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5 things to know for October 18: Supply chain, Congress, coronavirus, China, Sudan

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'Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Gave Me His Truck—He Was So Inspiring'
The minute I walked out, I saw cameras and photographers and a gift bag. I was wondering what was going on, and felt like maybe I was being "Punk'd". But it was actually the opposite!
Christmas Delivery Services: When Is the Last Day to Send Post Before the Holidays?
The last day to post packages may be in early December for deliveries to be made by December 24 or Christmas Day.
When Are the Game Awards 2021 and How To Watch the Livestream
This year's Game Awards promises to feature exciting trailer reveals and celebrity musical performances. Of course, its main focus will be celebrating the year in gaming.
Carbon Monoxide Leak Inside Plane Prompts Emergency Landing
A Frontier Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at El Paso International Airport because of a "passenger medical emergency and a fume event," the airline said.
Alec Baldwin 'Couldn't Give a S***' About His Career After 'Rust' Shooting
"I said to myself, 'Do I want to work much more after this? Is it worth it?'" the actor said during the ABC interview.
14 arrested over L.A. smash-and-grab thefts, but none kept in jail
Most suspects either bailed out or met no-bail criteria under a policy meant to ease prison overcrowding during the COVID pandemic – a policy local leaders want lifted.
South Africa's Covid cases are 'increasing rapidly'
How Pfizer developed a COVID pill in record time
Pfizer researchers looking for a drug to treat SARS found clues that gave the company a head start in its quest for a pill to treat COVID-19, including the omicron variant.
Tucker Carlson Asked Hunter Biden for Help Getting His Son Into College—Leaked Email
The QAnon-supporting lawyer Lin Wood, who is threatening to sue the Fox host, shared what he said was a 2014 exchange between Carlson and the president's son.
Enrolling in my first health plans felt intimidating, so I got this expert advice on open enrollment.
I'm 26 and have never chosen my own health insurance. Here's what two experts taught me about navigating open enrollment.
Food Delivery and Ride Hailing Apps Will Have to Shell Out Billions Under an E.U. Plan
As many as 4.1 million people working for the apps could be reclassified as employees, costing the sector billions more a year
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: This is the first step to end police violence. But not the last.
Qualified immunity is a serious barrier to police accountability and fairness. Courts routinely excuse officers who shoot first and think later.
'Something has been missing': Children of the Vietnam War are pushing for more family reunifications
DNA tests, ancestry sites and an aging Vietnam veteran population is spurring Amerasians to renew their search for their American fathers.
When Africans speak out, are their governments listening?
The seventh in Afrobarometer’s special democracy summit series on Africa.
Potential 2024 rivals Harris and Buttigieg ally to sell Biden agenda
With President Biden approaching 80 years old, the political spotlight has been trained more brightly than usual on the pair. Here's a look at their political prospects.
As warnings fly between U.S. and Russia, how real is the threat of war in Ukraine?
So far, tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have been restricted to a war of words, but could it flare into something more dangerous?
D.C.-area forecast: A little cooler today, but temperatures are mainly above average into early next week
Temperatures jump around a bit day-to-day. A stronger cold front arrives next week.
Beyond Small Business Saturday: 6 ways to show your support throughout the holidays
Small businesses don't stop needing your support after the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This holiday season, make an effort to shop local.
How one play sparked a confidence boost in Washington QB Taylor Heinicke
Heinicke's touchdown pass to Cam Sims in a win over the Panthers drew praise from coaches and analysts. “Ever since that throw," Heinicke said, "I've felt really good and just kind of kept on building on that.”
Physician assistants want to be called physician associates, but doctors cry foul
PAs say the new title would clarify that they work in a team and don't require oversight by M.D.s. Doctors say it obscures the fact that PAs have less education and training than physicians.
COVID, George Floyd Protests Shaped the Military's Response to Capitol Riot
In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot.
How one play sparked a confidence boost in Washington QB Taylor Heinicke
Heinicke's touchdown pass to Cam Sims in a win over the Panthers drew praise from coaches and analysts. “Ever since that throw," Heinicke said, "I've felt really good and just kind of kept on building on that.”
Jan. 6 committee standoffs pose new tests for post-Trump Justice Department
Subpoenas of Jeffrey Clark, Steve Bannon and others show risks for all sides.
