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oct 2021
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

The shots could begin in early November, with the first children in line fully protected by Christmas, if regulators give the go-ahead. That would represent a major expansion of the nation's vaccine drive, encompassing roughly 28 million elementary school-age...

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20
oct 2021
Businesses anxiously await the fine print of the vax-or test rule

A White House office in an obscure location is expected to approve the rule's fine print, detailing when and how companies must require employees to get vaccinated. The new year may bring the full enforcement deadline. This could mean that penalties...

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19
oct 2021
Jumping on trucks to reach Britain: The day of the migrant

The truck looks right. Their friend yells at them to jump. He sprints, grabs the truck between the cab ; the cargo compartment and squeezes in. The truck does not stop so the driver isn't aware. The truck and its towaway then vanish down...

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18
oct 2021
Coast Guard: California Oil Pipeline Dragged by 1,200-foot Ship

Just hours after the ship arrived at the Port of Long Beach this weekend, a team of federal investigators boarded MSC DANIT Panama-registered to investigate the cause of the spillage. This was the exact area where the leak was first discovered in October....

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17
oct 2021
Prince William joins celebrities to receive the Earthshot Prize award

Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, and David Oyelowo, actors, were present with Kate, the Duchess, to hand out the awards at Alexandra Palace, north London. Watson arrived in a gown of 10 Oxfam dresses. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen gown made in 2011 for her,...

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16
oct 2021
At least 46 people were killed in an apartment building fire in Taiwan

Residents said that the building, which was 13 stories tall, was home to many elderly, poor and disabled residents. It wasn't known how many of its 120 units were occupied. Witnesses claimed that they heard a loud explosion on the lower floors of the...

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16
oct 2021
Northern California Home has more than 90 snakes

Wolf, Sonoma County Reptile Rescue director, stated that he found a rattlesnake under the Santa Rosa mountainside home. He then found another one. He crawled under the house and grabbed two buckets. Then he put on safety gloves and returned to his home. He...

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14
oct 2021
Biden: Get vaccinated and fight misinformation

Biden stated that "school board members, religious leaders, and doctors all across the country are fighting misinformation" and "educating people about vaccines." Biden stated that employers should require their employees to be vaccinated when he spoke at...

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12
oct 2021
Visions of space collide as Shatner heads towards the stars

A half-century after his original performance, the actor who gave life to the Enterprise captain is now taking that kind of risk for his own business. He is heading toward the stars in dramatically different circumstances from his fictional counterpart. William...

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11
oct 2021
Tensions remain between native people and Columbus' legacy

National calls for racial equality prompted communities across the U.S. to take a closer look at Columbus' legacy in recent decades -- replacing or pairing it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Friday's proclamation by President Joe Biden of...

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09
oct 2021
Rome marchers protest against the vaccine rule

The "Green Pass" certification in Italy takes effect Friday. It applies to both public and private workplaces. For one to be eligible, the person must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose. They also need to document their recovery within the...

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07
oct 2021
Unprecedented surge in rebel-held NW Syria

According to officials, the surge is being caused by the more contagious Delta variant and has overflowed hospitals with sick patients and caused shortages in oxygen. Local rebel-run authorities imposed a midnight curfew on Tuesday. Schools and universities...

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06
oct 2021
Pope shames clergy abuse in France

During his regular audience at Vatican, the pope spoke about a Tuesday report that showed 330,000 French children were abused by clergy and church officials dating back to 1950. "There are unfortunately many. Francis stated that he wanted to...

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05
oct 2021
Australia will not welcome international tourists until 2022

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, stated that Australia would reach the vaccination benchmark Tuesday. At which point the country could open up to the world: 80% of those 16 years and over getting a second shot. He announced plans last week to...

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05
oct 2021
According to AP-NORC, the majority of Americans support Afghan ally refugees

According to The Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 72% of Americans support the U.S. granting refugee status for people who have worked with the U.S. and Afghan governments during war in Afghanistan. Officials of refugee...

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02
oct 2021
Sportsbooks: Brady-Belichick showdown is the most heavily bet match

Brady, six-time Super Bowl champ, will be returning to Gillette Stadium as a visiting player, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his defending champion, against the New England Patriots. People are willing to risk everything for it. Kevin Hennessy, FanDuel...

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28
sep 2021
Small town in South Carolina shaken by Murdaugh family scandal

You can ask them about Murdaugh and they'll give you a stiff head shake. Then, you'll hear: "You're going to not quote me." No one wants to speak about the prominent lawyer, whose wife was killed, and who is now charged in a series of...

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28
sep 2021
Investigators investigate Montana train crash that killed 58

The westbound Empire Builder was on its way from Chicago to Seattle. It left the tracks Saturday afternoon near Joplin, which is about 200 miles away. Jason Abrams, Amtrak spokesperson, stated that the train carried approximately 141 passengers...

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25
sep 2021
Huawei executives return to Canada as China releases Canadians

Meng Wanzhou (49), Huawei's chief financial officer, was the daughter of its founder. She reached an agreement with U.S. federal prosecutor that would allow her to have fraud charges against the company dropped next year. She was required to admit...

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23
sep 2021
Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

China has bristled at the moves, and the growing tensions between Beijing and Washington prompted U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the weekend to implore U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to repair their 'completely dysfunctional”...

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22
sep 2021
Evergrande promises interest payment, shares gain

Tokyo shares fell while the stock market rose in Paris, Frankfurt, and Shanghai. The uncertainty about what the Chinese government might do, if any, to reduce the potential impact of a default has rattled markets. Evergrande is one of China's largest...

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20
sep 2021
Volcano explodes on Atlantic Island; some homes are destroyed by lava

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute recorded the first eruption at the island's southern end. It was the last eruption of the volcano in 1971. Scientists had been watching the Cumbre Vieja volcanic Ridge closely for molten lava accumulation...

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17
sep 2021
Hopkins converts to 2nd chance, Washington defeats Giants 30-29

Washington was unable to win the long-awaited victory over New York Giants without every second of his effort. After a penalty negated Hopkins' miss seconds earlier, Hopkins scored a 43 yard field goal and Washington defeated New York 30-29...

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15
sep 2021
Book: A top US officer fears Trump might order a China strike

General Li Zuocheng of People's Liberation Army was told by Mark Milley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the United States would never strike. The first call was made on October 30, 2020, just four days after the victory of Trump. The...

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