Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left in the year.

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Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain. The festival announced Friday that the star will play the 2023 festival’s final night on June 25. Glastonbury draws upwards of 200,000 people to Worthy Farm in southwest England to see dozens of the world’s biggest stars. John ended the North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour last month with a show at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium. The final leg of the tour will include dates in Australia, New Zealand and Europe next year. It is set to conclude in Stockholm, Sweden in July.

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Australia’s players speak in glowing and almost reverential terms about Lionel Messi. Mathew Leckie says Messi “does things that no one else can do.” Milos Degenek describes the Argentina star as “probably the best footballer ever to grace the game.” Imagine how they’ll be feeling Saturday when they share the same field as Messi and his Argentina team in the last 16 of the World Cup. These are pinch-yourself times for a group of unheralded players who were expected to be on their way home by this stage of the tournament. It looks to be a mismatch with Australia ranked No. 38 and Argentina starting to play like one of the favorites.

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Shares have retreated in Asia after a mixed day on Wall Street. Optimism over moves by China to ease strict pandemic controls faded, replaced by worries over data suggesting recession may be looming. A U.S. measure of inflation that’s closely watched by the Federal Reserve eased in October, raising questions over the central bank's determination to keep raising interest rates to tame price increases. The S&P 500 ended 0.1% lower Thursday, a day after markets rallied as Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated the central bank could dial back the pace of its interest rate increases.

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Drivers in Hungary are running into gasoline and diesel shortages at filling stations as a government-imposed price cap squeezes independent stations and leaves the state energy company struggling to meet increased demand. Hungary’s populist government imposed the price cap on fuel in November 2021, setting the maximum price for gasoline and diesel at 480 forints ($1.22) per liter. The discounted prices made the country a less attractive market for foreign suppliers, leaving state energy company MOL as the only provider of price-capped fuel. With the company struggling to keep up, many stations have limited the amounts consumers can buy when the pumps have any to dispense. The cap is set to expire on Dec. 31.

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An army of engineers from Ukraine’s phone companies has mobilized to help the public and policymakers stay in touch during repeated Russian missile and drone strikes. The engineers who typically go unseen and unsung in peacetime often work around the clock to maintain or restore service, sometimes braving minefields to do so. After Russian strikes took out the electricity that cellphone towers usually run on, they revved up diesel generators. A team from Ukrainian telecommunications company Kyivstar offered a glimpse of their new daily routines this week. They checked an app on their own phones to monitor the cell towers in the Kyiv area. One entry read, in English, “Low Fuel.”

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China's professional basketball league has fined former NBA star Jeremy Lin for making ‘inappropriate remarks’ about quarantine facilities for his Chinese team. That comes as the government tries to suppress protests against anti-virus controls that are among the world's most stringent. More cities eased restrictions following protests last weekend in Shanghai and other areas in which some crowds called for President Xi Jinping to resign. The China Basketball Association said Lin was fined $1,400 for “inappropriate remarks” on social media about a hotel where his team stayed before a game. The news outlet The Paper said he complained about workout facilities. Phone calls to his team, the Loong Lions, weren't answered.

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A gay men's choir in Colorado Springs is among a group of organizations working locally to foster solidarity and healing after a gruesome shooting at a gay night club devastated Colorado Springs' LGBTQ community. The attack robbed people of devoted friends and family members and left memories of gunfire and screaming in a space that was considered a safe haven. As chorus members harmonize, their singing is haunted by the tragedy, yet they say the sound of their voices in unison instills strength and a stubborn optimism able to withstand attacks.

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A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey will be imploded Friday morning, and its owners are expected to announce plans for a new clean energy venture on the site. Starwood Energy will demolish the former Logan Generating Plant, with the head of New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities pushing the button that triggers explosives used in bringing the structure down. Logan is one of two former coal-fired power plants that the company agreed in March to shut down. They were the last two coal-fired power plants operating in the state. The other is the former Chambers Cogeneration Plant in Carneys Point.

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Glowing lava from the world’s largest volcano is a sight to behold, but for many Native Hawaiians, Mauna Loa’s eruption is a time to pray, make offerings and honor both the natural and spiritual worlds. An eruption of a volcano like Mauna Loa has a deep yet very personal cultural significance for many Native Hawaiians. It can be an opportunity to feel a connection with creation itself through the way lava gives birth to new land, as well as a time to reflect on their own place in the world and the people who came before them.

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Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has warned an Australian audience that a Russian victory over Ukraine would empower other aggressors. She urged democracies against forming “critical dependencies” on authoritarian states such as China. Marin was speaking Friday in Sydney at the end of the first-ever visit by a Finnish prime minister to Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s pursuit of a free trade deal with the European Union was on the agenda. Marin used a speech to urge democracies to ramp up sanctions against Russia. She says a free trade agreement being finalized between the European Union and Australia is an opportunity to develop resilient supply chains.