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My parents have 11 children. Here's why I'm grateful to be part of a big family.

We should appreciate the beauty that big families offer, and their role in forming model citizens who will positively contribute to society.       
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What Time To See Orionid Meteor Shower, Uranus by the Light of October's Hunter's Full Moon
In a double treat for skywatchers on Thursday, the Orionids peak in the morning, while Uranus will be seen in the evening in the light of a full moon.
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EDC 2021: 13 Daring Festival Fashion Outfit Ideas to Inspire Your Look
Festivals can be the perfect excuse to experiment with outfits you would never otherwise wear, and Electric Daisy Carnival is perhaps the most daring of them all.
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Meghan Markle's Father Labeled 'Deadbeat Dad' After Latest Attack on Duchess
Thomas Markle has been accused of "attacking his child for profit and notoriety" after he said his daughter and Prince Harry are motivated by money.
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Queen Elizabeth "reluctantly" takes doctors' advice to cancel trip
Buckingham Palace wouldn't provide any details on the British monarch's health, beyond an assurance that she remained "in good spirits" after being advised to rest for a few days.
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21 people in Texas plane crash walk away unscathed: ’We can celebrate today’
"No one is deceased and man that is an awesome feeling for us right now," said a Texas Department of Public Safety official.
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'Big, big shifts': How Biden's civil rights pros have reoriented the Justice Department
The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era.
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Seattle cops and firefighters feed homeless after getting fired for refusing vaccine
Seattle police and firefighters who are out of jobs for refusing to comply with Washington's vaccine mandate were seen feeding the homeless.
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Biden betrayed Black voters with Rahm Emanuel nomination. Congress must vote him down.
Emanuel suppressed police video in shooting death of Black Chicago teen Laquan McDonald. Biden, Congress risk alienating voters who put them in office.       
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In-N-Out Burger Championed by Conservatives Over Restaurant's Vaccine Stance
The fast food chain condemned the fact that its San Francisco outlet was temporarily closed for refusing to make customers prove their COVID vaccination status.
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On This Day: 20 October 2006
Christopher Nolan's twisting thriller "The Prestige," starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as feuding magicians, went on general release in the U.S. (Oct. 20)      
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Eighty-five percent of businesses temporarily closed during pandemic have reopened in milestone for recovery, Yelp says
Most businesses temporarily closed in pandemic have reopened, Yelp says. And 439,000 new businesses have opened in 2021, topping the 2019 total.     
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University of Kentucky fraternity suspended after member dies
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn identified the student as Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood.
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Biden wants more wind energy. Those projects should help local politicians, our research finds.
Wind turbines don't just deliver clean energy; they help both Republican and Democratic incumbents win reelection.
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These millennial women hadn’t invested before. The pandemic was ‘a wake-up call.’
Amid a financial crisis that demanded action, investing became an opportunity that attracted new entrants, many of them women.
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Electric Cars Are Shifting the Center of the Auto Universe
EV’s are giving the South and Southwest a one-time chance to wrest control of the U.S. automobile industry from the Midwest.
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Four things to consider when choosing — and using — trash bags
Some are thicker than others. Some bill themselves as being greener. Some try to mask your stinky garbage with the scent of faux cherry blossoms. So how do you choose one?
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A slain boy, his grieving teammates and a football coach’s rush to save them
His star running back was killed by gunfire. Can Coach Kevin McGill save the rest of his team?
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The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines. He surfaced anyway.
Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana could face life in prison on charges that they tried to sell secrets about the Navy's most advanced nuclear submarines.. Who were the Annapolis couple before their arrest?
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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats
A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.
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Texas and the Future of Roe v. Wade | Opinion
The Heartbeat Act is causing quite the stir. The pro-life community embraces it as progress toward protecting unborn lives, abortion rights advocates view it as an affront to Roe v. Wade.
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‘Wild card’ Sliwa needs Adams to ‘drop dead on stage’ for chance at victory: debate pundits
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa will face off Wednesday evening for the first of two debates ahead of the Nov. 2 election to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Border arrests have soared to highest levels since 1986, new CBP data shows
Authorities took more than 1.7 million migrants into custody during the 2021 fiscal year, according to unpublished data obtained by The Post.
