Police investigate at the scene after a vehicle drove into a crowd during a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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    1. Capitol riot

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    SUV strikes marching band during Wisconsin holiday parade
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    The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued a new round of subpoenas yesterday to five of former President Donald Trump’s allies directly involved in planning “Stop the Steal” rallies, including longtime Republican operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

    Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle drove into a Christmas parade yesterday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, city officials said. “These numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals,” the city of Waukesha said in a Twitter post early this morning. Witnesses described the horror of seeing individuals struck and lying on the ground after a red SUV drove through a series of barricades and barreled into the crowded parade route on Main Street around 4:39 p.m. local time. Police Chief Daniel P. Thompson said officers are working with the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify victims. Thompson says there is “a person of interest in custody,” but would not say whether it was the driver of the SUV nor if any arrests have been made. It is unknown at this time whether yesterday’s incident was an act of terrorism, Thompson said.

    1. SCOTUS

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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    3. Kentucky

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    Fauci: Vaccinated Americans can 'absolutely' celebrate Thanksgiving safely
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    If you and your family members are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s OK for you to ditch the masks this holiday season when you’re around each other, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Sunday. “That’s what I’m going to do with my family,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” However, the nation’s top infectious disease expert also noted that if you’re traveling or are unaware of the vaccination status of the people around you, then you should wear a mask in those situations. Fauci’s comments come as the US faces the second holiday season of the pandemic, but the first with safe and effective vaccines now available to people ages 5 and older. Still, a significant part of the eligible population remains unvaccinated. Meanwhile in Europe, protests against new Covid-19 restrictions turned violent over the weekend as cases continue to rise on the continent. Rioting broke out at The Hague on Saturday over the Dutch government’s new coronavirus measures. Elsewhere, an estimated 40,000 people on Saturday crowded the streets of Vienna in the country’s biggest coronavirus-related protest to date.

    4. Afghanistan

    Sudanese demonstrators lift national flags and burn tyres on a street in the capital Khartoum, on October 26, 2021, as they protest a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule. - Angry Sudanese stood their ground in street protests against a coup, as international condemnation of the military's takeover poured in ahead of a UN Security Council meeting. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
    'A partnership of blood': Sudanese journalist reflects on the coup in Khartoum
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    Sudan’s military chief reinstated Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister yesterday, almost a month after he was ousted in a military takeover. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing ceremony in the Presidential Palace, according to a live video broadcast on state television. The deal agreed upon by Hamdok and Al-Burhan also includes the release of political detainees who were jailed following the October 25 coup, according to Mudawi Ibrahim, a prominent official in the National Forces Initiative, which helped mediate the talks. Hamdok becomes leader again of the transitional government, which was first established following the ousting of former strongman and President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Hamdok and Al-Burhan also agreed on a power-sharing deal between civilian and military leadership, but it will include as-of-yet unspecified restructuring, according to Ibrahim.

    5. Wisconsin

    Two missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over a month ago have been released, according to a statement by the US-based Christian Aid Ministries. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released. We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who were released are safe, in good spirits, and being cared for,” the organization said yesterday. “While we rejoice at this release, our hearts are with the fifteen people who are still being held,” the statement also said. The group of 16 Americans and one Canadian were kidnapped by the Haitian gang 400 Mawozo while traveling by car northeast of capital city Port-au-Prince on October 16. They include an infant, a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old, as well as two young teenagers. All hail from Amish, Mennonite and other conservative Anabaptist communities across six US states and Ontario.


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    That’s how many pounds of illegal marijuana were seized by state police in Oregon last week. Under Oregon state law, adults 21 and over may use cannabis within specified limits, but it is illegal to manufacture marijuana without a license. Police said the estimated street value of the marijuana was $500 million.


    “This entire tragedy makes the case that we should not allow our fellow Americans to own and use weapons that were originally designed for battlefield use.”

    “While it is possible that Peng is well, the history of the Chinese government disappearing people and then making videos of them to prove that they are unharmed when it is, in fact, the opposite, should make us worried about Peng’s safety.”


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    Thanksgiving week sees two storms sweep through the US
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