Nov 28, 2018

1. Senate advances resolution to end U.S. support of Saudis in Yemen

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who brought forward the resolution. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Senate voted 63-37 on Wednesday to advance a resolution that aims to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which has spiraled into the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

Why it matters: The resolution failed 55-44 earlier this year, but after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Turkey, and what many senators considered an inadequate response by the Trump administration, lawmakers have decided to push the measure forward. But while this is a rebuke of the White House's desire to stand by Saudi Arabia, the resolution still needs to be debated on the floor. Meanwhile, the White House plans to veto the measure if it reaches the president's desk.

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Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

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The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.

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  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model as use of robots accelerates.
  5. Business: Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
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In photos: George Floyd's North Carolina memorial service

The remains of George Floyd are brought into Cape Fear Conference B Church. Photo: Ed Clemente/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds gathered in Raeford, North Carolina to honor George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis nearly two weeks ago has sparked nationwide protests against police brutality.

The state of play: This is the second memorial for Floyd. A number of his family members remain in Raeford, including his sister. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports.