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1:25 AM ET, November 28, 2022

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Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Twitter grapples with Chinese spam obscuring news of protests  —  For hours, links to adult content overwhelmed other posts from cities where dramatic rallies escalated  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter's radically reduced anti-propaganda team grappled on Sunday with a flood of nuisance content …
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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Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
China's zero-Covid protests create a rare nationwide coalition of interests  —  Both factory workers and urban elites oppose a policy that the Communist party has no easy way to abandon  —  Every day, somewhere in China, there is a local protest going on.  The country sees hundreds of strikes a year …
Reuters:
Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests
Discussion: Beyond Occident and Bloomberg
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Protests Spread Over Government's Covid Restrictions
Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Key Trump 2024 Rivals Silent After His White Supremacist Meeting  —  Many of Donald Trump's potential 2024 rivals and some top Republicans have fallen silent on the former president's dinner with a notorious white supremacist, illustrating the party's continuing struggle to escape his grasp.
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
GOP lawmakers hushed on Trump's dinner with white nationalist … - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in a statement to Axios: “Republicans who continue to remain silent become complicit in legitimizing bigotry and hate when the leader of their own party mainstreams fringe white nationalists and antisemites.”
Jackie Shafer / Zionist Organization of America:
ZOA Deplores Pres. Trump for Dining with Jew-Haters Kanye West & Nick Fuentes, and Demands he Condemn Them  —  Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein, a child of holocaust survivors, released the following statement: … President Trump's stirring call to the entire nation …
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Not an accidental meeting.’ GOP Arkansas governor blasts Trump for hosting white supremacist
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The far right is losing.  That's why America has never been so dangerous.  —  “Tis the season, apparently.  Pre-Thanksgiving travelers who clogged the busy Gate D10 at Seattle-Tacoma International were shocked — although maybe slightly less shocked than they would have been five years ago …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Junot Díaz in limbo  —  Your Email addressSign Up  —  It took a bit of persuading to get the writer Junot Díaz to meet me at the McNally Jackson bookstore on Spring Street in Manhattan last Saturday.  Once inside, he pulled his Detroit Tigers cap low over his eyes and pretended to browse the nonfiction paperbacks table.
Andrew Das / New York Times:
Iran Calls for U.S. to Be Expelled From World Cup  —  U.S. Soccer angered Iran by posting a doctored Iran flag on social media.  The Americans said the decision was intentional but later deleted the posts.  —  DOHA, Qatar — A representative of Iran's soccer federation on Sunday called …
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Deepa Bharath / Associated Press:
Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler  —  Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building's co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down.  —  “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it …
Emma Hurt / Axios:
Scoop: Brian Kemp launches federal PAC  —  Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create Hardworking Americans Inc., a federal PAC that will allow the Republican to boost his national profile, Axios has learned.
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Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Meet the Voters Who Fueled New York's Seismic Tilt Toward the G.O.P.  —  Republicans used doomsday-style ads to prey on suburban voters' fear of crime in New York, helping to flip enough seats to capture the House.  —  GREAT NECK PLAZA, N.Y. — Lynn Frankel still has bouts of nostalgia for her old life …
David Siders / Politico:
Republicans shrug off Trump '24 bid: 'The excitement's just not there'  —  Donald Trump's lackluster campaign announcement was one thing.  His real problem is fast becoming the collective shrug Republicans have given him in the week-plus since.  —  Far from freezing out potential competitors …
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Can Ron DeSantis ride the culture war to the White House?
Discussion: Haaretz and The Capitolist
Washington Post:
After more than 600 mass shootings this year, let's be honest about guns  —  The mass shootings that plague this nation are a uniquely American jumble of contradictions.  Each new one horrifies, and yet fits into a depressingly familiar pattern.  Communities count the dead …
Discussion: NPR and PennLive
Wall Street Journal:
Stop Pronouncing ‘Turkey’ Wrong, Country Begs the Rest of the World  —  In part weary of bird comparisons, Turkey wants everyone to say its name as Tour-key-yeh.  The rebranding has been a head-scratcher for many people.
 
 
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Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases
Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
Discussion: Political Wire
Agence France-Presse:
Ex-US Marine General Among Russia's Wagner Mercenaries: Founder
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Waste, fraud, abuse’: GOP lawmaker says House committee will investigate COVID spending
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Divided government demands creativity. Here are 3 ways to get things done.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Murphy says Senate does not have 60 votes to pass assault weapon ban
New York Times:
As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone
Discussion: Mercury News
New York Times:
The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money