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Maine woman allegedly calls in bomb threats to get boyfriend out of work

A woman called in two bomb threats to her boyfriend's work in an attempt to get him to spend more time with her
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Supreme Court to take up Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court will take up the Texas abortion law and could definitively resolve the fate of its six-week ban and unprecedented enforcement mechanism.
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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Texas Abortion Ban November 1, Declines for Now to Block Law
The decision from the Supreme Court leaves the Texas law in place for the time being, prohibiting abortions in the state once cardiac activity can be detected.
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Internet Backs Worker Who Quit After Boss Threatened Them With Health Insurance
After quitting their job the worker claimed: "I may not have health insurance, but I feel so free!"
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Sen. Dan Sullivan says Taiwan is 'frontline of tyranny vs. freedom,' calls Biden's actions 'weak'
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said Friday that Taiwan is the 'frontline of tyranny versus freedom,' and said President Biden's actions, regarding his proposed military defense budget, were 'weak.'
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This portable home fitness studio ensures you’ll reach your fitness goals
A gym system that's portable? Yes, please!
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Restaurateurs across U.S. beg to extend outdoor dining
Appetites for indoor dining wane amid Delta variant, while outdoor seating becomes less palatable as temps drop.
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Round out any cutlery set with a 6-piece Ronco knife set
Ronco's 6-Piece Knife Set is a full kitchen upgrade that'll have you chopping and dicing like a pro.
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Do McAuliffe supporters believe parents should have a say in what schools teach?
Supporters of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe tell Fox News what role they think parents should play in deciding what children are taught.
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California Ski Resort Expecting Enough Snow Over Weekend That It's Opening 2 Weeks Early
Despite drought warnings, the Mammoth Ski Resort is able to open next weekend, two weeks earlier than its usual opening.
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Supreme Court agrees to hear 2 challenges to Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court has agreed to expedite and hear two challenges to Texas' new anti-abortion law, which effectively bans most abortions after six weeks.
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Boy left brain-damaged as tonsillitis turns out to be rare epilepsy with 24-hour seizures
A 3-year-old boy named Reggie was left with severe brain-damage after his "tonsillitis" turned out to be a super-rare epilepsy that caused him to suffer 24-hour seizures.
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The 16 best realistic-looking artificial Christmas trees of 2021
Because an artificial pine is just fine this season.
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US counterintelligence officials warn of threats from China, Russia to emerging technology
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center on Friday said it is prioritizing industry outreach efforts in U.S. technology sectors where the stakes are “potentially greatest” for U.S. economic and national security, warning of “nation-state threats” posed by China and Russia.
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Brain fog in Covid-19 patients can persist for months, even in those who were not hospitalized, study finds
Cognitive impairment -- described as brain fog -- can persist for months in Covid-19 patients, even for some who were not hospitalized, according to a new study.
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Supreme Court won’t block Texas abortion law but grants expedited review for Nov. 1
The Texas law is the nation’s most restrictive. In a divisive 5-to-4 decision last month, the court had allowed it to go into effect, although dissenters said it violated the precedent in Roe v. Wade.
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Alec Baldwin’s shooting accident likened to Jon-Erik Hexum, Brandon Lee’s deaths
Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened.
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Henry Winkler on peculiar world of ‘French Dispatch’ director Wes Anderson
"There are no stand-ins, so you stand for two hours while the maestro composes the shot," Winkler told The Post of working with director Wes Anderson, who also required silence on set.
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China's latest missile test raises the stakes for Biden's nuclear weapons review
China's test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile has given new fuel to critics of President Joe Biden's ambitious agenda to scale back America's nuclear arsenal, with intelligence and defense officials warning that the Chinese launch marked a significant technological leap that could threaten the US in new ways.
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Alec Baldwin Has Frequently Spoken Out Against NRA, Guns Rights Activists
The actor is reportedly distraught about the prop gun incident that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set in New Mexico.
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‘The French Dispatch’ review: Overstuffed cast indulges Wes Anderson’s worst habits
For the five readers who cherish movies about journalists, there are a couple decent jokes about these divas going over their word count and that sort of thing. Otherwise, it's not so much a paean to writers as it is a pain to witness. 
