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Trump picks Obamacare hater Tom Price to be health chief, North Dakota governor orders evacuation of Standing Rock camp, police probe whether Ohio campus attack was terrorism, and more.
November 29, 2016, 2:30pm

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Trump Appoints Obamacare Critic as Health Boss
President-elect Donald Trump has named Republican congressman Tom Price, a fierce critic of Obamacare, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier this month, Rep. Price praised Trump's willingness to repeal the "failed law," though Trump has since waffled a bit on fully reversing every provision of the Affordable Care Act.—NBC News

North Dakota Governor Orders Evacuation of Standing Rock Protest Camp
Governor Jack Dalrymple on Monday ordered thousands of people camped in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline to evacuate the area immediately. His executive order suggested the camp was not suitable for winter weather, and also directed emergency services to stop guaranteeing they would provide aid for the camp if needed.—VICE News


Police Probe Whether Ohio Campus Attack Was Terrorism
Police investigators and the FBI are exploring whether the Ohio State University attack Monday that left 11 people injured may have been an act of terrorism. They do not yet have a motive for Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who's said to have hit students with his car and begun stabbing people before being shot and killed by a campus cop.—TIME

Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Tennessee Town
Emergency officials ordered the mandatory evacuation of homes in and near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after wildfires spread across the town and approached the Dolly Parton resort in Pigeon Forge. Officials said the wildfire set 30 buildings in Gatlinburg alight on Monday.—CBS News


Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia
A plane carrying 81 people, including a Brazilian soccer team, has crashed on its way to Medellín in Colombia. Officials said there were reports of six survivors. The Chapecoense team had been set to play Medellín's Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.—AP

Syrian Opposition Says Aleppo Loss 'Not the End'
The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator has said losing Aleppo to the government would "not be the end of the revolution." George Sabra suggested rebel groups would continue to fight President Bashar al Assad's forces in other parts of the country. Government forces have taken more than a third of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.—BBC News


South Korean President Asks Parliament for Escape Route
South Korean president Park Geun-hye suggested she is willing to step down and has asked parliament to help her leave in a "stable manner." Park, reeling from a scandal over allegedly allowing friend Choi Soon-sil's political influence, said on television: "I will leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term."—Reuters

Thai Parliament Asks Crown Prince to Become King
Thailand's parliament has asked Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the next king. The prince was expected to accept the invitation in the next few days, and will only be crowned king after his father, who died last month, is cremated, a ceremony which is not expected to happen until 2017.—Al Jazeera


Paisley Park to Host Anniversary Festival for Prince
A four-day festival honoring the late musician Prince will take place at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota next April. Revolution and New Power Generation, among other acts, will be on hand.—Rolling Stone

Facebook's Indian Internet Program Goes Live
Facebook has launched Express WiFi, its program to bring internet access to underserved parts of rural India. Unlike its predecessor program, Free Basics, which was axed by regulators over net neutrality concerns, the new program gives people unlimited access to the internet for a small fee.—BuzzFeed News

Trump Supporter Banned by Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines has banned a Donald Trump supporter for life for insulting fellow passengers. A video posted on Facebook showed the man yelling Trump's name and saying: "We got some Hillary bitches on here?"—CNN Money

San Francisco Muni Hackers Threaten to Dump Data
The hackers who infected San Francisco's municipal transit system (Muni) are threatening to release customer and employee data if they don't receive $73,000 worth of bitcoin. The hackers claimed to have infected more than 2,000 of Muni's systems.—Motherboard

Q-Tip Wants Serious Discussion with Kanye West
A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip says Kanye West's remarks about supporting Donald Trump "require he and I having a real serious discussion." Q-Tip added of Kanye, who appeared on the new Tribe album, "It's difficult because I love him."—Noisey

Canadian Teachers Banned from Posting Beach Photos
Ottawa's public school board has handed out new guidelines to teachers identifying photos posted on social media showing drugs, alcohol, or being "scantily clad" on the beach as unacceptable professional behavior.—VICE