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Kyrsten Sinema Isn’t Hitting the Panic Button
’Tis the season of Kyrsten Sinema. The wig-wearing triathlete senator from Arizona has quickly become one of the most hated figures in present-day American politics. She’s blocking her own party’s agenda; she’s shutting down questions from reporters; she’s schmoozing with lobbyists and jetting off to Europe. Sinema is “not demonstrating the basic competence or good faith of a member of Congress,” Representative Ro Khanna of California told Rolling Stone. Progressive activists have committed to “bird-dogging” Sinema until she caves. And as Democrats devote countless column inches to deciphering Sinema’s motivations, progressives have vowed revenge in the form of a primary challenge. Sinema is not doing what her voters want, liberals argue, so Arizonans should elect someone who will.But Sinema does not seem rattled by any of it—and it’s not clear that she should be. Unseating her would be difficult. She isn’t up for reelection until 2024, so any primary challenge is years away. Voters’ memories are short, and the political landscape will be different by then. Ousting a sitting senator is a dubious project, and even if lefties were to defeat Sinema with one of their own, a more progressive candidate might find it harder to win a general election. Arizona is still a purple state, and Sinema’s popularity among independents and Republicans remains fairly high. “I’ve seen [progressives] throw everything at her to create this narrative that she’s in this very perilous situation,” Mike Noble, the research chief at the Arizona-based nonpartisan polling firm OH Predictive Insights, told me. But “I don’t see a need for her to be hitting the panic button.”[Read: Will Kyrsten Sinema change her mind?]Polls show Sinema’s support among Democrats waning. Her approval rating on the left fell 21 points from March to September, according to Morning Consult. The progressive polling firm Data for Progress tested potential challengers in a recent survey of individuals it describes as likely Democratic primary voters. “We find that U.S. Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema is poised to lose her primary in 2024,” a press release about the survey reads. “Life comes at you fast.”But polls, as any pollster will eagerly tell you, are merely a snapshot of a moment in time. And this particular moment in time, however high-stakes it feels, is in the year 2021. It’s difficult to predict who these likely Democratic primary voters will be, let alone anticipate America’s political atmosphere. “She shouldn’t be panicking,” Garrett Archer, an Arizona-based data analyst, told me. “The primary is so far away, we don’t even know what the makeup of the electorate is going to look like.” Life, in other words, might not come fast enough for progressives.Sinema, whose office did not respond to multiple requests for comment, is not underwater yet. She’s lost some standing among Arizona Democrats, but her approval rating is still at 56 percent, according to Noble’s most recent poll. (At this early juncture, approval polls are probably more reliable than likely-voter models.) Sinema can afford to anger the Democratic base a little, so long as she gets at least 50 percent of it in her primary race, Noble said. John McCain won only 52 percent of the GOP primary vote in his last election, in 2016, but he still won the general by 13 points. Similarly, Sinema’s power is her cross-party appeal: 42 percent of independents view her favorably, and she’s almost as popular among Republicans.Another Democrat could challenge Sinema in 2024 and win. That person would have to be similarly well known, with plenty of money and optimism to spare: Winning a primary challenge against an incumbent senator is extremely difficult; only five people have done it this century, according to FiveThirtyEight. Four of those five went on to lose the general election. (And Sinema’s state is more difficult terrain for Democrats than any of those primary victors’ states were.) If another Democrat did win the nomination over Sinema, they might struggle in the general. The new candidate’s fate would depend, in part, on the GOP nominee: a Donald Trump type could turn off Arizona’s Mormon community and suburban voters; a more moderate candidate could win them over.[Read: The GOP women who ditched their party to vote Democrat]Sixteen percent of Republican women in Maricopa County, where most Arizonans live, broke with their party to vote for Sinema in 2018, making her the first Democrat to win a Senate race in the state in 30 years. I wrote about some of those women then—and I called them up again for this story. Jane Andersen, a former Republican, told me that Sinema represents the interests of moderates. “She was elected in a state that has extreme conservatives and a lot in the middle,” Andersen said. “She’s doing a fantastic job.” Relying on conservative and independent voters to build a Democratic majority in the Senate always carried the risk that, when push came to shove, those voters wouldn’t go along with Democrats’ goals. I recognized a little bit of Sinema in these women—an eagerness to buck expectations. “Censure and threats from one’s party can be a badge of honor,” Laura Clement, an ESL teacher and independent voter from Mesa, told me in an email. “She’s powerful, and I want to keep people like her in power.”Winning reelection as a Democrat, though, might not be Sinema’s calculation at all. She may not even be in the party in three years’ time. The senator has clearly squandered her support among national Democrats, and she also appears to have alienated her in-state Democratic allies. In the meantime, she’s been cultivating a network of wealthy donors. What does it mean? Some political commentators have speculated that Sinema could be planning to ditch the Democrats and become an independent. She might even caucus with the Republican Party if the GOP takes back Congress next year. It’s happened before: Jim Jeffords of Vermont and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched parties while serving in the Senate. And Sinema’s supporters might not be wholly opposed to the idea. “She doesn’t just quickly line up to vote in lockstep when the party leader blows the whistle,” Clement said. “I love how she keeps everyone guessing.”
