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November 28, 2022

First Line News Articles for Monday, November 28 2022

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Early voting begins in some parts of Georgia ahead of crucial Senate runoff

Georgia voters are heading to the polls Saturday as the state’s runoff Senate election between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker nears in the coming weeks.

Protests Erupt across China in Defiance of Xi’s Covid-19 Lockdowns

Protests arose across China on Saturday in opposition to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership amidst the ongoing regime-imposed Covid-19 lockdowns.

FCC Votes Unanimously to Expand Ban on Chinese Tech

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously Friday to expand its ban on Chinese-technology-company sales and imports, citing national-security concerns.

Pockets of Shelling Across Ukraine as Wintry Warfare Looms

Russian forces struck eastern and southern Ukraine early Sunday as utility crews scrambled to restore power, water and heating with the onset of snow and frigid temperatures, while civilians continued to leave the southern city of Kherson because of the devastation wreaked by recent attacks and their fears of more ahead.

LDS News

Elder Christofferson attends unveiling of 15-foot bronze statue of Joseph Smith at World Peace Dome in India

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles represented the Church at the unveiling of a 15-foot-tall bronze statue of the Prophet Joseph Smith at the World Peace Dome in Pune, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Church announces dates for 2023 Churchwide broadcasts

What events will be happening in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2023?

Missionaries spend Thanksgiving assembling 400,000 meals for Utah Food Bank

Hundreds of thousands of pre-packaged meals are on their way to the Utah Food Bank after volunteers at a massive Thanksgiving Day service project assembled them in just hours.

I rewatched ‘The R.M.’ Here’s why I think you should, too

While the comedy borders on absurd in the number and scope of challenges that the main character faces, it highlights a real issue that many returned missionaries have

Read the First Presidency’s 2022 Christmas message

The First Presidency testifies this Christmas season of Jesus Christ and invites all to ‘Come unto Him. Learn of Him. Look to Him’

3 donations in the Pacific area promote reading, safety and health

Books, specialized rescue equipment and health supplies will help French Polynesia and Tonga

Inside Church Headquarters: The location, design and construction of Latter-day Saint temples

How are temple locations identified? The Presiding Bishopric answers this and other questions about temples

National

Barrett urged to recuse herself from Supreme Court LGBT case over Christian faith

Justice Amy Coney Barrett was urged to recuse herself from an upcoming Supreme Court case on free speech and LGBT issues by former members of a niche Christian group she is affiliated with, arguing the faith organization has discriminatory policies against same-sex marriage.

More than 3,000 flights delayed Sunday amid holiday travel

More than 3,000 flights have been delayedSunday as a severe weather system affected holiday travel in the United States.

Second Key GOP Senator Announces Support for Religious Freedom Amendment to Respect for Marriage Act

A second senator who voted for the Respect for Marriage Act will support Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s amendment protecting religious freedom, though she did not say whether she would insist on the amendment’s adoption as a condition for supporting cloture on the legislation.

Supreme Court to Weigh Cuomo-Era New York Corruption Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider a pair of cases that could make it harder to pursue public corruption prosecutions – bids by an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a businessman to reverse bribery and fraud convictions.

World

Second person dies of injuries days after Jerusalem bombing attack

Tadese Tashume Ben Ma’ada, 50, succumbs to his wounds, leaving behind a wife and six kids; PM-designate Netanyahu thanks medical teams ‘who bravely fought for his life’

Pentagon condemns rocket strikes near U.S. base in Syria

The Pentagon has condemned a rocket attack that targeted a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Friday night.

Khamenei’s niece slams Iran’s ‘child-killing regime’ in video

Farideh Moradkhani, now under arrest, blasts international community’s inaction on protest crackdown

Kim Jong Un’s daughter makes 2nd public appearance in days, sparking succession rumors

Kim Jong Un’s daughter made her second public appearance with her father in days, sparking speculation about the North Korean despot’s possible succession plans.

Italy landslide: Five bodies found as rescue work continues

Heartbreaking accounts are emerging of the last moments of victims of a powerful landslide that tore across the Italian island of Ischia on Saturday.

Cuba wins China debt relief, new funds

China has agreed to restructure Cuban debt and provide new trade and investment credits to the beleaguered Caribbean Island nation after a meeting in Peking between the two Communist countries’ leaders.

Mexican Asylum Seekers Set Their Sights North — on Canada

Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools.

Kim Jong Un says North Korea’s goal is for world’s strongest nuclear force

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s ultimate goal is to possess the world’s most powerful nuclear force, as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of North Korea’s largest ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday.

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support.

Venezuela’s gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction

Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks between the sides.

Business

Black Friday online sales top $9 billion in new record

Consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online shopping during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailers’ websites.

$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far

The company tasked with locking down the assets of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX says it has managed to recover and secure $740 million in assets so far, a fraction of the potentially billions of dollars likely missing from the company’s coffers.

Frontier Airlines cuts the cord on customer service by phone

You can’t call Frontier Airlines to book a flight or fix travel issues anymore.

Science

NASA Artemis I – Orion Spacecraft Surpasses Apollo 13 Record Distance From Earth

On day 11 of the Artemis I mission, Orion continues its journey beyond the Moon after entering a distant retrograde orbit on Friday, November 25, at 3:52 p.m. CST. Orion will remain in this orbit for six days before exiting lunar orbit to put the spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth for a Sunday, December 11, splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Charles V: French scientists decode 500-year-old letter

A coded letter signed in 1547 by the most powerful ruler in Europe has been cracked by French scientists, revealing that he lived in fear of an assassination attempt by an Italian mercenary.

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