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US 5 things to know on November 28, 2021: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

16:35  28 november  2021
16:35  28 november  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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 with the NRJ Music Awards, Amazon Music wants to get a place in our cultural habits © supplied by the Huffington Post Nikos Aliagas on the NRJ Music Awards scene at a previous edition on TF1 Music - International Stars Like Adèle or Ed Sheeran, popular singers like Angela , Amel Bent or big body sick ... The 23rd edition of the NRJ Music Awards , always presented by Nikos Aliagas , is held this Saturday, November 20 from the Palace Cannes festivals.

Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they'll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here's what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

Travellers queue at a check-in counter at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron. - A flurry of countries around the world have banned ban flights from southern Africa following the discovery of the variant, including the United States, Canada, Australia,Thailand, Brazil and several European countries. The main countries targeted by the shutdown include South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images) © Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images Travellers queue at a check-in counter at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant Omicron. - A flurry of countries around the world have banned ban flights from southern Africa following the discovery of the variant, including the United States, Canada, Australia,Thailand, Brazil and several European countries. The main countries targeted by the shutdown include South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

The weekend that was

  • The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns, but there's no need to panic just yet, experts say.
  • A Los Angeles woman invited an Afghan refugee family over for Thanksgiving. Here's what happened.
  • A 5-year-old child was fatally shot by a teenager making a video for social media, police say.
  • Two storm systems could cause travel woes on one of the busiest holiday weekends.
  • Thieves targeted a Home Depot in California in the latest in a series of smash-and-grab robberies.

The week ahead

Today

Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing

  Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing The Washington Nationals are being sued by two former employees who were fired for refusing to comply with the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lawrence (Larry) Pardo and Brad Holman were pitching coaches in the Nats’ organization. The two refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons and were fired by the Nats as a result. The team instituted a mandate on Aug. 12 that went into effect on Sept. 10, leading to the firing of both men.Now the two have filed a lawsuit against the club, TMZ Sports reports.

The annual lighting ceremony of the National Menorah will be held on the Ellipse across the street from the White House. The event marks the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who is Jewish, will participate in the ceremony.

Monday

The United States will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi effective tomorrow due to concerns over the new Covid-19 variant. This does not apply to American citizens and lawful permanent residents.

The trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell starts. She allegedly conspired with Jeffrey Epstein to entice minor females to travel to engage in criminal sex activity, to transport minors to engage in criminal sexual activity, and to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. She has pleaded not guilty.

Ghislaine Maxwell's family appeals to United Nations for help getting her out on bail

  Ghislaine Maxwell's family appeals to United Nations for help getting her out on bail Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings on Monday filed a complaint to the United Nations, calling her pre-trial detention an act of “unprecedented discrimination” and accusing U.S. authorities of trampling the “narrow line between justice and revenge.” © Provided by NBC News Maxwell, who is being held without bail ahead of her federal trial in New York City, was a confidante of Jeffrey Epstein — the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker, who died by suicide in 2019 while in federal custody.

Tuesday

Jury selection begins in the trial of Kim Potter. The former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is accused of fatally shooting Daunte Wright during an April traffic stop. She is charged with manslaughter, and says she mistook her service weapon for a Taser.

For the second time this month, Atlanta voters will head to the polls to elect the city's next mayor. The runoff election is between city council Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens, an at-large councilman. Both advanced to the runoff after the candidates failed to gain the 50% plus one vote needed for a win.

Want more 5 Things? This week on the Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we talk with CNN Entertainment Senior Writer Lisa Respers France, who examines the state of the movie theater industry at this point in the pandemic. Plus, she takes a look at which movies will make noise during the upcoming awards season. Listen here!

Who Is Maurene Comey? James Comey's Daughter Is Lead Prosecutor in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

  Who Is Maurene Comey? James Comey's Daughter Is Lead Prosecutor in Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Maurene Comey, assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is one of the lead prosecutors in the case against Jeffrey Epstein's aide.Maurene Comey, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), is one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Maxwell, and had been picked to hold a similar role in the case of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein prior to his death in August 2019.

Photos of the week

Visitors pose for a photo in the middle of the artwork "Tunnel of Light" in Tokamachi, Japan. Here's a look at 36 moving, fascinating and thought-provoking images from the week that was, curated by CNN Photos.

What's happening in entertainment

A night of soul music

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will host this year's Soul Train Awards, which will be broadcast from New York's world-famous Apollo Theater for the first time. The star-studded lineup of performers includes Maxwell and Ashanti, who'll both get lifetime achievement awards at the ceremony. The show airs on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Quiz time!

Our quiz team has taken a much-needed Thanksgiving break this weekend, and will have a new quiz ready for you bright and early Friday!

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Turkey gone wrong

Hope your Thanksgiving wasn't as explosive. (Click here to watch)

  5 things to know on November 28, 2021: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards © Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts .
With in-store customers expected to return in droves for the holiday shopping season, law enforcement agencies are moving to halt a wave of organized "smash-and-grab" crimes at retailers across the US. © Santa Rosa Police Department Stills from surveillance footage of a new smash and grab robbery that occurred Wednesday, 11/24/21, in Santa Rosa, California, at the Apple Store in the Santa Rosa Plaza. Hand out stills from the Santa Rosa Police Department. In Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, police departments are increasing patrols at retailers targeted by mobs of thieves in brazen raids.

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