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November 8, 2018: What to Know

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  • At least 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy, were shot and killed overnight in a shooting at a country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, California. CBS News reports that the Borderline Bar and Grill had been holding an event for college students in the affluent Ventura County neighborhood about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The suspected gunman was also killed, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot.
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    Following an internal investigation into a Halloween stunt by more than a dozen Middleton educators, the school district announced late Tuesday that the incident, which included teachers dressing up in stereotypical Mexican costumes and posing behind a faux "border wall," was "nothing more than love and commitment in the hearts of these teachers and aides." The Idaho Press reports that Middleton Heights Elementary teachers and aides will return to class, but Principal Kim Atkinson will remain on administrative leave.
  • The Associated Press reports that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized this morning after falling in her office, and breaking three ribs.

  • There were countless interesting races in Tuesday's midterm elections. But Fox News says none was more intriguing than the contest for a Missouri State House seat, where the children of the Republican candidate urged the public not to vote for their father, adding that he "was racist and homophobic." He lost by nearly 30 percentage points.

  • There has been an abundance of research on the benefits or detriments of caffeine, and the latest study from Canada's Krembil Brain Institute says regular coffee drinking might decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease later in life.

  • According to TheVerge.com, the age of the "foldable" smartphone is coming. And no, it's not an old-school flip phone.

  • The curtain goes up tonight on Broadway's biggest show yet. And by big, we mean the 2,400-pound gorilla in the room: King Kong. The new stage production of King Kong, a musical no less, features a star that is 20 feet tall, 1.2 tons and requires 15 people to move.