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Queen Elizabeth back home after overnight hospital stay for 'preliminary investigations'
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was back at Windsor Castle on Friday and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week.
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Students create unforgettable homecoming for deserving high school senior
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Homecoming royalty a tradition for Tuscola family
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Nurse injected air into patients' bloodstreams
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How wild turkeys are able to thrive in the city
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Universities struggle to find dining hall workers
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Man pretending to be officer wanted by police
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Royal Caribbean announces nine-month world cruise
It would've been unthinkable 12 months ago as the cruise industry reeled from the effects of Covid, but one operator is now offering an epic new voyage that will last nine months and take travelers to more than 150 destinations.
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Royal Caribbean announces nine-month world cruise
Unthinkable during the height of the Covid pandemic, an epic new cruise spanning all seven continents, lasting nine months and taking travelers to over 150 destinations is being marketed by Royal Caribbean International.
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What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill
Democrat Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Joe Manchin (WV) speak to reporters after a private meeting on Capitol Hill on September 30, 2021. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images Climate provisions and Medicare expansion are just a couple of the issues in the big debate. Democrats are pretty optimistic about their budget reconciliation bill, but they’re not quite at an agreement. “I do think I’ll get a deal,” President Joe Biden said Thursday. “We’re down to four or five issues. ... I think we can get there.” Whether Biden is correct remains to be seen. So far, Democrats aren’t sure what will and won’t be in the bill, or how much it will cost. But, for the first time in weeks, they appear to be making some real progress. The reconciliation bill is meant to deliver on a key part of President Joe Biden’s agenda: making massive investments in social and climate programs. In response to Republican opposition to this platform, Democrats turned to the budget reconciliation process (which allows legislation to be passed by a simple majority vote) to enact Biden’s agenda. On Thursday, Biden noted that there are key issues lawmakers still don’t have consensus on, including how to handle Medicare expansion of dental, vision, and hearing coverage; which taxes they’ll use to pay for the bill; and what climate provisions they’ll include to spur a transition to clean energy. Here’s where the bill stands. Democrats’ disputes, briefly explained Democrats hold slim majorities in the House and Senate but have failed to agree on how big the reconciliation package should be and what should be in it. Progressives have pushed for more than a dozen programs and around $3.5 trillion in new spending; moderates have argued for funding fewer programs and for spending closer to $1.5 trillion. In recent weeks, the two groups seemed to be at an impasse. This week, a flurry of White House meetings and negotiations have signaled forward motion. Progressives including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finally met with moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to talk about their positions on Tuesday. And a framework is slowly, if haltingly, coming together. That said, there’s no final agreement, and no guarantee that Democrats have all the votes they need at this point. Democrats need all 50 of their senators and all but three of their House members to back the legislation. Earlier this month, Democrats set a tentative deadline of October 31 for the end of their negotiations. So far — despite talks this week — meeting that deadline remains in doubt. “This is not going to happen anytime soon,” Manchin told CNN on Thursday. “They’re trying to get a meeting of minds to find out what can happen from there.” What’s holding up the reconciliation negotiations Negotiations hinge on getting two moderate senators — Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — on board while making sure any of the cuts and changes they want don’t dilute progressive support. It’s a tenuous balancing act given how progressive and moderate demands are often in opposition with one another. And though Manchin and Sinema both want a smaller bill, they don’t always agree on what that looks like. Manchin, for instance, has focused on Medicare expansion, climate provisions, means-testing benefits, and not taking on a lot of debt. He’s won some concessions already. Since Manchin called for the Clean Electricity Performance Program to be stripped out of the bill, it’s more or less been tossed. Expanded Medicare coverage of dental, hearing, and vision also will likely be curtailed significantly due to his opposition. “Here’s the thing ... Mr. Manchin is opposed to that,” Biden said Thursday of the possibility of a Medicare expansion. It has been less clear what Sinema wants to see changed. However, she has signaled concerns with the proposals to lower prescription drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate, a chief priority for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a source of up to $700 billion in funding for the