Breaking News and Developing Stories – November 17, 2018 

Andrew Gillum Officially Concedes Florida Governor Race to Ron DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum has officially conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida Governor race – Bloomberg

Brian Kemp’s Georgia Governor Victory Confirmed

Georgia’s top election official has certified the state’s vote count, confirming Republican Brian Kemp as Governor of Georgia over Democrat Stacy Abrams – AJC

Norway Accidentally Sinks Warship

A multimillion dollar Norwegian warship under NATO command has been accidentally sunk after a collision with an oil tanker; 8 sailors were injured in the collision – CNN

The ship was sunk further after a rescue effort went wrong when cables used to support the ship snapped.

Texas to Beginning to List Slavery as Main Cause of Civil War

The Texas Board of Education has voted to change school standards to teach that slavery played a “central role” in the Civil War; previously it focused on sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery, in that order, as all being contributors – NPR

Florida Sues CVS, Walgreens Over Opioid Crisis

The state of Florida has sued CVS and Walgreens, alleging that they have contributed to the widespread opioid crisis by overselling painkillers; they have been added to the larger case against several drug manufacturers – The Hill


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