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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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Trump and Biden ramp up campaigns as election enters homestretch
With just 10 days until Election Day, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are ramping up their campaigns in critical battleground states. Nikole Killion has more.
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49ers coach reveals Arik Armstead interrupted date night to ask questions while studying film
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh praised veteran defensive lineman Arik Armstead for his passion for studying film on Thursday.
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foxnews.com
Indiana’s gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Michael Penix forced overtime with a 2-point conversion run with 22 seconds left, then scored on a diving 2-point conversion to give Indiana a season-opening 36-35 upset victory over No. 8 Penn State — ending the Big Ten’s longest streak of consecutive losses to Top 10 teams at 42. The winning play...
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nypost.com
Phil Hawes has 18-second knockout in UFC debut
Phil Hawes’ UFC debut lasted all of 18 seconds.
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foxnews.com
Netflix partners with Norfolk State University in Virginia for its first-ever Virtual HBCU Boot Camp
The program will launch in January 2021.
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Georges St-Pierre surprised, wishes Khabib Nurmagomedov well after 'perfect career'
"Khabib, follow your heart. Follow what makes you happy and what makes people who love (you) happy."        Related StoriesConor McGregor sends 'respect and condolences' to Khabib Nurmagomedov after retirementConor McGregor sends 'respect and condolences' to Khabib Nurmagomedov after retirement - EnclosureKhabib Nurmagomedov dominates Justin Gaethje, retires after UFC 254 submission win - Enclosure 
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usatoday.com
An aggressive turkey named 'Gerald' that terrorized an Oakland neighborhood is safely relocated
A neighborhood in Oakland, California, can rest easy now that a turkey nicknamed "Gerald" was safely relocated to nearby hills.
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edition.cnn.com
NYCFC player tests positive for COVID-19
An NYCFC player has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report. The Bronx-based Major League Soccer club said the diagnosis was first made Friday, during pre-game virus testing of the athletes, and confirmed with an additional test early Saturday. The player, who was not identified, is asymptomatic and is quarantining while being monitored by...
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nypost.com
Trump told donors holding Republican Senate would be 'very tough': report
President Trump privately told donors it would be “very tough” for Republicans to maintain control of the Senate come November because he cannot support all of the party’s candidates, according to a report. 
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foxnews.com
Rapper Offset Arrested During Instagram Live Stream
"You got guns out ... I'm not gonna move my hands from my steering wheel," Offset said in the video.
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newsweek.com
Melania Trump to vote on Election Day, first lady's spokeswoman says
Mail-in voting | The road to 270
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edition.cnn.com
This is NYC’s best chance to end rent control and win a normal housing market
Rents are collapsing while vacancy rates soar citywide. This is clearly the time to finally free New York City from its unjust, destructive rent laws. That way, at least one good thing would come from this pestilence of a pandemic. StreetEasy just reported that third-quarter market-rate rents in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are all below...
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nypost.com
NFL battle of unbeatens: Derrick Henry vs. Pittsburgh’s defense
Titans running back Derrick Henry enters Sunday’s AFC showdown against the Steelers in Nashville as the reigning AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6. If Henry remains on this pace, he’ll be in line for a much more prestigious honor by season’s end: NFL MVP. For Week 7, though, Henry and the Titans...
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Trump Says He Just Can't Support Some Republican Senate Candidates, May Lose Majority: Report
"Senate is very tough," the president told donors. "I can't help some of them. I don't want to help some of them."
newsweek.com
Anti-police protesters, pols prompting huge wave of cop retirements taking toll on Finest
Months of protesters pushing to “defund the police,” and politicians bending over backward to appease them, have taken a toll on America’s Finest. Since protests began in late May after the death of George Floyd, over a dozen chiefs and record numbers of officers have retired or resigned in cities all over the country. Here...
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Jon Anik had the cojones to leave Daniel Cormier off his top-five GOAT list in front of DC himself
And to boot, Jon Anik put Jon Jones No. 1!        Related StoriesGeorges St-Pierre surprised, wishes Khabib Nurmagomedov well after 'perfect career'Robert Whittaker says Israel Adesanya rematch isn't urgent, but will likely happenDana White confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay retired after UFC 254 
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Obama stumps for Biden in Miami as both campaigns make final push for Florida
Barack Obama made a surprise stop at a drive-in rally in Miami Saturday as both the Biden and Trump campaigns make a final push for Florida. 
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College football winners and losers from Week 8 include Rutgers, Alabama and Indiana
The biggest winners and losers from Week 8 of the 2020 season, including Ohio State, Indiana and Tennessee.       
usatoday.com
Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle’s season likely over after ankle fracture
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has a high ankle sprain with a fracture and will be out the rest of the season if he needs surgery. Waddle was hurt when he took the opening kickoff out to the Alabama 15. He was tackled by Kenneth George Jr.,...
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Why evangelicals should care about Trump's lies (and other sins)
In a season of campaign schwag, a baseball cap caught my eye, writes John Avlon. Beneath an American flag were the words "Make Lying Wrong Again." It framed the stakes of the election in a simple way. Does lying matter anymore?
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College student killed by stray bullet was on ‘dream trip’ to NYC, dad says
The young visitor from Indiana who was killed by a stray bullet in Brooklyn early Saturday would have wanted his shooter to know “he’s already forgiven them,” his devastated dad told The Post. Ethan Williams, a 20-year-old college student from Indianapolis had been on a “dream trip” to New York and was sitting on a...
