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Education Department Scrapped Tool for Defrauded Students to Recoup Money and Lied About it: Documents
An online tool was axed by a top department official because it reportedly would have been "too easy" for students defrauded by colleges and universities to apply for loan forgiveness.
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Washington scientists kill 85 Asian murder hornets — but the ‘fight is not over’
Humans have won the battle, but the war wages on.
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Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad after 2-year hiatus
Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has moved one step closer to playing in the NFL again.
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Mark Zuckerberg recommends only slight changes to internet speech laws
Mark Zuckerberg agrees that “Section 230” needs to change, but he doesn’t recommend changing it too much. The Facebook CEO warned on Tuesday that there could be bad consequences to rolling back protections from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — a 1996 landmark federal law that gives online platforms some legal protections from...
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Chadwick Boseman’s brother Kevin celebrates two years in remission from cancer
"Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives. Health is wealth."
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Jon Stewart returns to TV with new current affairs show for Apple TV+
Jon Stewart is coming back to TV. Well, Apple TV+, that is.
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'Yes please!' Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announce engagement on social media
Blake Shelton proposed to his "Voice" co-star Gwen Stefani, and she said yes. The couple announced their engagement on social media.       
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Scanners in Third Most Populous Texas County Are Rejecting Mail-in Ballots Due to Barcode Issue
Election officials said they were confident that the affected ballots would still be counted in time.
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The Mail Is Slowing Down in the Worst Possible Places
Just in time for the election, USPS's problems are back.
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Watch This Country Singer Serenade 'The Voice' Coaches During Blind Auditions Week 2
You won't believe which coach prevented Tanner Gomes from getting a four-chair-turn on the upcoming episode of "The Voice."
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Chrissy Teigen's heartfelt letter about losing her child is worth reading in full
Chrissy Teigen is healing from the loss of her child and grateful for the outpouring of support her family has received since, she says in a new essay published Tuesday.
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Douglas Lima thinks power will carry over into middleweight title fight at Bellator 250
Douglas Lima is counting on his heavy hands to still be effective at middleweight when he fights Gegard Mousasi.        Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: On Khabib's retirement, legacy and ramifications to followNick Newell heads into Bellator 250 motivated by loss from a year ago: 'I'm still mad about it'Bellator 250 pre-event facts: Douglas Lima looks to make more history 
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CNN, MSNBC made unprecedented decision to skip historic Amy Coney Barrett vote
Liberal networks CNN and MSNBC made a decision on Monday that was unprecedented in recent memory when they skipped the historic vote in the Senate that confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice and only the fifth woman to the Supreme Court. 
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Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron’s crackdown on Islam
Bangladeshi Muslims denounce French President Emmanuel Macron for his remarks defending the right to display cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, on October 27, 2020. | Mushfiqul Alam/NurPhoto via Getty Images From Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, thousands want a boycott of French products. Thousands of Muslims from the Middle East to Asia are protesting the French government and boycotting French products after President Emmanuel Macron defended the right to display cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed — considered a major taboo by many Muslims. From Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, Iran to Morocco, countries are showing their displeasure at how France is treating its Muslims. It threatens to drive a wider rift between the Western European nation and much of the broader Muslim world. Earlier this month, secondary school teacher Samuel Paty brought scrutiny when, as part of a lesson on freedom of expression, he showed his students two caricatures of Muhammad published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — the same images that in 2015 inspired jihadists to kill 11 staff members at the magazine and six others in Paris. Parents and teachers at the school said Paty gave his Muslim pupils the opportunity to leave the classroom or look away so as not to offend them, but an outcry ensued nonetheless. On October 16, an attacker beheaded Paty with a butcher knife as the teacher made his way home. Police found a Twitter account suspected of belonging to the assailant that featured a picture of the severed head along with a message: “I have executed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down.” In response, Macron’s government has turned Paty into a freedom-of-expression hero. At a national memorial for the slain teacher last week, Macron said France “will continue the fight for freedom” and “intensify” efforts to end Islamist extremism in the country. Part of that campaign is to create an “Islam of France,” as the president has put it for years, that aims to seamlessly integrate Muslims into French society. Macron says extremists are impeding that integration, and his government has begun carrying out raids, deportations, and