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Tips to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
Halloween 2020 doesn't have to be canceled by coronavirus. Here are tips to keep your little ghosts happy, even without traditional trick-or-treating.       
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Trump’s in worse position than in 2016 in part because his opponent is in much better position
A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows how much more positively Joe Biden is viewed than Hillary Clinton.
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Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Reshoots Reportedly Cost $70 Million
The new figure is more than double previous estimates that the Snyder Cut would cost around $30 million.
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Dan Crenshaw’s Texas campaign ad looks like a Hollywood action movie trailer
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw dropped an epic, four-minute spot on Thursday casting him and five fellow Texas GOPers as an "Expendables"-esque team in a high-stakes fight to take the polls this fall.
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UFC's Dana White addresses Colby Covington remarks: 'We don't muzzle anybody here'
UFC President Dana White is not one to beat around the bush and he doesn’t expect his fighters to be any different. 
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‘Life was upended’: Corey Johnson on why he dropped out of mayoral race
“Something had to come off my plate,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told The Post of his decision to quit the 2021 mayoral race. Johnson was already dealing with his work at City Hall, his ongoing struggle with depression, and a life — and city  —  “upended” by the pandemic. Running for mayor at the...
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Dolphins vs. Jaguars prediction: Take underdog in Thursday Night Football
The Miami Dolphins visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars isn’t the most attractive matchup for “Thursday Night Football,” but with FitzMagic vs. Minshew Magic, it’s again Must-See TV (we’ll spare you the “Seinfeld” references this week). The line has been wavering between the Jaguars -2.5 and -3 all week with most books charging extra vig (-120 instead...
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UC Regent Richard Blum wrote an "inappropriate" letter to get student into UC Berkeley
University of California Regent Richard Blum, a wealthy donor to UC Berkeley, wrote an "inappropriate letter of support" to help a student get into the university, according to the California State Auditor's office. UC officials are reviewing the case, which was discovered during an audit of the UC system's admission's process.
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Listen to Episode 30 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Do Yankees Want White Sox or Twins? feat. Willie Randolph
The Yankees still are not sure who they will play on Tuesday when the playoffs begin. Will it be the White Sox, Twins or even the Indians? It seems like it will come down to the Twins or White Sox, but the final weekend of the season will determine their opponent and whether it will...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Haute Dog’ On HBO Max, Where Dog Groomers Compete, ‘Chopped’ Style, And Let The Fur Fly
Three expert "pet stylists" go through two challenges for a $10,000 prize in this kitschy new reality competition. Robin Thede is on board as one of the judges.
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What Senate Republicans are saying after Trump refused to commit to an orderly transfer of power
Republicans uniformly insisted that there will be a peaceful transition no matter what the outcome of the election, though many failed to mention the president.
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California GOP warns that Newsom's gas vehicle sales ban will cost jobs
California’s state Republican Party is warning that a new move by Gov. Gavin Newsom to ultimately ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 could lead to more than 350,000 job losses in the Golden State.
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Wray says protests more peaceful in cities, states that saw federal help
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday said that states and cities that had federal help in dealing with widespread protests this year did a better job of keeping the peace than jurisdictions that did not.
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Seattle police officer captured on video riding his bicycle over a protester's head placed on leave
A Seattle police officer captured on video rolling his bicycle over the head of a protester who was laying in the street is now on administrative leave.
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Seattle officer on leave after video shows cop rolling bicycle over head of person lying in street
A livestream shows an officer rolling a bike over the head or neck of a person lying in the street amid a protest in Seattle.       
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After Thousands of Dollars in Damages, North Carolina Mayor Says Rioters Are 'Co-opting' Racial Justice Movement at Breonna Taylor Protests
Following months of minimal damage during protests in Durham, North Carolina, the police chief said Wednesday night's destruction "caught us by surprise."
