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Warnock projected to win Ga. Senate runoff

In Georgia's run-off election, incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker, giving democrats an outright majority of 51-49- in the senate and capping off an underwhelming midterm elections cycle for the GOP. A federal judge has agreed to dismiss a civil lawsuit against Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. And Hawaii officials have activated the National Guard after the Mauna Loa volcano eruption sent lava toward a key highway.


Biden discusses Saudi meeting in Israel

President Biden said he "always brings up human rights" as he prepares to travel to Saudi Arabia, but he stopped short of promising to talk with the Saudis about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Biden, who's on his first trip to the Middle East as president, remarked on the issue at a news conference in Jerusalem on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid. "I always bring up human rights, but my position on Khashoggi has been so clear. If anyone doesn't understand it -- in Saudi Arabia or anywhere else -- then they haven't been around for a while," he said. He and Lapid also stressed the importance of keeping Iran from producing nuclear weapons, and they expressed their support for Ukraine.


Biden heads to Middle East for first official visit

President Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this week for his first official visit to the region since taking office. The White House confirms the president will hold talks with the Saudi king and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He will also meet with Palestinian officials in Israel's occupied West Bank. Zeke Miller, a CBS News political contributor and White House reporter for the Associated Press, joined CBS News' John Dickerson to discuss.

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