11.19.2018

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GOP Wins Recounts in Florida, Georgia.
A handful of tight elections in the Southeast US were called over the weekend, nearly ten days after ballots were cast. In Florida, gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) conceded to Ron DeSantis (R) in a hard-fought race - Gillum originally conceded on election night but reopened his campaign after late ballots made the margin close enough to trigger a recount - DeSantis ultimately won by 33,000 votes, or 0.4%. Also in Florida, former Governor Rick Scott (R) was declared the winner in Florida's Senate race, beating incumbent Bill Nelson (D) by just over 10,000 votes. The win pushes the GOP majority in the Senate to 52-48, with incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) looking to defend her seat in a special election on November 27th after failing to win a majority in the November 6th elections. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams (D) effectively conceded to Brian Kemp (R) after threatening to drag the election out via lawsuit over a number of alleged voting irregularities - as Secretary of State, Kemp's office oversaw election processes.
2018 Wildfire Season.
Officials recovered another body in the remains of the Camp wildfire yesterday, bringing the death toll in California's deadliest wildfire on record to 77. Close to 1,000 people remain unaccounted for - though many likely escaped the blaze, and haven't reported themselves as safe - and close to 12,800 structures have been destroyed. Investigators believe faulty electrical equipment along power lines operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company may have sparked the fire. Overall, the 2018 wildfire season has consumed close to 1,628,000 acres, making it the most destructive in over 15 years. That total surpasses 2017 by over 400,000 acres, a season that included the Thomas Fire, which caused over $2.2B in damages as it tore through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Officials say the Camp wildfire may not be fully contained until the end of the month.  
Sunken Military Sub Found.
An Argentine military sub that disappeared last November with 44 crew members on board was located over the weekend, ending a year-long search that confounded Navy officials. The ARA San Juan, a Santa Cruz class patrol submarine (see background), was returning from a routine mission when it reported an electrical shortage caused by water entering the ship's snorkel. The ship then ceased communications, prompting an unsuccessful international search and rescue effort. The Argentine government ultimately hired a Houston-based underwater mapping company to locate the wreckage, which was found about 270 miles from port and 3,000 feet underwater. Officials said the debris is consistent with a pressure-induced implosion of the hull. The incident drew attention to the dilapidated state of the country's navy, and the government said it lacks the means to retrieve the lost ship. 

All crew members are presumed dead - it was the worst submarine disaster since 118 people died after an explosion sunk a nuclear-powered Russian sub in August 2000.
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> William Goldman, Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, dies at 87 (More)
> Channing Dungey, first African American executive to run a US network entertainment division, to step down as President of ABC Entertainment; will be replaced by Freeform's Karey Burke (More)
> Cleveland Browns to interview Condoleezza Rice for head coaching position, according to report (More) | Both Browns and Rice deny report (More)
Science & Technology.
> New lab-grown brain organoids - small, synthetic tissue structures that resemble realistic brain samples - produce electrical signals similar to those of premature babies (More)
> In landmark decision, international governing body votes to redefine the standard measurement for the kilogram and three other units (More) | Was previously defined by a cylinder of platinum alloy stored in a French vault (More)
> Study shows killer whales share personality traits similar to those of chimpanzees and humans (More)
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> Michael Bloomberg - billionaire businessman and former NYC mayor - pledges $1.8B gift to Johns Hopkins University, believed to be largest ever to an academic institution (More)
> State of Florida suing Walgreens & CVS for their role in the American opioid crisis (More)
> J.Crew CEO to step down after 16-month tenure (More)

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Politics & World Affairs.
> CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to reports (More)
> President Trump nominates current acting chief Andrew Wheeler to lead Environmental Protection Agency (More)
> Residents of Mexican border city Tijuana protest arrival of migrant caravan, whose members are expected to reside in city for months as they try to gain asylum in the US (More)
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The number of people dying from alcohol is on the rise - and most of them are women.
Eater ranks their favorite restaurants in the US for 2018
Ugh Post-Millennials: Generation Z is on track to be the most diverse and well-educated in the history of the country.  
Hit podcast 2 Dope Queens ends three-year run with Michelle Obama as final interview
The city of Tulsa is offering tech workers $10,000 and free rent to relocate and work remotely
What it's like to ride a BMX through an abandoned waterpark.
Clickbait: Norway accidentally sinks its own warship
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