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"... al-Shabaab “remains adaptive, resilient, and capable of attacking Western and partner interests in Somalia and East Africa.”

A quote from a recent report by the Dept of Defense. Separately, a CIA officer was reportedly killed in Somalia some time in the past week and the acting Sec. of Defense made a “surprise” visit to the East African nation after Thanksgiving.

“Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role — shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators.”

Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif, after what appears to be the targeted killing of an Iranian scientist, allegedly involved in developing nuclear weapons.

“The real question we’ve been asking ourselves is, is this momentum sustainable?”

Economist, Pooja Sriram, Barclays, on a slight rise in consumer spending last month – the data released on the same day as the U.S. reported an increase in the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment.

"I'm talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe and I think it's going to be a common theme across the board."

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce on potentially requiring international passengers to show proof they received the COVID-19 vaccine as a “passport” to travel.

“Today marks an important milestone in our fight against the pandemic."

AstraZeneca’s CEO as the company becomes the third pharmaceutical company in recent weeks to announce promising clinical trial results for a COVID-19 vaccine.

"Sometimes when we go indoors, and we're with friends and family, we just assume that if you look ok, you are ok."

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx on the risk of asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, particularly among those under 35.

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“It looks shaky for the balloons.”

Accuweather senior meteorologist Steve Wistar on the windy weather forecast for Thursday's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The 93rd annual parade will go on even if city regulations prevent the balloons from flying during severe wind gusts. The last time Macy's was forced to scrap the balloons was 1971.
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“… her symptoms have abated …”

U.S. Supreme Court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital Friday for signs of an infection. The 86-year-old returned to work Monday. Justice Ginsberg's health remains a focus because Supreme Court justices may serve for life. The highest court in the land is split between conservative and liberal justices, but the next appointee could tip the ideological scale.
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“I hereby acknowledge my termination…”

Now former sec. of the Navy Richard Spencer who was apparently forced out of his position over a dust-up with the White House and Pentagon regarding the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Gallagher was found innocent of war crimes. His subsequent demotion was reversed by Pres. Trump, though he was facing what would be an independent internal review by the Navy.
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“It’s nothing short of a revolution.”

Willy Lam of the Chinese University of Hong Kong reacting to the results of Hong Kong's district council elections. After nearly six months of protests in Hong Kong, early results indicate the pro-democracy candidates swept the elections. The election results come after Pres. Trump indicated last week he may veto a bill supporting the pro-democracy protesters in light of ongoing trade talks with China.
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“The time has come to investigate the investigators.”

Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting to news he is the first sitting Israeli PM to face criminal charges. Last week, he was charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust for widespread corruption. The indictment comes as Israel inches toward holding its third election in less than a year after Netanyahu has twice failed to form a coalition.
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