In the News This Week
Debra Brown | Wednesday November 21st 2018
Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.
California Camp Fire Death Toll Reaches 81.
The death toll as a result of the Camp Fire in northern California now stands at 81. There was no mention of the number of people still listed as unaccounted for. On Monday, the number was 699.
The Camp Fire has burned more than 152,000 acres and is 75 percent contained, according the latest Cal Fire incident update. The blaze, California’s deadliest and most destructive, has destroyed 12,637 residences, as well as 483 commercial structures and 3,718 other buildings. Nearly 4,000 firefighters are fighting the blaze.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos To Spend Nearly $100 Million To Address Homelessness.
Jeff Bezos, is giving nearly $100 million to address homelessness in America. The Amazon founder ands CEO outlined his plans to give $97.5 million to two dozen nonprofits around the country that are providing services to the homeless. This is the first round of giving that Bezos will
conduct as part of his Day One Fund, announced in September, in which he pledged $2 billion to help homeless families and create Montessori-inspired preschools.
Congress Orders Trump Administration to Investigate Saudi Prince’s Role in Khashoggi Murder.
Congress is demanding the Trump administration to investigate the extent of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., sent a letter to the White House Tuesday evening to officially trigger an investigation into whether the young crown prince ordered the plot.
Judge Orders White House to Return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s Press Pass.
CNN’s Jim Acosta has returned to his post at the White House following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass.
The ruling by federal judge Timothy J. Kelly was an initial victory for CNN in its lawsuit against Trump and several top aides. The suit alleges that CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by last week’s suspension of his press pass.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers.
A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing the border.