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  • More Than 300 Detained by Police in Belarus Protests

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) --The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 300 people were arrested and many of them beaten by police during protests calling for the country's authoritarian president to resign.

  • China Lashes Out at US Withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

    BEIJING (AP) --China on Monday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” with Russia, saying the move undermined military trust and transparency and imperiled future attempts at arms control.

  • AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

    LONDON (AP) --AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its...

  • Biden Expected to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

    WASHINGTON (AP) --President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning.

  • Yemen Rebels Claim Attack on Saudi Oil Facility in Jiddah

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) --Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit.

  • Cut Off: School Closings Leave Rural Students Isolated

    CUBA, N.M. (AP) --The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo's home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior.

  • Trump Aims to Box in Biden Abroad, But it May Not Work

    On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Donald Trump's “America...

  • FDA Allows Emergency Use of Antibody Drug Trump Received

    U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

  • In Blistering Ruling, Judge Throws Out Trump Suit in Pa.

    A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign's futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in...

  • UK Leader to End England's Coronavirus Lockdown on Dec. 2

    LONDON (AP) --British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for strict regional measures to combat COVID-19 after England's lockdown ends Dec. 2, sparking a rebellion by members of his own party who say the move may do more harm than good.

  • Trump Team Requests Recount of Georgia's Presidential Race

    (AP) -- President Donald Trump's campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with...

  • US-European Ocean Monitoring Satellite Launches Into Orbit

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) --A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit from California on Saturday.

  • Trump Election Challenges Sound Alarm Among Voters Of Color

    DETROIT (AP) --When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city, he was furious.

  • Burkina Faso Votes Amid Ongoing Extremist Violence, Threats

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) --Voters went to the polls Sunday in Burkina Faso for presidential and legislative elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation.

  • Trump's Legal Team Cried Vote Fraud, But Courts Found None

    As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all...

  • Many GOP Lawmakers Shrug Off Statehouse Mask-Wearing Rules

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) --Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in...

  • Nevada Facing Double-Bind of Rising Cases, Limping Economy

    LAS VEGAS (AP) --As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his...

  • Charleston Weighs Wall as Seas Rise and Storms Strengthen

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) --Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina's historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother's booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by.

  • Trump Tries to Leverage Power of Office to Subvert Biden Win

    WASHINGTON (AP) --President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their...

  • Analysis: With Silence, GOP Enables Trump's Risky Endgame

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

  • UK Signs Trade Deal With Canada to Prepare For Brexit

    LONDON (AP) --The U.K. signed an interim trade deal with Canada on Saturday, giving it more time to negotiate future trading rules as the British government prepares the country for business life outside the European Union.

  • Some Governors Ignore CDC Advice on Thanksgiving Gatherings

    (AP) -- Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks. Yet Gov. Kristi Noem won't require masks or take other measures to curb the spread, including urging families to limit...

  • Biden Could Announce Cabinet Picks as Soon as Next Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) --President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top leaders for his Cabinet as early as next week.

What DTN Is Watching

Monday before Thanksgiving starts what is usually a quiet week of trading that can also be prone to surprises. Traders will check out the latest weather forecasts, especially for South America where the new crop season is getting underway. USDA releases its weekly report of grain export inspections at 10 a.m. CST, followed by monthly cold storage at 2 p.m. and crop progress at 3 p.m.

Weather

Light rain and snow showers are in store for the southwest Plains Monday, offering some moisture potential for winter wheat. Similar precipitation is also indicated for the northwestern U.S. crop areas. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. Temperatures will be above normal north and seasonal south.