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FDA advisory committee to decide on boosters; monoclonal antibody treatments allowed for prevention: COVID-19 updates

A federal advisory committee is set to meet Friday to decide whether booster shots are "luxuries" or essential preventative measures. COVID updates.       
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Barack Obama Rips GOP Candidate for New Jersey Gov. Over 'Stop the Steal' Rally Denial
"When you've got a candidate who spoke at a 'Stop the Steal' rally, you can bet he's not going to be a champion of democracy," Obama said.
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'I'm a 54 Year Old Sex Worker, I'm in The Top 1 Percent of OnlyFans Earners'
There is such a market for mature "MILFs" and I hadn't known that previously. I have older fans, but my core fan base are aged 25-40. I suspect these younger men are not going to date someone my age, but they like the fantasy.
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Everest's 100 years of destiny and death on the roof the world
The first documented climbing expedition on Mount Everest began a century ago this year, helping ignite an enduring and sometimes deadly obsession with conquering the world's highest mountain.
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Car taken briefly with small children inside, Prince George’s police say
Thief entered vehicle at gas station, according to police.
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Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers: Live stream, time, date, odds, how to watch
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (5-1) have won five in a row, while Washington (2-4) is giving up a league-high 309.5 passing yards per game.       
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Jason Sudeikis Mocks Joe Biden Smelling Women's Hair in SNL Opening
The SNL cast also made fun of Joe Biden's poor approval ratings during the Biden segment.
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Giants vs. Panthers: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
Giants fans will be booing again as they will fall to the Panthers on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
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‘Bowie 75’ pop-up shops in NYC and London honor David Bowie’s legacy
Celebrating the artist's 75th birthday, these sound and vision museum-stores have fine art photography exhibits, video and a new immersive “David Bowie in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio” booth, overseen by Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti.
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Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans: Live stream, time, betting odds, how to watch
Everything you need to know for Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans in Nashville.       
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What these trans comedians have to say about Dave Chappelle's jokes at their expense
CNN spoke with four trans comedians about what they think Chappelle got wrong in "The Closer." Three of the comedians said that by targeting trans people, his comedy has mutated into something meaner, more dated and less impactful.
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Gun safety protocols are rigid on film and TV sets. This 'should never have happened.'
Industry veterans familiar with on-set gun protocols say 'Rust' shooting by Alec Baldwin 'should never have happened.' Here's why.       
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D.C.-area forecast: One more fairly quiet October day before more active weather returns
Warm tomorrow with storms possible by evening, then windy and sometimes showery into midweek.
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What is the difference between Disneyland and Disney World?
Loyal fans can debate which they prefer, but there are some objective differences between Disneyland and Disney World that visitors should consider.      
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Their Jobs Made Them Get Vaccinated. They Refused.
The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to reach herd immunity.
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How George Washington’s Idea of Executive Privilege Got Mangled
Getty ImagesIn plain language, President Joe Biden rejected former President Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege over executive branch information pertaining to the Jan. 6 insurrection. In a letter to the archivist of the United States, White House counsel shared that executive privilege “is not in the best interests” of the country. The White House’s interpretation is consistent with the first use of executive privilege by George Washington and the powerful precedent that he established in 1796. This limited scope of executive privilege, and the inherit right of congressional oversight, is a welcome step toward a more balanced government.The words “executive privilege” do not exist in the Constitution, nor is there a right to presidential privacy articulated in the original document. Yet, as presidential authority expanded over the course of the 20th century, so too did presidents’ assertion of executive privilege—all without additional legislation, statute, or constitutional amendment defining this right. Instead, the president’s authority to keep certain information private stems from precedent, custom, and norms.On March 30, 1796, President George Washington asserted executive privilege for the first time. A few days prior, Jeffersonian Republicans in the House of Representatives had requested all executive papers pertaining to the Jay Treaty. John Jay had negotiated a new treaty with Great Britain to address the lingering tensions from the Revolutionary War, and the Senate had ratified it in June 1795. The treaty then went to the House because it required the U.S. government to create a commission, which cost money. Republicans were convinced that Jay had intentionally sold out southerners in the negotiations, so they requested all executive papers hoping that it would embarrass the administration and scuttle the treaty.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Why Are There Christian Crosses in Jewish Graves From Ancient Rome?
