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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is advancing the idea that Facebook is in the business of removing “fake news” from social media.
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Maryland high schooler accused of faking kidnapping during Zoom class
A Maryland high schooler faked his own kidnapping during a Zoom class — prompting his teacher to call the police. The 11th grader at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg pulled the elaborate prank Thursday during his virtual honors history lesson, WJLA reported. When the teenager turned his camera on, his teacher saw a man...
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‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials to Debut on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ will make the specials, like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, free to watch for non-subscribers for a limited time.
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Kansas teen covers self in ranch dressing during drug-fueled vandalism spree: cops
He was dressed — but not for success. A Kansas teen covered himself in ranch dressing and went on a drug-fueled vandalism spree before crashing a car, authorities said. Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said the 17-year-old unidentified boy was wreaking havoc naked around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Petro Deli. “He covered himself in ranch dressing,...
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Belgium is facing a 'tsunami' of Covid-19 cases
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Bacon- and chicken-scented masks are here and, really, you shouldn’t be surprised
Jack the Box and Hormel are giving away meat-scented face masks.
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People Want to See Kristen Welker Ask Trump and Biden About UFOs During Thursday's Debate
Might seem random, we know, but Trump just answered a question about UFOs while talking to Fox News.
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Rumer Willis lost her virginity to an ‘older’ man who ‘took advantage’
"I was not abused or it wasn't rape, but I didn't say yes … But I also didn't say no. I just let it happen."
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Drunk New York school bus driver took students on fast-food run: cops
A drunk upstate New York school bus driver took students to McDonalds so she could snag some breakfast, authorities say. Lashonda Griffin, 29, was arrested at the Gates Chili School District’s bus depot Friday — after dropping off her ride and passing out with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, WROC-TV reported. There had...
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Why Conservatives Like Judges Who Oppose Abortion
It’s not just about reproductive rights.
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My Boyfriend Has Asked for a “Hall Pass”—but Only for Him
He says he no longer finds me attractive.
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Georgia's secretary of state encourages early voting ahead of election
"Vote absentee, vote early," says Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
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UN arms embargo against Iran expires: What's next?
Despite staunch opposition from the United States, a long-standing UN arms embargo has lapsed – leaving Tehran open to deadly weapons purchases.
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How the political landscape has changed for Trump in swing state of Wisconsin
Lanhee Chen, policy director for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and an advisor for Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential campaign, joins CBSN to discuss how the political landscape has changed in Wisconsin for President Trump since he won the state four years ago, and how the fallout from police shootings, like that of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, may determine how some voters cast their ballots in cities nationwide.
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GOP Senator Lamar Alexander Defends Fauci Amid Trump's Barrage of Attacks
"If more Americans paid attention to his advice, we'd have fewer cases of COVID-19, & it would be safer to go back to school & back to work & out to eat," the retiring Republican said of the nation's top infectious disease official.
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UK woman attacked by deer in park claims she was not feeding deer, criticizes park ranger’s response
The woman claims she was injured during the attack in the park.
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Mission Viejo coach launches letter campaign: 'Let Us Play'
Diablos football coach Chad Johnson wants state officials to allow practices to begin in November rather than the previously scheduled Dec. 14.
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New Vox Crossword puzzles come out Monday through Saturday | Amanda Northrop For the curious in all of us. Can you solve it? What’s a four-letter word for a berry often found in a bowl? Welcome to Vox crosswords. New puzzles, designed to test your knowledge and relieve a little stress, come out Monday through Saturday. Make sure to bookmark this page to find new ones each day. Puzzles are constructed by these great people, and edited by Vox staff. This is a new feature for us: Are the puzzles too easy, or too hard? Have an idea for a theme? Spot a bug? Or if you just love our crosswords and want to make sure they stick around, email your feedback to crosswords@vox.com. (Oh, and it’s acai.) Now, go play!
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GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander Defends Anthony Fauci After Attacks by Trump
"Dr. Fauci is one of our country's most distinguished public servants," Lamar tweeted on Monday afternoon.