bill. She’s also expressed opposition to new tax policies intended to cover the costs of the legislation. Despite recent progress, there’s still a lot to be worked out The provisions Democrats agree on are also causing delays. While programs including paid family leave and an expanded child tax credit are broadly popular, specifics around their duration and scope have prompted internal debate. The expanded child tax credit, a recently instituted annual payment of up to $3,600 per child that most families now receive if they have kids 17 or younger, is backed by many Democrats. It could massively cut child poverty, perhaps by as much as 45 percent. But because the benefit would cost roughly $100 billion per year, it may now only be extended for one year. That shorter time frame has prompted pushback from top Democrats, including House Appropriations Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who’d like to see the policy last for much longer because of the impact it has on addressing poverty rates. On the other end of the spectrum, Manchin has called for access to the child tax credit to be capped based on income, and that work requirements be instituted for those receiving it. Paid family leave was originally planned to last 12 weeks, but will likely be shortened to four, Biden said Thursday. This could save upward of $300 billion; a four-week benefit that’s expected to last for a shorter period of time has an estimated cost of roughly $100 billion, according to the Washington Post, while the House’s 12-week version was estimated to cost $450 billion to $550 billion over 10 years. Changes like this have worried progressives, who argue that four weeks simply isn’t enough time for families with a new child or sick family member to get any meaningful benefit from the program. Research has found, for instance, that around six months is the ideal amount of parental leave to promote bonding with children, while ensuring that people who take leave aren’t penalized in the workplace. Access to both programs could wind up getting capped by income. This is something many progressives are staunchly against, citing data like uptake rates for SNAP, or food aid, that has found means-testing — making beneficiaries prove they qualify for a given program — limit social programs’ effectiveness. Manchin, however, has pushed for more means-testing, arguing that he fears leaving out such requirements will lead to an “entitlement society.” Manchin’s seeming veto of the Clean Electricity Performance Program has brought new debate on climate issues. While that program is likely to be cut, progressive lawmakers who favored it are struggling to identify other policies, including a suite of tax credits, that could incentivize a similar shift to clean energy. “We’re looking at emissions reductions ... to figure out what would be the most effective ways to replace the CEPP,” CPC Chair Pramila Jayapal said on Thursday. “I don’t believe we’re at a resolution yet.” Another complication: Lawmakers’ original plans to pay for these programs have been scrambled by Sinema’s concerns about the bill’s tax provisions, including increases to the corporate tax rate and the top capital gains rate. It seems they’ve been able to find some workarounds like a tax on billionaires’ wealth, a minimum corporate tax rate, more aggressive IRS enforcement, and a 2 percent tax on stock buybacks, Roll Call reports. These provisions, however, are all tentative. “The bill will be fully paid for and the matter is in the hands of our chairs of the Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Democrats want to get somethingdone by the end of the month Democrats’ goal is still to reach a deal on something by October 31. It’s unlikely that agreement will be full-fledged legislation, though it is expected to be a framework that includes a top-line figure as well as the main policy provisions. And Democrats face a lot of pressure to meet that self-imposed deadline. The moderate wing of the party was promised a September vote on a bill full of their priorities that never came to pass because progressives pushed for that vote to accompany one on reconciliation. Because the second wasn’t ready, the first didn't happen. Moderates weren’t happy about that, and they want a vote on their bill as soon as possible. For that to happen, at the very least, there needs to be a reconciliation framework. Biden has emphasized, too, that he’d like a concrete deal he could take with him when he joins the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow at the end of the month. “The prestige of the United States is on the line,” he’s reportedly told lawmakers. And Democrats are eager to get a win ahead of the November 2 gubernatorial election in Virginia, believing that would help their chances in what polls suggest is a tight race. On December 3, Congress will be facing a government shutdown and a credit default that could severely wound the global economy. Avoiding these things will require passing a spending bill and raising the debt limit. Doing that — or passing legislation to give themselves more time to do that — has historically taken lawmakers some time. And they don’t have much: There’s only a little more than a month left on the legislative calendar this year. That timing gives Democrats roughly one more week to deal with their differences on reconciliation and get to a proposal that moderate senators and progressive House members can live with. “We’re working very hard on rolling up our sleeves,” Schumer told reporters Thursday.
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Biden said he’s been to the southern border before. It was a drive-by.
The president said he had visited the southern border before. It's not quite what his critics have been demanding.
