Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
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1. Trump goes off the rails during fraud trial testimony
Trump sparred with Judge Arthur Engoron, who began by telling him to "please move it along and answer the questions" as he rambled. The Judge repeated phrases like "the question was" and "let me ask again" numerous times, before he ordered attorneys Chris Kise and Alina Habba to "control" their client.
"That was a simple yes-no answer. I beseech you to control him," Engoron said, later adding, "We are not here to hear what he has to say. We are here to have him answer questions."
2. Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies anti-Semitic and Islamophobic hate crimes
Following the deadly Hamas attacks on Israel Oct. 7, and Israel's subsequent retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security has warned that the conflict has "heightened threat environment in the near-to-medium term."
The organization said that "targeted violence attacks may increase as the conflict progresses" against Muslim, Arab, and Jewish communities. Likely areas of attack include places of worship, such as synagogues and mosques, or at public demonstrations, such as vigils and protests.
Over the weekend, an Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was struck in a hit-and-run after the perpetrator shouted profanities at them. Fortunately, the student's injuries were not life-threatening
3. More Americans are working multiple jobs to make ends meet
Nearly 8.4 million Americans had multiple jobs as of October, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. Women are leading the trend, with six percent working multiple jobs compared to 4.7 percent of men.
U.S. employers added only 150,000 jobs last month — the smallest gain since June.
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