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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, November 27, 2021

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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert
LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.





































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, November 26, 2021

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World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant
BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.









































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Hundreds stop traffic in Serbia in protest against government's environmental stances

  • News source: Brad Dress
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Hundreds of protesters blocked roads and bridges in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Saturday over concerns with the government's latest policies, which they say will harm the environment.

Protesters stopped traffic at key intersections in Belgrade and grappled with police in the city. A number of Serbians were detained, the Associated Press reported, but the protesters promised to continue marching against the government.

Protests sprouted up in cities across the Balkan country, and images on Twitter showed skirmishes between police and crowds...
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Biden faces new pressure from climate groups after Powell pick

  • News source: Sylvan Lane and Saul Elbein
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President BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations MORE is under fresh pressure from climate activists after rejecting their push to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

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Stowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami

  • News source: Caroline Vakil
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Officials discovered a 26-year-old man inside an aircraft’s landing gear compartment after a flight from Guatemala landed in Miami on Saturday morning, NBC News reported.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement that the man was being evaluated at a hospital after he was discovered on the flight.

The agency said that he had "attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft arriving from Guatemala” before ultimately being detained by its officers, according to NBC.

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Covid: Netherlands enters partial lockdown amid surging infections

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The government says the three-week curbs are critical to protect hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.
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Smash-and-grab robberies hit stores around the country on Black Friday

  • News source: Caroline Vakil
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Several localities across the United States have reported smash-and-grab robberies on Black Friday, contributing to a larger reported number of similar crimes in recent days.

In California, the cities of Lakewood, Los Angeles and Monterey all experienced smash-and-grab robberies on the busy post-Thanksgiving shopping day.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Friday evening eight people entered a Home Depot in Lakewood, which is a part of Los Angeles County, and went directly to the tool aisle. Officials said that roughly...
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Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.
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Notre Dame Cathedral slammed over rebuild plans turning it into 'woke theme park'

  • News source: Andrew Miller
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Critics are bashing the rebuild of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, accusing renovators of turning the 850-year-old church into a "woke theme park."

Under the new plans to rebuild the fire-ravaged church, confessional boxes, altars and several classical sculptures will be replaced by art murals, sound and lighting effects, and room for "emotional spaces," according to the Telegraph.

CANADIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELS SPEECH BY ISIS RAPE SURVIVOR, NOBEL WINNER DUE TO 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' FEARS

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Canadian school district cancels speech by ISIS rape survivor, Nobel winner due to 'Islamophobia' fears

  • News source: Andrew Miller
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A woman who lived through kidnapping and sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS had an event cancelled by a Canadian school board due to fears of "Islamophobia."

Twenty-eight-year-old Nadia Murad was scheduled to visit with students from 600 different schools to speak about her upcoming book, "The Last Girl: My Story Of Captivity," which documents the horrific treatment she suffered from ISIS but was told by the Toronto School District that her event could not be held because it could "foster Islamophobia", according to the Telegraph.

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Wisconsin senators ask outsiders not to exploit parade attack 'for their own political purposes'

  • News source: Caroline Vakil
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Both senators from Wisconsin issued a joint statement on Saturday urging those considering exploiting the past weekend's deadly parade attack “for their own political purposes” to “cease and desist.”

“It has come to our attention that outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit the tragedy that occurred last Sunday in Waukesha for their own political purposes,” Wisconsin Sens. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthDuckworth touts drinking water infrastructure funds in bipartisan bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook -...
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Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.
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Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

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Two weeks before Honduran elections, the Cantarranas mayor appeared untouchable.
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Stowaway hides in landing gear on flight from Guatemala to Miami, officials say

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A man apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment on a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Guatemala to Miami Saturday, officials said.
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New Smithsonian exhibit features first 'genderless voice assistant'

  • News source: Andrew Miller
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A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution features an interactive display that incorporates the first "genderless voice assistant."

The voice assistant, known as "Q," is located at the FUTURES exhibit and the Smithsonian’s website describes it as a voice that "was synthesized by combining recordings of people who identify variously as male, female, transgender, or nonbinary."

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Biden spotted in Nantucket shopping indoors without a mask despite sign mandating them

  • News source: Andrew Miller
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President Joe Biden was spotted shopping inside a store over the weekend without wearing a mask which he has repeatedly urged Americans to wear.

The president was seen inside Murray’s Toggery Shop on the island of Nantucket Saturday with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth despite a visible sign outside the door instructing patrons to wear a mask.

NINE OF 10 MOST POPULAR GOVERNORS ARE REPUBLICANS, BIDEN LESS POPULAR THAN LEAST POPULAR GOVERNOR

According to the White House press pool, Biden walked out of the shop at 4:45 p.m. with...
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How vaccine makers plan to address the new COVID-19 omicron variant

  • News source: Dustin Jones
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A new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in South Africa was declared a variant of concern by the World Health Organization on Friday. Here's how the pharmaceutical industry plans to address the latest coronavirus curve ball.

Vaccine makers are already pivoting their efforts to combat the new variant: testing higher doses of booster shots, designing new boosters that anticipate strain mutations, and developing omicron-specific boosters.

In a statement sent to NPR, Moderna said it has been working on a comprehensive strategy to predict variants of...
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