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1 out of every 500 Americans has died from COVID; Arizona sues over federal vaccine rules for workers: Live updates

Half the deaths recorded in the U.S. have happened since just before Christmas 2020, and 2021 surpassed last year in infections. Latest COVID updates.       
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Nurse Says She's Been Suspended for Refusing Vaccine in Viral Video
In a TikTok video viewed hundreds of thousands of times, an ICU nurse says she is facing termination for her decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Police respond to 4-year-old's adorable emergency call
Police in New Zealand leapt into action to attend the house of a 4-year-old boy -- to check if his toys were as cool as he said they were.
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For Pacific Islanders, a statue in Washington state recalls a dark chapter in history
The monument honoring the 19th century US Navy sailor John R. Monaghan in Spokane, Washington, is a reminder of the country's history of violence, colonialism and racism against the Samoan people. Members of the community want it to come down.
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Meet the doctors' group spreading covid conspiracy theories in plain sight on Facebook
Members of the 'World Doctors Alliance' are spreading falsehoods and stoking fears about the virus.
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Controversial call hangs over Astros’ Game 4 ALCS win
The Astros evened the ALCS at two games apiece against the Red Sox on Tuesday night, winning 9-2.
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New Zealand police respond to 4-year-old's adorable emergency call
Police in New Zealand leapt into action to attend the house of a 4-year-old boy -- to check if his toys were as cool as he said they were.
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Harry Styles appears post-credits in 'Eternals'
Harry Styles is reportedly joining MCU as Eros, brother of Thanos in "Eternals."
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Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener
Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
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FDA may approve mixing and matching COVID-19 booster shots
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to allow the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses this week, according to reports.
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The World Needs a Plan for Stranded Assets
Fighting climate change involves financial and economic risk. Governments and investors must do more to prepare.
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Successful pig-to-human kidney transplant a "transformative moment"
The surgeon who conducted the transplant said it marks a "transformative moment in organ transplantation."
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Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign…
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East Harlem deli patron fatally stabs worker during dispute: cops
Responding police found the victim outside the store with a stab wound to his torso. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Bestsellers Sunday, October 24
Bestsellers List Sunday, October 24
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Humanity needs big plans. ‘Dune’ and ‘Foundation’ show how hard it is to make them.
It's infuriating to watch Congress fiddle while it feels like the world is burning. But there are more human reasons why it's difficult to tackle millennia-sized problems.
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90 L.A. arts groups got $36 million in pandemic relief. Here's how some are spending it
For a Black theater, a Latino orchestra, a Valley cultural center and a writing mentorship program for teen girls, the L.A. Arts Recovery Fund is a lifeline.
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Superba Food + Bread takes over Hollywood's former Cat & Fiddle space
The new location offers a larger menu, a raw bar and plenty of patio space.
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Dad needs to focus on consent and boundaries with his daughter, not his ego
A daughter complained to her teacher about her dad. Now he’s upset.
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Tosser ‘scrubs off some of the polish’ with its debut album
The D.C. quartet is performing at Pie Shop on Oct. 23.
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What Happened When a Ransomware Attack Hits a Tiny Kansas County
Pottawatomie County is far from alone in facing these challenges—or in the choices it had to make.
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Jamie Lynn Spears donation offer rejected by mental health organization
An organization devoted to mental health and addiction recovery has declined an offer of proceeds from a forthcoming book by Jamie Lynn Spears.
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White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5-11
Children will soon be able to get a COVID-19​ vaccine​ at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
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The administration is cracking down on sales of hacking tools
The effort has been delayed for years over concerns about impeding cybersecurity research
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A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here's what to know
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Medical board suspends PA’s license, claiming he prescribed ivermectin and ‘harassed’ hospitals to do the same
The Washington Medical Commission has suspended Scott C. Miller’s license after reviewing more than a dozen complaints alleging the pediatric health care provider promoted ivermectin as a cure for covid-19 and prescribed the unproven treatment without adequate examination to at least one person.
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Strengthening the Grid
While we must become better students of the weather, we also must become stewards of the environment
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UFC Fight Night 196 commentary team, broadcast plans: Paul Felder calls Marvin Vettori's main event
See who will serve as the three-man commentary duo for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 196 event.      Related StoriesAfter upset of record-setting Loopy Godinez, Luana Carolina wants a full campEven Danny Roberts was confused by that 30-27 score against Ramazan EmeevBruno Silva was focused on a finish after third low blow from Andrew Sanchez 
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House January 6 committee unanimously votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after defying a subpoena.       
