Over the Thanksgiving weekend, it was this image that stuck with us

November 26, 2018

Worth 1,000 words; ‘60 Minutes’ investigates separations; morning co-hosts wed; always request the documents

DOMINANT IMAGE: This Reuters photo (above) by Kim Kyung-Hoon of a woman dragging diaper-clad children away from the fumes of tear gas became the dominant image from this Thanksgiving weekend. Multiple outlets reported that the tear gas was fired by U.S. border agents after a handful of people attempted to unlawfully breach the border fence between Tijuana, Mexico, and the United States.

FAMILY SEPARATIONS: A timely "60 Minutes" investigation aired Sunday that revealed more details about President Donald Trump's policy of splitting up families at the border as a deterrent to illegal crossings. "Our investigation has found that the separation of families began far earlier and detained many more children than the administration has admitted."

IT'S OFFICIAL: Vanity Fair reports that "Morning Joe" cohosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough wed this weekend at the National Archives amid the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It was the first wedding held there, but the second and third, respectively, for the couple.

AT THE HELM: For the first time in its history, the Harvard Crimson will be edited and led by a black woman, 20-year old Kristen Guillaume. “Both of my parents have a strong emphasis on education and knowing what’s going on in the world around us,” she said in a profile in the New York Times.

CONTROL ISSUES: The Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan on the White House sullying the good name of the follow-up question: "What is clear is that — despite the talk about maintaining decorum — the rules are set up to help the president avoid meaningful challenges."

WHY WE FOIA: White House communications chief Bill Shine was paid millions after leaving Fox News. CNBC was the first with the documents.

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