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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A fast-moving low pressure system will cross the area Tuesday, bringing widespread precipitation that will begin as a period of wintry precipitation for parts of the mountains and Blue Ridge Escarpment early Tuesday morning. Dry and cool weather returns on Wednesday and continues through the weekend.

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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Rain. Patchy fog after 8am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Light winds out of the north. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.


Highlands Plateau

Today

Rain. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 36.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Rain. Patchy fog after 8am. Highs in the mid 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north 5 to 10 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 20.


Nantahala Area

Today

Rain. Patchy fog after 8am. Highs in the mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds becoming west northwest around 5 mph after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 20s.






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Hazards and Tropical Weather

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 11am this morning. A freezing rain event is possible in the area, so please use extreme caution if you plan to travel after the rain/freezing rain arrives later this morning (after 2am or so). A copy of the advisory is posted below.

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
919 PM EST Mon Nov 14 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around one to two tenths of an inch likely. Isolated higher accumulations cannot be ruled out in the northern NC mountains.

* WHERE...The mountains of western North Carolina, especially in the higher elevations. Even at lower elevations where temperatures may not support ice on the ground, raised surfaces may still see accumulating ice.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel conditions are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Occasional gusty winds are expected in exposed areas at high elevation. Paired with icing on elevated surfaces like power lines, this could result in very isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp. The latest state road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



Drought Update from the NC Climate Office


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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
100 AM EST Tue Nov 15 2022

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.



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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast

Smoke fields from fires across the southeast will be crossing the county today.















Air quality is in the upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the upper range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the low range (0.3 out of 12) today with Ragweed being the main culprit. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low range (1.5 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for November 15th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2021)

Highest Temperature 75°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1999
Lowest Temperature 7°F in Highlands in 1969
Greatest Rainfall 2.64 inches in Highlands in 1926
Greatest Snowfall 0.2 inches in Highlands in 1969

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 83°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 11-04-2003
Lowest Temperature -3°F in Highlands on 11-25-1950
Greatest Rainfall 4.69 inches in Highlands on 11-29-1914
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands on 11-28-1922

(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Hilda)

Record Weather Events for November 15th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 86°F in Kinston, Lenoir County in 1993
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1969
Greatest Rainfall 3.30 inches in Edenton, Chowan County in 1914
Greatest Snowfall 4.5 inches in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County in 1995

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of November Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 89°F in High Point, Guilford County on 11-04-1974
Lowest Temperature -12°F in Grandfather Mountain, Avery County on 11-15-1969
Greatest Rainfall 9.70 inches in Lake Toxaway, Transylvania County on 11-19-2003
Greatest Snowfall 13.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 11-01-2014




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Macon Calendar
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No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News


• The Appalachian Legend of the Woolly Worm [AVL Today]

• Town of Franklin Releases Information About Winter Wonderland 2022 [Macon Media]

• Town of Franklin Extands Voluntary Water Restrictions Through November 16, 2022 [Macon Media]

• 'Ramifications are substantial.' How Republicans gained a lasting grip on the NC Supreme Court [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Counting error leads to some big changes in one Western North Carolina commission race [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• More patients benefiting from telehealth, but barriers to access remain for North Carolinians [BPR]

• Town of Franklin Asks Citizens to Voluntarily Restrict Water Usage [Macon Media]


State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]


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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, November 14 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for November 14th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 264 [Al Jazeera]

• LIVEBLOG: 263rd day of Russian aggression against Ukraine[TVP World]

How lies destroy armies - Lies, coverups, and Russian failures in Ukraine | Perun



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 17. Reforms, Recentralization, Dissidence:1950s-1970s | Tale Courses






• CIA director warns Russian spy chief against deploying nukes [AP News]

• Russia’s war in Ukraine challenges old comrades in Southeast Asia [Al Jazeera]

• What would happen if a nuclear bomb was used in Ukraine? [DW News]

• 'Collaboration needed to save world': Ukraine war tops agenda at G20 summit [France 24]

• Ukraine war: Wagner chief Prigozhin defends brutal killing video [BBC News]


News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• UN calls on Russia to pay Ukraine reparations [Russia Today]

• Full-fledged war of drones unfolding in Ukraine [Pravda ]

• Lavrov arrives at venue of G20 summit [TASS Russian News Agency]


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National and World News Roundup



• Iran Crisis Update, November 14 [Understanding War] [PDF for November 14th]

• US says Iran threats to ex-officials Pompeo, Hook persist [AP News]

• Court In Iran Issues First Death Sentence For A Protester [Iran International]

• How Meth Worsened the Fentanyl Crisis. ‘We Are in a Different World.’ [Wall Street Journal]

• As flu hospitalizations surge in the U.S., the Southeast is the hardest hit [CNBC]

• Suspect caught in fatal shooting of 3 U.Va. football players [AP News]

• California City Designates 'Little Arabia' Neighborhood [Voice of America (video)]

• Exclusive: New audio of phone call shows for the first time that a senior Uvalde officer was told children needed to be rescued from inside a classroom [CNN]

• Club for Growth steps on Trump relaunch with polls showing DeSantis beating him [Politico]

• Documents Detail Foreign Government Spending at Trump Hotel [Yahoo! News]

• Court allows Jan. 6 committee to obtain phone records of Arizona GOP chair [SCOTUSblog]


Inside the battle for Taiwan and China's looming war threat | 60 Minutes Australia



Global National: Nov. 14, 2022 | Ontario's top doctor recommends masking indoors as viruses surge



Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 14th)


PBS NewsHour full episode, November 14, 2022




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:






• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:01pm CET, 11 November 2022, there have been 630,832,131 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,584,104 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 November 2022, a total of 12,885,748,541 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:18pm CET, 9 November 2022, there have been 96,474,411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,062,721 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 28 October 2022, a total of 629,073,496 vaccine doses have been administered.

