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Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Judge has sparked controversy before, insists the case is not 'political'
Bruce Schroeder is the longest-serving current judge in Wisconsin. He's also becoming a polarizing national figure in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.usatoday.com
Parents of children 5-11 will soon face a decision on COVID vaccination: What we know, and don't know
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine could become available for children ages 5 to 11 as soon as next week. Here's what we know, and don't know.usatoday.com
COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids closer to approval, 'Rust' shooting: 5 Things podcast
New details emerge in 'Rust' film set shooting, 150 people were arrested in an internet drug operation bust and more stories on today's 5 Things podcast.usatoday.com
Garland defends school board memo amid GOP critics
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday vigorously defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide amid blistering criticism from congressional Republicans who insisted he rescind the directive. (Oct. 27)usatoday.com
Blinken unveils modernization plan for State Dept.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled a modernization plan for the State Department Wednesday, with an emphasis on climate, cybersecurity and multilateral diplomacy, among other things. (Oct. 27)usatoday.com
California Gov. Newsom gets vaccine booster shot
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)usatoday.com
'Everything just hurts': 7-year-old Oklahoma boy killed by family dog, authorities say
The family of the boy told a local news outlet they had a sheltie-corgi mixed that for three weeks and it had never been aggressive before.usatoday.com
Dinosaur invades UN in climate change campaign
A video of a dinosaur urging the UN General Assembly to act immediately to avoid 'extinction' at the hands of climate change was released Wednesday by the UN Development Program. The CGI video is called 'Don't Choose Extinction.' (Oct. 27)usatoday.com
A disease is killing deer in some states. What is EHD? Is it contagious? Can humans get it?
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, a virus carried by a biting gnat, is killing off deer in Wisconsin, Minnesota and other states.usatoday.com
New York AG issues warning about candy with 'dangerously high concentrations of THC'
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a warning to parents about cannabis products with high levels of THC that look like candy.usatoday.com
500,000 without power as 'bomb cyclone' brings hurricane-force winds, heavy rains to Northeast
Across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 500,000 power customers were without power Wednesday amid hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.usatoday.com
What is COP26? Your quick guide to United Nations climate change summit in Glasgow
As climate change disasters become more common and deadly, world leaders will gather to assess climate change's impacts at the COP26 summit.usatoday.com
FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11; unvaccinated Americans face tougher rules for reentry into US: COVID-19 updates
Children are one step closer to being able to receive a COVID vaccine, just as testing starts for a new-to-the-U.S. vaccine. More COVID updates.usatoday.com
Miami commissioner's solution to homelessness? Let the unhoused move into your home
Under the proposed "adopt-a-homeless" plan, the city would lean on private residents to house homeless people.usatoday.com
Miami wants you to allow the homeless to pitch a tent in your front yard
While most cities are looking for ways to shelter homeless people, one Miami official says 'adopting' them could solve city's homelessness crisis.usatoday.com
Flaws in the Section 8 program leave poor people trapped in 'monstrous, depressing places'
As more white people moved out of public housing and Black people moved in, the federal government let thousands of apartments fall into disrepair.usatoday.com
Woman, boyfriend arrested in death of woman's son
A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings, officials said. (Oct. 26)usatoday.com
Today in History for October 27th
The Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. (Oct. 27)usatoday.com