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Fauci says 1-shot J&J vaccine should have been 2
- Jasmine Cooper , Nexstar Media Wire ( NewsNation Now ) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said those who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine should’ve been given two shots from the beginning. "What the advisers to the FDA felt is that, given the data that they saw, very likely this should have been a two-dose vaccine to begin with," Fauci told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. The Food and Drug Administration ...

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US missionaries and children kidnapped by gang in Haiti
- About 15 American missionaries and family members were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang outside the Haitian capital, a local security source told AFP. The group of between 15 and 17 people, including children, were being held by an armed gang that for months has been engaged in theft and kidnappings in the area between Port-au-Prince and the border with the Dominican Republic, the source said. The "400 Mawozo" gang ...

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SCIENCE  
NASA Launches Its 'Lucy' Mission to Explore Trojan Asteroids
- The mission is set to last for 12 years. NASA successfully launched the Lucy mission, which is set to explore the Donaldjohanson asteroid and seven of the Trojan asteroids surrounding Jupiter, on the morning of Oct. 16. The mission was launched on an Atlas V rocket made by United Launch Alliance—which was previously tapped for the US Space Force's first satellite launch , the delayed Orbital Flight Test-2 mission ...

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Former President Clinton released from hospital following infection
- The cause for the extended hospitalization was that Clinton was receiving his medication intravenously, not orally, a spokesman said. Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a Southern California hospital after battling an infection. "His fever and white blood cells count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics. On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical ...

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Cowboys get by Patriots in wild overtime win; Cardinals romp past Browns; Lions NFL’s only winless team
- An exciting day of NFL action wasn’t over until a wild late-game sequence between the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots, and even then it wasn’t over. An interception return for a touchdown, a 75-yard scoring pass and a 49-yard field goal, all in the final two and a half minutes of regulation, only served to send the game into overtime. Dallas finally prevailed on a touchdown pass in the extra ...

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Deal reached with film and TV crews, averting strike
- Tentative 3-year deal include wage increases for lowest earners, more compensation from streaming companies LOS ANGELES — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of marathon negotiations, representatives from the ...

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg perfectly slaps aside conservatives criticizing his paternity leave
- CNN screenshot Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg perfectly dismissed conservative critics who took issue with his taking paternity leave following the premature birth of his twins. Sitting down with host Jake Tapper, the Democrat sat and watched a clip of Fox News host Tucker Carlson making a crude joke about "breastfeeding" -- which led Buttigieg to ...

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Deputy killed in shooting outside Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, official says
- (CNN) A Texas deputy who was fatally shot outside a Houston bar had just returned from paternity leave, an official said. Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30, leaves behind a wife and an infant who's a few months old, said Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Precinct 4. A gunman "came out of nowhere" and fired on Atkins and two other deputies while they were trying to detain someone early Saturday. The two deputies -- ...

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President Biden says ‘democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police
- Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020. Standing where the ...

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Chicago Sky Beat Phoenix Mercury for First W.N.B.A. Championship
- The Sky battled back from a second-half deficit to beat the Mercury in a thriller. They were unlikely champions after a .500 record during the regular season. CHICAGO — At the final buzzer, Candace Parker sprinted down the court in triumph. The tears had already started coming moments before, as the Chicago Sky, the team she’d joined just eight months ago after a 13-year career in Los Angeles, took a 4-point ...

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WORLD  
Father of suspect in British lawmaker’s slaying is ‘traumatized
- Conservative MP David Amess stabbed Friday; suspect’s father is reportedly former adviser to Somali prime minister LONDON — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. Dozens of mourners attended a special ...

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Opinion: Braves win NLCS opener vs. Dodgers, even if they didn't deserve the victory
- ATLANTA – It was one of the worst games of reigning MVP Freddie Freeman’s career. Ace Max Fried never felt right all night. Atlanta struck out 14 times, with Freeman striking out four times alone, the most in his postseason career. Just twice the entire game did Atlanta even have a runner in scoring position. And yet, miraculously enough, Atlanta won Saturday, knocking off the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers , ...

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Britney Spears Says She Will Celebrate Christmas Early This Year
- Britney Spears says she's 'celebrating Christmas way early' amid conservatorship battle Britney Spears said she is celebrating the holidays early this year in an Instagram post. Spears expressed she is afraid of making a "mistake" that could revoke her freedom. A hearing scheduled for November 12 will determine the fate of the pop star's conservatorship. Top stories based on your reading preferences Email address ...

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DC Comics removing ‘the American way’ from Superman slogan: report
- DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics, now says the Man of Steel stands for “truth, justice … and a better tomorrow” For decades, the iconic comic-book character Superman has stood for "truth, justice and the American way." But apparently those days are over. DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics , now says the Man of Steel stands for "truth, justice … and a better tomorrow," ...

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Coast Guard investigates vessel owner, operator following California oil spill
- The owner has been designated as a party of interest in another marine incident. The owner and operator of a ship will be questioned as part of another marine casualty investigation after a pipeline leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The agency has designated the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the owner of the MSC DANIT, and the Dordellas Finance ...

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Challenges mount to president's vaccine mandate
- Alexander Nazaryan · Senior White House Correspondent · 10 min read In this article: WASHINGTON — First there were culture wars over lockdowns, then over face masks, then over face masks in schools. And even as the pandemic appears to be receding, a culture war over vaccine mandates is showing signs of only growing more intense, with Republican governors and legislators launching challenges to rules that, many ...