Realy Easy Star /Toni Spagone/AlamyThe most pervasive and well-known symbol for Christianity is, of course, the cross. If you walk into a place of worship and there’s a cross you can feel fairly certain that you’re in Christian space. Which is why it might be surprising to learn that a network of ancient Jewish catacombs about a mile outside of Venosa, Italy, has crosses etched into the walls.The burial grounds in question are the Santa Rufina catacombs, part of a network of subterranean galleries set into a hillside on the outskirts of Venosa, a quiet farming town that was once an important urban center and was the birthplace of the Roman poet Horace. The precise date of construction for the catacombs is unknown, but it seems likely that they were built and used between the fourth and sixth centuries. In other words, they were in use during a period when Christianity had grown solid roots and Roman emperors actively supported the flourishing of the Jesus religion.Though they are less well known than their Roman counterparts, the Jewish catacombs in Venosa are unique both because of their superior preservation and because they continued to be used as late as the seventh century, long after the Jewish catacombs in Rome had fallen into disuse. The fact that the epitaphs are painted directly onto or close by to the tombs makes them a valuable repository of information about the previous occupants of the tombs. Giancarlo Lacerenza, professor of biblical and medieval Hebrew at L’Orientale University and leader of the Venusia Judaica research project, told me that the catacombs can provide us with valuable information about late antique and early medieval Italian Jews.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyLast month, Telfar announced that its first duffle bag would be exclusively available through a QR code on its new 24/7 on-demand television service, Telfar TV. A satellite beaming the product over cellphones across the country—the QR code will flash for 60 seconds—allowed Telfar not only to introduce the new service, but also to reduce an exploitative secondhand market that could bot its way to dozens of bags and thousands of dollars with the tap of a key. However, the move to 24/7 TV is still a curious one for Telfar Clemens’ Brooklyn-based genderless clothing company. Telfar decided to pave its own brand-building path, eschewing the print route of fashion brands like Net-A-Porter or sponcon podcasts like Victoria’s Secret’s recently announced VS Voices, and instead partnered with distributors like Apple TV+, Roku, and Google Play to find its way into our homes.But the model, specifically as an app and a TV channel, is one that Black media have increasingly turned to in the 2010s—a period that has been defined by curation and cultivation of digital communities that exist beyond social media. Telfar is the latest in a wave of channels, like Black Network Channel and smaller joints like Epitome Media Group and Black Power Media, leaping out of the abyss of white-owned television and seeking to create a new pantheon of Black independent companies filling the void left by white corporate interests in tech and digital media. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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OMG, I Want This House: Venice, Italy
Courtesy Merrion CharlesCasa Codussi, Siena, Italy (Merrion Charles): If you’re finally planning a visit to Venice after a long two years going nowhere special, you are required to do it right. That means packing your finest runway looks, making only the best dinner reservations, and, most importantly, staying in an authentic palazzo that will make you feel like the last reigning Doge of Venice. Enter Casa Codussi, the palace of your travel dreams.Let’s get one of the most impressive stats out of the way first: 36. That is the number of windows in Casa Codussi. You won’t miss a single canal sight or sound during this stay.It doesn’t get more dramatic than sailing up to your holiday house on a boat, disembarking on your private dock, and taking a step into a recently renovated wonderland that is all yours for as long as you’re willing to shell out $2,636 per night.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The World’s Most Hated Architect Created One Hell of a Library
Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters“Bleeds you dry.” “Exuberantly shallow… kitsch.” “Such arrogance.” “An epic boondoggle.” “A one-trick pony.”That’s just a sample of the invective directed at one of the world’s most famous architects—Santiago Calatrava. While beloved by many for his edgy, gravity-defying, and photogenic works, he’s also probably the world’s most hated architect. So many of his projects blow through multiples of their budget, don’t function (two slippery pedestrian bridges, an airport without an arrivals hall, and the opera house with seats with no view), or are in constant need of staggering repair and maintenance.In fact, it’s hard to think of any single individual over the last 30 years who is responsible for costing governments worldwide more money for something other than war.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Netflix Is Taking Over Sex Education. Does It Even Know What It’s Doing?
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/Getty/NetflixGwyneth Paltrow’s first Netflix series, The goop Lab, stirred controversy from its debut. Scientists were frustrated with the streaming giant for spreading misinformation—and even worse, the show was also boring.Now, however, Paltrow returns with a new series, Sex, Love & goop. The show observes a handful of couples (most but not all of whom are straight) as they meet with sex therapists to address various issues in their relationships. While The goop Lab felt like a well-produced QVC ad for expensive quackery, Sex, Love & goop takes an earnest, emotionally driven approach to a topic that remains embarrassingly taboo in the U.S.Beyond offering yet another brand extension for Gwyneth Paltrow, Sex, Love & goop also tightens Netflix’s grip on a relatively new TV niche: educational programming that normalizes sex. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Woman shot 4 times outside of Brooklyn baby shower: NYPD
An unidentified woman was caught in the crossfire of a Brooklyn shooting Friday night, where she suffered four gunshot wounds.
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The Bloody and Tragic End of Scientology’s Biggest Pop Star
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyOn April 22, the day before he died, Jakub Stepniak recorded a phone message for one of his doctors.He is barely audible in it. He thanks his doctor for calling him and, barely above a whisper, says that he is there with his uncle, and that “the inflammation is so bad.” He then says something about trying to reach another doctor. And he finishes the message with an ominous final utterance: “I don’t know if I’ll survive to the morning.”The next day, on April 23, Stepniak’s uncle, Danny Maghen, who was staying at his apartment, found Jakub unresponsive. He had died in his sleep.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Green New Deal Activists Spreading Deadly Vaccine Lies
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/GettyIt’s pushed conspiracy theories about everything from 9/11 to “the Great Reset,” a right-wing myth that pandemic lockdowns are a prelude to biomedical totalitarianism. And it has a record of targeting vulnerable communities with vaccine disinformation—despite an ongoing pandemic killing about 1,500 Americans every day.And yet the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit based in Finland, Minnesota, is no right-wing operation. In fact, it’s somehow found a place for itself in progressive political circles.For years, the group inhabited the ragged margins of the left-wing political map: an odd estuary where environmental advocacy mingled with paranoia about vaccines and “trutherism” about the Sept. 11 attacks. The group’s leader, Ronnie Cummins, has long published articles about genetically modified organisms in obscure online outlets and occasionally appeared on long lists of signatories to letters written to federal officials about legislation like the so-called “farm bill.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Teen attacked in apparent bias crime outside Chinese supermarket in Brooklyn
A masked woman allegedly approached and used a cardboard box to hit a 17-year-old girl outside of a grocery store in Brooklyn.