ordering the dissolution of certain Islamic groups. One of them aimed to fight Islamophobia in France and another was a humanitarian organization that does work in Africa and South Asia. Authorities also didn’t stop images of the cartoons from being projected onto French government buildings during the national remembrance. France’s interior minister, Gérard Darmanin, told local paper Libération on Monday that such measures were aimed at “sending a message,” adding, “We are seeking to fight an ideology, not a religion.” Yet to thousands of Muslims worldwide, fighting a religion is exactly what it seems like the French government is doing. And they’re speaking out against it. From boycotted yogurt to canceled “French week” We will not give in, ever.We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We do not accept hate speech and defend reasonable debate. We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 25, 2020 On Tuesday, 40,000 people rallied in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, against Macron’s efforts, and even burned him in effigy. That followed less aggressive acts in other countries, with Turkey, Tunisia, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and more calling to boycott French products and grocery stores. In Kuwait, for example, they’ve already started pulling items like French yogurt and sparkling water off the shelves. Qatar University even canceled its “French week” as part of the anti-Macron movement. Kuwait started who’s next #إلا_رسول_الله#Koweit #kuwait pic.twitter.com/0t7wEE5DRq— عـبداللـه العويهان (@a_alowaihan1) October 24, 2020 #Tunisians launch the #BoycottFrenchProducts campaign in response to attacks on #Islam and #prophetMuhammed in #France.#تونس #قاطعوا_المنتجات_الفرنسية #إلا_رسول_الله #فرنسا pic.twitter.com/AKRsI28y9A— Mourad TEYEB (مــراد التـائـب) (@MouradTeyeb) October 23, 2020 It’s unclear what precisely instigated the protests. H.A. Hellyer, a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, said it was likely a combination of factors, namely Macron’s defense of the cartoons and the crackdown on Islamic organizations. “A lot of people are quite aware of that outside of France, and it contradicts the claim that the French authorities are only going after extremists,” he said. The global reaction by Muslims is similar to what happened after a far-right Danish newspaper published cartoons titled “The Face of Muhammad” in 2005. Even though no image directly portrayed the prophet, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in protest. Some demonstrators responded violently, and 250 people were killed and another 800 were injured. But the main action was for the public in Muslim-majority countries — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Libya — to boycott Danish goods and companies. The message was clear then as it is now: If a country allows such cartoons to be published, it will take a major economic hit. But that message hasn’t been fully received by the target countries, and experts believe the current uprising may eventually fizzle out just like the Danish one. “It’s going to be a blip,” said Shahed Amanullah, a former US State Department official who led outreach to Muslim communities around the world, “and the fundamental problems of what’s happening in France aren’t going to be addressed by the outside world.” There’s no prominent effort by French Muslims for a boycott at the moment, Amanullah continued, which means “when they subside, they’re going to be left holding the bag.” But some world leaders actually want the protests to continue — mainly because it benefits them politically. This is an opportunity for Muslim leaders to grab power The heads of Muslim-majority countries have stepped up their criticism of France since the Paty murder, and of Macron in particular. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday tweeted the French president’s actions and statements “inevitably leads to radicalisation.” The next day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went even further, saying in a televised addressed that French products should be boycotted since Muslims in France have been “subjected to a lynch campaign similar to that against Jews in Europe before World War II.” Hallmark of a leader is he unites human beings, as Mandela did, rather than dividing them. This is a time when Pres Macron could have put healing touch & denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation & marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 25, 2020 (Other figures, like those leading Iran and the militant group Hezbollah, are also making similar comments to gin up anti-Western sentiment and show themselves to be defenders of Islam.) Why say such things if it might provoke further anger? Perhaps they truly believe it, but experts argue they’re making those comments out of pure self-interest. “I don’t think they’re instigating, necessarily, but they’re definitely utilizing [the moment] for their own benefit,” said Mobashra Tazamal, a researcher on Islamophobia. “These leaders often present themselves as defenders of Islam and Muslims and it pays off for them in terms of national support.” But, she noted, they’re more talk than action. “Both Khan and Erdoğan have failed to hold China accountable in its campaign of repression against Uighur Muslims,” she said, “even as Chinese authorities destroy mosques, criminalize the observance of Ramadan, and force Uighur Muslims in concentration camps to drink alcohol and eat pork.” Still, Macron is an easy target, and may be one for months to come. On October 2, two weeks before the Paty murder, Macron delivered an address detailing his views on the role of Islam in France’s secular society. “What we must attack is Islamist separatism,” he told the nation, saying extremists preyed upon desperate Muslims in desolate neighborhoods, basically creating anti-French enclaves by spreading their radical Islamic “ideology” and “project.” He also made some sweeping, incendiary generalizations, such as that “Islam is a religion that is in crisis today, all over the world.” Such language, experts say, particularly demonizes French Muslims. That not only gives the Khans