American dreams at stake

Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY

The fate of nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants is in question. Tesla promised jobs but delivered a housing crisis. And we 💙 Alex Trebek.

It’s Ashley. Let’s talk about news.  

But first, an “Anonymous” exclusive: The unnamed official who has written a scathing account of the presidency of Donald Trump warns in a new book that Trump “will not exit quietly,” even if defeated or impeached.

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Supreme Court leans toward Trump's plan to end DACA 

“Si, se puede” rang out across a crowd of hundreds of activists, supporters and “DREAMers” who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program in front of the Supreme Court. Tuesday, the nation's highest courtroom appeared likely to side with the Trump administration's effort to end the DACA program, which has allowed nearly 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children to live and work without fear of deportation. The ruling on the program is expected next spring in the midst of the 2020 presidential race. 

People stand in the cold and rain outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12 before arguments on whether the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is lawful.

You got this, Jimmy Carter 

Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after undergoing surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the latest health episode for the 95-year-old. The good news: The Carter Center said there are "no complications" from the surgery and Carter is recovering at the hospital. In a statement, the Carter Center said the pressure on his brain was caused by bleeding from some recent falls. Carter is the oldest living former president. 

President Jimmy Carter has remained active since his time in Oval Office in the 1970s.

What everyone’s talking about

Thousands of Catholic priests were accused of sexual abuse. Then what happened?

Years after being accused of sexual abuse, former priests have moved on with their lives. Here’s the thing: Nobody keeps track of them. Many live next to schools and playgrounds, close to families and children unaware of their backgrounds or the crimes they’ve been accused of. Statute of limitation laws in many states make it nearly impossible for victims to pursue criminal charges. USA TODAY tracked down hundreds of Catholic officials who were publicly accused of sexual abuse. This is what we found.

Real quick

That 'brutal' Arctic blast? It isn't over 

Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, some areas struggled under more than a foot of snow and more than 200 million people faced a freezing forecast Tuesday as a historic Arctic air mass swept across much of the nation. The bitter cold temperatures were reported from the Canadian border to South Texas – and the freeze is moving east, threatening to extend from Florida to New England. 

Tesla’s alluring tech jobs come at a cost

Finger amputations. Head injuries. Electrocution. Nevada won an intense competition for Tesla’s ambitious battery factory in 2014. Five years later, it faces unexpected consequences. Tesla promised great jobs and an economic boom. But a housing crisis strained emergency services, and workers were injured.

A break from the news

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: DACA, 'Anonymous' book, Jimmy Carter, Tesla: Tuesday's news