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Every day, Michael Smerconish personally selects twenty news links from disparate sources which are gathered and distributed as a daily newsletter. It’s Balance Delivered Daily.

November 30, 2022

CNN

Rhodes Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and group member Kelly Meggs were found guilty of seditious conspiracy as a jury reached a verdict in the historic criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing militia group.
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USA Today

Musk vs. Apple, What to Know

On Twitter, Musk made several claims against Apple and its chief executive Tim Cook, saying that they must hate free speech and that Apple threatened to withhold Twitter from the App Store.
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Yahoo News

Socialite Sentenced for Voyeurism

A wealthy Connecticut woman and daughter of a notable hedge fund founder was sentenced to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire.
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Argus Leader.

TikTok Banned in South Dakota

Gov. Kristi Noem signed an order blocking the download of the Chinese owned app, TikTok, from state devices used by State of South Dakota government employees, contractors and agencies citing national security concerns.
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GOLF.com

Tiger Unleashes on Greg Norman

Woods took shots at Greg Norman, and then reminded us that this chapter of his career will have as much to do with shaping the game’s future as it will his actual on-course participation.
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New York Post

Iranian Players Face Retribution at Home

Mike Baker, a former CIA covert operations officer, said the Iranian players are stuck in an “untenable position” after their much-hyped match against the US, which defeated Iran 1-0 to advance to the knockout round of 16.
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Brennan Center for Justice

Moore v. Harper, Explained

In this case, SCOTUS will decide whether the North Carolina Supreme Court has the power to strike down the legislature’s illegally gerrymandered congressional map for violating the North Carolina Constitution.
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The Hill

Biden Mum on Chinese Protests

Biden is closely watching rare protests across China, but the White House has been cautious about expressing support for those speaking out against the Chinese government, which has moved quickly to stifle dissent.
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Politico

Senate Protects Same Sex Marriage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples.
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Times of Israel

Christians a Minority in England

Britain has become less religious — and less white — in the decade since the last census, figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics revealed.
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ABC News

Dad of Slain Idaho Student Speaks

The father of Kaylee Goncalves, one of the four U of I students mysteriously stabbed to death in an off-campus house, said he's feeling "a little defeated" and frustrated by the lack of transparency from police.
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Associated Press

China Vows Crackdown on "Hostile Forces"

China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” amid a massive show of force to deter a recurrence of the protests all over the country.
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