and Erdoğans of the world fodder to attack Macron, but also the space to animate their publics when it most suits them, potentially stirring up even more trouble. They might win, in other words, but France’s Muslims may lose. “This will have lasting consequences, I think, in how French Muslims are problematized in France by the elite,” RUSI’s Hellyer said. “That’s troubling.” Macron’s two reason for continuing the crackdown on French Muslims Experts say Macron’s actions are driven by two factors. First, he is trying to garner some right-wing bona fides by taking a tougher stance against Islamic extremism ahead of his reelection fight 18 months from now. Second, he’s a true believer in France’s centuries-long values of freedom of speech and secularism. “We will not give in, ever,” he tweeted on Sunday. We will not give in, ever.We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We do not accept hate speech and defend reasonable debate. We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 25, 2020 The problem with that is French Muslims may feel extremely targeted by what Macron’s government is doing. After all, Holocaust denial is criminalized, which means some forms of expression are outlawed in France. But when it comes to images of the prophet, Macron says that’s fair play. “French Muslims are asking for the same respect that France gives French Jews,” said Amanullah. “They want to feel like they’re equal French citizens, not second-class citizens.” Unsurprisingly, little of what Macron’s government has done has sat well with Muslims around the world — and they’re expressing their frustrations. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. 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Concerned about election unrest, Beverly Hills will close Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic during election days. Police Chief cites protest potential
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Woman stabs Chicago store worker 27 times after asking her to wear mask
Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, refused to take the proper precautions and began arguing with the victim inside a shop in West Chicago at about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Chicago Police Department.
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Jon Stewart is returning to TV news with an Apple+ show
Jon Stewart is coming back to the world of TV news.
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Opinion: Not all college football coaches like 'showy' off day for election but move sends right message
With the NCAA making it a day off — not just this year but every Election Day going forward — college football is sending exactly the right message        
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Southern California wildfires force Chargers players, including starting QB, to evacuate homes
Several players and staff of the Los Angeles Chargers have been forced to leave their homes because of the ongoing fires in Southern California.
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MTA to start COVID-19 testing for thousands of workers per week
The MTA plans to start testing thousands of workers per week for COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday. Testing will take place at a rotating set of workplaces, including train and bus depots, as well as at medical assessment and occupational health services centers, officials said. “Our brave frontline transit workers risked their lives to provide New...
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Famous neon cowgirl 'Vegas Vickie' will soon kick again at new Las Vegas casino
The famous Old Vegas character in a 10-gallon hat will return at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, when Circa Resort & Casino opens in downtown Las Vegas.        
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2-month-old is fatally attacked by German shepherd mix
A 2-month-old girl in Virginia was found fatally wounded by a pet mixed-breed German shepherd Tuesday. 
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Nxivm sex cult founder sentenced to 120 years in prison
Keith Raniere, founder of the group Nxivm, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.
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COVID positivity rate trending "modestly" up, California governor says
Governor Gavin Newsom said the state is seeing a 5.9% increase in new ICU admissions and a 4.7% increase in new hospitalizations amid a fall surge of COVID-19.
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Analysts expect NYC and LA to reopen movie theaters this year
There’s still a glimmer of hope for the movie theater industry this year, despite dismal domestic box office sales and climbing coronavirus cases, analysts said. The country’s two biggest markets, New York City and Los Angeles, still could give sickly box office sales a much-needed jolt if they reopen before the end of 2020. “A...
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Keith Raniere, founder of self-help group NXIVM, sentenced to 120 years in prison in sex trafficking case
Keith Raniere, the former leader of self-help group NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison in a federal case that accused him of turning some female members into his "sex slaves" branded with his initials.
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Why packing the Supreme Court would not be easy for Democrats
Such chatter is great, pre-election fodder. It electrifies the base of both parties.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ On Netflix, A Viral Comedy Star Puts On A Variety Special
Don't worry. She lip-synchs plenty in her sketch comedy debut.
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Jon Stewart to Host Current Affairs Series for Apple TV+
Five years after he left The Daily Show, Stewart is returning to TV with a brand new show to lead.
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This Cuisinart toaster oven is a huge hit with Macy's shoppers—and it's less than $100
This top-rated Cuisinart toaster oven is hugely discounted for the Macy's Friends and Family Sale—find out more.       
