theNewsWorthy: Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Winter Storm: Hundreds of flights are already canceled for today and more than 1,200 were canceled yesterday (one of the busiest travel days of the year) because of a winter storm from the Midwest to the Northeast. Chicago and Kansas City airports were the hardest hit.
Read more: CBS News, The Weather Channel, USA Today
Climate Change Report: A new U.S. government report has a serious warning about climate change. Researchers from 13 federal agencies found we're already seeing the effects of human-made climate change, from record wildfires to more flooding, and they say it'll get worse. The report expects U.S. economic losses of hundreds of billions of dollars per year by the end of the century. Researchers call for major action to stop it.
Read more: NYT, Time, WSJ, FOX News
Migrants at the Border: U.S. border agents used tear gas yesterday on hundreds of Central American migrants protesting near the border with Mexico. It happened after some migrants tried to get through the border fence, although the tear gas also impacted many others who were not trying to cross. About 5,000 migrants are camping in Tijuana now, and many hope to claim asylum in the U.S. Tijuana's mayor declared a humanitarian crisis.
Read more: FOX News, ABC News, CNN, NYT
President Trump Roundup:
-On Thanksgiving, President Trump said he's thankful for family and for himself making "a tremendous difference in this country." He also thanked service members for their courage. Yesterday, he tweeted about lower oil prices and wrote, "Thank you President T."
-President Trump and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had a rare rift through public statements. After Trump called a federal judge an "Obama judge," Roberts said there are onlyindependent judges. Trump disagreed.
-President Trump said the CIA didn't conclude the Saudi Crown Prince ordered the killing of a journalist, even though several reports said the CIA did make that conclusion. Now, even some Republicans disagree and want Congress to take action.
Read more: Thankful Time, FOX News // Chief Justice The Hill, Twitter, NYT, AP, The Guardian// Saudi Arabia: Bloomberg, Reuters, White House Statement
Mars Landing: Today is the day NASA will try to land the Insight probe on Mars. It's already traveled millions of miles to reach Mars, so the world will watch the riskiest part of the mission at 3 p.m Eastern today. You can watch the livestream here. Also, Elon Musk told Axios that there's a 70% chance he'll ride one of his SpaceX rockets to Mars, but some experts say not possible.
Read more: InSight Lander Ars Technica, CNET, Watch Live // Elon Musk Axios (video)
Bitcoin for Taxes: The state of Ohio appears to be the first U.S. state to accept the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, for business tax payments. Starting this week, Ohio businesses can go to a website to register. The plan is to expand the option to individuals in the future.
Read more: WSJ, Tech Insider
Cyber Monday: It's Cyber Monday -- the day known for discounts online. It's expected to be the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history, with 75 million Americans projected to spend $7.7 billion (up nearly 18% from last year). See some lists for deals here and here.
Read more: Cyber Monday CNET, Business Insider, ABC News, AP // Black Friday CNBC, WSJ, TechCrunch
Box Office: Disney's animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet won the five-day holiday weekend at the box office with $84.6 million (the second best Thanksgiving debut ever). Also, Disney released the first teaser for next year's remake of The Lion King. See it here.
Read more: Holiday Box Office Variety, Deadline // Lion King The Verge
Royal Couple Moving: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not only expecting their first child, but now, they've announced they're moving. They plan to move out of Kensington Palace and into Windsor Castle's Frogmore Cottage. Windsor is about 30 miles west of London.
Read more: People