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9:05 PM 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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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 …
Reuters:
Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests  —  Chinese protesters have turned to blank sheets of paper to express their anger over COVID-19 restrictions in a rare, widespread outpouring of public dissent that has gone beyond social media to some of China's streets and top universities.
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Protests Spread Over Government's Covid Restrictions
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.”
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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.
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 …
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Not an accidental meeting.’ GOP Arkansas governor blasts Trump for hosting white supremacist
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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 …
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 …
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.
Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Iran want USA banned for 'offending country's dignity' over World Cup flag  — USA show Iran flag without emblem of Islamic republic  — Teams meet on Tuesday in their final Group B match  —  It has long threatened to be one of the World Cup's biggest flashpoints: the “Great Satan” against the “Axis of Evil”.
New York Times:
As Gen X and Boomers Age, They Confront Living Alone  —  More older Americans are living by themselves than ever before.  That shift presents issues on housing, health care and personal finance.  —  Jay Miles has lived his 52 years without marriage or children, which has suited …
Discussion: Mercury News
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: RedState, New York Post and Raw Story
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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
Agence France-Presse:
Ex-US Marine General Among Russia's Wagner Mercenaries: Founder … The head of the Russian mercenary outfit Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said Friday that a former US Marine general was working for the group.  —  In response to a request for comment from Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat …
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 …
Brad Dress / The Hill:
House Republican says Congress doesn't need to pass ‘Democrat bills’ that help Ukraine  —  Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) on Sunday said Congress does not need to pass “Democrat bills” with big price tags to help Ukraine, saying the incoming Republican majority in the House will spend less money to fund Kyiv's war against Russia.
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Divided government demands creativity. Here are 3 ways to get things done.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
It's Time, Again, for My Brother Kevin
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing  —  Ads with the candidates' ex-wives.  Cries of “liar” flying in both directions.  Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure.  Questioning an opponent's independence.  His intellect.  His mental stability.
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Tyler Estep / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Voters turn out for Saturday voting in Georgia Senate runoff
 
 
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Clare Toeniskoetter / New York Times:
Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases
Jackie Shafer / Zionist Organization of America:
ZOA Deplores Pres. Trump for Dining with Jew-Haters Kanye West & Nick Fuentes, and Demands he Condemn Them
Discussion: Haaretz and The Times of Israel
Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Minority districts drop after redistricting, despite population growth
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
After more than 600 mass shootings this year, let's be honest about guns
Discussion: PennLive and NPR
Rebecca Morin / USA Today:
‘Waste, fraud, abuse’: GOP lawmaker says House committee will investigate COVID spending
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Manchin's side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster
Zach Schonfeld / The Hill:
Murphy says Senate does not have 60 votes to pass assault weapon ban
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
January 6 report expected to focus on Trump's role and potential culpability