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Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery: Live Updates  —  The three men were found guilty of murder and other charges on Wednesday for the pursuit and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.  Follow live here.  —  Three men found guilty of murder in Arbery shooting.
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Washington Post:
Jury finds all 3 men guilty of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's death  —  BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Jurors have found all three men guilty of murder in the killing Ahmaud Arbery.  —  The decision was read to the court shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.  —  Earlier Wednesday, Jurors asked to review video …
Stephen Gutowski / The Dispatch:
The Similarity, and Stark Difference, Between the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery Shootings  —  It comes down to provocation.  —  The two most watched murder trails in the country are coming to an end and, while they have similarities, one big difference makes different results likely.
Fabiola Cineas / Vox:
The significance of the guilty verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery's murder  —  The three white men who shot the 25-year-old Black man dead won't walk free.  —  After deliberating for roughly 11 hours, a jury in Georgia has found three men — Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” …
Sarah Lustbader / New York Times:   What the Arbery and Rittenhouse Verdicts Couldn't Tell Us
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Weekly jobless claims post stunning decline to 199,000, the lowest level since 1969  —  The ranks of those submitting jobless claims tumbled to their lowest level in more than 52 years last week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.  —  New filings totaled 199,000, a number not seen since Nov. 15 …
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Washington Post:   Weekly jobless claims plunge to 199,000, the lowest level in more than 50 years
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Recovery Accelerates on Spending, Labor Market Growth
Gwynn Guilford / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Jobless Claims Drop Sharply
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and TheBlaze
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Centrist Dems sink Biden's nominee for top bank regulator  —  Five Democratic senators have told the White House they won't support Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, effectively killing her nomination for the powerful bank-regulator position.
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Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine:
The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now
Discussion: Progress Pond
Gabby Orr / CNN:
‘Nothing about this is normal’: RNC payments to Trump attorneys irk GOP officials  —  (CNN)A pair of payments the Republican National Committee made to a law firm representing former President Donald Trump is raising questions among former and current GOP officials about the party's priorities …
Discussion: HotAir, Mediaite, Raw Story and CBS News
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Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
Biden spending Thanksgiving at billionaire's Nantucket home shows he's out of touch, Republicans say
Discussion: IJR, Forbes and New York Post
Andrew Beaton / Wall Street Journal:
Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Just Have Any Toe Injury.  He Has Covid Toe.  —  The Packers star quarterback is dealing with a painful toe injury that stems from the body's immune response to his recent case of Covid-19.  —  Since Aaron Rodgers returned to the field after testing positive for Covid-19 …
Choire Sicha / New York Magazine:
Here's the Best Strike for Most People  —  In October 2016, Wirecutter, a scrappy website that uses journalism to help people make purchases, was five years old.  On a Sunday that month, Brian Lam, the site's founder, told everyone to clear their Monday for an all-hands meeting.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
On ‘Hannity,’ Trump reveals the truth about right-wing lionization of Rittenhouse  —  Donald Trump ventured into the safe confines of Sean Hannity's show on Tuesday night, where he disclosed that Kyle Rittenhouse had visited him at Mar-a-Lago.  “Really a nice young man,” the former president declared.
Molly Jong-Fast / The Atlantic:
Deprogram your relatives this Thanksgiving  —  Some people (like my friend Tom Nichols) think that you should spend your Thanksgiving playing nice, pretending that your cousin doesn't follow QAnon and that your uncle doesn't believe the election was stolen and also that the Cyber Ninjas …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
G.O.P. Fights Covid Mandates, Then Blames Biden as Cases Rise  —  Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.  —  WASHINGTON — Over eight hours …
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Melanie Zanona / CNN:
Trump's influence looms over McCarthy's race to be next House speaker
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
4th Circuit judge to maintain active status, eliminating vacancy for Biden … (Reuters) - U.S. Circuit Judge Robert King on Wednesday told the White House he had changed his mind about stepping down from active service on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, eliminating a vacancy President Joe Biden could fill.
Aaron Maté / RealClearInvestigations:
Five Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Corrections We Need From the Media Now — Just for Starters  —  Five years after the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories known as the Steele dossier was published by BuzzFeed, news outlets that amplified its false allegations …
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: 77% of Americans now say inflation is personally affecting them — and 57% blame Biden  —  46th and current president of the United States  —  More than three-quarters of Americans (77 percent) say inflation is affecting their lives as the holiday season begins, according …
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Lee Brown / New York Post:
Darrell Brooks shared pro-Hitler memes, called for violence against white people  —  The ex-con charged over the deaths of six people at a Wisconsin Christmas parade shared social media posts calling for violence against white people — and suggesting “Hitler was right” for killing Jews.
