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“It’s tragic.”

Los Angeles County coroner’s office spokesman Capt. Stacy Spell on Los Angeles reaching 300 homicides so far in 2020 – this hasn’t happened in more than a decade.

"We are alarmed."

Dr. Henry Walke, MD, COVID-19 Incident Manager as the CDC advises limiting Thanksgiving celebrations to people you live with and not traveling to stop the surging number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19..

"We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground."

Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announces Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit that places wreaths on headstones of fallen service members during the holidays, will proceed despite an earlier, sudden cancellation.

“While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home.”

FDA Director Steven Hahn after the U.S. gov’t granted emergency use authorization for a first of its kind at-home COVID-19 test – providing results in 30 minutes or less.

“Some 80,000 families are going to be at risk.”

Head of Nicaragua’s disaster response agency Guillermo Gonzalez discussing the impact of Hurricane Iota, a Category 4 storm.

“This vaccine presents the opportunity of using doctors’ offices, clinics and pharmacies as vaccination sites.”

Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner on reports Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective, and can be stored easily in refrigerators already in use in doctors offices around the world.

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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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