5 things to know for November 10: riot at the Capitol, climate, infrastructure, Covid-19, China
Here’s what you need to know
Originally Posted: NOV 10 21 06:19 ET
Updated: Nov 10, 21 06:24 ET
By AJ Willingham, CNN
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1. Riot at the Capitol
New subpoenas continue to pour in from the committee investigating the January 6 insurgency on the United States Capitol. The panel announced 10 more subpoenas yesterday, after six on Monday. The new subpoenas affect a range of senior officials close to Donald Trump during his presidency, including Senior Advisor Stephen Miller and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. (Here’s a breakdown of why each person is called.) Meanwhile, a federal judge has denied Trump’s attempt to withhold committee files, allowing him access to hundreds of pages of documents from his tenure. The National Archives are expected to provide the House with a wealth of call logs, video logs, schedules and notes on Friday.
Despite ongoing climate promises from world powers, Earth is on track for at least 2.4 degrees Celsius warming above pre-industrial levels by 2030, according to new analysis by climate watchdog . Climate Action Tracker also found that while the net zero targets of 40 countries account for 85% of global emissions reductions, only 6% of them were supported by concrete plans. Yet climate talks in Scotland continue. Delegates to COP26 are negotiating the details of a Glasgow deal to try to limit the global warming target to 1.5 degrees. A separate global electric vehicle deal was expected today, but it is being pushed back by the United States, China and Germany.
The 13 Republicans who voted for President Biden’s $ 1.2 infrastructure bill face retaliation from their own party. Some conservative Republicans in the House have discussed firing their fellow committee members, although they are unlikely to be successful. Trump also slammed the group, calling them RINOs (“Republicans In Name Only,” a common GOP insult), and saying in a statement that anyone who “voted for the longevity of Democrats should be ashamed of them- same â. Biden chided the GOP’s retaliatory efforts, saying he hopes to return to “civility.” While some of the projects covered by the bill may take years to get started, the initial funds could be released over the next six months, further compounding the backlog of projects across the country.
As expected, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that they are seeking an amendment to the FDA’s emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine that would allow booster shots for all people 18 years of age and older. Federal health officials have repeatedly expressed concern about declining immunity as the United States enters the winter months. The public also faces another dangerous pandemic hurdle: disinformation. Almost 80% of Americans have been exposed to false claims about Covid-19, according to investigative data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the most common claim being that the government is exaggerating the number of Covid-19 deaths. About 3 in 10 respondents believed or weren’t sure about the common vaccine misinformation about side effects.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said Beijing is willing to “improve all-round exchanges and cooperation” with the United States ahead of a virtual meeting with Biden scheduled for next week. Xi’s statements give hope for a slight warming of relations between the two powers, often at odds. Domestically, China faces its own challenges. Inflation is raging there and the cost of goods leaving Chinese factories hit a new record last month. Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce ordered local governments to encourage families to stock up on food and essentials in the event of a supply disruption. Chinese consumers aren’t the only ones feeling the price squeeze, either. China’s role as the âfactory of the worldâ means that higher inflation there could lead to higher inflation around the world.
Paul Rudd is “the sexiest man in the world”
Proof that a little humor is the most attractive attribute of all.
Nobel laureate and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai married
âToday marks a precious day in my life,â she said. Congratulations to her!
Host Brian Williams leaves MSNBC and NBC News
The 28-year-old veteran will sign at the end of the year.
Even hot dogs, burgers and cold cuts will soon get more expensive
No meat will be spared!
Bees make spooky warning sound when attacked by deadly beehive-destroying hornets
Well, here’s your horrible fact for the day.
THE NUMBER OF THE DAY
That’s roughly the number of people who became naturalized U.S. citizens in fiscal 2021. It’s the highest number in over a decade and a massive rebound from the 2020 tally hit. by the pandemic.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
âAs you lay down your flower, we at Arlington encourage you to reflect on the significance of the grave. By the simple act of laying a flower, you honor not only the three unknowns buried here, but all unknown or missing American servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation.
Tim frank, historian of Arlington National Cemetery. For the first time in nearly 100 years, members of the public can walk the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza and lay flowers outside the sacred memorial site ahead of Veterans Day tomorrow.
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