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Keith Raniere, leader of sex cult Nxivm, sentenced to 120 years in prison
Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was slammed with 120 years behind bars Tuesday for running a twisted sex-slave cult where women were branded like cattle and forced to sleep with him. The 60-year-old sicko — who billed himself as a Ghandi for lost professionals, only to be unmasked as a sex-abusing torturer to scores of young...
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Tyler Herro parties with Instagram model girlfriend after Heat’s NBA Finals loss
The view is picturesque from Tyler Herro’s “bubble.” Over the weekend, the 20-year-old guard — whose Heat fell to the Lakers in the NBA Finals earlier this month — shared a few snaps from his Turks & Caicos getaway with Instagram star Katya Elise Henry. “Summertime fine , winter time cold too,” Herro captioned the...
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Kelly Clarkson is left speechless after a contestant on 'The Voice' sings her own song
Kelly Clarkson isn't left speechless often, but she was when a contestant on "The Voice" sang one of Clarkson's songs for her audition.        
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Chrissy Teigen thanks fans for support after traumatic pregnancy loss
Weeks after suffering a pregnancy loss, Teigen penned a lengthy note to fans.
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Three Years After #MeToo, 42 Percent of Women in Hollywood Still Report Unwanted Sexual Attention
"Gender harassment is the most common type of harassment in Hollywood and was experienced by 62 percent males and 67 percent of females," according to the study led by Anita Hill. Yeah, THAT Anita Hill.
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Museums tighten security after thieves target Nazi memorabilia
Some museum owners speculate a surreptitious, wealthy collector could be behind the organized heists.
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Entitled to help UCLA's defense, Brian Norwood wants to fix what's wrong
Whatever confusion there is about Norwood's position, his goal is to help one of the nation's worst units. For the record, he's in charge of the defensive passing game.
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‘American Pie’ singer Don McLean claims his ex-wife Patrisha is ‘the worst person I ever knew’
Don McLean pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault, which was dismissed after he met the terms of a plea agreement. He also pleaded guilty to three other charges.
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Harley-Davidson launching new company for retro bike
Harley-Davidson is starting a new e-bicycle company called Serial 1 Cycles that will launch with a retro-style model in Spring 2021. The battery-powered bike draws inspiration from Harley-Davidson's first motorcycle built in 1903.
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Trump backed by majority of veterans, but not younger ones, poll shows
Older veterans are overwhelmingly backing President Donald Trump in the upcoming election while younger veterans significantly prefer former Vice President Joe Biden as the next commander in chief, according to the results of a recent Military Times poll of veterans. Altogether, about 52 percent of veterans surveyed said they plan to back Trump (or have...
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Cam Newton is ‘embarrassed’ and the Patriots have nowhere to turn
Life after Tom Brady is suddenly bleak for the Patriots.
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Fox News, Tucker Carlson finish historic October with largest primetime audience in cable news history
Fox News Channel wrapped up a record-setting October as the most-watched basic cable network for the 52nd straight month and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” finished with the highest-rated monthly viewership of any program in the history of cable news.
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Let’s Count All the Errors and Lies in Brett Kavanaugh’s Defense of Voter Suppression
Kavanaugh’s opinion was stunningly sloppy and riddled with false claims.
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Honey, I shrunk the wedding: These couples pivoted to pull off memorable nuptials
After getting engaged in December 2018, Stephanie and Connor Jones quickly began planning a destination wedding for upwards of 150 guests in Banff, Canada. They set a date for June 19, 2020, during one of the few months that Connor, a professional hockey player, has off. Connor, 30, asked 11 buddies to stand by his...
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David Einhorn says tech stocks in ‘enormous’ bubble
Technology stocks, which have surged for months during the pandemic, likely hit their top last month, hedge fund investor David Einhorn wrote on Tuesday, adding that he’s prepared for a drop by betting against more names, including second-tier companies and ones that just listed their stock. Einhorn, who runs Greenlight Capital, wrote in a letter...
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Start screenings for colorectal cancer at age 45, panel advises
A panel of national experts on Tuesday advised earlier screenings of colorectal cancer, starting at age 45.
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It was never infrastructure week, after all
As a matter of legislative flex, you have to hand it to the Senate GOP.
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Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts and 'I Voted' stickers on Election Day
Krispy Kreme wants to get people celebrating "doughmocracy."
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