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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tests positive for COVID after NYC gala
Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, just one day after attending a star-studded gala hosted by the Robin Hood Foundation.
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‘Squid Game’ costume sparks run on Vans white slip-on shoes
White slip-on shoes are becoming a hot commodity thanks to the wildly popular South Korean survival drama "Squid Game," with sneaker maker VF Corp reporting a small increase in demand.
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Twitter algorithms amplify conservative content more than that of the political left, researchers find
The review covered millions of tweets by elected officials in seven countries, as well as posts that linked to political content from news outlets.
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Classic movies in SoCal: Dracula, Madonna, the Muppets and more
"Dracula," "Madonna: Truth or Dare" and other classic movies and film festivals streaming online or playing this week at a theater near you.
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Caetano Veloso’s exquisite protest music has always rejected the idea of despair
The Brazilian icon’s first album of new songs in the Bolsanaro era feels playful and bold.
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Supreme Court lets Texas 6-week abortion ban stay in place and will hear oral arguments November 1
The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks to remain in place for now, but it agreed to hear oral arguments on the law next month.
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Hollywood Minute: New Look at Will Smith in 'King Richard'
Will Smith is drawing Oscar buzz for playing Venus & Serena Williams' father: here's a look at the new 'King Richard' trailer, plus the top Gotham Award nominees, and an Osbournes movie!
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Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law for now but will hear two challenges
The Texas 6-week abortion ban has been blocked and upheld in a series of court rulings that thrust Roe v. Wade back into the national conversation.       
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Baldwin says he is cooperating with investigations into the prop gun shooting death
Actor Alec Baldwin, who police say shot the prop gun that killed the cinematographer on the set of the movie Rust, expressed "shock and sadness" and said he was cooperating with authorities.
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Video: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make weight for revised UFC Fight Night 196 main event
Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori is finally official after multiple weight class changes ahead of UFC Fight Night 196.       Related StoriesVideo: Paulo Costa ends drama, makes light heavyweight for UFC Fight Night 196'Rumble' Johnson rips Paulo Costa's UFC weight cut disaster: 'Even I didn't make up excuses''Rumble' Johnson rips Paulo Costa's UFC weight cut disaster: 'Even I didn't make up excuses' - Enclosure 
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The Supreme Court keeps Texas abortion law in place, but agrees to review it
The court will consider the legality of the law Nov. 1. The highly unusual court action is an indication of deep internal splits within the court.
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Alec Baldwin being ‘very supportive,’ Halyna Hutchins’ husband says
The husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed when Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a prop gun on set, told The Post the actor was being “very supportive.”
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‘Looks Like a Set-Up’: Listen to the 911 Calls From Murdaugh Shooting Fiasco
Orange County Department of Corrections via ReutersMinutes after Alex Murdaugh called Hampton County dispatchers claiming a “white fella” pulled over and shot him point-blank in the head on a South Carolina backroad, authorities began to receive calls from witnesses who cast immediate doubt on the lawyer’s extraordinary tale.“We are on Salkehatchie Road and there is a male on the side of the road with blood all over him and he’s waving his hands,” a woman told emergency dispatchers, according to newly released 911 calls obtained by The Daily Beast. “He’s fine—he looks fine but it kinda looks like a set-up so we didn’t stop.”The call came just minutes after Murdaugh told a Hampton County dispatcher that he had stopped alongside a church after getting a flat tire and someone pulled over and offered to help him. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released three 911 calls from the Sept. 4 incident on Friday, totally 11 minutes, as the roiling saga continues to make national headlines.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Tight race as Virginia chooses a new governor
Virginia voters will choose between former governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and businessman Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, in the state's governor's race. CBS News Senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports and Virginia Public Radio reporter Michael Pope joins CBSN to discuss this closely watched race.
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Lyft releases sex assault data showing 360 rapes during three-year span
Lyft tallied 10 deaths and more than 4,100 reports of sexual assault – including hundreds of rapes — during rides on its ride-hailing app in a three-year period, company officials said.
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Renowned conductor Bernard Haitink, beloved for his modesty, has died at age 92
The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink had a six-decade career leading major orchestras across Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. He was hailed as a musician's musician, prizing the art well above glamor.
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