The Wider World

Pence to testify on Trump?

DONALD TRUMP and Mike Pence, the GOP ticket for 2016 (Trump campaign photo).

Former vice president Mike Pence may be questioned by the Department of Justice over former president Donald Trump’s role in trying to retain power after his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.

According to The New York Times, this would be in connection with a criminal investigation and separate from the House committee’s inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Some of the attackers there – upset with Pence’s refusal to try to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” and erected a makeshift gallows.

Trump has declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2024; Pence is reportedly considering a run for the Republican nomination as well.

Walmart employee shot, killed seven

A man who police say was a current employee at a Walmart department store in Chesapeake, Virginia killed seven people and wounded six others late Tuesday night.

According to United Press International, the shooter opened fire with a pistol in the employee break room.

He is said to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Walmart identified him as Andre Bing, 31, a “team leader” who had worked for the company since 2010.

Sports: Tunnel battle leads to charges

A postgame battle in the tunnel at Michigan University last month has resulted in criminal charges against seven Michigan State football players.

The Associated Press is reporting that while six members of the team are charged with misdemeanors, one – Khary Crump – faces one count of felonious assault. The scuffle between rivals Michigan and Michigan State took place on Oct. 29.

Eight Michigan State players were suspended by their college.

Weather: A sunny Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day, will be sunny and warm for the West Orange County area. The daytime high should be 81 with an overnight low of 50.  Friday will be mostly sunny with a slightly cooler daytime high of 78 (49). A cooling trend starts on Saturday with sunny skies but a daytime high of 70 (67). Sunday will be similar at 69 (52).

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