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Start Here: Google, Turkey, midterms. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Thanks for choosing to start here.

1. Hundreds of Google employees walk out

Yesterday, as the sun came up, employees around the world went to work.

But then, at 11:10 a.m. in Tokyo, several workers at Google got up and walked out. And as the sun moved westward, we saw the same thing from Israel all the way to the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

These employees left their offices, flooded lobbies and auditoriums, and demanded action from their bosses to fix what they’re calling a broken workplace culture.

Chris Ngyugen from ABC affiliate KGO-TV was at Google headquarters and says the company’s CEO was supportive of the walkout.

2. FiveThirtyEight’s latest forecast

We’ve been talking about the president a lot the last few days, and he’s been determined to bring some of his key issues like immigration back into the spotlight as the midterms approach.

And while the president’s not running, thousands of others are.

FiveThirtyEight managing editor Micah Cohen tell us that his site’s model still favors Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate, while ABC News’ Adam Kelsey checks in from New Jersey, where he says the president’s tax plan is a big talking point.

PHOTO: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. on March 28, 2018.Julio Cortez/AP
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. on March 28, 2018.

3. Turkey, US set up joint patrols in Syria

After Saudi Arabia finally admitted Washington Post columnist Khashoggi had been murdered, the U.S. seized on that moment to call for an end to the civil war in Yemen.

Yesterday, we learned that Turkey is throwing its weight around too. This time, in Syria.

ABC News’ Rym Momtaz says the U.S. will now be tasked with calming down another tense situation in the region.

PHOTO: Syrian civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, work around destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, Oct. 5, 2016.Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images, FILE
Syrian civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, work around destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, Oct. 5, 2016.

In other news:

‘I think it is one of the most racist ads we’ve seen in a long time’: The president’s latest campaign is seen.

‘Nobody talks about that, but under President Obama, they separated children from the parents’: The president says untrue things about immigration.

Taking a knee: An NFL cheerleader joins the protest.

From our partners at FiveThirtyEight:

Election Update: Democrats Need A Systematic Polling Error To Win The Senate

Last ‘Nightline’:

ND’s Native Americans say new law blocks Native Americans’ right to vote: After much of the state’s native population took on battling the Dakota Access Pipeline, they now face a law preventing many of them from voting — and they’re backed by some serious star power.

VIDEO: N.D.s Native Americans say new law blocks many of their populations right to votePlay
N.D.’s Native Americans say new law blocks many of their population’s right to vote

On this day in history:

Nov. 2, 1986 — U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released in Beirut.

U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released in Beirut.Play
This day in history: Nov. 2, 1986

The must-see photo:

Google employees walk off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives, Nov. 1, 2018, in New York. (photo credit: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

PHOTO: Google employees walk off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech companys mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives, Nov. 1, 2018, in New York.Bebeto Matthews/AP
Google employees walk off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives, Nov. 1, 2018, in New York.

For more great photos from around the world click HERE.

Hot on social:

Watch what happens after a ship collides with a crane in Barcelona, Spain. Hint: The mishap ends in a fiery twist.

After the crane toppled over, flames quickly spread across the dock; no injuries were reported. Play
Ship collides with crane in Barcelona, starting blaze

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