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Trump says he's not sure election can be 'honest'
President Donald Trump continued to cast doubt on whether or not November's election could be "honest," again questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots. The remarks come a day after he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. (Sept. 24)       
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1980s-style banana hair clips are making a comeback
Note to nostalgia hounds: The banana clip is back. Fashionistas and hypebeasts have tunneled their way through early aughts and ’90s fashion trends over the past few years— think low-rise jeans, Paul Frank tees and platform slides. But now they’re starting to borrow from an earlier era: the 1980s. Shoulder pads, acid-wash denim — as...
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Watch live: Trump holds rally in Jacksonville, Florida
President Trump is hoping to keep the Sunshine State away from Joe Biden.
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No in-person New York Fashion Week? No problem for these standout L.A. labels
Tom Ford, Wolk Morais and Lavie by CK offered showcases of standout spring and summer 2021 collections.
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Cop forced out of NYPD over medical marijuana prescription, lawsuit claims
Robert Cascalenda, who joined the force in 2008, says that he has a birth defect that makes him prone to getting pancreatitis when he takes prescription drugs.
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What Justice Ginsburg’s Death Means for Health Care Access in America
In the midst of a pandemic and with the fate of the Affordable Care Act pending before the Supreme Court, attention should focus on what Justice Ginsburg’s replacement by someone who is likely to be very conservative will mean for health care. Justice Ginsburg was a strong voice and a consistent vote to provide the…
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Key Arizona Senate race polling shifts in Martha McSally's favor
Polling this week showed Republican Arizona Sen. Martha McSally closing in on Democratic challenger Mark Kelly.
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UFC 253 preview video: Who will leave the event as champions?
Ahead of UFC 253, MMA Junkie's John Morgan was joined by The Mac Life's Oscar Willis to preview the two title fights from all angles.        Related StoriesUFC 253 'Embedded,' No. 4: Dominick Reyes prepares to enter battle alongside three brothersUFC 253 faceoff video: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes vs. Jan BlachowiczUFC 253 breakdown: Who remains undefeated after Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa's historic clash? 
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Senate panels' Hunter Biden report puts 'a lot of meat on the bones' of his overseas dealings, author says
A report by two Senate committees on Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings has revealed more questionable transactions than were previously known, author and researcher Peter Schweizer told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday.
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Ellen DeGeneres selling $10 million worth of artwork in the Hamptons
The collection includes several pricy sheep sculptures.
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Celebrity-loved Lancer Skincare is on sale for 25 percent off
Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez all trust their faces to Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer.
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Williams-Sonoma's blowout sale has cookware for your dream kitchen up to 80% off
This one-day Williams-Sonoma sale is your chance to get your dream cookware from Le Creuset, All-Clad, Emile Henry and more on a budget. Shop now.       
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At UN, Kelly Craft tears into Security Council at COVID session: ‘Shame on each of you’
U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft tore into other members of the Security Council on Thursday for using a COVID-19 meeting to focus on what she called “political grudges” rather than the pandemic – while noting the massive U.S. contribution to the international effort against the virus.
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House Democrats consider scaled-back stimulus proposal in effort to jumpstart stalled talks
House Democrats are preparing a new coronavirus relief package in an effort to shake free negotiations that have been in a stalemate for nearly two months.
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Trump's health care 'vision' punts on two major issues
President Donald Trump is touting what he calls his health care "vision," but the executive orders he's planning to sign Thursday afternoon largely punt on addressing two major issues facing Americans.
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Alexei Navalny's Accounts Reportedly Frozen While In Berlin Hospital After Poisoning
A spokeswoman says the Russian opposition leader's bank accounts were frozen and his Moscow apartment "seized" in connection with a libel suit while he was in a coma after poisoning by a nerve agent.
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Do Fake Phishing Emails Really Teach People to Recognize Scam Messages?
Here’s what research shows about the effectiveness of this sort of cybersecurity training.
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Mastodon fossil discovered in Colombian gold mine
Fossils of a mastodon, a giant prehistoric relative of today's elephants, have been discovered at an artisanal gold mine in central Colombia in a find which researchers say could herald a trove of similar specimens.
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Biden campaign claims Trump trying to distract with controversial transfer of power comments
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is accusing President Trump of using controversial comments over not committing to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November presidential election as an effort to distract from what they call Trump’s “catastrophic failure as president.”
