11.13.2018

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Camp Fire Devastates California.
At least 42 people died in California's Camp wildfire over the weekend, making it the deadliest in state history according to officials. More than 200 people remain missing as of this morning. The blaze began late Thursday night about 100 miles north of Sacramento, sweeping through the small town of Paradise extremely quickly - the flames spread over 18,000 acres in the first 8 hours, driven by high winds and low humidity. Residents reported a chaotic scene as people tried to flee via the town's two-lane road, with heavy smoke causing near blackout conditions. The fire, roughly 30% contained, has burned through 117,000 acres and nearly 6,700 structures, which also makes it the most destructive wildfire on record. At the other end of the state, the Woolsey fire consumed over 90,000 acres and killed at least two people. 

See photos of the devastation from the Camp fire here
Recount in Florida.
Three key races in Florida are headed to automatic statewide recounts over the weekend after final tallies were deemed too close to call in nearly 70 counties for governor, the US Senate, and state agricultural commissioner. In the Senate race, former Gov. Rick Scott (R) leads incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) by 12,600 votes out of over 8 million votes cast (or about 0.15%), with lawsuits beginning to mount on both sides. Meanwhile, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum retracted his concession to Rep. Ron DeSantis as the gap between the two narrowed to just over 33,000 votes (also out of around 8 million total votes, or about 0.41%). Under Florida law, a machine recount is required if the gap is less than 0.5%, and a manual recount is needed if the difference is less than 0.25% - as in the race between Scott and Nelson. The third race was closest of all, within Nikki Fried (D) leading state Rep. Matt Caldwell (R) by just 0.06% for the state's agricultural commissioner. 

In a similarly tight contest, Arizona officials called the state's hotly contested Senate race for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema last night. 
Armistice Day.
French President Emmanuel Macron was joined by President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and other world leaders in Paris over the weekend to commemorate the end of World War I. The centenary event (see photos) paid tribute to the day, November 11th, 1918, when the Allied powers signed a ceasefire with the former German Empire. The armistice called for an end to armed conflict and preceded a number of treaties, including the Treaty of Versailles, that officially ended the Great War. A number of leaders, including Macron, used Sunday's somber ceremony to push back against rising nationalist sentiment in countries across the globe, drawing parallels with the sentiments that seeded the first World War. President Trump used his remarks to honor the French and American efforts during the war. 

Check out the range of slang words from World War I still used today
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In The Know.
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, and other iconic Marvel Comics characters, dies at 95 (More) | Celebrities pay tribute to Lee on social media (More)
> Melissa McCarthy wins people's icon award at 44th annual People's Choice Awards; see full list of winners (More)
> White House announces Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley among seven people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor (More)
Science & Technology.
> Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo announce long-term, real-time randomized control trial of four Ebola therapies (More)
> New fabric can store electric charge to provide long-lasting power for wearable biosensors (More)
> Preliminary study finds common gut bacteria inside brain cells in both mice and human brain samples; originally found while investigating brains of schizophrenic patients, scientists unsure how they circumvent the blood-brain barrier (More)
Business & Markets.
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> China's Singles Day, the world's largest shopping holiday launched by online retailer Alibaba, breaks own record for the most sales in a single day, bringing $30.8B; haul is 27% more than last year (More)
> German enterprise software giant SAP agrees to acquire survey software company Qualtrics for $8B, just before Qualtrics' anticipated IPO (More)
> General Electric's CEO announces they will sell assets "with urgency" to reduce high debt, stock down as much as 10% (More)

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Politics & World Affairs.
> Cesar Sayoc, man accused of mailing pipe bombs to high-profile Democratic figures, charged with 30 criminal counts and faces possibility of life in prison (More)
> Seven Palestinians, one Israeli soldier die during Israeli covert operation into the Gaza Strip targeting top Hamas official (More) | Hamas and Gaza 101 (More)
> Rep. Liz Cheney (R, WY-At Large), daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, to run for House GOP leadership post (More)
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In Depth.
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How YouTube's Algorithm Really Works.
The Atlantic | Alexis C. Madrigal. When YouTube recommends new videos to users, about 60% of those suggestions have more than a million views - whereas only 5% of them have fewer than 50,000 views. See how YouTube uses algorithms that are tailored to advance already popular content and drive viral videos, while making sure you'll enjoy the video. (Read)
The People Who Never Forget a Face.
The Guardian | Alex Moshakis. Most people with exceptional face-recognition ability - who never forget a face once they've seen it - don't even realize their extraordinary skill. Take officer Andy Pope, who in a span of five years correctly identified 1,000 suspects by connecting security images to mugshots. Meet the "super recognizers". (Read)
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Historybook: Walt Disney’s groundbreaking animated film Fantasia premieres (1940); HBD Whoopi Goldberg (1955); Montgomery Bus Boycott scores victory as US Supreme Court rules Alabama bus segregation illegal (1956); First up-close photo of Saturn sent back from spacecraft Voyager I (1980).
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