theNewsWorthy: Thursday, November 8th, 2018


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Breaking - CA Shooting: There are reports of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar. So far, authorities say at least 11 people are injured, including a deputy sheriff. Hundreds of people were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California when the shooting started. This is a developing story...
Read more: LA Times, USA Today

AG Sessions Resigns: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Trump's request, and now, Sessions' top aide Matthew Whitaker will take over as Acting Attorney General until further notice. Remember: President Trump was not happy after Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. Whitaker, on the other hand, has said in the past that the investigation should be scaled back. Oversight of that investigation is expected to go to Whitaker now.
Read more: WSJ, AP, The Washington Post, FOX News, Time, USA Today

Trump on House & CNN: "Beautiful" deals or "warlike posture." Those are the words President Trump used to talk about how the next two years could go now that Democrats gained control of the U.S. House. He says he's willing to negotiate, but if Dems try to investigate him more, "two can play at that game."
Also, there was a heated exchange between President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta. The White House suspended Acosta's press pass, which some call unprecedented. See video of the back and forth here.
Read more: Trump on House The Washington Post, WSJ // Trump vs. CNN: CNN, FOX News

GA's Governor Race: One of the most high-profile races that's still (sort-of) up in the air two days after Election Day is the race for Georgia's governor. Brian Kemp has just more than 50% of the votes, while Stacey Abrams has just less than 49% of the votes. Kemp declared victory and plans to start the transition process today, but Abrams says not so fast. Her campaign is getting a legal team together to investigate. 
Read more: Reuters, Yahoo News, CNN

Diwali: Millions of people around the world are celebrating Diwali this week. It's India's biggest holiday and is also known as the Festival of Lights. This week, people in northern India broke a Guinness world record when they burned more than 300,000 oil lamps at the same time for 5 minutes. See video and pictures here.
Read more: CNN, ABC

Ford + Spin: Ford Motor Co. is adding two wheels to its lineup. The company bought e-scooter company, Spin.
Read more: TechCrunch, The Detroit News

Samsung's Folding Phone: As expected Samsung showed off its version of a foldable phone for the first time. It has a tablet-sized screen that can then be folded up to fit into a pocket. It's not available to buy yet, but you can see the first look here.
Read more: The Verge, WSJ

Black Friday & Oprah's Fav Things:Black Friday deals are already arriving. Yes, it's usually the day after Thanksgiving, but this year, stores like Walmart say the specials have begun. rolls out some deals today, and Lowe's started them back on Nov. 1st. Amazon and Target started free shipping.
Also, Oprah revealed the 107 gift ideas on this year's "Oprah's Favorite Things." 
Read more: Black Friday Reuters, CBS News // Oprah’s Fav Things, USA Today

The Grinch & Breaking Bad: The holiday movies are starting to come out, too. Experts predict The Grinch will win the box office this weekend.
Also, there's word Breaking Bad's creator is working on a movie with ties to the AMC series that ended back in 2013. Stay tuned.
Read more: The Grinch Debut Variety // Breaking Bad Movie USA Today


Veterans Issues & Veterans Day

Learn More: Bob Woodruff Foundation, Military Times, Political Fallout Shelter

Today’s guests:

Leo Shane III

Leo Shane III covers Congress, Veterans Affairs and the White House for Military Times. He has covered Washington, D.C. since 2004, focusing on military personnel and veterans policies.

He’s also the co-host of the Political Fallout Shelter, which provides the stories behind the latest military happenings on Capitol Hill. Each week, this podcast brings an insider’s perspective on what the biggest headlines are, why the public should care, and what’s coming next.

Marshall Lauck

Marshall Lauck is the Chief Marketing and Growth Officer at the Bob Woodruff Foundation. His two decades of experience with military and veteran issues, from recruiting and retention to veteran non-profit branding, helps the Bob Woodruff Foundation further define its already strong brand identity and help fulfill its mission to an even greater extent.

He also served in the United States Marine Corps, first in an operational assignment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, followed by several years assigned to the Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Virginia.