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Nobody intervened or called 911 while a woman was raped on a Pennsylvania train.
- A Woman Was Raped on a Pennsylvania Train. Witnesses Didn’t Even Call 911. Passengers on a train near Philadelphia watched as a woman was raped on Wednesday night but did nothing to help or even call 911 , police say. The woman was assaulted at around 11 p.m. while riding the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Market-Frankford line. The assault began when a man, who has been identified as ...

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Kenosha police accused of ‘deputizing’ militia vigilantes during Jacob Blake protests
- Lawsuit brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse during anti-police brutality protests in August 2020 Last modified on Sun 17 Oct 2021 16.03 EDT The police department in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha is facing new legal action after being accused of “deputizing” a group of militia vigilantes during anti-police brutality protests last year in which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse killed two ...

Source: theguardian.com
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Capitol attack panel’s message to Steve Bannon: we won’t forget about you
- Republican Adam Kinzinger says pursuit of a criminal contempt referral was ‘the first shot over the bow’ for Trump allies Last modified on Sun 17 Oct 2021 13.37 EDT Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the special committee investigating the deadly 6 January US Capitol attack, said on Sunday the pursuit of a criminal contempt referral against Steve Bannon was “the first shot over the bow” for allies of ...

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3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident
- (CNN) Three people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, police said. A police officer was responding to a 911 caller Sunday morning who reportedly heard yelling and screaming and then saw a shirtless man "assaulting a person on the ground," Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker said in a news conference. When the officer ...

Source: cnn.com
POLITICS  
Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to U.S.
- Miami — Venezuela's government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country. Jorge Rodríguez, who has been heading the government's delegation, said his team wouldn't travel to Mexico City for ...

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Fauci urges police officers to get vaccinated
- Police officers and others responsible for public safety should view vaccination against COVID-19 as a key part of their role, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, said during an interview Sunday on Fox News. “Think about the implications of not getting vaccinated when you’re in a position where you have a responsible job, and you want to protect yourself because you’re needed at ...

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Police face questions after a woman's body is found in a police van in Huntsville, Alabama
- (CNN) Authorities in Huntsville, Alabama, are facing questions surrounding the discovery of a woman's body in the back of a rarely used police van in a police parking lot. A police officer discovered the body of Christina Nance on October 7 in an unoccupied police van in the back corner of a parking lot at the Huntsville Public Safety Complex, Huntsville Deputy Police Chief DeWayne McCarver said in a news briefing ...

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Strikes are sweeping the labor market as workers wield new leverage
- The labor activism runs the gamut of American industry, powered by the same grievances about wages, benefits and quality of life driving the Great Resignation Marcial Reyes could have just quit his job. Frustrated with chronic understaffing at the Kaiser Permanente hospital where he works in Southern California, he knows he has options in a region desperate for nurses. Instead, he voted to go on strike. While ...

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Progressives Push Biden to Advance Plans for Student Loan Forgiveness
- Progressive Democrats push Biden to advance plans for student loan forgiveness Progressives continue to push President Biden to cancel student loan debt for millions of borrowers. Despite the party's stalled reconciliation bill, progressives have not relented on this issue. Sen. Chuck Schumer has pressed the president to cancel $50,000 in federal student debt per borrower. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in ...

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Police say a man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography
- BURKE, Va. -- A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies related to possessing child pornography, Fairfax County police said. The Washington Post reported that he was being held without bond and is expected back ...

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Robert Durst on a ventilator with COVID-19 after being convicted of murder
- Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Robert Durst, a real estate heir who was sentenced to life in prison this week for murder, is on a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 . , a lawyer for Durst, confirmed to Durst's dire health situation to . He described Durst, 78, as being in "very bad condition" during the sentencing hearing on Thursday. "He was having difficulty breathing and he was having difficulty communicating," DeGuerin ...

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WORLD  
U.S. Offers Payments to Families of Afghans Killed in Kabul Drone Strike
- The United States has offered unspecified condolence payments to the families of the 10 civilians, including seven children, who were mistakenly killed in the Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul that took place shortly before American troops withdrew from Afghanistan. The Pentagon also said it’s working with the State Department to support family members who may want to relocate to the United States. The U.S. military ...

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ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move
- BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February. The decision taken by foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at an emergency meeting on Friday night, ...

Source: reuters.com
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White House looks to scale back its climate initiative after stiff pushback from Manchin
- The West Virginia Democrat has shown fierce opposition to a proposed clean electricity program The White House is scrambling to salvage a critical proposal to reduce carbon emissions and deliver on President Biden’s ambitious climate agenda , as pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) creates new headaches for the administration entering key international negotiations next month. The fight revolves around ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
POLITICS  
Alex Saab: Venezuela halts talks after US extradites Maduro ally
- Alex Saab, who was arrested in Cape Verde last year, was extradited to the US to face money laundering charges. Venezuela’s government says it will suspend negotiations with its opponents after the United States extradited a close ally of President Nicolas Maduro to face charges of money laundering. Jorge Rodriguez, who heads the government’s negotiation team, said on Saturday his team will not attend the next ...

Source: aljazeera.com