Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Democratic senators call on FBI not to investigate Biden family before election – Fox News
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Democratic senators call on FBI not to investigate Biden family before election – Fox News

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding the FBI “reject pressure” to investigate the Biden…

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Pope’s civil union comments appear to be taken out of context – National Catholic Reporter
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Pope’s civil union comments appear to be taken out of context – National Catholic Reporter

Rome — Analysis of a clip in a new documentary in which Pope Francis expresses support for civil union laws for same-sex couples appears to…

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Here’s Where Biden and Trump Stand on the Issues – The New York Times
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Here’s Where Biden and Trump Stand on the Issues – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When they meet for their second and final debate on Thursday night, President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. are expected to face…

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Explainer: What Pope Francis actually said about civil unions—and why it matters – America Magazine
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Explainer: What Pope Francis actually said about civil unions—and why it matters – America Magazine

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.In a new documentary that premiered in Rome yesterday, Pope Francis appeared to endorse civil…

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‘Are you ready for tough questions?’ Top moments from Trump’s combative interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes – USA TODAY
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‘Are you ready for tough questions?’ Top moments from Trump’s combative interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – “60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl started her interview President Donald Trump with a question about the interview itself: “Are you ready for some tough…

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World News

Pope’s civil union remarks raise hopes, doubts for gay Catholics – NBC News
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Pope’s civil union remarks raise hopes, doubts for gay Catholics – NBC News

Pope Francis’ call for legal recognition of same-sex relationships has raised both hope and doubts among LGBTQ Catholics.“What we have to create is a civil…

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Instagram apologizes for incorrectly flagging #EndSARS posts as false information – CBS News
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Instagram apologizes for incorrectly flagging #EndSARS posts as false information – CBS News

Instagram is apologizing after its algorithm incorrectly flagged posts in support of #EndSARS, Nigeria's anti-police brutality movement, as false information. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or…

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The Pope’s ‘shocking’ statement on gay marriage is causing an uproar among Catholics | TheHill – The Hill
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The Pope’s ‘shocking’ statement on gay marriage is causing an uproar among Catholics | TheHill – The Hill

Following Pope Francis’s announcement declaring support for civil union laws for same-sex couples, which breaks with traditional Catholic values that oppose homosexual relationships, the leader…

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United States

Colorado Fire Grows By 100,000 Acres In 1 Day; Hundreds Evacuate – NPR
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Colorado Fire Grows By 100,000 Acres In 1 Day; Hundreds Evacuate – NPR

People near Rocky Mountain National Park have evacuated and the park was closed after one of several fires burning in northern Colorado exploded late Wednesday.…

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Unpacking Joe Biden’s Court Packing Position – Slate
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Unpacking Joe Biden’s Court Packing Position – Slate

Joe Biden at the first debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. He’s changed his tune on court packing since then. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images…

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Live Presidential Debate Preview: Biden vs. Trump – The New York Times
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Live Presidential Debate Preview: Biden vs. Trump – The New York Times

Oct. 22, 2020, 6:57 p.m. ETOct. 22, 2020, 6:57 p.m. ETBy Lisa FriedmanGov. Gavin Newsom of California, second from left, pushed President Trump to acknowledge…

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Politics

Bernie Sanders makes a play for Biden Labor secretary – POLITICO
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Bernie Sanders makes a play for Biden Labor secretary – POLITICO

“Right now I am focused on seeing that Biden is elected president,” he told POLITICO. “That’s what my main focus is.” Former Sanders campaign manager…

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President Trump weighing firing of FBI Director Christopher Wray after election – USA TODAY
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President Trump weighing firing of FBI Director Christopher Wray after election – USA TODAY

President Donald Trump is considering a number of key staff changes after the election, including the dismissal of FBI Director Christopher Wray, two administration officials…

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Security researcher claims to have hacked Trump’s Twitter account – The Verge
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Security researcher claims to have hacked Trump’s Twitter account – The Verge

A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet…

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Science

NASA to announce ‘exciting new discovery’ about the moon on Monday – Space.com
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NASA to announce ‘exciting new discovery’ about the moon on Monday – Space.com

NASA wants you to get excited about the moon — or more specifically, about a mysterious new science result the agency plans to unveil on…

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Votes From Space – TMZ
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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Votes From Space – TMZ