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Husband admits killing missing New Hampshire wife inside bus: cops
Joseph Ferlazzo, 41, told investigators Tuesday he killed Emily Ferlazzo, 22, of Northfield, New Hampshire, early Saturday inside the bus they had lived in and used to travel to Bolton late last week.
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Bond denied for South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh over charges of stealing insurance money
A judge denied bond for South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh over charges he stole millions after the death of his family's longtime housekeeper. Nikki Battiste is following the case.
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White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5-11
The White House is anticipating the approval of coronavirus vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 in early November.
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Meghan McCain Says 'The View' Host Joy Behar 'Might Have Hated Me'
Thanks to their opposing political views, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar often clashed on "The View"—and McCain has revealed that one spat sparked a panic attack.
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Afghanistan's food crisis has accelerated under Taliban rule
CBS News visits a food distribution center and a children's hospital in Kabul as millions of Afghans suffer from malnutrition. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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Deadly and 'very agitated' snake found in English shipping container
Staff at an English animal hospital were in for a shock when they responded to a call about an unusual creature -- which turned out to be an aggressive and deadly snake.
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Deadly and 'very agitated' snake found in English shipping container
Staff at an English animal hospital were in for a shock when they responded to a call about an unusual creature -- which turned out to be an aggressive and deadly snake.
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A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here's what to know
Covid-19 vaccines helped to prevent tens of thousands of deaths among seniors in the US between January and May of this year. Despite their widespread availability and efficacy, many people are refusing a shot.
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Rating the most and least damaging departures of the Jets’ Joe Douglas era
The Jets have let some talented players leave recently. Should they have any regrets?
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January 6th House Select Committee approves resolution to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt
A House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack unanimously approved holding former White House strategist Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena. The full House is expected to vote on the measure Thursday. Nikole Killion reports.
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Biden enters the complicated and fluid end game for his agenda as scaled back proposal takes shape
Welcome to the end game.
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Lava continues to pour from volcano on Spanish Island
There’s no end in site for the volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma one month after the historic blast. Dan Johnson reports.
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GOP expected to filibuster Senate election bill that would boost mail-in voting, mandate auto-registration
The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday afternoon to end a filibuster on an election bill that would impose national standards on how states conduct federal elections, including requirements for mail-in voting and automatic voter registration.
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Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi on umpire Laz Diaz's 9th-inning call: 'I thought it was a strike'
Home plate umpire Laz Diaz did not ring up Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro on a close 1-2 pitch from Nathan Eovaldi of the Boston Red Sox.      
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Manhunt for Brian Laundrie leads authorities to at least 5 bodies of missing persons
While the 23-year-old remains on the lam more than a month after skipping out of his family's Florida home, the other bodies have been found in areas where authorities have been looking
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Giesswein’s Ballerina Flats Are So Chic & Comfortable, You’d Never Know They Were Made From Recycled Plastic
Photo: Scouted/Giesswein.Eco-friendly companies like All Birds and Rothy's aren’t just becoming go-to shoe brands because of their commitment to sustainability. In fact, these forward-thinking, innovative companies are designing shoes that are so comfortable and fashionable, you’d never know they were made with sustainable materials like wool and recycled water bottles.Like these popular footwear brands, Giesswein's ballet flats (and all of their shoes, for that matter) are designed with the commitment to lessen their overall ecological footprint. The Austrian-based, family-owned footwear company uses materials like recycled ocean PET fabric – meaning plastic that has been recovered from the ocean – and Merino wool to create their footwear lineup, including the ever-adorable, super-stylish Eco Pointed Ballet Flats. The company’s flats come in two distinct style: a pointy and a round toe. I gravitated more toward the pointed toe because it looks more formal and dressed-up than the rounded toe, which I recommend for more casual, dressed-down days.Given how popular Rothy’s shoes have become, especially after Meghan Markle was spotted wearing them on several outings, it’s easy to compare Rothy’s and Giesswein. Both price-wise and design-wise, these two brands are very similar to each other; however, I find that the Giesswein’s flats are more comfortable overall, especially if you’re going to be on your feet all day long.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Supreme Court Dashes Hopes of Vaccine Mandate Opponents
Recent decisions by three justices suggest the Court is not prepared to revisit a precedent established in 1905.
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Dozens dead in flooding in northern India
The death toll from flooding in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has risen to at least 46, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers worked through the night to retrieve bodies stuck in debris and to evacuate those in vulnerable areas. (Oct 20)      
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What Time Will ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Season 3 Episode 5 Premiere?
Will this week's episode have as much Big Drag Energy as last week's?
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Column: Servite's Mason Graham will be a Michigan man after local recruiters passed on him
Servite two-way standout Mason Graham, all 6 feet 4 and 295 pounds of him, was passed over by major college recruiters until Michigan came calling.
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