Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Monday, November 20, 2023.
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1. Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and humanitarian, passes away at 96
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing advocate for mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, died at her home on Sunday at the age of 96. Former President Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, reflected fondly on his wife’s life and their time together in a press release issued by The Carter Center.
“Rosalynn was my partner in everything,” he said. “Her wisdom and support were my constant companions.”
2. Your Thanksgiving travel could be disrupted by a storm
Severe thunderstorms, rain, and snow are expected to hit several parts of the U.S., including Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and New York. Delays in air travel are likely to occur across the East Coast earlier in the week, with delays on major highways also expected.
Accuweather predicts significant weather-related delays on highways such as Interstates 40, 44, 55, 64, 70, 75 and 80 as well as on the mid-Atlantic I-80, I-81 and I-95. While the weather will cause some headaches, it will likely still be safe to travel in most regions.
3. Inside disgraced Rep. George Santos' ethics report
The Ethics Committee’s report on New York Rep. George Santos revealed the Republican used his campaign as a personal slush fund. Among the most striking findings is the accusation that Santos spent campaign money on OnlyFans, a pornography subscription service, as well as luxury designer products.
Santos has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2024. The House of Representatives is expected to hold a vote to expel him, which marks the third voting session so far regarding the openly gay representative.