Breaking News and Developing Stories – November 26, 2018


Mexico Calls for “Full Investigation” of Use of Tear Gas by United States

Mexico calls for a “full investigation” into “non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory” by the United States on Sunday. The U.S. reportedly fired tear gas canisters into Mexican territory toward migrants who were nearing the U.S.-Mexico border – Reuters

Troops Moved from Texas and Arizona to California

300 troops have been moved from Southern Texas and Arizona to California; the troops include military police, engineers, and logistics troops – KABC

Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Amicus Brief Against Whitaker Appointment

An amicus brief backed by a coalition of 15 states’ attorney generals has been filed to challenge the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General, arguing the appointment ignores vacancy succession statutes – WCAU

Charlottesville Car Attacker May Attempt to use Self-Defense Defense at Trial

The lawyer of the man accused of the 2017 Charlottesville car attacker has suggested that he may claim that he did so in self-defense – ABC News

Recount Requested in Maine Congressional Race

Republican Bruce Poliquin has called for a recount in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race; Poliquin won the first count, but lost the ranked-choice tabulation prompted by the close race – WMTW


President Trump Disagrees with White House Climate Change Assessment

President Trump says that he does not agree with the White House’s dire assessment on climate change that was released last week – AP

President Trump Suggests Government Start its Own Worldwide Television Network

President Trump, in a tweet, suggested that the United States government create its own worldwide television network – The Hill

Ukraine President Decrees Martial Law

Ukraine’s legislature has voted to approve martial law for 30 days after clashes with Russia – AFP

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has decreed martial law for 60 days after Russia fired at and captured 3 Ukrainian vessels; the decree now requires parliamentary approval to come into effect – Reuters

GM CEO to Meet with White House Advisor

GM CEO Mary Barra will meet with White House economic advisor Kudlow following the company’s job cut announcement – Reuters

Nooses Found Outside Mississippi State Capitol

A pair of nooses and several hate signs were found in front of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson the day before the Senate runoff election between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy – WLBT

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