November 9: What we know about Astroworld victims. Memes ease pandemic stress.

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Good morning! It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. What we know about the Astroworld concert victims

Stacey Sarmiento places flowers at a memorial in Houston on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in memory of her friend, Rudy Pena, who died in a crush of people at the Astroworld music festival on Friday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

2. Jurors see gruesome police photos of Arbery’s wounds

Defense attorney Robert Rubin speaks during the trial of William “Roddie” Bryan, Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, charged with the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, at the Gwynn County Superior Court, in Brunswick, Ga., Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

3. Criminal investigation into Astroworld tragedy begins

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner (Photo AP/Michael Wyke)

4. US reopens to international travel, allows happy reunions

People applaud and take pictures as MaKensi Kastl greets her boyfriend, Thierry Coudassot, after he arrived from France at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The couple has not seen one another in person for over a year due to pandemic travel restrictions. The U.S. lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe, setting the stage for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making and providing a boost for the airline and tourism industries decimated by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Enjoy your memes – they really do help ease pandemic stress

It turns out that “Grumpy Cat” has therapeutic value.

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📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The Supreme Court hears a case about prayer during executions.

🔴 Marie Antoinette’s jewels go up for auction.

🔴 VP Harris, husband begin visit to France.

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