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Need To Know.
Death Toll Rises in California Fires.
The death toll from California's Camp wildfire rose to 56 as officials continued to search the wreckage left behind by one of the worst wildfires in state history. The blaze has consumed almost 140,000 acres and burned more than 10,300 structures, making it both the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record (pdf). The number of missing people continued to grow, with authorities releasing a list of 297 names last evening. The fire began late last 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. Reports say the fire - which is only 35% contained - may have been started by faulty electric utility equipment. 

See up-close photos of the destruction captured by drone here, and read the harrowing account of a nurse who drove back into the flames to help evacuate patients
Campus Sex Assault Overhaul.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is set to roll out new guidance on how college campuses should handle sexual assault cases, according to reports yesterday. The new rules would give more rights (paywall) to those accused of sexual assault, softening Obama-era rules that sought to push universities to clamp down on an epidemic of campus sexual assaults. Under the new rules, universities would not be held liable for failing to investigate any case not reported to the school's designated point of contact (read draft rules). The new rules - which may be released as early as next week - also provide defendants the ability to cross-examine their accusers, a provision which was omitted under previous guidance.

Read about how the issue of campus sex assault has collided with the need for due process here.
Brexit Deal Advances.
British Prime Minister Theresa May convinced her cabinet to sign off terms governing the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union yesterday. Despite the collective agreement among May's top officials, her minister governing the so-called Brexit (see 101) submitted his resignation following the five-hour meeting, saying he found the deal "indefensible". Barring further snags, the package - which determines how an enormous set of trade, travel, immigration, and other issues will change as the UK pulls out from the 28-member bloc - will head back to the European Union. EU officials have called a special session on November 25th to review the deal, which will then head back to the British Parliament where it faces an uncertain fate. In the absence of any deal or extension, the UK will officially break from the EU on March 29th, 2019. 
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In The Know.
Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> 52nd Annual CMA Awards: Keith Urban wins Entertainer of the Year; Chris Stapleton wins Single, Song, and Male Vocalist of the Year (More) | See full list of winners (More)
> Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell and New York Mets' Jacob deGrom win AL, NL 2018 Cy Young Awards as best pitchers in MLB (More)
> Fox News joins more than a dozen news outlets in supporting CNN's lawsuit against Trump Administration for revoking CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass (More)
Science & Technology.
> Japanese surgeons implant reprogrammed stem cells into Parkinson's patient; new cells, known as pluripotent stem cells, are programmed to grow into dopamine-producing neurons (More)
> After facing near extinction in the early 2000's, the global mountain gorilla population has rebounded to about 1,000 total (More)
> Large, dimly-lit galaxy found bordering the Milky Way; Antlia 2 is as big as the Large Magellanic Cloud but is 10,000x less bright (More)
Business & Markets.
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> October saw modest US inflation; one measure, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding food and energy, rose 0.2% from September and 2.1% from October 2017 (More)
> Ride sharing startup Uber announces growth in revenue and bookings, with a net loss of $1.07B - company plans to go public next year, but is yet to turn a profit (More)
> US Justice Dept subpoenas Snap Inc, the company responsible for photo-messaging app Snapchat, for information on its March 2017 IPO; likely concerning an ongoing shareholder lawsuit about pre-IPO public disclosures (More)

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Politics & World Affairs.
> Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R, CA-23) defeats conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R, OH-4) for post as Minority Leader in US House (More)
> Mira Ricardel, top aide to National Security Advisor John Bolton, exits White House after dust-up over Africa flights with first lady's staff (More)
> Michael Avenatti, lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in suit against President Trump, arrested on charges of domestic violence (More)
In Depth.
The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome.
The New Yorker | Adam Entous and Jon Lee Anderson. Havana Syndrome, a mysterious ailment that afflicted a number of American diplomatic staff in Cuba, was known simply as "the Thing". With dozens of reports of concussion-like symptoms, the syndrome was originally thought to be a sonic weapon - but experts still don't know who or what to blame. (Read)
Love Letters From the Battlefield.
The Walrus | Harley Rustad. World War II separated an innumerable amount of families. Join one man on his journey to investigate his grandparents' experience during WWII - through a collection of over 200 of their love letters. (Read)
The best app available? It's still the game of chess
Multiple pilots report seeing mysterious flying lights (or UFOs) over Ireland.
14 questionable pickle products to help you celebrate National Pickle Day.
The active ingredient in this cactus is so hot, it can be used as a painkiller.
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After being promised to the Seattle Art Museum, an Edward Hopper painting sells for $91.9M at auction
Find out your state's favorite Disney princess
Dozens of mummified cats found in ancient Egyptian tomb
Captivating photos of gathering storm clouds that show nature's power.
Clickbait: People in cardboard vehicle costume attempt to cross vehicle-only bridge (w/ video). 
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