5 things to know for Nov. 29: Same-sex marriage, World Cup, Strike, Volcano, Twitter


A monstrous trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are expected to cause challenges in the Southeast and Mississippi Valley today as severe weather threatens more than 40 million people. CNN’s storm tracker and recent satellite imagery show areas in Mississippi and Louisiana have the greatest potential for severe weather in the coming hours.

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The Senate will vote today on final passage of a bill protecting same-sex and interracial marriages. The bill has bipartisan support and is expected to pass. The House of Representatives would then have to approve the bill before it can be sent to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature. Supporters of the bill are aiming to get the law through the House of Representatives before the end of the year, with Republicans taking control of the chamber in January. The bill would not establish a national requirement that all states legalize same-sex marriage, but it would require individual states to recognize another state’s legal marriage. In the event that the Supreme Court upholds its Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, a state could still pass legislation prohibiting same-sex marriage, but that state would have to recognize same-sex marriage. Sex marriage from another state.

American and Iranian soccer players will take to the field at 2:00 p.m. ET today for a crucial World Cup match. At this stage of the tournament, the US men’s national team must win or be eliminated. It will also be a game fraught with political tension as the two countries have not had formal diplomatic ties since 1980. This week, Iran’s state media called for the US to be kicked out of the World Cup after US soccer changed the Iranian flag on its social media media reports to show support for protesters in Iran. In addition, a security source said Iran has threatened families of its own national football team with imprisonment and torture if players fail to “behave” before today’s game. The warning came after Iranian players refused to sing the country’s national anthem in their opening game against England on November 21 in support of the anti-regime protest movement in the country.

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President Biden has urged Congress to pass legislation “immediately” to avert a railroad shutdown that would “devastate the economy.” The looming rail strike, which could start as early as December 9, would lead to product shortages, rising prices and problems at factory production. What’s more, a strike could cost the US economy $1 billion in the first week alone, according to new analysis by Anderson Economic Group. Democratic leaders say they could act as early as this week, formally adopting a September tentative agreement approved by union and management leaders. While the railroads hope a strike by more than 100,000 union members can be avoided, they have so far rejected demands that union negotiators are making of their members – including new terms for paid sick days and better working conditions.

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. Lava is flowing down one side of the volcano, but there’s no indication of a threat to nearby communities and no evacuation orders have been issued, the US Geological Survey said. “All indications are that the eruption will remain in the Northeast Rift Zone,” the agency said in an advisory, referring to an area where a volcano is fissuring and allowing lava flow. Ash is now gathering on the island, prompting some airlines to temporarily suspend operations. Red hues from the eruption also lit up the sky Monday, according to footage provided by Kailua-Kona resident Matthew Liano. “The glow is like nothing I’ve seen here in Kona for most of my life,” Liano told CNN.


See images of Mauna Loa erupting for the first time since 1984

Elon Musk claimed Monday that Apple had “threatened” to remove Twitter from its iOS app store, a move that could be devastating for the company Musk just acquired for $44 billion. “Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but doesn’t tell us why,” Musk said in one of several tweets aimed at Apple and its CEO. In another tweet, Musk claimed that Apple has largely stopped advertising on the platform, citing the 30% transaction fee Apple charges major app developers to get listed on its App Store. Removal from Apple’s App Store or Google’s would hurt Twitter’s business, which is already grappling with a loss of advertisers and a bumpy first attempt to grow its subscription business following its Musk acquisition.

The White House unveils Christmas decorations for 2022

The Christmas trees are up and the presents are wrapped! first lady dr Jill Biden chose “We the People” as the theme for the White House’s seasonal Christmas decorations. Here are pictures of the rooms.

Merriam-Webster announces word of the year

The online dictionary chose the word after searches for the term increased by a staggering 1,740% in the past few months.

Nicole Kidman stuns Broadway audiences with a generous bid during the auction

Broadway theatergoers were amazed at actress Nicole Kidman’s big auction offer for Hugh Jackman’s hat from The Music Man.

Kim Kardashian Says She’s Reevaluating Relationship With Balenciaga After Rush At Photoshoot

Balenciaga is facing backlash from celebrities and critics after the luxury fashion house featured children in a controversial ad campaign.

You can improve your memory by eating these foods, the study says

Antioxidants found in certain vegetables, fruits, tea and wine (yes, wine!) may slow your rate of memory loss, according to a new study.


That’s how far NASA’s Orion spacecraft traveled from Earth, setting a new record on Monday for the maximum distance ever traveled by a spacecraft designed to transport humans. According to the agency, the previous record was set during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. The Orion spacecraft is at the heart of NASA’s ambitious Artemis missions, which aim to return humans to the Moon in 2025.

“President Trump wrongly gave a seat at the table to a white nationalist, an anti-Semite, and a Holocaust denier, and I think he should apologize for that.”

– Former Vice President Mike Pence, in which former President Donald Trump was convicted for harboring Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and embattled rapper Kanye West at his Mar-a-Lago estate a week after announcing a 2024 presidential candidacy. In an interview with NewsNation, Pence said Trump “exercised profoundly poor judgment” by extending the invitations and urged his former boss to denounce the two individuals. Pence’s comments add to a chorus of intense anti-Trump criticism from members of the Republican Party in recent days.

severe storm danger Tuesday morning

The severe storm danger rises to over 40 million on Tuesday


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This man speaks 32 different languages

And it gets even more interesting: He also dreams in dozens of different languages. (click here to view)