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From front left; pro-democracy lawmakers Kenneth Leung, Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung and Kwok Ka-ki attend a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday. Photo: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong's government said they disqualified four opposition pro-democracy lawmakers on Wednesday for "endangering national security," without specifying how, per Reuters

Why it matters: The ouster of Kenneth Leung, Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung and Kwok Ka-ki came moments after China's parliament passed a resolution allowing the city's executive to expel legislators deemed "unpatriotic" without requiring court rulings, per Bloomberg. Opposition members said they'd resign en masse in response.

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Why it matters: If Fauci's prediction comes true, it could save countless programs from going extinct next year.

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Trump speaking to reporters in the White House on Thanksgiving. Photo: Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images

President Trump is likely to announce he'll run again in 2024, perhaps before this term even ends, sources tell Axios.

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Data: AHCA/NCAL, The COVID Tracking Project; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

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