Need 2 Know: White, Wet, and Windy Thanksgiving; Russia Olympic Ban

November 26, 2019

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Tuesday, November 26, 2019:

  • WHITE, WET, AND WINDY THANKSGIVING: Americans across the country will see messy weather as they head out for the holiday weekend. More than 10 million people in Southern California are under flash flood watches, while residents from Colorado to Michigan are in the path of a major winter storm. Denver could see its biggest snowfall in three years by Thanksgiving Day. In the Northeast, rain and strong winds are expected on Thursday. That may put a damper on the famous Macy’s parade, which hasn’t had to ground balloons in nearly 50 years. See if you’ll be affected: Forecast

  • RUSSIA DOPING BAN: A committee from the World Anti-Doping Agency is recommending that Russia be banned from competing in global sports for four years. If the recommendation is accepted, it means that Russian athletes would once again have to compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics wearing neutral uniforms and any medals they win wouldn’t technically be for their country. The committee is proposing the ban after discovering that the Russians erased test results from an anti-doping database. New York Times

  • KOALA DIES: The koala recently rescued from an Australian bushfire — seen in a video that went viral — has died. The koala, called Ellenborough Lewis, was put to sleep at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. In a statement, the hospital said the koala’s burns got worse, and weren’t going to get better: Read it

  • EXONERATED: Three men have been exonerated after spending more than 30 years behind bars for the murder of a Baltimore teen. The men — Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart — were arrested on Thanksgiving Day in 1983. The men were freed after new evidence emerged: one witness recanted testimony and another admitted to lying on the stand. They will all be home in time to celebrate their first free Thanksgiving in 37 years. WBAL

  • LEFTOVERS: DOG HONORED: President Trump honored the dog injured in the raid that left ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead. The president said the Belgian Malinois named Conan is “so brilliant” and “so smart.” Conan received a medal and a plaque: See him

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