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Good morning. It's Saturday, Nov. 26, and in this weekend edition, we're covering a Celtic gold heist in Germany, new details in the Virginia Walmart attack, and much more. First time reading? Sign up here.


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German Gold Heist 

German police have launched an international hunt for thieves who stole $1.65M worth of ancient gold coins from a museum—within nine minutes and without triggering any alarms. The stolen loot consisted of 483 Celtic coins, dating back to 100 BCE, and a lump of unworked gold that were all discovered during an archaeological dig in 1999 near the present-day town of Manching in the German state of Bavaria. 


Officials said cables at a telecommunications hub had been cut less than a mile from the Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching at 1:17 am Tuesday. The museum's security systems showed a door in the museum open at 1:26 am and the thieves leaving at 1:35 am. 


The theft has been likened to two other heists in Germany in recent years, one in 2017 in which a 220-pound Canadian gold coin was stolen from a Berlin museum and another in 2019 in which 18th-century jewels were taken from a Dresden museum. 

Quick Hits

Walmart gunman left death note, bought gun day of shooting.

New details of the mass attack at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, reveal a store supervisor shot and killed six coworkers who were gathered in a store break room. The shooter, who also died, used a 9 mm handgun, which was legally purchased the day of the shooting. A note on his phone claimed coworkers harassed him.


Twitter to relaunch verified service next week—with new colors.

Verified company accounts will receive a gold check mark, government accounts will receive gray, and individuals will receive blue. Elon Musk also said accounts will be manually verified before a check is activated for the $8-per-month service. 


Parasite makes wolves more likely to become pack leaders.

The parasite, known as the Toxoplasma gondii, makes an infected wolf bold, increasing its survival. Wolves infected with the parasite are more likely to lead packs as well as leave their home packs and strike out on their own, according to a study of more than 200 North American wolves.


China sentences Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to prison.

Wu, a former member of the South Korean band EXO, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for charges related to rape and other sex crimes. He has been detained since August 2021 and is expected to be deported to Canada after serving his time. 


Qatar becomes earliest host country to be eliminated from World Cup.

Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, was eliminated from the tournament yesterday after a 3-1 loss to Senegal. The loss makes Qatar the earliest host nation to be knocked out from the World Cup in its 92-year history. Separately, the US and England match ended in a 0-0 draw. See all standings here.

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Today, we're sharing a story from reader Annette D. in Ringgold, Georgia.


"My teenage daughter had knee surgery last week. One of her teachers, Mrs. Hamilton, stopped by our house with an envelope that contained some candy and homemade cards from classmates for her. That made my daughter so happy to know that they all care about her. Mrs. Hamilton went out of her way to do that for my daughter."


What act(s) of kindness did you experience this week? Tell us here.



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Historybook: Abolitionist Sojourner Truth dies (1883); National Hockey League founded (1917); "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz born (1922); King Tut’s tomb is uncovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter (1922); Singer and actress Tina Turner born (1939).

"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."

- Charles M. Schulz

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