Nation & World


  1. This image provided by NASA shows flight Day 9 imagery that NASA's Orion spacecraft captured looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. NASA's Orion capsule is now circling the moon in an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles. The capsule and its three test dummies entered the far-flung orbit Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, more than a week after launching on the test flight.
  2. In this July 18 photo, semi-automatic rifles are displayed at Coastal Trading and Pawn in Auburn, Maine. President Joe Biden and the Democrats have become increasingly emboldened in pushing for stronger gun control. The Democratic-led House passed legislation in July to revive a 1990s-era ban on certain semi-automatic guns, with Biden’s vocal support. And the president pushed the weapons ban nearly everywhere that he campaigned this year.
  3. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
  4. A Netflix DVD envelope is shown on Nov. 17, 2022 in San Francisco.  Subscribers to Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service still look forward to opening up their mailbox and finding one of the discs delivered in the familiar red-and-white envelopes.
  5. Twitter headquarters stands on 10th Street on Nov. 4, 2022, in San Francisco.
  6. Three people, including a Florida woman and a 5-year-old child, have died after an interstate crash in central Georgia.
  7. The FTX Arena name is still visible where the Miami Heat basketball team plays Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami.  Lawyers for FTX disclosed Tuesday that a “substantial amount" of assets have been stolen from the accounts of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange, diminishing the odds that its millions of investors will get their money back.
  8. Nic Grzecka, right, co-owner of Club Q, hugs a supporter on Wednesday after a 25-foot historic pride flag was unfurled to cover the exterior of City Hall in Colorado Springs, Co., to mark the weekend mass shooting at the gay nightclub. Grzecka said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from prejudice to incitement.
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  10. Richard Fierro talks during a news conference outside his home about his efforts to subdue the gunman in Saturday's fatal shooting at Club Q, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  11. In this May 17, 2019, photo, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department administers a vaccination to a kid at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In a report issued Wednesday, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.
  12. A television cameraman works near a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub painted on the side of a downtown commercial buiding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  13. Signs at Kohl's on Elston Avenue in Chicago on Wednesday alert shoppers to Black Friday sales.
  14. A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Morton Grove, Ill., in April. The low levels of applications for jobless benefits show that American workers enjoy extraordinary job security.
  15. Before you hit that trade button, make sure you understand what happens when you sell a stock.
  16. A Virginia state trooper re-ties crime scene tape as law enforcement work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va. on Wednesday.
  17. Donald Bender, left, a former accountant for Donald Trump, arrives at Manhattan criminal court, Monday in New York. Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, Bender, his longtime accountant, testified Tuesday, confirming long-held suspicions about the former president’s tax practices.
  18. Travelers wheel the bags past the line for TSA screening in Terminal B at Logan International Airport, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Boston. Travel experts say the ability of many people to work remotely is letting them take off early for Thanksgiving or return home later. Crowds are expected to rival those of 2019, the last Thanksgiving before the pandemic.
  19. The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.
  20. A page from the 2019 U.S. Medicare Handbook in Washington. Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors, Kaiser Health News found, with some plans overbilling the government more than $1,000 per patient a year on average.
  21. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. That raises the risk of a strike, which could start as soon as Dec. 5.
  22. After March 31, you cannot disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan because you are in Medicare’s “lock in” from April 1 to Dec. 31.
  23. Taylor Swift fans are ticked off at Ticketmaster because its website crashed and burned this week as millions of people were desperately trying to get tickets to Tay Tay’s first tour in four years.
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