theNewsWorthy: Monday, November 19th, 2018


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CIA Conclusion: A report cites sources saying the CIA has concluded the Saudi Crown Prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi government says not true. President Trump isn't so sure and says we may never know the full truth.
Read more: The Washington Post, FOX News, Reuters, The Hill

Florida Winners: The election is finally over in Florida. Republican Rick Scott won the U.S. Senate race and Republican Ron DeSantis won the race for Florida's governor. Their opponents conceded over the weekend after recounts and controversy. In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp has officially won the race for governor. Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged the win but still said there was voter suppression.  
Read more: Bloomberg, Reuters, WSJ, FOX News, AP, The Hill

CA Wildfires Update: The numbers keep going up: the death toll from the "Camp Fire" in Northern California is now at 77, and the list of missing is more than 1,200 (although officials say some people may be OK and haven't verified it with authorities). The search for remains in the rubble continues but could be impacted by rain later this week. The rain will at least be good news for fire conditions and air quality there. Also, President Trump toured the damage and thanked first responders over the weekend. 
Read more: CBS News, AP, USA Today, LA Times, Reuters, The Weather Channel

Northeast Weather: It was a snowy few days in the Northeast that led to dangerous travel conditions, but now expect it to be cold. Some cities could see the coldest temperatures on a Thanksgiving holiday ever. Check expected weather conditions for your area this week here
Read more: CBS News, The Weather Channel

Turkey Recall: It's not a great time for this, but there's another turkey recall. It's connected to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The latest: Jennie-O Turkey has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey, but experts say, the issue is likely more widespread. Remember: properly cooking your turkey should kill any salmonella.  
Read more: CBS News, AP, CNN, USDA

Peanut Allergy Treatment: A new study found promising results for what could be the first oral drug to ease reactions from peanut allergies in kids (if approved). To be clear, it's not a cure, but it could help stop serious reactions from just trace amounts of peanuts. One in 50 American children is allergic to peanuts.
Read more: NYT

Opioid Alternative: It's 10,000 times hotter than the world's hottest pepper, but a plant called the Euphorbia Resinifera could also be an alternative to opioids. The plant is so hot it can destroy nerve-endings that trigger pain, and here's the key: it's not addictive like opioids. You can't eat this plant, though. It's injected into an area while the patient is put under. It's currently in clinical trials. 
Read more: Wired

Record Donation: It's being called the largest amount of money ever donated to any education institution in the U.S. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. The money is meant for financial aid for low and middle income students.
Read more: NBC News, Forbes, AP

'The Brick Store': Elon Musk has apparently started another company called, The Brick Store. It's literally a store that sells bricks. Why? One of his other companies, The Boring Company, is building underground tunnels (for now, he's testing it in LA), so the bricks are made out of displaced soil from that project.
Read more: TechCrunch

NFL + Condoleezza Rice? This one caused a lot of talk and controversy in the sports world. A report said Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey was open to interview former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the head coaching gig. Dorsey said not true and Rice said no thanks -- but Rice also encouraged the NFL to consider more women for head coaching jobs.
Read more: ESPN, USA Today

Weekend Box Office: The Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald won the box office over the weekend.
Read more: THR, Rotten Tomatoes, Mashable