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Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas troubadour who wrote ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ dies at 78
He wrote his classic song about a man he met in jail, then helped define the “Texas outlaw” style of music.
washingtonpost.com
Wisconsin court blocks governors restrictions on indoor public gatherings despite COVID-19 surge
A Wisconsin appeals court issued a temporary block on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers restrictions on indoor gatherings Friday, even as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in state shattered records for the second day in a row. 
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Rice has quadruple doink on field goal miss in overtime against Middle Tennessee
Rice kicker Collin Riccitelli's missed overtime field goal unbelievably glanced off both uprights and the crossbar twice.        
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Japanese sushi chef finds way to spice up deliveries during pandemic
With his sushi restaurant on the verge of closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, chef Masanori Sugiura was desperate to find ways to keep his business afloat. So the bodybuilder decided to beef up his menu by adding a very special kind of delivery. Lucy Craft has more.
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Protesters in Thailand continue demonstrations against government and military rule
Protesters are continuing to march the streets of Thailand, demanding the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Demonstrators are speaking out against the country’s royal family and military rule. Ramy Inocencio reports.
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Wisconsin emerges as one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the U.S.
Wisconsin has emerged as one of the new epicenters of COVID-19 in the U.S. Adriana Diaz takes a look inside the ICU of the state’s largest hospital.
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The pandemic has created a second crisis in India — the rise of child trafficking
In recent years, India has strengthened its laws on child labor, but in the past six months -- with Covid-19 taking a toll on the economy -- that work has started to unravel.
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The pandemic has created a second crisis in India — the rise of child trafficking
One evening in August, a 14-year-old boy snuck out of his home and boarded a private bus to travel from his village in Bihar to Jaipur, a chaotic, crowded and historical city 800 miles away in India's Rajasthan state.
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Nuns wearing MAGA masks spotted behind Trump at rally
A group of Trump-loving nuns gained attention on social media Saturday after they were spotted wearing MAGA masks with their habits and cheering on the president behind him at his rally in Circleville, Ohio. 
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Colorado wildfires continue to devastate the region
The second largest wildfire in Colorado history has burned through nearly 300 square miles, larger than the city of Chicago. The fire is less than 10% contained. Omar Villafranca reports.
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Authorities successfully destroy “murder hornet” nest in Washington
Federal agriculture authorities destroyed a nest of so-called “murder hornets” in Washington state on Saturday. The giant insects are viewed as an ecological threat as they can wipe out entire hives of honey bees.
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Waukegan police officer fired after fatal shooting of Black teenager
The police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette has been fired. Stinnette’s girlfriend was wounded in the shooting.
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Gelmin Rivas’s late strike lifts revitalized D.C. United to second straight win
Gelmin RIvas, a late-season signing, scores in injury time to lift D.C. United over Atlanta United, 2-1. The win, which came after Atlanta had equalized late in regulation, kept D.C.'s playoff hopes alive.
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Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for coronavirus
A top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Afghanistan suicide attack death toll hits 18; al Qaida leader killed in recent operation
KABUL, Afghanistan — The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. Afghan security officials separately announced on Saturday that a senior al-Qaida commander had been killed in a recent operation in the country’s east. Saturday’s...
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For Rams' Leonard Floyd, playing against the Bears gives him 'added energy'
When the Rams host the Chicago Bears on Monday night, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd faces the team that drafted him in 2016 and cut him after last season.
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U.S. records highest single-day coronavirus infections since pandemic
This Friday, more than 83,000 new coronavirus infections were confirmed, marking the highest single-day tally of the pandemic so far. At least 39 states are at peak hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic. Danya Bacchus reports.
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Robert Whittaker says Israel Adesanya rematch isn't urgent, but will likely happen
Right now, Robert Whittaker isn't interested in mapping out his next fight move.        Related StoriesDana White confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay retired after UFC 254Conor McGregor sends 'respect and condolences' to Khabib Nurmagomedov after retirementConor McGregor sends 'respect and condolences' to Khabib Nurmagomedov after retirement - Enclosure 
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Navy investigating fatal plane crash near Gulf Coast
The Navy is investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred Friday when a training aircraft crashed into a home in the Foley, Alabama. Two crew members were killed but no one on the ground was injured.
cbsnews.com
NFL 2020 receiving class is crazy good: Here’s the proof
You might recall the Great Wide Receiver Class of 1996: Keyshawn Johnson (Jets), Terry Glenn (Patriots), Eddie Kennison (Rams), Marvin Harrison (Colts) and Eric Moulds (Bills), all in the first round; followed by Amani Toomer (Giants) and Muhsin Muhammad (Panthers) in the second round; followed by Joe Horn (Chiefs) in the fifth round. You might...
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Governor asks to use El Paso military hospital as COVID-19 surges
The request comes as COVID-19 cases have been surging throughout Texas and the country.
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Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests
The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.
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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue the Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened to sue the Lincoln Project over two billboard ads put up in Times Square.        
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usatoday.com
Why Does Trump Win With White Men?
The gender gap probably deserves another name.
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nytimes.com
Trump bets on a 2016 replay, but faces a changed landscape
President Trump is urgently repeating his tactics of 2016: big rallies, conspiracy theories, insulting nicknames. But the political landscape has shifted, and the effect may not be the same.
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washingtonpost.com
Bengals' Carlos Dunlap shows frustration with apparent demotion to third string
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap expressed his unhappiness with his role on the team in a picture posted to social media Saturday.
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