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Omicron: South Africa Blasts Travel Bans as Hospitals See Surge of Younger COVID Patients
Authorities worry health facilities could quickly become overwhelmed as new variant is being blamed for a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
At least 2 dead as Storm Arwen thrashes the UK
At least two people are reported to have died as Britain was battered by severe weather with winds reaching speeds of over 90 mph (144 km/h) in some areas.
What we learned about global travel this week
Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after a new Covid-19 variant was detected in southern Africa, Thanksgiving air travel hit a pandemic record, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans.
Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to honor Kyle Rittenhouse with Congressional Gold Medal
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., recently introduced a bill calling for Kyle Rittenhouse to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, according to reports.
Knicks face tough test vs. red-hot rival Hawks
The Hawks (10-9) are humming along just in time for Saturday’s showdown with the Knicks — the teams’ first meeting since June 2, when the Hawks ended the Knicks’ season in a Game 5 victory at the Garden.
Donald Trump Jr, Ted Cruz Troll WHO For Skipping 'Xi' in Naming Omicron Variant
The Chinese president's surname is relatively common and the term Nu may have been deemed confusing.
The omicron variant has sparked new travel restrictions. Are more COVID rules ahead?
The new omicron variant threatens to tighten travel restrictions around the globe just as they were easing due to rising COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Ohio State-Michigan rivalry finally has big stakes again
It’s Michigan. It’s Ohio State. It’s The Game. And everything — the Big Ten East Division crown, a spot in the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes demons that dog Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, the Heisman Trophy hopes of Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud — is on the line. You couldn’t ask for the stakes...
The 'betrayal' that could kill Britain's railway romance
After the government amputated a key part of its own controversial HS2 plan to upgrade Britain's railways, can the country's creaking 19th century network deliver on promises to passengers?
NDAA, debt ceiling, government funding: Here's what's left for Congress to address in 2021
Both chambers of Congress will be working to try to avoid a government shut and default, as well approve a must-pass national security package.
Taylor Swift, rerecording albums to own her masters, is infinitely more punk rock than I am
Taylor Swift is fighting for herself and for the rest of us singer-songwriters – by doing the most punk rock thing I've seen in the music industry.
How understaffed are stores? Smaller retailers feel the holiday-shopping strain
Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.
'You'll get nothing out of this': Partisans with limited experience stumble through gaffe-prone 'audit'
Experts dismissed the 'audit' as worthless. But it also helped the GOP and related interests rake in millions and keep the cause of Donald Trump alive.
D.C.-area forecast: Chilly and breezy today, with a snowflake possible late tonight
Anything that falls is of the "conversational variety." Sunday's likely the nicer day of the weekend.
Minneapolis' School Plan Asks White Families to Help Integrate
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.
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After doctors saved her life, this 12-year-old girl is committed to paying it forward
Lalia Susini's terrifying accident on a porch swing has pushed her into the ultimate quest, a mission of goodwill for other injured and sick children.
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'Tyrants and Traitors Need to Be Executed,' Said the Army-Vet-Conspiracy-Theorist
In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot.
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After 50 years, the mystery of these Vietnam War photos of ‘Donut Dollies’ is solved
An Army veteran finally gets his wish to say thank you to the young women who visited the troops.
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Delta, United not revising South Africa flights amid Omicron variant concerns
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines do not plan any changes to their South Africa-US routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Africa.
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Giants’ Daniel Jones to wear play-calls wrist band vs. Eagles
Like many quarterbacks across the league, the Giants’ Daniel Jones has been wearing a wrist band listing the team’s play calls in practice this week and he is expected to do so in Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
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Los Angeles-area looters target Home Depot, Bottega Veneta stores on Black Friday: reports
Officials in California sent word earlier this week that they planned to crack down on "smash and grab" robberies and flash-mob-style looting after numerous recent incidents up and down the state. But apparently not everybody got the message.
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As the Omicron variant sparks concern, experts say it's time for unvaccinated Americans to get their shots
As a new Omicron variant spurs global travel bans, experts said that concerns over its impact should spur the millions of unvaccinated Americans to get their Covid-19 shots -- and for those who are eligible to get boosters -- as it will offer at least a degree of protection.
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WTA remains 'deeply concerned' about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai "is not free from censorship or coercion."
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Kings use balanced attack in triple-overtime win over Lakers
Seven Kings players scored in double figures as Sacramento outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 141-137 in triple overtime.
