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Great evening. Here’s the most current.
1. Showdown: The Justice Division filed a lawsuit to block AT&T’s $85.four billion bid for Time Warner.
Federal officials argue that the deal would create a communications behemoth unrivaled in its capacity to attain American residences. But a central component of the dispute is CNN — which President Trump has often attacked as a purveyor of “fake news.”
AT&T said it would defend its merger in court. Above, the company’s headquarters in Dallas.
two. At the White Home, President Trump returned North Korea to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
North Korea was on the list from 1987 to 2008 — but was taken off by President George W. Bush, when he was attempting to salvage a nuclear deal. The move will be accompanied by tougher sanctions.
Mr. Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago for the Thanksgiving break on Tuesday. Congress is in recess for the week.
3. The floodgates are nevertheless open. A second woman said Senator Al Franken groped her in 2010 — although her husband was taking a photo of them. As opposed to the 1st accusation, this episode involves Mr. Franken’s time in office.
PBS halted distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview system and CBS News suspended him following a report by The Washington Post that eight girls are accusing him of unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior. And The Times suspended a White House correspondent, Glenn Thrush, right after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
Here’s our updated graphic of at least 30 males who have been accused because the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke.
4. Charles Manson, 1 of the most notorious killers of the 20th century, died Sunday. At 83, he had spent most of his life behind bars on convictions in nine murders with which he had hoped to commence a race war.
Here’s what became of the members of his murderous band of young drifters, the so-called Manson household, whose victims included the actress Sharon Tate. And this video examines Mr. Manson’s peculiar influence on pop culture.
5. Germany is locked in a political crisis sending tremors across Europe.
The breakdown of talks to kind a coalition government raised fresh doubts about the staying power of Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said she was hopeful about forming a majority government — but would favor to go by way of new elections rather than try to lead a minority government.
“This is uncharted territory given that 1949,” 1 analyst said. “Not only is this not going to go away quickly, there is no clear path out.”
six. Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, ignored an ultimatum from his own celebration demanding that he step down.
Parliament is now under pressure to impeach him, a procedure that could extend broad national aggravation for weeks. Above, a cafe-goers in Harare watched Mr. Mugabe deliver a speech on Sunday.
Here’s how Mr. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has identified because its independence in 1980, lost energy in just days. And a veteran reporter who was there when Mr. Mugabe took more than sees disturbing parallels with the present moment of hope and joy.
7. Nebraska regulatorsapproved the Keystone XL pipeline, removing the last significant obstacle to the project. But they assigned it an alternative route, and the pipeline organization, TransCanada, said it would have to evaluate how to proceed.
The decision came 4 days after an additional pipeline operated by the same company spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in neighboring South Dakota. Opponents stated that episode underscored the dangers that pipelines pose for the atmosphere and nearby communities.
8. With the “disappeared” in Mexico’s drug war numbering in the tens of thousands, some households are taking up the search for loved ones on their own. Above, Vicky Delgadillo and Carlos Saldaña, who are looking for clues about their missing children, in Xalapa, Mexico.
Separately, a Border Patrol agent was killed and his companion seriously injured over the weekend even though on patrol in West Texas. The authorities called it an attack. We’ll be updating our write-up with particulars as we get them.
9. The new Pixar film“Coco,” opens in U.S. theaters this week, and it is breaking some barriers.
It tells the story of Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a famous singer. But his loved ones disapproves, top to a fateful act of rebellion in the course of Día de los Muertos, the festive holiday that honors the dead. Miguel is the first minority lead in a Pixar film.
The non-Latino director, Lee Unkrich, took pains to make positive the film was precise in its representation of Mexico. It seems it’s paid off: “Coco” has turn into Mexico’s highest-grossing animated film ever considering that it was released there last month.
ten. Ultimately, it’s nearly Thanksgiving. Let us aid you make it fantastic.
Our Smarter Living team put with each other a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for travel, host, cook, pick wine, be a great guest, argue without having rancor and other relevant suggestions.
Above, two candidates for this year’s presidential pardon, Drumstick and Wishbone, met the press in Washington.
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Published at Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:13:54 +0000