Runoff for Warnock, Walker in Georgia; Russia withdrawing from Kherson; turtles under threat | Hot off the Wire podcast

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On the latest, non-elections episode of Hot off the Wire (for election coverage, scroll down):

  • Georgia’s closely watched race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will go to a Dec. 6 runoff because neither candidate took more than half of the vote.
  • Russia’s military says it’s withdrawing from Kherson. It would mark one of Russia’s most significant and humiliating setbacks in the 8-month-old war. 
  • Scores of turtle species are under threat from poaching. The illegal trade of turtles in the United States is aimed mostly at markets in Asia and Europe.

For additional information on this episode, please see our show notes.

Republicans and Democrats are in a tight race for control of Congress and governors’ offices, with the outcome determining the future of Joe Biden’s agenda as polls closed across most of the country. For additional information on this episode, please see our show notes.