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11:35 AM ET, November 25, 2021

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Washington Post:
How the events unfolded at Waukesha parade  —  It was 4:35 p.m. in Waukesha, Wis., 34 days before Dec. 25.  But the neighbors of this city west of Milwaukee were celebrating a Christmas parade moving through Main Street.  —  At the same time a few blocks away, an officer reported he had heard …
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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.
Liza Featherstone / New Republic:
America, Rediscover Thanksgiving's Radical Past  —  What does Thanksgiving mean in a culture where we are constantly exhorted to be grateful all year long?  In progressive circles—and even in some corporate boardrooms—we now often begin a meeting by giving thanks to Indigenous people, acknowledging that we are on “stolen lands.”
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Joshua Zeitz / Politico:
When People Thought the First Thanksgiving Was Too Woke  —  In late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln unwittingly launched what would soon become a cherished American tradition.  —  A well-wisher had sent a turkey to the White House for the first family's holiday meal.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Georgia prosecutor booked into jail for mishandling Ahmaud Arbery case  —  The former prosecutor charged with misconduct in the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked into a Georgia jail the same day three men were convicted of murdering the Black jogger.  —  Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit district …
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Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery: Live Updates
Dakota Smith / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. firefighter accused of ‘despicable act’ in protest over vaccine mandate  —  The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city's vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Discussion: New York Post, KTLA and TheBlaze
Washington Post:
France and Britain spar over illegal migration, after at least 27 drown in English Channel  —  PARIS — Less than 24 hours after at least 27 migrants died while trying to cross from France to Britain by boat, in the worst migrant tragedy in the English Channel in years, the two countries …
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States  —  Democrats were once able to count on wave elections to win back key statehouses.  Republican gerrymandering is making that all but impossible.  —  Republicans are locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures …
HuffPost:
Trump Could Pay $156,000 For Every Jan. 6 Rioter's Defense, But So Far Has Spent Zero  —  The former president is sitting on at least $105 million in cash collected by spreading the same lies about the election that incited the assault on the Capitol.  —  By S.V. Date
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Biden Colombia plan stirs up Florida hornets nest  —  MIAMI — The Biden administration's plan to remove a Colombian rebel group from a list of foreign terrorist organizations barely caused a ripple outside Washington when the news broke this week.  —  But in Florida, home …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A Dave Chappelle Thanksgiving special  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  READ OF THE DAY — WaPo's account of our own Meridith McGraw's retelling via Twitter of one dead turkey's journey on a Southwest flight from DCA to Austin: through scanning at TSA, into an overhead bin and …
France 24:
Emirati general accused of torture appointed head of Interpol  —  An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of Interpol Thursday, the global police agency said, despite the concerns of human rights organisations and members of the European Parliament.
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Lara Trump claims pricier turkeys are a liberal plot against Thanksgiving  —  Ex-president's daughter-in-law tells Fox News leftwing Americans 'don't want us to have any shared traditions'  —  Lara Trump, the Fox News contributor and wife of Eric Trump, has bizarrely claimed that the rising cost …
Discussion: CNN, Mock Paper Scissors and Mediaite
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Scotland's Top Prosecutor Will Decide if She'll Go After Trump, Judge Rules  —  It's now up to Scotland's top prosecutor to pursue a financial investigation of Donald Trump's golf courses there, a judge has ruled.  —  A Scottish judge on Thursday shot down attempts to force the government …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Bangor Daily News:
Democrats can't be the party of both the working and the millionaire classes … Jared Golden represents Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  For years, Democrats have made promises to American voters: Elect us, and we will lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The Uyghur genocide university divestment movement is here  —  China's human rights abuses have been getting a lot of attention in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.  The disappearance and apparently staged re-appearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai in creepy videos posted online has shocked millions.
The American Mind:
In Memory of Angelo Maria Codevilla (1943-2021)  —  Remembering the life of a great man. … Thomas Codevilla  —  Welcome friends, family, community members, and policy nerds.  I'm Thomas Codevilla, Angelo's youngest son.  Thank you all for coming.  —  We're here today because …
Lucy Bayly / NBC News:
Latest weekly jobless claims fall to 199,000, the lowest since 1969  —  Initial weekly jobless claims dropped to 199,000 last week, hitting the lowest level since 1969 and roundly beating economists' expectations of 260,000.  —  Weekly applications for unemployment benefits have been falling …
Kiah Armstrong / KTVX-TV:
Reported hate crime on U of U campus under investigation  —  You have been added to ABC4 Daily News Newsletter  —  SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) - University of Utah officials are investigating a reported hate crime incident that happened on campus,  —  In late September 2021 …
Discussion: Raw Story
CBC News:
Georgia politician stands by giant topiary chicken that got him ousted as mayor  —  The chicken — which will house a bed and breakfast — has so far cost the city $291K US  —  CBC Radio  —  Jim Puckett put all his eggs in one basket when he started building what he hopes will be the tallest topiary in the world.
Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone:
‘Bitter,’ ‘Angry,’ ‘Enraged’: Reality Winner Blasts the Intercept After 4 Years in Jail  —  After years locked away for leaking classified information on Russian interference, the former NSA contractor has a lot to say about how she got there  —  One of the first things Reality Winner …
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 …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone Answers DOJ Tax Suit.  Surprise: He Blames Robert Mueller.  —  The Trump whisperer says that Meuller's prosecution “nearly bankrupted” him, even though the new case against him centers on charges that largely predate his earlier trial.  —  “This case would never have been brought if it didn't involve Roger Stone.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
 
 
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John Hudson / Washington Post:
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