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AOC Wants to Play 'Among Us' With You on Twitch to Get Out the Vote
The 31-year-old asked Twitter to give suggestions on who to play the online multiplayer game with.
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Dolphins reach bye week at .500 for 1st time under Flores
They don't throw parades for teams that are 3-3, not even the Miami Dolphins, which is why Brian Flores declined to bask in his personal milestone Monday.
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Lawyer charged in connection with Jennifer Dulos murder released from prison
The attorney charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the case of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos was released on bond Monday, after spending nine months behind bars, according to court papers. Kent Mawhinney posted $246,000 in cash and real estate after a Stamford judge reduced his bond from $2 million and granted his request...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult’ On Starz, Which Exposes The Sex-Trafficking Cult From India Oxenberg’s POV
While a number of victims of Keith Raniere's sex cult are interviewed, Catherine Oxenberg's daughter is the central figure in this four part docuseries.
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Goldman Sachs CEO to give bankers a half-day off to vote
Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon said Monday he will give staff a paid half-day off on Nov. 3 to vote in an election season marred by the coronavirus. “We recognize that the pandemic raises unique challenges for those who want to exercise this civic responsibility to vote safely,” the chief executive wrote in a memo...
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Back-to-back Rallies in Maine, Pennsylvania Monday Mark Pence's 'Aggressive' Campaigning
Vice President Mike Pence is setting out on a "very aggressive" travel schedule—hitting seven states in the next six days, as the Trump campaign trails Democratic rival Joe Biden in public polls two weeks out from Election Day.
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Rents in San Francisco have fallen by as much as 31%
Rents continue to drop in some of America's most expensive cities.
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Can the TV Networks Get It Right on Nov. 3?
A view from behind the curtain.
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U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Stay Closed Another Month
"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
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Trump needs the race to tighten in the next two weeks. Here’s where it is — and isn’t.
Track the day-over-day change to see how close Trump might be getting.
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Lakers' JaVale McGee sells Encino home he bought from Marc Anthony
Fresh off an NBA championship, Lakers big man JaVale McGee just sold the Encino home he bought from Marc Anthony.
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Pro wrestling star Jake Hager books MMA return for Bellator 250 on Oct. 29
Former WWE champion and current AEW star Jake Hager will return to Bellator action.        Related StoriesPro wrestling star Jake Hager books MMA return for Bellator 250 on Oct. 29 - EnclosureMatchup roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 12-18)JP Buys vs. Nate Smith added to Dana White's Contender Series on Nov. 17 
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Amazon employees petition to make Election Day a paid day off
Some of the country's largest employers have expanded paid time-off policies for Election Day, but Amazon has not.
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Senate Republicans could be the real roadblock to getting a stimulus deal passed
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a debate on October 12, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. | Michael Clubb/Getty Images If Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin reach a stimulus agreement, it’s unclear whether Republicans would support it. Senate Republicans don’t seem eager to approve a stimulus deal, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House reach an agreement. This past weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the upper chamber would “consider” any compromise made between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, though it’s unclear if that means he would schedule a vote on it. (White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said that the Senate would vote on any deal that’s reached, but McConnell has not explicitly confirmed this himself.) In the past, the majority leader has been averse to voting on a more expansive package, in part due to fracturing within the Republican conference. Repeatedly, Republican senators like Ted Cruz (TX) and Ben Sasse (NE) have said publicly they want a small stimulus that limits new debt. So when the White House offered the latest $1.8 trillion deal, for example, McConnell made clear he wouldn’t be putting it on the floor. The president is “talking about a much larger amount than I can sell to my members,” he said during a press appearance last week in response to questions about a stimulus bill that would be in that range. Pelosi and Mnuchin, meanwhile, are still in talks about a more expansive package, an agreement that a growing number of House Democrats would like to see reached in the near term. “I would like to see a deal now,” Rep. Tom Malinowski, a Democratic lawmaker from a swing district in New Jersey, told the Washington Post last week. “And what’s important to me is not the dollar amount but knowing that the central features like state and local government relief are funded for at least several months, because the need is immediate and great.” Pelosi had previously turned down the White House’s $1.8 trillion proposal, arguing that the language it includes for coronavirus testing is inadequate