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Monday, November 29, 2021

Swedish lawmakers have again elected Magdalena Andersson to the role of prime minister -- days after she resigned from the post -- and she is set once more to become the first female leader in the country's history. read more


If the mobile industry supply chain isn't stressed enough as it is, here's another problem: rare earths. read more


Twitter announcement: Jack Dorsey has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer and that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Parag Agrawal as CEO and a member of the Board, effective immediately. Dorsey will remain a member of the Board until his term expires at the 2022 meeting of stockholders. Bret Taylor was named the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding Patrick Pichette who will remain on the Board and continue to serve as chair of the Audit Committee. Agrawal has been with Twitter for more than a decade and has served as Chief Technology Officer since 2017. "I've decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders. My trust in Parag as Twitter's CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I'm deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It's his time to lead," said Dorsey. read more


Russia's defense chief on Tuesday signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U.S. strategic bomber flights near both countries' borders. read more


In Michigan, local GOP leaders have sought to reshape election canvassing boards by appointing members who expressed sympathy for former president Donald Trump's false claims that the 2020 vote was rigged. read more


Sarah Wildman: It should not take a high-profile death to expose just how much is at risk when medicine is hamstrung by politics, religion or culture. read more


British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is due to go on trial in New York City on sex trafficking and other charges. read more


Is anyone surprised that it took only a couple of days for Republicans to spread obviously nonsensical conspiracy theories about the omicron coronavirus variant? read more


Actor Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday that a future in political leadership is not in the cards -- right now. read more


Bill Schneider: The party is now in the process of carrying out purges of heretics who do not worship Trump or accept all the tenets of MAGA. Conformity is enforced by social media, a relatively new institution with the power to marshal populist energy against critics and opponents. read more


The first 13 cases of people infected with the new Omicron variant in Portugal are all believed to be Belenenses SAD players. read more


There are several news outlets reporting that the Omicron variant, so far, is producing milder symptoms than other variants. read more


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Doug Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, lit the first candle of the National Menorah on Sunday for the first night of Hanukkah. ... "On this first night of Hanukkah, Jews all around the world are going to light their menorahs in the windows of their homes -- just like the vice president and I are going to do later tonight at our home here in DC," Emhoff said during the ceremony. "As we light this menorah on this lawn of the free, let us rededicate ourselves to doing everything we can to shine a light on hate, so we can put an end to hate."


The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said. ... Once the plane landed, it "was met by law enforcement due to a security issue," [American Airlines spokesman Alfredo] Garduno said in a statement.


Scores of people waited in line for an unknown and unauthorized shot described as a COVID-19 vaccine in the city of Lbeck. Around 50 jabs were administered before police could intervene. read more


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