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Elon Musk addresses tweet to Bernie Sanders
On Sunday, Tesla Inc CEO, Elon Musk, got into a spat with Bernie Sanders after the Senator demanded that the wealthy pay their "fair share" of taxes. Sanders tweeted, "We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period," to which Musk responded, "I keep forgetting that you're still alive."
 
Nations reach climate deal at COP26
At the COP26 summit in Glasgow, UK, participating nations reached a consensus on key actions to address climate change. The two-week conference at Glasgow, UK, extended into an extra day of debate and negotiation.
 
Bannon expected to surrender after indictment
A long-time ally of former President Trump, Steve Bannon was indicted on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6th attack. On Friday, the Justice Department stated that Bannon was indicted on one count for refusing to appear for a deposition last month and one count for refusing to provide documents as per the subpoena.
 
Biden nominates Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner
President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Dr. Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Biden stated, "He brings nearly four decades of experience as a doctor, researcher, leader, and public servant, including previous service as FDA Commissioner from 2016-2017, for which he was confirmed by the Senate 89-4 with broad bipartisan support."
 
Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying subpoena
On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted former Trump advisor, Steven Bannon, on two counts of contempt of Congress. Bannon failed to comply with a subpoena issued by the House January 6th select committee.
 
Biden and Xi to discuss tensions in a virtual meeting on Monday
President Joe Biden will meet virtually with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on November 15th. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, "Following their September 9th phone call, the two leaders will discuss ways to responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the PRC, as well as ways to work together where our interests align."
 
Cold and hungry migrants wait at Poland-Belarus border
Thousands of migrants, originating mainly from the middle-east, have been trying to cross the border from Belarus into Poland. The border area is remote, wet, cold, and forested with few medical facilities.
 
Qatar will represent US interests in Afghanistan
The US and Qatar signed an accord Friday according to which Qatar will represent US interests in Afghanistan. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, "Qatar will establish a U.S. interests section within its embassy in Afghanistan to provide certain consular services and monitor the condition and security of U.S. diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan."
 
Appeals court delays release of Trump’s January 6th records
On Thursday, a federal appeals court agreed to temporarily bar the National Archives from releasing former President Trump's records to the House select committee investigating the January 6th attacks. On Friday, the National Archives was expected to submit call logs, draft speeches, and other documents to the White House.
 
Communist Party elevates Xi Jinping
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) passed a rare resolution Thursday on the party's achievements and historical experiences. The resolution elevates Xi Jinping to the same level as party figures Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.