Exclusive Details Kate Rubins just cast the mother of all mail-in ballots -- she's not even on Earth and she still cast her vote!!! What's…

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Scientists Discover “Lost” Tectonic Plate With Ominous Name – Futurism
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Scientists Discover “Lost” Tectonic Plate With Ominous Name – Futurism

New PlateA team of scientists discovered an ancient tectonic plate that used to be part of the crust beneath northern Canada.The existence of the plate,…

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Entertainment

‘Saturday Night Live’ Extends Consecutive Run With Original Show Set After Presidential Election – Deadline
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Extends Consecutive Run With Original Show Set After Presidential Election – Deadline

Saturday Night Live has never done five shows in consecutive weeks over its previous 45 seasons and now it is planning a sixth. The NBC…

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Which Musical Act Should Get Their Own Barbie Doll Next? Vote! – Billboard
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Which Musical Act Should Get Their Own Barbie Doll Next? Vote! – Billboard

Rosalía told W Magazine last year about how she used to cut her Barbies' hair, paint tattoos all over their bodies, and design new clothes for them.…

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‘Miracle Workers’ Renewed For Season 3 By TBS – Deadline
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‘Miracle Workers’ Renewed For Season 3 By TBS – Deadline

TBS has renewed Simon Rich’s comedic anthology series Miracle Workers for a third season. Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick have been tapped as showrunners for…

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Business

Lawyers who went after Microsoft in antitrust case say DOJ will have a difficult time succeeding against Google – CNBC
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Lawyers who went after Microsoft in antitrust case say DOJ will have a difficult time succeeding against Google – CNBC

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Microsoft Technology Center in New York, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesLawyers who…

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FDA Approves First Treatment for COVID-19 – FDA.gov
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FDA Approves First Treatment for COVID-19 – FDA.gov

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2020 Español Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adult and…

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Goldman Sachs fined record $2.9 billion to resolve 1MDB bribery scheme – The Washington Post
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Goldman Sachs fined record $2.9 billion to resolve 1MDB bribery scheme – The Washington Post

The Justice Department alleged that Goldman Sachs ignored signs of fraud among some of its senior bankers in a scheme that ultimately led to a…

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Sports

For second game in a row, Dodgers-Rays World Series sets all-time record for low viewership – Yahoo Sports
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For second game in a row, Dodgers-Rays World Series sets all-time record for low viewership – Yahoo Sports

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Two games into the 2020 World Series, and the score of the series is Los Angeles Dodgers 1,…

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Sua Opeta set to start in Eagles vs. Giants? – Bleeding Green Nation
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Sua Opeta set to start in Eagles vs. Giants? – Bleeding Green Nation

It sounds like the Philadelphia Eagles will be using their sixth different starting offensive line combination in seven games tonight against the New York Giants.…

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NFL Trade Deadline: Teams Selling, Players Available, Impact of COVID-19 and More – Sports Illustrated
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NFL Trade Deadline: Teams Selling, Players Available, Impact of COVID-19 and More – Sports Illustrated

The trade deadline is fast approaching, and deals are already being made. Here's what you need to know about the players who could be on…

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Health

Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say – The New York Times
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Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say – The New York Times

Months into the school year, school reopenings across the United States remain a patchwork of plans: in-person, remote and hybrid; masked and not; socially distanced…

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CDC redefines coronavirus ‘close contact’ to include multiple brief exposures to virus – Fox News
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CDC redefines coronavirus ‘close contact’ to include multiple brief exposures to virus – Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its definition of "close contact" to an individual infected with the coronavirus on Wednesday to include multiple, brief exposures adding…

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Israel expected to receive Moderna’s COVID vaccine by mid-2021 – The Times of Israel
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Israel expected to receive Moderna’s COVID vaccine by mid-2021 – The Times of Israel

The Israeli chief medical officer of US biotech firm Moderna predicted the Jewish state would receive its COVID-19 vaccine before June 2021. “We don’t yet…

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Technology

First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners – MacRumors
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First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners – MacRumors

It's already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their…

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First iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia – Mac Rumors
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First iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia – Mac Rumors

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of differences in…

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The Huawei Mate 40 series is official, still crippled by lack of Google apps – Android Police
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The Huawei Mate 40 series is official, still crippled by lack of Google apps – Android Police

At an online launch event today, Huawei CEO Richard Yu took to the stage to unveil the embattled Chinese company's latest flagship smartphone lineup. The…

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