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'Lasso' star and SNL alumnus returns to host
'Lasso' star and SNL alumnus Jason Sudeikis returns to host the show
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NYC man who tried to strangle 11-year old girl in park arraigned, out on bail
Nathaniel Direnzo was arraigned and released on $7,500 bail after he was accused of a broad daylight attack on an 11-year-old girl and another minor.
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Evan Fournier on his quick Knicks start and Magic exit
Thanks, Magic, for your rebuilding. Evan Fournier already making big impact with Knicks.
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'SNL' cold open shows Joe meeting 'ghost of Biden past' as problems mount, poll numbers drop
The "Saturday Night Live" version of President Biden was wishing for the good old days – before he was commander-in-chief -- in this weekend’s cold open.
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Preliminary 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Taiwan's northeastern coast
A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck Taiwan, according to preliminary data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America
A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico's government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island's high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island.
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How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America
A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico's government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island's high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island.
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Hundreds mourn cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as investigation into film set shooting continues
A candlelight vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins brought out hundreds of mourners Saturday evening in New Mexico, where she was killed when actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on a film set Thursday.
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Hundreds mourn cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as investigation into film set shooting continues
A candlelight vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins brought out hundreds of mourners Saturday evening in New Mexico, where she was killed when actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on a film set Thursday.
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Preliminary 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan's northeastern coast
A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck Taiwan, according to preliminary data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
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Preliminary 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan's northeastern coast
A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck Taiwan, according to preliminary data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
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Hundreds of Mayan artifacts discovered along train construction route in Mexico 
Archaeologists say they have discovered hundreds of Mayan artifacts, including ceramic vessels and burial sites, along the route of a train construction project in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. 
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Hundreds of Mayan artifacts discovered along train construction route in Mexico
Archaeologists say they have discovered hundreds of Mayan artifacts, including ceramic vessels and burial sites, along the route of a train construction project in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
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Powerball Results, Numbers for 10/23/21: Did Anyone Win the $86M Jackpot?
The Powerball numbers on Saturday were 10, 30, 51, 57 and 63. The Powerball was 20 and the Power Play was 2X.
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Jets return to spot where they changed history 20 years ago
Twenty years, one month and one day later, we know exactly what happened in that crashing, crushing instant.
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‘The Americans’ Creator: Being in the CIA Made Me Empathize With the KGB
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyJoseph Weisberg’s book Russia Upside Down started with a lecture he never gave. The Americans showrunner worked briefly in the CIA, where his fascination with, and research about, Russia began. However, the lecture would be on counterintelligence, which wasn’t his field of expertise. Instead of throwing away his Russia notes for the canceled class, he decided to write a book about it. And his stance is clear: Russia is not as bad as we think it is.“I read this book by a guy who had been a KGB officer and his book was about him and his friends [in the] KGB,” he tells Molly Jong-Fast on this bonus episode of The New Abnormal. “And they sounded exactly like me and my friends from the CIA.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Braves pennant win prompts GOP's Brian Kemp to jab at Stacey Abrams, MLB over Atlanta All-Star snub
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasn’t willing to forgive and forget Saturday night after the Atlanta Braves eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers and won the National League pennant.
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Father accuses school of tying mask to head of disabled daughter
Jeffrey Steele, father of 7-year old Sofia, found out about the practice when his daughter got off the school bus with a mask strapped to her face, soaked with her saliva.
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Braves’ Tyler Matzek puts halt to Dodgers’ comeback hopes
ATLANTA — Tyler Matzek had almost no room for error when he was summoned to pitch in the seventh inning with the Braves holding a two-run lead Saturday night. The Dodgers had just rallied for a run against ineffective reliever Luke Jackson and had runners on second and third base with nobody out. Soon, the...
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No. 1 Mater Dei turns back No. 2 Servite's challenge 46-37
Elijah Brown completed 17 of 23 passes for 247 yards while Raleek Brown rushed for 163 yards as Mater Dei defeats Servite 46-37 on Saturday.
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NFL Week 7 predictions: Bet against Tom Brady in NFC battle
The Bears, who are 12.5-point underdogs, will cover against Tom Brady's Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests
Climate change, not hunting by humans, likely caused their extinction, scientists say.
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Giants’ James Bradberry faces former team Panthers for first time
Giants cornerback James Bradberry looking forward to facing the Panthers, his former team, on Sunday.
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Los Angeles downtown shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded: reports
Gunfire in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night left one man dead and two others critically wounded, according to reports.
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