump tries to run for president again, one of his former campaign advisers has a plan to dissuade him.  Anticipating that Trump may not know who Adlai Stevenson was or that he lost two straight presidential elections in the 1950s …
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Appears in Beijing Amid Assault Claim  —  Takes part in video meeting with International Olympic Committee president hours after footage shows her attending tennis tournament  —  HONG KONG—Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai took part in a video meeting …
Discussion: The Guardian, WHTM-TV and ABC7
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Emma Colton / Fox News:
Blackburn says it's ‘unsafe’ for US athletes to go to Beijing Olympics: ‘Disappear you’
Discussion: Politico, HotAir and New York Times
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Marine Corps compliance with vaccine mandate on course to be military's worst  —  Up to 10,000 active-duty Marines will not be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus when their deadline arrives in coming days, a trajectory expected to yield the U.S. military's worst immunization rate.
New York Times:
G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden's Agenda  —  The two Democratic senators are attracting campaign contributions from business interests and conservatives as progressives fume over their efforts to pare back the president's domestic policy bill.
Discussion: Insider, CNN, Slate and Raw Story
Reuters:
Disney World puts COVID-19 vaccination policy on hold for employees  —  Disney World near Orlando, Florida, operated by Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), has put its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on hold, a spokesperson said on Saturday.  —  The move comes amid the Biden administration's workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule …
Discussion: HotAir, FOX 35 Orlando, OutKick and Deadline
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Washington Post:
Facebook's race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show … Last year, researchers at Facebook showed executives an example of the kind of hate speech circulating on the social network: an actual post featuring an image of four female Democratic lawmakers …
Michael Wines / New York Times:
As Gerrymanders Get Worse, Legal Options to Overturn Them Dwindle  —  Persuading judges to undo skewed political maps was never easy.  A shifting judicial landscape is making it harder.  —  Voting-rights advocates are in a North Carolina state court in Raleigh this month …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
O'Rourke stands by his 'we're gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47' comment  —  Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday said he stands by his controversial 2019 comment that “we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”  —  Asked by co-host Dana Bash on CNN's …
Discussion: Insider and Breitbart
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Mark Moore / New York Post:   Beto O'Rourke doubles down on vow to ‘take your AR-15, your AK-47’
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Fueled by Trump-inspired grievance, attempts to terrorize public officials escalate  —  When Rep. Joe Neguse delivered his closing remarks in February at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, he expressed concern about the direction of a nation that weeks earlier witnessed a homegrown attack in its capital.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Phillips / KNXV:
VIDEO: Senator Kyrsten Sinema sits down with ABC15  —  PHOENIX — Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema didn't do much talking while she helped shepherd the infrastructure bill through the Senate.  But on Friday she took time out during her infrastructure tour in Phoenix to speak with ABC15 exclusively.
Discussion: The Hill
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
The GOP Dark Money Group Giving Big to White Supremacists  —  Donors Trust raised $360 million last year.  They've been spreading around that money to white supremacist organizations, Jan. 6 organizers, conservative causes, and universities.  —  Efforts to overturn the election.  Jan. 6 organizers.
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing  —  Asian output is coming back and some bottlenecks are clearing, but labor shortages could persist into next year  —  Global supply-chain woes are beginning to recede, but shipping, manufacturing and retail executives say that they don't expect …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — 'She's F'ing Crazy': Trump Slams Pelosi over Iconic Finger Wagging Picture in Forthcoming Photo Book  —  Former President Donald Trump's forthcoming photo book will include the iconic photograph of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wagging her finger at him during a White House meeting …
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
Missouri Detective Is Convicted in Fatal Shooting of Black Man Outside His Home  —  A judge convicted Detective Eric DeValkenaere of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cameron Lamb outside his home in 2019.  —  A Missouri police detective was found guilty on Friday in the death …
Discussion: Daily Kos, TheGrio and Kansas City Star
CBS News:
Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on “Face the Nation”, November 21, 2021  —  The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, November 21, 2021, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb …
Discussion: Insider
CBS News:
Rising prices take toll on Americans' wallets — and Biden's numbers — CBS News Poll  —  This year may have seen unemployment drop, stocks rise, and continued — albeit slowing — growth, but those are all big-picture, “macro” numbers for the U.S. economy.  On the ground, for Americans staring …
Anthony L. Fisher / Insider:
Parents of kids that couldn't go to school for a year and a half are mad as hell.  That's a problem for Democrats.  — Parents begged for schools to reopen, long after it became clear that it was safe to do so.  — But in Democratic-run areas, the teachers unions called the shots and kept them closed.
 
 
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Discussion: Al Jazeera
Howard Altman / Military Times:
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Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Daily Beast
David Barraza / Associated Press:
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Wall Street Journal:
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CNN:
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