and that the support it contains for child tax credits is insufficient. She has been working to reach a deal with the Trump administration for months, and stressed on Sunday that it would have to be struck by Tuesday in order for something to advance ahead of Election Day. But Republican opposition could mean this compromise ends up stuck in the Senate. Even if Pelosi and Mnuchin get to a stimulus agreement, there’s a lot of uncertainty over whether Senate Republicans would be on board. If Democrats in the upper chamber back the compromise, they’d still need 13 votes from Republicans to ultimately pass it, which isn’t guaranteed. Currently, lawmakers are going down two different paths on stimulus: Democrats have previously proposed moving forward with an updated version of the HEROES Act, which called for $2.2 trillion in stimulus spending, and are in talks with the White House on a compromise bill. Meanwhile, Republicans have their own, much narrower stimulus bill they plan to vote on this week. Thus far, McConnell has not been as active a participant in negotiations as Pelosi and Mnuchin have been, a posture he’s taken during other stalemates like the government shutdown. As Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) previously told Politico, McConnell sees this agreement as one that needs to be worked out between Democrats and the White House. This time, however, Republican outcry over the size of a stimulus agreement and its additions to the national debt suggests that they’re the ones who could ultimately hold up a bill if Democrats and the administration work out their differences. “I can tell you this, that there are some in the Senate who would support it. Whether there’s enough votes to get to the 60 vote threshold, that’s up to Leader McConnell,” Meadows said Monday, according to NBC News. Many Senate Republicans have for months opposed a larger stimulus bill Senate Republicans have been split on stimulus for months, and some members have been quite vocal in their opposition to a larger bill. Earlier this summer, GOP legislation that included roughly $1 trillion in stimulus spending garnered massive blowback from segments of the conference. “There is significant resistance to yet another trillion dollars. The answer to these challenges will not simply be shoveling cash out of Washington, the answer to these challenges will be getting people back to work,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in July, according to CNN. Since then, there have been repeated Republican pushes for a narrower bill, including a $500 billion option that’s getting a vote this week. Areas where Republicans have differed significantly with Democrats include the scope of state and local funding, as well as the allocations for expanded unemployment. And even as Trump has seemingly been willing to “go big,” McConnell has said that Republicans are largely interested in something that’s less expansive. “My members think what we laid out — a half a trillion dollars, highly targeted — is the best way to go. So that’s what I’m going to put on the floor,” McConnell said during his press appearance. There’s no deal yet As Senate Republicans gear up for a pair of stimulus votes this week — one on the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses and one on their broader $500 billion bill — Pelosi and Mnuchin are working through differences between House Democrats and the White House. There are still a number of sticking points, which Pelosi noted in a “Dear Colleague” letter she sent to the Democratic caucus on Sunday. Among them: The administration changed the language in her party’s proposal around funding for coronavirus testing, giving Trump more leeway in how stimulus spending would be used. “The White House has removed 55 percent of the Heroes Act’s language for testing, tracing, and treatment,” Pelosi wrote. “Especially disappointing was the elimination of measures to address the virus’s disproportionate and deadly impact on communities of color.” Additionally, there are remaining disagreements over how much funding would be allocated to child tax credits, which Pelosi has made a key priority. There is pressure from within the Democratic caucus to reach a deal soon, rather than waiting until after the election. The issue is particularly pressing given the millions of people grappling with unemployment, evictions, and business closures as the economic fallout from the pandemic continues. And recent studies, like one from JPMorgan and the University of Chicago, have found that money families were able to save thanks to this spring’s stimulus packages is increasingly being exhausted. “The idea that you’d walk away until February ... is frankly unconscionable,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), the head of the House Problem Solver’s Caucus, recently said in a CNBC interview. Political experts have told Vox that Republicans may bear more of the political backlash for the hold-up in stimulus because they are currently the party in power in the White House. “Voters are likelier to hold the incumbent presidential party more responsible for the state of the economy, and the country as a whole,” Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia, previously told Vox. “From a purely political perspective, Republicans should have more incentive to stimulate the economy than the Democrats.” Right now, the deal between Democrats and the White House and the support it could get from Senate Republicans are up in the air. Whether the president can ultimately get his own party on board will be a key factor in advancing any potential compromise. 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. 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Americans say Trump vs. Biden most important election in decades, Gallup poll finds
A recent Gallup poll found 77% of registered voters said the outcome of the November election between President Trump and Joe Biden matters more to them than prior U.S. elections. 
