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Bob Chapek is out at Disney; Donald Trump’s Twitter account is reinstated; and shooter killed several people a Colorado Springs nightclub. These stories and more highlight the morning rundown for Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Shake-up at Disney – Bob Iger is back as Disney’s CEO after previously leading the company for 15 years. Bob Chapek had replaced Iger as CEO in 2020. Chapek is immediately stepping down as Iger takes the reigns once again. The announcement is seen as sudden but comes at a time Disney is performing below expectations. Its stock tumbled 10% after its most recent earnings report.

The company has been also surrounded by controversy since Iger retired, with what some call a “woke” agenda and a spat over social-issues with the Florida governor.

Trump’s Twitter reinstated – Elon Musk over the weekend tweeted out a poll, asking users whether they believe former President Donald Trump should be allowed back on Twitter. After more than 15 million users weighed in, Musk re-activated trump’s Twitter account. But whether Trump re-joins is another question.

Trump responded to the news by touting his social media platform “Truth Social.” It was created after the former president was canceled in a wave of controversial censorship.

“I hear we’re getting a big vote to go back on twitter, I don’t see it because I don’t see a reason for it. Truth social has taken the place for a lot of people,” Trump said. 

For now, the former president seems on the fence about accepting Elon Musk’s invite back into the Twitter-verse.

Ye tests out his unblocked Twitter – Someone else welcomed back to Twitter over the weekend was Ye, tweeting “testing testing…seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.” The tweet was followed by another message with the word “shalom.” The word meaning “peace” in Hebrew.

The rap star was first taken down from the platform over anti-semitic comments, that cost him a lot more than just his Twitter account.

Kyrie Irving back on the court – Another star returned to the limelight after a similar controversy. Kyrie Irving was back on the floor in his first game since an eight-game suspension with the Brooklyn Nets. The suspension was handed down after Irving tweeted about a film that was anti-semitic in nature.

After the game, Irving once again apologizing. “As I look back and reflect, when I had the opportunity to offer my deep regrets to anyone that felt threatened or hurt by what I posted, that wasn’t my intent. I meant no harm to any person or any group of people,” Irving said.

Deadly nightclub shooting – A deadly shooting and a dramatic takedown at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. A gunman entered the nightclub late Saturday, shot and killed five people and injured 25 others. The shooting was stopped thanks to two bar patrons, who fought the shooter, knocking the gun free from his hands, then using the weapon to hit the shooter.

The 22-year-old gunman was taken into custody. Police are still investigating whether this was a hate crime.

A vigil was held on Sunday for the lives lost in the attack. 

New York’s Historic snow storm – The winter snow storm came down heavy on its residents. The historic blizzard produced six-feet of snow in some areas. Eighty inches fell in the area around the Buffalo Bills stadium.

Images inside show an unrecognizable stadium, blanketed in feet of snow. It was the third-highest three-day total ever-recorded in the state of New York.

Backlash as New Zealand considers lowering voter age – And an interesting court verdict in New Zealand is forcing the country’s government to reevaluate the legal voting age. A judge ruled the current voting age of 18 is discriminatory, suggesting the government could possibly lower the age to 16, striking a massive debate.

It comes at a time the U.S. grapples with two different visions of voting rights. The Democratic Party is looking to extend voting accessibility, while the Republican Party seeks to reign in pandemic-era exceptions in voting.

KARAH RUCKER: GOOD MORNING I’M KARAH RUCKER THE TIME IS NOW 8 O CLOCK ON THIS MONDAY MORNING. A SHOCKING AND SUDDEN SHAKEUP IN LEADERSHIP AT DISNEY IS LEADING OUR HEADLINES.

THIS IS YOUR MORNING UPDATE.

BOB IGER IS BACK AS DISNEY’S C-E-O AFTER PREVIOUSLY LEADING THE COMPANY FOR 15 YEARS. BOB CHAPEK HAD REPLACED IGER AS C-E-O IN 20-20. NOW CHAPEK IS IMMEDIATELY STEPPING DOWN AS IGER TAKES THE REINGS ONCE AGAIN. THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS SEEN AS SUDDEN.