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PM Update: Patchy fog possible overnight with a couple showers around Friday
Clouds rule tonight and tomorrow. Any rain is spotty and brief.
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Life in ‘Anarchist’ New York City
I saw a woman drinking iced coffee in 57 degree weather. OK, chaos agent!
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Video shows black LA cop remain calm amid racist taunts from protesters
A black Los Angeles police officer remained calm and composed while a group of angry protesters taunted him with racial slurs — coming within inches of his face, video shows. The stoic cop, wearing glasses and a helmet, remains stone-faced as at least three protesters — two of them wearing costume masks — yell at...
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‘Special relationship’ can help Knicks’ Julius Randle unlock star potential
They have all taken turns as NBA playoff heroes in the Orlando bubble: the Heat’s Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo, Nuggets’ Jamal Murray and Lakers’ Anthony Davis. They have three things in common. The four players are still in the NBA’s Final Four. Each once wore Kentucky blue. And all graduated from Kenny Payne University....
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Workers accused of building "man cave" under Grand Central
Railway employees suspended without pay for allegedly turning room under landmark station into secret hideaway.
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These North American airports are top-rated for traveler satisfaction
The sharp coronavirus-related decline in passenger volume across North American airports has “been a boon” for traveler satisfaction, according to a new J.D. Power survey. Results of the 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study indicate that satisfaction within such airports has “risen sharply” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, J.D. Power said Wednesday. In...
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What Do Two New Studies Really Tell Us About Coronavirus Transmission on Planes?
While it’s likely these two case studies identified cases of COVID-19 transmitted aboard planes, there's a lot we don't know.
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Andrew McCarthy: Anti-Trump derangement of House Democrats has unintended consequences
The unintended consequences of the House Democrats’ anti-Trump derangement, in both infantilizing congressional oversight and foolishly pleading with the federal courts to meddle in it, are becoming manifest.
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Lizzo discusses ‘commercialized’ body positivity movement: 'We have to make people uncomfortable again'
Lizzo has always been a champion of body positivity.
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Washington’s main weather radar is broken and could be out of service for many days
A team is en route from Oklahoma to fix the radar while forecasters rely on surrounding sites for storm monitoring.
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McEnany says Trump will accept results of a 'free and fair election,’ as Democrats slam president’s comments
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump will accept the results of a “free and fair election,” when pressed on his comments about a peaceful transfer of power. 
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How the US keeps poor people from accessing abortion
The 2020 US election could decide the fate of a more than 40-year-old ban on abortion funding. For the past 44 years, every US Congress and president have approved a federal budget that includes a ban on federal funding for abortion services, except in extreme cases like rape, incest, and a life threatening situation for the child-bearer. It’s known as the Hyde Amendment, and even politicians who support abortion access generally have a history of voting in favor of it to get spending bills passed. The politics of abortion access in this country have evolved since the introduction of the Hyde Amendment. Progressive Democrats have long been critical of it for singling out Medicaid recipients, who are disproportionately poor and people of color. Presidential candidate Joe Biden supported the Hyde Amendment until 2019, attributing his reversal to the changing landscape of US abortion access. Today, abortion access largely depends on the politics of the state you live in. Because of the Hyde Amendment, it also depends on how much money you have. Banning federal funding for abortion services primarily affects people who rely on Medicaid for their health care: people who are living close to the poverty line in the US or are disabled. This has the effect of preventing some of the country’s most vulnerable people from accessing abortion services, since they are the least likely to be able to afford an out-of-pocket expense. This video is the third in our series on the 2020 election. We aren’t covering the horse race; instead, we want to explain the stakes of the election through the issues that matter the most to you. To do that, we want to know what you think the US presidential candidates should be talking about. Tell us here: http://vox.com/ElectionVideos You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. And if you’re interested in supporting our video journalism, you can become a member of the Vox Video Lab on YouTube. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Trump's talk of rejecting election result evokes chaos scenarios
Trump's refusal to say that he'd peacefully transfer power may just be bluster. But there are steps he could take, and Democrats are on the alert.
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