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11:05 AM ET, November 27, 2022

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New York Times:
Deadly Fire in China Fuels Protests Over Xi's Covid Policies  —  Protests became rare once the government cut off most routes to collective action.  But ubiquitous Covid rules, bringing shared suffering, have created a focus for anger.  —  The fire began with a faulty power strip in a bedroom …
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Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Protests Spread Over Government's Covid Restrictions  —  Demonstrations have erupted in Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities  —  Protests are erupting in major cities in China over President Xi Jinping's zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19, an unusual show of defiance in the country …
Discussion: The Hill, Bloomberg and Reuters
Washington Post:
Deadly Xinjiang fire stokes discontent over China's covid restrictions  —  The delayed emergency response to a deadly fire has sparked protests calling for an end to months of lockdowns in Xinjiang, the tightly controlled region of northwestern China, and fueled a nationwide outcry …
David Smith / The Guardian:
‘They will bend the knee’: Lincoln project cofounder cautions against dismissing Trump  —  Rick Wilson, a veteran Republican strategist, suggests the ex-president still holds sway despite multiple crises  —  Donald Trump, the former US president, is all washed up.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
January 6 report expected to focus on Trump's role and potential culpability  —  Final report by House select committee is scheduled for release in December - but fixation on Trump has opened a rift on the panel  —  The House January 6 select committee's final report into its investigation …
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: Democrats pine for Trump as GOP nominee
Discussion: Bloomberg
Ruby Cramer / Washington Post:
Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
Why I Quit Elon Musk's Twitter  —  A platform that once represented the new frontier of digital democracy is being used by the world's richest man to troll us all.  —  It has been an interminable month since Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter and showed up in its headquarters while carrying a bathroom sink.
New York Times:
The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths  —  Why other rich nations have surpassed the U.S. in protecting pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.  —  About a thousand people gathered on a bright morning on the National Mall the Saturday before Thanksgiving for what has become …
Leo Sands / Washington Post:
Kim Jong Un's daughter emerges from secrecy for second time in days  —  The daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a second public appearance with her father days after her first, suggesting an expansion of the child's public-facing role and fueling speculation over Kim's succession plans.
Discussion: Reuters, Associated Press and The Hill
Dylan Wells / Washington Post:
Early voters in Georgia head to the polls Saturday for Senate runoff  —  CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Georgia voters flocked to the polls Saturday to cast their ballots in the Senate runoff, taking advantage of an extra day of voting brought about by a lawsuit filed by Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) …
Joyu Wang / Wall Street Journal:
Taiwan's President Steps Down as Leader of Ruling Party After Drubbing in Local Elections  —  Opposition Kuomintang wins several key mayoral races in results that add to political uncertainty as China looms  —  TAIPEI—Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen relinquished her seat as head …
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Iris Samuels / Anchorage Daily News:
9 Democrats and 8 Republicans form bipartisan majority in Alaska Senate  —  All nine Democrats and eight of the 11 Republicans elected to the Alaska Senate are forming a bipartisan majority coalition, they said Friday, just two days after the deadline for Alaska election officials to receive ballots …
Discussion: Alaska Beacon
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. grants Chevron license to pump oil in Venezuela  —  Sanctions were eased following a government-opposition agreement on humanitarian aid and further discussions on elections.  —  The Biden administration said on Saturday it would lift a key oil sanction against Venezuela …
 
 
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