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On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization named the Omicron variant of the coronavirus a new variant of concern. The U.S. and over 20 other nations now have cases of the variant, as questions about its impact remain. Track its spread here.

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BREAKING: 15-year-old suspect for the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan will be charged as an adult for counts including first-degree murder and terrorism causing death

Listening to the SCOTUS today was a gut punch. Not only was it the near certainty that a group of extremists were about to succeed in their decades long campaign to take away a basic right of every American woman. It was also that so many of the justices lied to get confirmed.

Explain this logic- How do you square demanding freedom of choice when it comes to vaccines BUT NOT freedom of choice when it comes to reproductive rights?

BREAKING: First omicron case in the United States

END FOR "ROE?": Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority are suggesting they may make sweeping changes to limit abortion rights in the United States.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: US identifies first case of omicron COVID-19 variant in California.

JUST IN: Dr. Fauci shares what we know about first confirmed case of the omicron variant detected in U.S.: — The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, tested positive on Nov. 29 — The individual was fully vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms

BREAKING: Person who is first US case of omicron variant has been fully vaccinated, is self-isolating


Scoops of the Day

[BREAKING NEWS] SA records 8,561 new COVID-19 infections, 28 deaths

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[BREAKING NEWS] The Ballito Rage event has been cancelled. The cancellation follows 32 guests, four staff testing positive for COVID-19. The event got underway yesterday.

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BREAKING: We’re suing the state of Ohio over the state's newly drawn maps for Congressional districts.  The proposed maps give Republicans an unconstitutional partisan advantage.

Barbados became a republic and swore in its first president, Sandra Mason, during a ceremony on Tuesday that formally ended nearly 400 years of British rule. Attendees included the pop star Rihanna, who was declared a national hero.

My name is Sudhir Chaudhary and I’m not an #Islamophobe . Some communal forces use the tag of islamophobia to target others in the name of religion. My Abu Dhabi experience is proof.

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Today, December 1, is World Aids Day. We stand with people living with HIV worldwide, and join the call to put an end to the threat of AIDS as well as discrimination towards people living with the illness.

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#WATCH | A group of persons beat up a woman with sticks in a residential colony in Shalimar Bagh area of Delhi on November 19 Based on the woman's complaint, Delhi Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons, it said. (CCTV footage of the incident)

Great to be in Edinburg today! South Texas believes in a secure border, a bustling economy & the freedoms that come with being a Texan. Together, we'll keep Texas RED next November & beyond.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was emotional speaking for the first time after the school shooting at Oxford High School that left 3 dead and 8 others injured.


Scoops of the Week

[BREAKING NEWS] Petrol price to increase by 81c a litre from Wednesday. Diesel to cost between 72.5c and 74.5c a litre more. Stay tuned to #DStv403  and visit for more details. #eNCA 

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BREAKING: Chairwoman of South African Medical Association says Omicron coronavirus variant is causing 'mild disease' and 'no prominent symptoms'

Barbados will become a republic this week, replacing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. British colonizers enslaved over 380,000 people to work on Barbados' sugar plantations. Sandra Mason, set to be the first president, said she wants to "fully leave our colonial past behind."

'This is as absurd as mandating nuts in every meal.' @MaajidNawaz  hits out at those who have 'abandoned their critical thinking faculties' when it comes to Covid mandates.

BTS ARMY ASSEMBLES: @bts_bighit  fans formed a massive queue Friday in Inglewood to buy official band merchandise ahead of the group's concert at @SoFi  Stadium. @BTS_ARMY   @BTS_twt 

Maharashtra: 40 Bangladeshi nationals, living illegally in India, arrested by Police in Bhiwandi DCP Bhiwandi says, "They were here on basis of fake documents&were working in different companies in Bhiwandi & outskirts. Case registered. They've been sent to 2-day Police custody"

POLL: Most Americans say President Biden is to blame for how divided the U.S. has become.

There were no COVID-related deaths yesterday in New York City, where the vaccination rate is over 90%.

Korean pop sensation @bts_bighit  in Los Angeles for their first in-person concerts in two years

BREAKING: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey expected to step down - sources (via @davidfaber )