BUT COMES AT A TIME DISNEY IS PERFORMING BELOW EXPECTATIONS. ITS STOCK TUMBLED 10 PERCENT AFTER IT’S MOST RECENT EARNINGS REPORT.

THE COMPANY ALSO SURROUNDED WITH CONTROVERSY SINCE IGER RETIRED. WITH WHAT SOME CALL A “WOKE” AGENDA, AND A SPAT OVER SOCIAL-ISSUES WITH THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR.

ELON MUSK OVER THE WEEKEND TWEETED OUT A POLL…ASKING USERS WHETHER THEY BELIEVE FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SHOULD BE ALLOWED BACK ON TWITTER.

AFTER MORE THAN 15 MILLION USERS WEIGHED IN, MUSK RE-ACTIVATED TRUMP’S TWITTER ACCOUNT. BUT WHETHER TRUMP RE-JOINS IS ANOTHER QUESTION.

DONALD TRUMP: “I hear we’re getting a big vote to go back on twitter, I don’t see it because I don’t see a reason for it. Truth social has taken the place for a lot of people.”

TRUMP RESPONDED TO THE NEWS BY TOUTING HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM “TRUTH SOCIAL.” IT WAS CREATED AFTER THE FORMER PRESIDENT WAS CANCELED IN A WAVE OF CONTROVERSIAL CENSORSHIP.

FOR NOW…THE FORMER PRESIDENT SEEMS ON THE FENCE ABOUT ACCEPTING ELON MUSK’S INVITE BACK INTO THE TWITTER-VERSE.

SOMEONE ELSE WELCOMED BACK TO TWITTER OVER THE WEEKEND WAS YE. TWEETING “TESTING TESTING…SEEING IF MY TWITTER IS UNBLOCKED.”

THE TWEET WAS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER MESSAGE WITH THE WORD “SHALOM.” THE WORD MEANING “PEACE” IN HEBREW.

THE RAP STAR WAS FIRST TAKEN DOWN FROM THE PLATFORM OVER ANTI-SEMITIC COMMENTS, THAT COST HIM A LOT MORE THAN JUST HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT.

ANOTHER STAR IS RETURNING TO THE LIMELIGHT AFTER A SIMILAR CONTROVERSY. KYRIE IRVING RETURNING TO THE COURT IN HIS FIRST GAME SINCE AN 8 GAME SUSPENSION WITH THE NETS.

THE SUSPENSION WAS HANDED DOWN AFTER IRVING TWEETED ABOUT A FILM THAT WAS ANTI-SEMITIC IN NATURE.

AFTER THE GAME…IRVING ONCE AGAIN APOLOGIZING.

KYRIE IRVING: “As I look back and reflect, when I had the opportunity to offer my deep regrets to anyone that felt threatened or hurt by what I posted, that wasn’t my intent I meant no harm to any person or any group of people.”

A DEADLY SHOOTING AND A DRAMATIC TAKEDOWN AT AN L-G-B-T-Q CLUB IN COLORADO SPRINGS. A GUNMAN ENTERED THE NIGHTCLUB LATE SATURDAY…SHOT AND KILLED FIVE PEOPLE AND INJURED 25 OTHERS.

THE SHOOTING WAS STOPPED THANKS TO TWO BAR PATRONS, WHO FOUGHT THE SHOOTER, KNOCKING THE GUN FREE FROM HIS HANDS, THEN USING THE WEAPON TO HIT THE SHOOTER.

A VIGIL WAS HELD ON SUNDAY FOR THE LIVES LOST IN THE SENSELESS ATTACK. THE GUNMAN WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHETHER THIS WAS A HATE CRIME.

THE WINTER SNOW STORM CAME DOWN HEAVY ON ITS RESIDENTS. THE HISTORIC BLIZZARD PRODUCED SIX FEET OF SNOW IN SOME AREAS. 80 INCHES FELL IN THE AREA AROUND THE BUFFALO BILLS STADIUM.