Oxford Copycat Threats Force Dozens of Schools to Close Across the Country
Schools have been closing across the country since the Oxford High School shooting took place on Tuesday, which killed four people and injured eight more.
Biden wants COVID-19 testing for air travelers 24 hours before overseas flights
A rare Hawaii blizzard warning is in effect while Colorado remains dry and snowless
Hawaii has flood watches and blizzard warnings in effect. Meanwhile, Colorado remains under drought conditions and has also had a record snowless year. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam discusses the rarity of these events.
Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the 'amazing' Erling Haaland
After playing for clubs in five different countries over a 15-year period, Axel Witsel's thoughts are starting to turn towards home.
Joe Biden Appears to Mix Up the Six Day War With Yom Kippur War
The president made the apparent mistake during a menorah lighting celebration for Hanukkah.
Axel Witsel: Borussia Dortmund's elder statesman
Throughout his career, Axel Witsel has played with some of the world's best footballers, including Erling Braut Haaland. The Belgian is one of Dortmund's elder statesmen and is using his experience to push the club to the next level.
'Annie Live!' review: Celina Smith shines brighter than the Chrysler Building in NBC's live musical
A star is born in 12-year-old Celina Smith, who plays cheerful orphan Annie in "Annie Live!" The event was NBC's first live musical in three years.
Blizzard warnings for Hawaii as warm temperatures remain over the southern Continental US
Blizzard warnings and flood watches are issued for Hawaii as above average temperatures and sunny skies remain for the southern Continental US. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the latest.
California’s zero-bail policy sets free 14 smash-grab robbery suspects, LAPD chief says
Los Angeles police recently arrested 14 suspects in connection with 11 "smash and grab" robberies in the city in late November – but all 14 suspects are back on the street, the city’s police chief says.
Alec Baldwin Praises Wife for Support During 'Tough Times' After 'Rust' Tell-All
Hours after his ABC News interview, Alec Baldwin commended his wife, Hilaria, for giving him "a reason to live."
Anthony Fauci to Appear on Fox for First Time in Weeks Amid Conservative Outrage
The interview with Fauci will air on the Fox Business Network and then later on Friday on Fox News.
Who is Alexandra Daddario's New Fiancé Andrew Form?
Actress Alexandra Daddario has gotten engaged to producer Andrew Form, and marked the occasion by posting a sweet message for her fiancé on Instagram.
Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Send Satellites Into Orbit in Record-Breaking Launch
The Falcon 9 launch on Thursday, the 27th launch of 2021 for Elon Musk's SpaceX, with five more planned in what remains of the year.
Family's Response to Complaint About Their Barking Dogs Infuriates Internet
One angry critic on Reddit wrote: "I have no sympathy for people that overload themselves then expect other people to help."
How Many U.S. Omicron Cases Are There? COVID Variant Detected in at Least Five States
There may be many more U.S. cases of the variant of concern that have not been reported, with community transmission confirmed in some locations.
Shutdown averted, more omicron US cases, November jobs report: 5 things to know Friday
President Biden may sign the bill to avert a government shutdown, more Omicron cases have been found in the U.S. and more news to start your Friday.      
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Traveling to China during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
If you're planning a trip to China, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic.
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World's second tallest building tops out in Malaysia
The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.
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Glencore Gets a Dirty Holiday Gift from Anglo American
The case for why the Swiss giant should keep its coal mines has been strengthened by Anglo’s Thungela spin-off
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Feds opened civil inquiry into Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment claims
Department of Justice's "ongoing investigation" into claims against the former New York governor is revealed in a contract between the current governor's office and a law firm.
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FOX Bet Super 6: NFL Week 13 picks
As Week 13 looms, you have a chance to win big with FOX Bet Super 6!
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Burger King Whopper Is Returning to Its Original Price - Here's Where and How to Buy One
Burger King is marking 64 years of its classic Whopper by slashing the cost to its original price.
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Covid-19 live updates: Omicron three times as likely to cause reinfection as delta, South African study says
Questions about the level of protection that vaccines provide against omicron remain unanswered, as the scientists did not have access to vaccination data.
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A Goldilocks Model for Yearly Covid Vaccinations
The best way to administer doses may be to immunize some of the people all of the time.
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Architectural photos of 1970s Dubai show the birth of the modern city
The development of modern Dubai is highlighted in the Jameel Art Centre exhibition "Off Centre / On Stage."
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