*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ NVN: Officials Discuss Foster’s Authority to Independently Obtain Deed of 640 Acres Within Killion Road LID – Foster’s 2017 Action Encumbered City by Over $3 Million in Delinquent Assessment Payments on Behalf of the LID
+ NVN: Yelm High School Cancels Classes Dec. 9th Because of Student Threats
+ The Points Guy: American Airlines delays introduction of Sea-Tac to Bangalore flights for a 2nd time, now due to Boeing’s 787 delivery backlog
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
AP: NY attorney general Letitia James ends run for governor
NBC News: Biden signs executive order to make U.S. government carbon neutral by 2050
Airliner Watch: FAA issues restrictions linked to 5G technology to avoid potential flight safety hazards
Daily Kos: New jobless claims hit a 52-year low. How will the media spin that to be bad for Biden?
NBC News: Massive planet 10 times bigger than Jupiter discovered orbiting pair of giant stars – “Until now, no planets had been spotted around a star more than three times as massive as the Sun,” wrote the European Southern Observatory.
CBS News: Army to award Purple Hearts to 39 soldiers injured in Iran missile attack following CBS News investigation
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Boston Globe: Weekly averages of COVID-19 detected in Boston wastewater reach highest levels yet
The New York Times via The Seattle Times: The coronavirus attacks fat tissue, scientists find – The finding is particularly relevant to the United States, which has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Most American adults are overweight, and 42% have obesity. Black, Hispanic, Native American and Alaska Native people in the U.S. have higher obesity rates than white adults and Asian Americans; they have also been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with death rates roughly double those of white Americans.
The Washington Post: Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake – Suffering from debilitating exhaustion and pain for months, patients find themselves on food stamps and Medicaid.
The Washington Post: More than 200 million people in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated, though deaths and cases are still rising [Ed. note: Remember when we were told that “herd immunity” would be reached when 70% America was vaccinated with on jab? Now, fully vaccinated is 2 shots, perhaps soon to be 3, possibly 4.]
NBC News: Senate passes resolution to repeal Biden vaccine mandate, with help of two Democrats
CNBC: WHO says omicron variant could change the course of the Covid pandemic
The Daily Telegraph (NZ): Pfizer document concedes that there is a large increase in types of adverse event reaction to its vaccine
CNBC: Pfizer CEO says fourth Covid vaccine doses may be needed sooner than expected due to omicron
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
NBC News: Appeals court rules against Trump in fight over Jan. 6 committee documents request [Ed. note: In a scathing rebuke!] – His lawyers will most likely now file an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court in an effort to block the release.
The Washington Post: New York attorney general seeks Trump’s deposition as part of civil fraud investigation [Ed. note: If Trump pleads the “5th” in this civil case, then that pleading can be used against him in the Trump Org. criminal case. If he doesn’t show to the deposition, a court will force him to do so. If he lies during the deposition, then he opens himself to charges. What WILL he do?]
Politico: Mark Meadows and the National Archives are in talks over potential records he did “not properly” turn over from his personal phone and email account, the presidential record-keeping agency confirmed Thursday.
Salon: Donald Trump’s new social network has “highly suspect” Brazil ties, claims watchdog group
The Hill: Graham warns GOP about Trump’s wrath on debt vote
The Hill: Christie says Trump, Meadows should have warned him of positive COVID-19 test
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