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Mega Millions Numbers for 11/26/21: Did Anyone Win $94 Million?
A top cash prize option of $67.5 million was on offer on Friday but did anyone take home the big one?
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Their first Thanksgiving was spent with neighbors they just met. Here's how it happened
With another Thanksgiving crossed off the calendar, our stomachs are full, our fridges are stocked with leftovers and one couple from Colombia is reflecting on their first year celebrating the American holiday.
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Biden’s Summit For Democracy Mustn’t Just Be Blah Blah Blah
Democracy is in decline across the world. But what can the U.S. president actually do about that?
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Iona suffers letdown loss to Belmont after big Alabama win
Iona, who pulled off a stunning upset over No. 10 Alabama on Thursday, fell to Belmont 72-65 on Friday night at the ESPN Events Invitational.
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World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it's business as usual
The press conference in Dubai ahead of the World Chess Championship is running 30 minutes late. However, that hasn't quelled the feverish anticipation of the crowd of journalists clambering for a good spot to photograph Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player.
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Small Business Saturday, Hanukkah, college football: 5 things you need to know this weekend
Local businesses take the spotlight, the Festival of Lights begins, and more news to start your weekend.      
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Knicks could be without Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose vs. Trae Young, Hawks
Could the Knicks be without Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose on Saturday night in Atlanta? 
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Paolo Banchero propels No. 5 Duke to thrilling win over No. 1 Gonzaga
Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to help Duke hold off a turnover-prone Gonzaga team 84-81 on Friday night in front of an announced 20,389 fans — the largest basketball crowd ever in Nevada.
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NBA fines LeBron James $15,000 for obscene gesture, warned for language
LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture Friday by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language.
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One wounded in shooting at Tacoma Mall on Black Friday
Hundreds of holiday shoppers took cover after gunfire erupted in the food court of the Tacoma Mall around 7 p.m. local time on Friday, according to The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
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Taiwan's leader meets with Mace, Slotkin other US lawmakers in defiance of China
U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and four other members of Congress traveled to Taiwan this week for a meeting with its president, in an unannounced visit held in defiance of the Chinese government.
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Giants’ other coordinators know jobs ‘always on notice’
The two remaining coordinators on the Giants don’t believe the firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett this week puts them on alert for a similar fate. 
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Why these students are dreading their 21st birthdays
On the day they turn 21, thousands of young immigrants will no longer be protected by the work visas that allowed their parents to come to the United States. After living in the US almost all their lives, they could be deported.
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DeAndre’ Bembry showing Nets he deserves long-term minutes
DeAndre’ Bembry is doing plenty to both earn himself more minutes and, quietly, the Nets more victories.
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Jets’ Elijah Moore starting to live up to lofty expectations
The quarterbacks have changed, but the results haven’t for the emerging Elijah Moore.
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Iman Shumpert hoping for NBA comeback after historic ‘DWTS’ win
Iman Shumpert is looking forward to an NBA return with a 'Dancing with the Stars' title added to his resume.
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Marcus Stroman: Mets aren’t going to re-sign me
The Mets’ new front office doesn’t appear eager to bring back the team’s most consistent and healthiest pitcher from a season ago. Marcus Stroman, who is a free agent after starting 33 games for the Mets in 2021, hinted that his pitching services will likely be used elsewhere next season. “I would love to be...
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3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment, police say
A shooting inside a Nashville apartment Friday night left three young men dead and four injured, police said.
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Utah police officer, suspect both wounded in shootout: reports
A Utah police officer and a suspect both suffered gunshot wounds Friday night, according to reports.
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Black Friday smash-and-grab robberies put LAPD on tactical alert
The Los Angeles Police Department went on tactical alert late Friday night after a series of reports of smash-and-grab robberies.
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Valencia gets coach Larry Muir first Southern Section football title
Coach Larry Muir and Valencia High have won 11 of last 13 Foothill League titles but finally won a section title by beating Oaks Christian on Friday.
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Former ‘X-Factor’ star Thomas Wells dies in freak conveyor belt accident
The 46-year-old singer was working at the manufacturing plant in Oklahoma when he got caught in an automatic conveyor belt, which did not stop
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Lakers’ LeBron James fined $15,000 for obscene gesture
LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture Friday by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles’ 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night. He had missed a loss at New York a night earlier after...
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Lakers play down to Kings' level and lose in triple overtime
The Lakers fall to the lowly Sacramento Kings in triple overtime, 141-137, to fall below .500 again.
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