• TWiV 954: Speculating sarbecovirus spillovers with Michael Letko [Microbe TV]

• New drug shows promise for fighting both COVID-19 and cancer [Eureka Alert: American Association for the Advancement of Science]

• Remember the infamous Swedish pandemic model? Turns out, it really didn’t work [ZME Science]

• Long COVID study suggests lost connections between neurons may explain cognitive symptoms [PsyPost]

• Why Masks Still Matter[Time Magazine]

• Biden Extends Covid Public Health Emergency While States Move On [Bloomberg]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• International team of leading Israeli universities finds oldest evidence of the controlled use of fire to cook food [Eureka Alert! | American Association for the Advancement of Science]

• Northrop Grumman B-21 Unveiling May Answer Lingering Mysteries [Aviation Week Network]

• 40 states settle Google location-tracking charges for $392M [AP News]

• Gov't seeks power to turn down private home air conditioners remotely, report says [Japan Today]

• Amazon reportedly plans to lay off about 10,000 employees starting this week [CNBC]

• This Underwater Buoy Could Power Homes By Capturing The Ocean's Power [CNET]

• The Man Behind Mastodon Built It for This Moment [Wired]

• The Weird-Looking, Fuel-Efficient Planes You Could Be Flying in One Day [Wall Street Journal]

• Japan’s grand plan to home grow 2nm chips [Asia Times]

• Open-source software vs. the proposed Cyber Resilience Act [NLnet Labs]

• NASA’s Space Launch System rocket weathers the storm [The Verge]

• The Life and Times of Adobe Flash Player Gaming [Hacker Noon]


Semi-permanent links

• Fall of Civilizations #16. Bagan - City of Temples [Fall of Civilizations Podcast]

• 25 tips to help you prepare for the 2024 total solar eclipse [Astronomy Magazine]

• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]



Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

How FTX Went Bankrupt - What Went Wrong | WSJ



Level1 Show - Live This Week | Level1 Techs



Can You Roam for Work? - DTNS 4395 | Daily Tech News Show



Japanese RED Hydrogen Breakthrough Will DESTROY Oil & Gas! | Two Bit da Vinci



Euclid completes thermal vacuum testing | European Space Agency



The Full Plan For Artemis Part 3: The Moon Base And Beyond | Joe Scott



Monthly Space News 2022/11: planet defense, Mars O2, China Space Station, inflatable heat shield | gstanley0



Is Elon Quiet Quitting Twitter? | TWIT TV






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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> How lies destroy armies - Lies, coverups, and Russian failures in Ukraine | Perun



Timothy Snyder: Making of Modern Ukraine.Class 17. Reforms, Recentralization, Dissidence:1950s-1970s | Tale Courses



Ukraine retakes Kherson after 8 months of occupation | CBS News



President Zelenskyy visits Kherson after Russian withdrawal | Al Jazeera



What is Russia's next move after Kherson pullout? | DW News







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On This Day

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 46 days remain until the end of the year.

This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)



655 – Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of the Winwaed]
• [VIDEO: Yorkshire's Hidden History]
• [Dark Age Britain: 6th Century]

1315 – Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.

1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Atahualpa]
• [VIDEO: The rise and fall of the Inca Empire - Gordon McEwan]
• [Fall of Civilizations Podcast: The Inca - Cities in the Cloud (Part 1 of 2)/a>]
• [
Fall of Civilizations Podcast: The Inca - Cities in the Cloud (Part 2 of 2)]

1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

1705 – Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).

1760 – The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.

1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
• [Text and Notes at The Avalon Project]
• [VIDEO PLAYLIST: Extra History - Articles of Confederation ]
• [Wikipedia: Articles of Confederation]

1806 – Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman's March to the Sea.
• [Wikipedia: Sherman's March to the Sea]
• [When Georgia Howled: Sherman on the March]
• [The Civil War Battle Series: Sherman in Georgia]

1889 – Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.

1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.

1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.

1920 – The Free City of Danzig is established.

1922 – At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.

1928 – The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.

1933 – Thailand has its first election.

1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
• [Wikipedia: Jefferson Memorial]
• [Jefferson Memorial - Decades TV Network]
• [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2gQo4kfBXY]

1942 – World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
• [Wikipedia: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal]
• [Friday the 13th (the Battle)]
• [The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 1942 - Animated]

1943 – The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".

1951 – Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.

1955 – The first part of the Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.

1966 – Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
• [Newsreel Footage and Documentary]
• [CBS News - Gemini 12 spacewalk (1966)]
• [Wikipedia: Gemini 12]

1966 – A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.

1967 – The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

1968 – The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.

1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.

1969 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".
• [Wikipedia: Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam]
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [NewsReel Footage]

1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
• [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_4004]
• [3 Minutes On... The Intel 4004 Microprocessor]
• [Intel 4004 Microprocessor 35th Anniversary (2007 Video)]

1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.

1978 – A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

1979 – A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence. Recognized only by Turkey.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.

1987 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

1988 – In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.

1988 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.

1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

1990 – The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.

2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.

2000 – Jharkhand officially becomes the 28th state of India, formed from eighteen districts of southern Bihar.

2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.

2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.

2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.

2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
• [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4]
• [PlayStation 4 Launch | The PS4 Launch Video]
• [PlayStation 4 Announcement Live Stream (Full Event)]

2016 – Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament.

2020 – Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and secures his seventh drivers' title, equalling the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.


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Published at 3:00am on Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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