New York Times:
Trump Investigation Enters Crucial Phase as Prosecutor's Term Nears End  —  New developments suggest the long-running inquiry has returned to an earlier focus: the valuations the former president and his family business applied to properties as it sought loans.
Discussion: CNBC, Insider and NBC News
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Tapped out: Judge spikes DeSantis' gambling plan  —  Hello and welcome to Tuesday.  —  Breaking overnight — A federal court has handed Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida a sizable defeat.  In a ruling that landed late Monday, a federal judge struck down the state's $2.5 billion deal …
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel and Breitbart
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Trump argues January 6 committee could damage the presidency in quest for his records  —  (CNN)Former President Donald Trump is accusing the House select committee investigating January 6 of being so aggressive in its pursuit of his White House records that it could permanently damage the presidency …
Tom Lawrence / The Daily Beast:
Rittenhouse Photo Reveals Where Trump Keeps Bizarre Rushmore Sculpture  —  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gave the strange homage to the then-president in 2020.  —  SIOUX FALLS—The “Mount Trumpmore” statue that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gave to then-President Donald Trump—grafting him onto the iconic monument—was not mothballed.
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Scoop: Biden restarting Trump's “Remain in Mexico” policy  —  President Biden will start turning asylum seekers back to Mexico as soon as next week under a reinstated Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program — but will offer them the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Axios has learned.
Discussion: Forbes
David Charns / KLAS:
Woman yelling 'Let's go Brandon' wheeled off Las Vegas jet bridge, arrested over mask disturbance  —  LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police arrested a woman at McCarran International Airport over the weekend after a disturbance on a plane.  —  Katrina Alspaugh, of Las Vegas …
Lissandra Villa / BuzzFeed News:
Why Cori Bush Won't Be Silent On Democrats' Failures: “You Should've Fixed It Before I Got There” … Reporting From  —  St. Louis, Missouri  —  Copy  —  ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Before she was in Congress, Cori Bush was a registered nurse.  And because she was a nurse, in uniform …
Discussion: Insider
The White House:
Update on Implementation of COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement for Federal Employees … In order to ensure the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the efficiency of the civil service, President Biden issued an Executive Order on September 9, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccination for Federal employees.
Jan M. Olsen / Associated Press:
Sweden's first female prime minister quits hours later  —  COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours after being tapped as Sweden's prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.
Dean Baker / Center for Economic and Policy Research:
The Media's War Against Biden Over Inflation  —  INFLATION IN THE U.S. ECONOMY IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM.  There, I said it in all caps so that everyone can see I recognize it as a problem.  The question is how big a problem.  After all, we have lots of problems, millions of children in poverty …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Andrew Malcolm / RedState:
Do Not Fall for Joe Biden's Slick New Oil Trick  —  Joe Biden felt a need to escape the luxury of the White House for the holiday.  —  So just before burning a few tons of jet fuel and emitting fresh carbon emissions on the four-hour flight to Nantucket, President Climate Change ordered …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, CNBC, NPR and HotAir
 
 
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Casey Quinlan / The American Independent:
Therapists connected to US Christian groups push anti-LGBTQ practices in other countries
Wall Street Journal:
OPEC Weighs Shift in Oil Policy After Crude Release
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Pentagon creates new organization to investigate UFOs
Discussion: ABC News
Jonathan Larsen / TYT Network:
Maria Butina's National Prayer Breakfast Host Was a Chick-fil-A Executive
Discussion: Raw Story
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
Jim Jordan reveals he had COVID-19 this summer
Discussion: Townhall, Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and IJR
Maxine Joselow / Washington Post:
White House creates new energy division to coordinate climate change policies
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and IJR
 Earlier Items: 
Greg B. Smith / THE CITY:
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American Greatness:
Here's a List of Leftist Liars Whose Hands Are Stained with Waukesha's Blood
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Alex Thompson / Politico:
The Buttigieg presidential buzz has penetrated the White House
The Daily Beast:
Trumpist Election Deniers Descend Into High School Drama
Discussion: Raw Story and Boing Boing
Garrett Epps / Washington Monthly:
Are the Courts Getting Ready to Crack Down on Reporters?
Hunter Walker / Rolling Stone:
Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous ‘Burner Phones’ to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say