5 things to know November 28, 2021: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

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The annual National Menorah lighting ceremony will take place on the Ellipse in front of the White House. The event marks the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The second Mr. Doug Emhoff, who is Jewish, will participate in the ceremony.

On Monday

The United States will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi from tomorrow due to concerns over the new variant of Covid-19. This does not apply to US citizens and lawful permanent residents.
The trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell begins. She allegedly conspired with Jeffrey Epstein to entice underage women to travel for criminal sexual activity, to transport minors to engage in criminal sexual activity and to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. She pleaded not guilty.

Tuesday

Jury selection begins in Kim Potter’s trial. The former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota cop is accused of gunning down Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April. She is accused of manslaughter and says she mistook her service weapon for a Taser.
For the second time this month, Atlanta voters will go to the polls to elect the city’s next mayor. The second round takes place between City Council Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens, a general councilor. The two advanced to the second round after the candidates failed to secure the 50% plus one vote needed for a victory.
Want more than 5 things? This week in the Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we chat with CNN Entertainment Senior Editor Lisa Respers France, who takes a look at the state of the movie industry at this point in the pandemic. Plus, she’s taking a look at the movies that will make a splash in the upcoming awards season. Listen now!

Photos of the week

Visitors pose for a photo in the middle of the “Tunnel of Light” artwork in Tokamachi, Japan. Here’s a look at 36 moving, fascinating and thought-provoking images from the week, curated by CNN Photos.

What is going on in entertainment

A night of soul music

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will host the Soul Train Awards this year, which will air for the first time since New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The star performer lineup includes Maxwell and Ashanti, both of whom will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the ceremony. The show airs on BET at 8 p.m. ET / PT.

Time for the quiz!

Our quiz team took a well-deserved Thanksgiving break this weekend and will have a new quiz ready for you bright and early Friday!

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Turkey has gone wrong

I hope your Thanksgiving hasn’t been so explosive. (Click here to watch)

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