IMAGES INSIDE SHOW AN UNRECOGNIZABLE STADIUM, BLANKETED IN FOOT AFTER FOOT OF SNOW. IT WAS THE THIRD-HIGHEST THREE-DAY TOTAL EVER-RECORDED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

AND AN INTERESTING COURT VERDICT IN NEW ZEALAND IS FORCING THE COUNTRY’S GOVERNMENT TO RE-EVALUATE THE LEGAL VOTING AGE. A JUDGE RULING THE CURRENT VOTING AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD IS DISCRIMINATORY. SUGGESTING THE GOVERNMENT COULD POSSIBLY LOWER THE AGE TO SIXTEEN, STRIKING A MASSIVE DEBATE.

IT COMES AT A TIME THE U.S. GRAPPLES WITH TWO DIFFERENT VISIONS OF VOTING RIGHTS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LOOKING TO EXTEND VOTING ACCESSIBILITY, WHILE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LOOKS TO REIGN IN PANDEMIC-ERA ACCEPTIONS IN VOTING.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS MORNING. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR YOU AT NOON. UNTIL THEN, FROM THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA, WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. 

Bob Chapek is out at Disney; Donald Trump’s Twitter account is reinstated; and shooter killed several people a Colorado Springs nightclub. These stories and more highlight the morning rundown for Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Shake-up at Disney – Bob Iger is back as Disney’s CEO after previously leading the company for 15 years. Bob Chapek had replaced Iger as CEO in 2020. Chapek is immediately stepping down as Iger takes the reigns once again. The announcement is seen as sudden but comes at a time Disney is performing below expectations. Its stock tumbled 10% after its most recent earnings report.

The company has been also surrounded by controversy since Iger retired, with what some call a “woke” agenda and a spat over social-issues with the Florida governor.

Trump’s Twitter reinstated – Elon Musk over the weekend tweeted out a poll, asking users whether they believe former President Donald Trump should be allowed back on Twitter. After more than 15 million users weighed in, Musk re-activated trump’s Twitter account. But whether Trump re-joins is another question.

Trump responded to the news by touting his social media platform “Truth Social.” It was created after the former president was canceled in a wave of controversial censorship.

“I hear we’re getting a big vote to go back on twitter, I don’t see it because I don’t see a reason for it. Truth social has taken the place for a lot of people,” Trump said. 

For now, the former president seems on the fence about accepting Elon Musk’s invite back into the Twitter-verse.

Ye tests out his unblocked Twitter – Someone else welcomed back to Twitter over the weekend was Ye, tweeting “testing testing…seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.” The tweet was followed by another message with the word “shalom.” The word meaning “peace” in Hebrew.

The rap star was first taken down from the platform over anti-semitic comments, that cost him a lot more than just his Twitter account.

Kyrie Irving back on the court – Another star returned to the limelight after a similar controversy. Kyrie Irving was back on the floor in his first game since an eight-game suspension with the Brooklyn Nets. The suspension was handed down after Irving tweeted about a film that was anti-semitic in nature.

After the game, Irving once again apologizing. “As I look back and reflect, when I had the opportunity to offer my deep regrets to anyone that felt threatened or hurt by what I posted, that wasn’t my intent. I meant no harm to any person or any group of people,” Irving said.

Deadly nightclub shooting – A deadly shooting and a dramatic takedown at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs. A gunman entered the nightclub late Saturday, shot and killed five people and injured 25 others. The shooting was stopped thanks to two bar patrons, who fought the shooter, knocking the gun free from his hands, then using the weapon to hit the shooter.

The 22-year-old gunman was taken into custody. Police are still investigating whether this was a hate crime.

A vigil was held on Sunday for the lives lost in the attack. 

New York’s Historic snow storm – The winter snow storm came down heavy on its residents. The historic blizzard produced six-feet of snow in some areas. Eighty inches fell in the area around the Buffalo Bills stadium.

Images inside show an unrecognizable stadium, blanketed in feet of snow. It was the third-highest three-day total ever-recorded in the state of New York.

Backlash as New Zealand considers lowering voter age – And an interesting court verdict in New Zealand is forcing the country’s government to reevaluate the legal voting age. A judge ruled the current voting age of 18 is discriminatory, suggesting the government could possibly lower the age to 16, striking a massive debate.

It comes at a time the U.S. grapples with two different visions of voting rights. The Democratic Party is looking to extend voting accessibility, while the Republican Party seeks to reign in pandemic-era exceptions in voting.

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