Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Monday, November 13, 2023.
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1. Foreigners and wounded Palestinians allowed to exit Gaza
Foreigners and wounded Palestinians were allowed to resume exiting Gaza through the Rafah border with Egypt on Sunday after over two days of evacuations being suspended. Fewer than 50 people were able to exit Friday, and just 2,000 have been evacuated since Oct. 7.
Evacuations have been frequently suspended due to Israeli airstrikes, despite Israel ordering all of northern Gaza's 1.1 million residents to relocate south. Evacuations were also paused on Wednesday last week due to airstrikes.
2. Dwanye Johnson might not want to run for office, but everyone else wants him to
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said he was approached by multiple political parties at the end of 2022 asking him to run for president. The actor and former professional wrestler shared on the What Now? with Trevor Noah podcast that several campaigns noted a 2021 poll that found 46 percent of US adults would vote for Johnson if he ran for the Oval Office.
"It was all very surreal because that's never been my goal. My goal has never been to be in politics and, as a matter of fact, there's a lot about politics that I hate," Johnson said, adding that he would not be opposed to running in the future "if that's ultimately what the people would want."
3. Latino voters aren't happy with the Biden Administration
Biden is, as Axios described it earlier this month, “bleeding support among Hispanic voters and Black voters” across the United States, particularly in swing states and among younger voters.
The primary concern of voters is the economy. A CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday also found that "Hispanic voters are much likelier to say their finances would improve under Trump than Mr. Biden. And most Black voters do not expect their finances to change if Mr. Biden wins again."