November 28, 2018: What to Know 

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  • First daughter Ivanka Trump says there's "no equivalency" between her use of personal email to conduct official White House business and Hillary Clinton's use of personal email to conduct Secretary of State businesses. Trump made the remarks in an ABC interview conducted in the Canyon County town of Wilder while touring a local school with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Trump said all the emails on her private account were "properly archived and contained no classified information." ABC was the only television outlet allowed inside the Wilder school during Trump's appearance, and the Idaho Statesman was the only print outlet allowed, though the Statesman agreed to a White House request not to ask Trump any questions. In another stop-the-presses exclusive, the Statesman reports that Trump ordered an omelette at a downtown Boise restaurant on Tuesday.
  • The Boise City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to move The Cabin, Boise's reading and literary center, from its current location to make room for a bigger library. The Idaho Press reports that the council still needs to decide where The Cabin will go. The Cabin's board has expressed interest in moving to Julia Davis Park, near the Black History Museum.

  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) won a special runoff election Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Espy. With Hyde-Smith's victory, Republicans have 53 seat in the U.S. Senate, a net increase of two. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that Democrats are expected to elect Representative Nancy Pelosi as their leader today, making her the Speaker of the U.S. House in 2019.

  • NPR has dumped long-time film critic David Edelstein following his tasteless joke about the Last Tango in Paris rape scene in the wake of director Bernardo Bertolucci's death. Variety says NPR issued a statement Tuesday, saying Edelstein's remarks were "offensive and unacceptable."

  • Fans of SpongeBob SquarePants are mourning the loss of the show's creator Stephen Hillenburg. ABC News says Hillenburg, 57, died of complications associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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    The National Board of Review has revealed its 2018 film award winners. The Hollywood Reporter says the NBR chose Green Book as Best Picture of the year. Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) won Best Actor, Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) won Best Actress, Sam Elliott (A Star is Born) won Best Supporting Actor and Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) won Best Supporting Actress.

  • The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says a massive cow named Knickers has been deemed too large to eat. He stands nearly two meters tall and weighs more than a car. Knickers' owner says the cow is "too big to go into the export plant's chain."

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