5 things to know for November 29: Israel, presidential race, gasoline prices, fruit recall, smoking ban in France

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5 things to know for November 29: Israel, presidential race, gasoline prices, fruit recall, smoking ban in France


Cold weather is spreading across the United States while parts of the East are being hit by lake-effect snow. This happens when cold air blows over warmer lake water, picking up more moisture and often dumping large amounts of snow in a short time.

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A sixth set of hostages is expected to be released by Hamas today as diplomatic efforts are underway to maintain the pause in fighting. During the first five days of the truce in Gaza, Hamas freed 81 hostages, mainly women and children. In exchange, Israel released 180 Palestinians from prison – many of whom were detained but never charged. The White House said it remained hopeful that some Americans could be released today, after previously saying two women were expected to be released as part of the deal announced last week. So far, a 4-year-old American-Israeli citizen is the only American hostage to have been released since the truce began, to the deep disappointment of American officials.

The influential Koch Network is investing in its support of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the Republican presidential primary, the group announced Tuesday. The decision could radically reshape the Republican field — about seven weeks before the Iowa caucuses — as Americans for Prosperity Action deploys its vast resources and standing army of conservative activists on behalf of the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations . The endorsement marks the latest sign that powerful Republican donors are coalescing behind Haley and bypassing former President Donald Trump. Still, Trump remains the GOP front-runner in national and early state polls, with Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis each vying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump.

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Nikki Haley gets big support in 2024 race

U.S. gas prices have fallen for more than 60 straight days and more relief at the pump may be on the way. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.25 per gallon, according to AAA. That’s down 5 cents from a week ago and 63 cents since September. Analysts also say that figure is inflated by states where gas is very expensive like Hawaii, Washington and California (although even prices in California have fallen 43 cents over the past month, to $4.88 a month). gallon). It’s normal for gasoline prices to fall once the summer season ends, but the scale of the current drop is significant because it comes in the face of a series of international conflicts that are expected to disrupt supplies.

Several major retailers in the United States – including Publix, Walmart and Aldi – have received recalled fruit, the FDA warned Tuesday. Batches of non-organic peaches, plums and nectarines have been linked to a Listeria outbreak that caused at least 11 illnesses in seven states, with 10 hospitalizations and one death, health officials said. The FDA notes that the fruit also went to companies that may have frozen or relabeled it. Anyone who has frozen peaches, plums or nectarines should throw them away if the products are or may be part of the recall. The FDA and CDC are also investigating an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to recalled cantaloupe products, which has caused at least 99 illnesses and two deaths in 32 states.

France will ban smoking on beaches and in public parks in a bid to create a “tobacco-free generation by 2032”, French Health Minister Aurélien Rousseau said on Tuesday. Smoking in forests and certain other public spaces, including near schools, will also be banned in the country. The minister did not give a specific timetable, but suggested people could be fined as early as next year. “The fun and recreational aspect of smoking needs to go,” Rousseau said, adding that “200 preventable tobacco-related deaths a day… is a number we should not get used to.” The move comes after France announced in September that it would ban disposable e-cigarettes.

Anderson Cooper Launches Season 2 of All There Is Podcast
Anderson Cooper learns to grieve. In the second season of CNN’s All There Is podcast, Cooper continues his deeply personal journey to confront the losses in his life and how to live with them.

Uber announces partnership with London’s iconic black taxis
It has been a bumpy road for Uber to reach an agreement with London’s black cabs. Find out about the service that will be rolled out in the city next year.

National Christmas tree collapses in gusty Washington DC winds
The 40-foot Norway spruce fell Tuesday as DC experienced high winds.

Mark Cuban leaves ‘Shark Tank’
Cuban plans to part ways with “Shark Tank” after investing in hundreds of Entrepreneur Series companies.

Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig Talk ‘Barbie’ Sequel Buzz
Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig isn’t completely ruling out a “Barbie” sequel, but admitted she’s “down” at the moment.

Billionaire investor Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime friend and business partner, has died. He was 99 years old. The vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway died “peacefully” Tuesday morning in a California hospital, according to a statement from the investment company.

12 billion dollars
That’s about the amount consumers spent on Cyber ​​Monday sales this year, an increase of more than 9% from 2022, according to Adobe Analytics.

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– Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, announcing that the state is revising its license plate design planned for 2024 following hundreds of complaints. One of the major criticisms is the color scheme, with many saying it resembles those of other states and those of the University of Missouri, a rival to the University of Kansas.

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