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U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid new Covid variant

The new strain, classified by the WHO as a "variant of concern," is blamed for a surge of cases in South Africa and has sparked fears over its high number of mutations.
People wait at OR Tambo's airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov. 26, 2021.
People wait at OR Tambo's airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov. 26, 2021.

Rep. Boebert apologizes after making anti-Muslim remarks against Democratic colleague 

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., apologized after video surfaced of her making anti-Muslim remarks about her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. NBC News’ Garrett Haake reports on Omar’s response to the comments. 
Rep. Boebert apologizes after making anti-Muslim remarks against Democratic colleague 
Rep. Boebert apologizes after making anti-Muslim remarks against Democratic colleague 
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Rep. Boebert apologizes after suggesting Rep. Omar mistaken for a terrorist in Capitol

“Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout," Omar said on Twitter after a video Boebert emerged.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2021.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2021.

U.S. lawmakers meet with officials in Taiwan despite China tensions

Five U.S. lawmakers met with government officials in Taiwan despite warnings from Beijing as tensions between China and the democratic island continue to rise. NBC News' Josh Lederman reports.
U.S. lawmakers meet with officials in Taiwan despite China tensions
U.S. lawmakers meet with officials in Taiwan despite China tensions

U.S. lawmakers defy China by meeting with officials in Taiwan

'When news of our trip broke yesterday, my office received a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to call off the trip,' Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said.
Image: World News - November 25, 2021
Image: World News - November 25, 2021

Biden marks pandemic losses in Thanksgiving video message

President Biden gathered with relatives in Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition for the family. The president spoke to all six military branches, recorded a video message to the nation and surprised TODAY’s Al Roker by calling during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Biden marks pandemic losses in Thanksgiving video message
Biden marks pandemic losses in Thanksgiving video message
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Georgia teens become unlikely warriors in redistricting fight

They're juggling finals and extracurriculars with special legislative sessions and injecting an unusual level of youth engagement into a typically wonky insiders' political routine.
Image: Yana Batra, 17, DJ Horton, 13,  Alex Ames, 19, and Julian Fortuna, 19.
Image: Yana Batra, 17, DJ Horton, 13,  Alex Ames, 19, and Julian Fortuna, 19.

Firm that administers medical benefits for some 9/11 survivors loses federal contract

An NBC News investigation in September reported concerns from nearly two dozen 9/11 first responders and survivors.
Image: The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001
Image: The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001

CIA chief warns Russians of consequences if they caused 'Havana Syndrome'

Director William Burns raised the issue during a visit to Moscow this month while he was speaking to top Russian intelligence officials, sources said.
CIA Director William Burns testifies during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Oct. 27, 2021.
CIA Director William Burns testifies during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Oct. 27, 2021.