'Friendshoring'. UVA shooting, Biden Xi meeting, Taylor Swift: Daily Briefing – USA TODAY

President Joe Biden met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping today as the U.S. attempts stronger alliances with nations that can help discourage China from taking military action against Taiwan.  Also in the news: Three people have been killed in a shooting at the University of Virginia. Kherson celebrates Russia’s withdrawal, but a humanitarian crisis remains.
🙋🏼‍♀️ I’m Nicole Fallert, Daily Briefing author. A crack in Earth’s magnetic field triggered some extremely rare pink auroras.
Now, here we go with Monday’s news. 
President Joe Biden said he remains hopeful that the U.S. and China can work together during a Monday meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It’s the first time the U.S. and Chinese leaders will have seen each other in person since Biden took office. The meeting was months in the making and comes as Biden seeks to win friends and influence Southeast Asian nations in an effort to isolate Russia and tame China. His administration calls the approach “friendshoring.” It’s intended to help the U.S. form stronger alliances with nations that can help discourage China from taking military action against Taiwan. Read more 
Three people have been killed and two others were wounded in a shooting late Sunday at the University of Virginia. UVA President Jim Ryan says in a letter to the university community posted on social media that the shooting at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday resulted in three fatalities, with two additional victims receiving medical care. The UVA Police Department says multiple police agencies including the state police were searching for a suspect who was considered “armed and dangerous.”  Keep up with our live coverage of this story.
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Democrats have secured control of the Senate with Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory Saturday night, but control of the House of Representatives remains undecided, with a handful of competitive races yet to be called on Sunday. Republicans are forecasted to regain control of the chamber, but any GOP majority is expected to be as narrow as the Senate. Read more
One thing to know: Republicans are grappling with disappointing midterm election performances across the country, and some members of the party have started to pivot away from former President Donald Trump.
The end of Russia’s eight-month occupation of Kherson city has sparked days of celebration but also exposed a humanitarian emergency, with residents living without power and water and short of food and medicines. Russia still controls about 70% of the wider Kherson region. In his nightly video address on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is accusing Russian forces of having committed “the same atrocities as in other regions of our country” before they were forced to pull out from the strategic southern city of Kherson and its surrounds. Read more 
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Chilly air is set to descend over nearly the entire contiguous U.S.this week, with the National Weather Service predicting temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average for huge swaths of the nation. Later in the week, snowstorms could hit the eastern half of the U.S. and affect 2,000 miles stretching from Texas to New York, according to an AccuWeather forecast. The forecast comes just days after a people in separate regions of the country battled a tropical storm and blizzard conditions. Read more
Currently topping the charts with “Anti-Hero” from her record-breaking new album “Midnights,” Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the MTV EMAs in Düsseldorf Germany, to collect her haul: four wins for best artist, best video, best pop and best longform video. Read more
Click here to see more photos of Swift and other stars at the 2022 MTV EMAs.
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