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Army vet, Senate candidate Jake Bequette says it's 'shocking' Biden admin trying to 'move on' from Afghanistan
Army veteran, former NFL player and Arkansas Senate candidate Jake Bequette said it is “shocking” that the Biden administration and Democrats have “tried to move on” from the “crisis” in Afghanistan.
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Now that guns can kill hundreds in minutes, Supreme Court should rethink the rights question
This fall, the US Supreme Court will decide New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Kevin Bruen, a case that may result in vastly expanded rights to carry firearms in public. In doing so, the Court will need to grapple with a key question that, until now, has been left unanswered in the Second Amendment debate: Are there any limits to the type of firearm that can be carried outside of the home?
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Makayla Noble Update As Paralyzed Cheerleader Relearns How to Sit up, Brush Her Teeth
The 17-year-old from Texas, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a tumbling accident, is undergoing physical, occupational and speech therapy.
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The all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT lives up to the name
When Ford decided to call an electric SUV a Mustang, lots of people weren't happy. But the Mach-E GT might change some minds.
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Whataburger Filled With Fumes After Driver Rolls Coal Into It in Viral Video
"Coal rolling" sees diesel trucks release clouds of unhealthy black smoke but drivers often find legal loopholes.
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A New Covid Vaccine’s Trial Results Need a Dose of Realism
While Valneva’s new shot would be welcome, there are plenty of hurdles left for the French pharma’s product.
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Social media companies kept banning pictures of ‘explicit’ art. So, Vienna museums will now post on OnlyFans.
The OnlyFans campaign comes after some of Vienna’s museums have run into problems posting artwork containing nudity to social media.
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Olympic flame arrives in Beijing despite calls for boycott
The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games.
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Opinion: Lakers' overhauled roster will need time, grind of season to mesh
The Lakers overhauled their roster. Of five starters and 10 rotation players, only LeBron James and Anthony Davis were with the team last season.       
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Queen Elizabeth II Cancels Trip On Medical Advice
Queen Elizabeth II is in "good spirits" after pulling out of a rare overseas trip after medical advice to rest, Buckingham Palace said.
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In the cruise industry, she's a trailblazer. On TikTok, she's @captainkatemccue. Meet Captain Kate.
USA TODAY chatted with Kate McCue, the first and only female American captain of a major cruise ship, about her career and making a life in cruising.       
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'Always an Astro,' but rarely a hero, Jason Castro finally takes a star turn in ALCS Game 4
Astros backup catcher Jason Castro's career began in Houston in 2010. He left in 2017, but is back now and had the biggest hit of his career in win.      
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Inside the financial struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic
A record number of Americans filed for unemployment last week as millions feel the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Jericka Duncan speaks to a few of these everyday Americans who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, talking to them about how they their families, and their colleagues are dealing with financial struggles and the uncertainty of their own careers.
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Trump at odds with U.S. governors on end to pandemic precautions
As the Trump administration's 15-day "slow the spread" initiative comes to an end on Monday, the president told governors that he is planning to categorize every county in America as high, medium or low risk as part of his push to reopen the economy sooner. The goal was met with resistance by medical experts as well as an increasing number of governors who are issuing shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders as the virus spreads. Paula Reid reports on how the administration is dealing with the outbreak from the White House.
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US stocks are sleepy
Here's the latest news on what stocks are doing.
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What to Expect From the 'American Horror Story' Season 10 Finale
"American Horror Story: Double Feature" is set to end on Wednesday, October 20, with the finale of the "Death Valley" arc.
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Newlywed Couple Tragically Killed Just Two Days After Their Wedding
Jessiah Plemons and Lily Rose had also taken in the groom's old sister's two young children, aged two and five, prior to their sad passing.
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NYC to announce vaccine mandate for municipal workers: Source
The move comes after certain workers had been required to be vaccinated.
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How Sabrina Spellman's 'Riverdale' Season 6 Crossover Will Work
"Riverdale"s Season 6 has been confirmed to start with Kiernan Shipka playing Sabrina Spellman in a "CAOS" crossover – but what exactly will she be doing during the "Rivervale" event?
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Southwest and American Are Making a Dangerous Mandate Mistake
The airlines are spinelessly softening their original demands that all employees be inoculated against Covid-19.
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A Party Without Purpose | Opinion
Despite labeling themselves the party of the working class for half a decade, most Republicans still do not share the same values their voters do.
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5 things to know for October 20: Covid, Congress, Capitol riot, supply chain, Haiti
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Queen Elizabeth II cancels trip, advised to rest for a few days
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Where Are the Workers?
How can so many Americans afford not to work? And will it last?
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