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Don't call Florida a red state yet: Left-leaning groups say their voters stayed home

Florida Republicans won elections up and down the ballot by staggering margins this year. Some political experts say this election could mark the end of Florida's long-time status as the biggest swing state in the country, but Democrats and third-party groups say they are not convinced Florida is officially a Republican stronghold.

They say there's a more complicated explanation for what happened in Florida during the midterms.


Democrats made midterm gains in rural areas. Can they keep them?

Democrats have failed in modern times to motivate the rural voting base. But some Democratic candidates in key toss-up and open races in the midterms may have fared better among the rural population than previously believed.


Rent control expands as tenants struggle with the record-high cost of housing

Last spring, a month after an out-of-state investor bought the apartment building where LaMonica Dickerson lives in Louisville, Ky., she and more than 100 others got an eviction notice. If she wanted to stay, she was told her rent would be $500 higher.

Idit Knaan, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Pablo Eisenberg, a fierce critic of nonprofits and philanthropy, died at age 90

In the rarefied world of private philanthropy, where nonprofits are loath to criticize the moneyed donors whose largesse they depend on, Pablo Eisenberg was an anomaly.

A nonprofit leader, professor and social justice advocate, he was a loud and influential watchdog of the philanthropic sector, which he routinely castigated for promoting inequality and neglecting the most pressing concerns of society.

Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR

Bills targeting trans youth are growing more common — and radically reshaping lives

When Dylan Brandt looks back on the time before he started receiving gender-affirming care, he remembers feeling trapped "in a pretty bad place." He wasn't comfortable leaving the house, and he struggled with anxiety and depression.

It was right around his 15th birthday that Brandt began hormone therapy. He says the treatment was "lifesaving."


Houston is under a boil water notice after the power went out at a purification plant

Houston is under a boil water notice after a power outage caused low water pressure across the city, according to Houston Public Works.

Power went out at a water purification plant at about 10:30 a.m Sunday. Power and water pressures have since been restored, but the boil water notice is still in effect.


It's no trick; Merriam-Webster says 'gaslighting' is the word of the year

NEW YORK — "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

Lookups for the word on increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There wasn't a single event that drove significant spikes in the curiosity, as it usually goes with the chosen word of the year.

The gaslighting was pervasive.


Mexico's President López Obrador leads a massive pro-government march

MEXICO CITY — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Mexico's capital Sunday in a show of support for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who before assuming the presidency had led some of the country's biggest protests.

The "people's march" marked four years in office for the leftist leader and was a response to a large opposition march two weeks ago to protest López Obrador's proposal to reform the country's electoral authority.

Pete Piringer

2 people are rescued from a plane that crashed into a Maryland transmission tower

Updated November 28, 2022 at 1:47 AM ET

Two people who were left stranded in a plane after it crashed into a transmission tower in Maryland on Sunday evening have been rescued, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials.

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Bird flu outbreak drives Nebraska to cull 1.8 million more chickens

About 1.8 million more chickens must be killed in Nebraska to prevent the spread of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus, state officials said, as the U.S. sees its worst outbreak of the disease in seven years.

The state's latest spate of bird flu was found on an egg-laying farm in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Saturday.