Disney says goodbye to Bob and welcomes, well… another Bob. The company ousted CEO Bob Chapek and brought back former CEO Bob Iger. It’s quite a media shock. Here’s what else you need to know Stay connected and get on with your day.
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Officials are investigating whether the shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs was a prejudice-motivated crime. Hate crimes in Colorado are described as “prejudice-motivated,” according to the district attorney. The 22-year-old suspected shooter is still in hospital after being crushed by two club guests. He also reportedly does not speak to investigators. Richard Fierro, one of the two who subdued the gunman, is a former Army major who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said the violence and trauma experienced during the shooting was like being in a war zone. Among the five victims killed in the attack are bar staff, a mother and a first-time visitor.
The US could soon face a crippling nationwide railroad strike after rank and file members of the country’s largest railroad union rejected a temporary railroad work contract. There are 12 unions in the US representing different types of railroad workers and this particular union represents the conductors in the industry. All 12 unions have now taken decisions on new contracts, with a total of four unions voting against their contracts. Now the dissenting unions will remain in office until at least early next month while negotiations continue to stave off a strike. If even one union decides to go on strike, the others will picket and shut down the railroads. If the strike continues for some time, it would be devastating to American supply chains and consumer costs. (Roughly 30% of US freight travels by rail.) If things get really bad, Congress could step in.
US railroads are “confident” they will reach agreements with all unions to avoid a strike
– Source: CNN
Fired employees at Twitter’s Africa headquarters are now accusing the company of discrimination and intimidation. Based in Accra, Ghana, the team has hired a lawyer and sent a letter urging Twitter to comply with the West African nation’s labor laws. Those laws provide that they should be provided with additional severance pay and other relevant benefits, in line with what Twitter employees in other regions will receive following massive layoffs at the company earlier this month. Some of the staff have also relocated to Ghana for the job and are now requesting repatriation assistance. Meanwhile, Elon Musk says Twitter is “holding back” on restarting its paid verification plan after the initial rollout led to a swarm of accounts posing as brands and public figures.
The results of the midterm elections are still echoing through several states. In Georgia, voters are preparing for a December Senate runoff between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. An appeals court has ruled that the state can offer early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, dismissing an objection by state election officials who say a specific early voting date violates state law because it follows a shortened holiday week . The state Democrats are hailing the decision as a win for voters. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to Texas state legislature maps that critics say will intentionally dilute minority voting rights and lead to illegal racist gerrymander.
People detained by Iranian security forces during the country’s ongoing protests have told CNN in harrowing detail about multiple instances of sexual assault and intimidation during detention. In recent weeks, videos have surfaced on social media purportedly showing Iranian security forces sexually assaulting female protesters in the streets. Reports of sexual violence against activists in prisons have also surfaced. CNN’s coverage corroborated these reports and uncovered many more. In some cases, the attack was filmed and used to silence protesters, according to sources who spoke to the victims. Read the stories of the victims here. As unrest continues in the country, members of the Iranian soccer team remained silent as the Iranian national anthem was played at the World Cup ahead of their game against England on Monday. The gesture appeared to show solidarity with the protesters at home.
CNN hears testimonies from women who say they have experienced sexual violence at the hands of the Iranian regime
Brandy will reprise her 1997 Cinderella role in a new Disney film, Descendants
Kids will be on the lookout for the mega-popular Descendants franchise. Adults will be on the lookout for unrivaled ’90s nostalgia.
Wales and USMNT draw in World Cup game after late penalty
Finally, something that can unite us all: being grumpy about World Cup results.
The Walking Dead comes to an end after eleven seasons
So… are all Walking Dead spinoffs like zombies now?
President Biden pardons two turkeys, Chocolate and Chip
Turkeys are scary. I’m not saying they deserve to be cooked and eaten, just that they don’t really deserve to be pardoned either. You know, why.
Lionel Messi and Argentina play against Saudi Arabia today
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– A Spanish expression meaning “the sentence”. colloquially describing a controversial 2013 decision by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court that ruled that native-born Dominicans with undocumented parents should have their citizenship revoked – leaving tens of thousands of people stateless. Through “La Sentencia” and other, sometimes dubious immigration measures, legions of people were driven out of the country. According to the UN, around 1,800 were children last year.
Rain and storms could cause Thanksgiving travel delays for the South
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A big yawn for a little frog
Do you sometimes feel like a tired, grumpy frog that just wants some peace and quiet to bury itself in the dirt? Yes, me too. (click here to view)