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6:15 PM ET, November 27, 2021


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Liz Jassin / KRON4:
Oakland police release new lead in killing of KRON4 security guard  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) - Oakland Police Department Homicide investigators are asking for help from the public finding a car that might be connected to the killing of a KRON4 security guard.
Erin Banco / Politico:
New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden health team  —  The emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has sparked urgent conversations among top Biden administration health officials about how to fend off a potential new surge in the U.S. and about the need to significantly ramp …
Reuters:   U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery
Charles Sykes / MSNBC:
Charlottesville verdict another missed opportunity for Republicans to disavow hate  —  Despite a jury's $25 million verdict against a group of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and organizers of the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia, “Unite the Right” rally, Republican leaders, once again …
Discussion: Raw Story
POLITICO Playbook: MTG plays cat and mouse with McCarthy  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Just a few days after Rep. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE called KEVIN MCCARTHY “weak” and said he needed to earn her vote to become speaker, the Republican lawmaker from Georgia took a different tone toward the GOP leader Friday night.
Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times:
How an American in Paris won the rarest of French honors  —  Laurent Kupferman has been obsessed with Josephine Baker for nearly a decade, reading everything he could about a woman whose life story was so improbable, so American and yet so French.  —  She was a Black entertainer …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Disconnect Between Biden's Popular Policies and His Unpopularity  —  Voters often punish a president for pushing an unpopular agenda.  But President Biden has been learning that they rarely reward a president for enacting legislation.  —  Over the past few years, many Democrats argued …
Discussion: Fox News
Associated Press:
Can Biden find the right balance on immigration?
Dom Calicchio / Fox News:
Los Angeles-area looters target Home Depot, Bottega Veneta stores on Black Friday: reports  —  Tools stolen Friday from a Home Depot store — such as crowbars, mallets and sledgehammers — will likely be used in future crimes, authorities fear  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for November 26
Danny Lee / South China Morning Post:
BA to temporarily suspend passenger flights to and from Hong Kong  —  Two separate sources say British flag carrier took decision after at least one of its aircrew members tested positive for Covid-19 at Hong Kong airport Most of the BA staff on flight were then taken to Penny's Bay quarantine centre …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Bloomberg
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
In Minneapolis Schools, White Families Are Asked to Help Do the Integrating  —  In a citywide overhaul, a beloved Black high school was rezoned to include white students from a richer neighborhood.  It has been hard for everyone.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — When Mauri Friestleben learned that Minneapolis …
New York Times:
Democrats Struggle to Energize Their Base as Frustrations Mount  —  Even as President Biden achieves some significant victories, Democrats are warning that many of their most loyal supporters see inaction and broken campaign promises.  —  Democrats across the party are raising alarms …
NBC News:
Laser-focused on 2020, Trump seeks a Michigan Legislature that could help him in 2024  —  Jon Rocha was settling in to watch the new “Ghostbusters” with his young daughter at the movies last week when he got the news: Former President Donald Trump had endorsed his bid for state representative in Michigan.
Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members  —  (CNN)A moderate House Republican is firing off a warning shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he caters to his right flank in a quest for the speaker's gavel.  —  “He's taking the middle of the conference for granted …
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:
Court blocks Covid-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons  —  WHO calls Omicron strain a ‘variant of concern’ as U.S. adds travel restrictions  —  A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption.
David Zipper / The Atlantic:
The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes  —  More than 20,000 people died on American roadways from January to June, the highest total for the first half of any year since 2006.  U.S. road fatalities have risen by more than 10 percent over the past decade, even as they have fallen across most of the developed world.
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