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Star Wars: Squadrons Crams Tons of Fun in a Tiny Cockpit
I’m flying through the Nadiri Dockyards, where the New Republic constructs warships to take on the ever-expanding Galactic Empire. In my X-Wing starfighter, I’m being followed by an enemy TIE Bomber set on turning me into space dust. Hit after hit knocks out my shield until I decide to hide behind an asteroid, kill the…
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Covid-19 tension building between Trump and Fauci
CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on President Trump's attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci amid the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 200,000 Americans.
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Melting Alaska glacier could soon unleash ‘mega-tsunami’
An unprecedented ‘mega-tsunami’ could be caused by a melting Alaska glacier, scientists have warned. The concerned experts claim the catastrophic event could even happen within the next 12 months if melting ice triggers a landslide of unstable rocks. If it’s not that soon, they think the ‘mega-tsunami’ is likely to happen within the next two...
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Listen to Episode 43 of ‘Gang’s All Here’: Jets Misery Hits New Low feat. Willie Colon
The 2020 Jets are doing all they can to be remembered as quite possibly the worst team in the history of the National Football League. They lost 24-0 to the Dolphins Sunday to fall to 0-6 on the miserable season. They are now on pace to be outscored on the season by more points than...
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Judge Barrett's view of Obamacare stirs fear among disabled people
Rebecca Cokley writes that Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court has struck fear in the hearts of families like hers -- with parents and children whose disabilities make them heavily reliant on the Affordable Care Act. She says with Barrett on the Court, everything and everyone she's ever fought for (as an advocate, mother, daughter and citizen) could be at risk.
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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on high school reunions
Area high schools are waiting until 2021. Some are getting creative with online reunions.
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Man fatally shot in Marshall Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington
He was the 161st homicide victim in the District this year
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New Yorker writer and CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin suspended while nude Zoom mishap is investigated
Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while his bosses investigate an embarrassing Zoom mishap.      
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Morris uses communication skills to spark Falcons to victory
Heading into his first game as interim head coach, Raheem Morris sought to make the underachieving Atlanta Falcons uncomfortable last week.
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Pennsylvania governor vetoes bill to reopen state’s restaurants at full capacity
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would allow the state’s restaurants to open at full capacity, saying that COVID-19 cases have been rising. “To the extent that there is a resurgence of the virus this fall and winter, we need these critical mitigation guidelines to remain in place, and we need to retain...
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‘Dawson’s Creek’, Minus the Theme Song, Will Come to Netflix Nov. 1
Don't expect to hear "I Don't Want to Wait" at the start of any episode from this 90s hit drama.
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Barry Jenkins' 'Underground Railroad' teaser bowls over peers: 'I am not ready'
Director Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") teased a preview of his new Amazon Prime Video series, "The Underground Railroad," based on Colson Whitehead's novel.
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With COVID-19 stimulus stalled, L.A. clubs face doomsday scenario: 'We're in the deep end, drowning'
Most club owners say they will have to close their doors permanently in the coming months unless the Save Our Stages bill is passed.
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See Chadwick Boseman's final performance in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' trailer
Chadwick Boseman, beloved "Black Panther" star who died Aug. 28, appears in a new trailer for his final film, Netflix's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."        
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Safeties at cornerback? UCLA positions itself to avoid COVID-19 postponements
In an effort to mitigate the effect of players potentially testing positive for the coronavirus, UCLA players are practicing at different positions.
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