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Northern Ireland police charge two over killing of journalist Lyra McKee

Northern Irish police said on Thursday they had charged two men with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, whose death sparked outrage in the British-run province.
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Chicago Police Officers' Time Off Restricted Amid Feud Between Mayor, Union Over Vaxx Mandate
In a Friday statement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 of "engaging in, supporting and encouraging a work stoppage or strike."
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Duo arrested after allegedly running red light, killing man in NYC, cops say
Two men were arrested in after running a red light, crashing into another car and killing the driver around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Third Avenue in Sunset Park.
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Start your week smart: Vanessa Bryant, UK, coronavirus, Ahmaud Arbery, Russia
Here's what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
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Lauded Spanish female crime writer revealed to be three men
Spain's literary world has been thrown into chaos after a coveted book prize was given to "Carmen Mola" -- a lauded female thriller writer who turned out to be the pseudonym of three men.
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Alabama teen playing on iPad in his room fatally shot in ‘senseless murder’
A teenager in Alabama was fatally shot in his room on Friday, and was likely an unintended target of gunfire.
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J&J vaccine 'very likely' should have been 2 doses from the start: Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
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UFC Fight Night 195 post-event facts: 'Cowboy' Cerrone's all-time wins record under threat
Check out all the facts and figures from UFC Fight Night 195, which saw Norma Dumont decision Aspen Ladd in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Norma Dumont's win over Aspen Ladd in ho-hum UFC Fight Night 195 headlinerUFC Fight Night 195 bonuses: Jim Miller leads four $50,000 winnersUFC Fight Night 195 play-by-play and live results (4:30 p.m. ET) 
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Rising rallies Utah to 35-21 win over No. 18 Arizona State
Utah is once again emerging as a serious Pac-12 title contender.
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Tagovailoa to start, CBs Howard, Jones out for Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa will start but the Miami Dolphins will be without starting cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
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Russian film crew back on Earth after filming first movie in space
A Russian film crew making the first movie in space returned to Earth on Sunday after spending nearly two weeks at the International Space Station.
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McDavid nets hat trick, Oilers douse Flames 5-2
Connor McDavid scored three goals for his 11th career hat trick and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday night.
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Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip
Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs.
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'SNL': Rami Malek, Pete Davidson turn our 'Squid Game' obsession into a country song
"No Time to Die" star Rami Malek teamed up with "SNL" regular Pete Davidson for a country-fried parody of Netflix's Korean breakout hit "Squid Game."       
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Youth movement powers Sharks past Jets 4-3 in opener
Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game to lead the San Jose Sharks to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
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Fauci allegedly misled Trump administration on gain-of-function research in Wuhan: Book
A new book from an investigative Australian reporter dives into how Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly misled the Trump administration on gain-of-function research in China.
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How a Stunning Lagoon in Spain Turned Into ‘Green Soup’
Tons of dead fish have washed ashore in recent years from the Mar Menor, a once-crystalline lagoon on the Mediterranean coast that has become choked with algae. Farm pollution is mostly blamed.
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Best Buy's Black Friday plans: Talking Tech podcast
On the Talking Tech podcast, Brett Molina discusses Black Friday shopping at Best Buy      
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‘SNL’ Review: Host Rami Malek And Musical Guest Young Thug Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends
We saw everything but the kitchen sink!
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The Toyota 'Tacozilla' is the coolest off-road camper you'll see today
Toyota is building a Tacoma-based camper called the "Tacozilla" that will make its debut at the SEMA show in November.
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Outcry Over Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter After Suffering Miscarriage
Brittney Poolaw, 21, was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted in relation to a miscarriage she had in 2020.
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No. 4 Oklahoma beats TCU 52-31 in Williams’ starting debut
Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in the Sooners’ 52-31 victory over TCU on Saturday night.
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Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to U.S.
Venezuela said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro.
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Once Again, the Most Important Supreme Court Term Ever
“Momentous” has been used repeatedly for more than a century to describe each new session as justices weigh issues that resonate in their time.
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Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Science Is True
The astrophysicist explains how a single study isn’t the same thing as a scientific fact.
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Iowa’s Water Crisis Offers a Glimpse of the Future
A combination of extreme weather and surging pollution has led local officials to consider drastic measures.
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The last days inside Trailer 83
As climate disasters increase, a last-gasp FEMA camp for wildfire survivors tests the government’s obligations to the displaced.
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Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1
Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant.
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10 of the best historic homes to visit in New England
Step back into the past at these 10 gorgeous historic homes in New England, from Rhode Island to Maine.      
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Solution to Evan Birnholz’s October 17 Post Magazine crossword, “Multiple Choice Test”
Is that your final answer?
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Financiers return to Beverly Hills for Milken conference — this time with masks and proof of vaccination
The annual Milken Institute Global Conference gathering of finance heavyweights and other luminaries is back at the Beverly Hilton after a virtual year off.
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Let's not forget about the IRS leak scandal; we still need answers
This scandal isn't one you want to let pass by without concrete answers.       
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Misery Index notebook: Clemson's offense out of sync, Nebraska backed into a corner
Clemson's sputtering offense is now just miserable to watch, while Nebraska will need a miracle to avoid a fourth consecutive losing season, Dan Wolken writes.       
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VIDEO: Sleeping Male Elk Perks Up After Hearing Female's Mating Call
Love, or at least procreation, is in the air — especially in the animal kingdom.
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The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist
Dana Rodriguez for Vox I hadn’t realized how important for my mental health it was to talk with someone like me. Four years ago, during a sticky New York summer, I anxiously sat in the lobby of the clinic waiting to meet my new therapist. Glued to the torn pleather couch in front of the rattling AC (which did nothing to relieve the heat and I was convinced was only there for show), I wondered what this mysterious person would be like. Will they be nice? Will we get along? Will they really listen? I saw a psychiatrist every week at the clinic, which also required me to attend talk therapy. I didn’t have any say in who was assigned to me. I’d been going there for six years. In that time, I’d been with five therapists. The first therapist I saw for only six months. The last one I visited for a year and a half. Some therapistshad helped a bit. There were others who were just doing a job, biding their time until a better opportunity presented itself. The last person had been okay; I didn’t go deep. I mostly spoke about the everyday surface stuff: I’m overworked. I need to take time for myself. I’m concerned about money.She was more like an acquaintance getting paid to listen to me vent. The old clock in the waiting room chimed 3 pm. “She’s late,” I thought. “Is this what I have to look forward to? Someone who’s perpetually late?” Just then a woman appeared at the door, smiling. “Sarah?” “That’s me,” I said, peeling myself from the couch. “I’m Malika,” she said. (For her privacy and mine, I’m not using her real name.) I cocked my head. I hadn’t been expecting this. She was a Black woman, like me. Her 3C curls sat on her shoulders and were at least four inches high on all sides; her hair wasn’t as big as mine, but it was close. Standing there, side by side, we filled the waiting room with Black, natural-hair pride. I took in her brown rimmed glasses with a slight cat-eye and her short, striped summer dress that showed off her toned thighs. Her freshly painted blue toenails peeked out from her strappy sandals. I already felt closer to her than I had to my previous therapist. “I love your outfit,” I said. “Thanks. It’s hot. I couldn’t do pants.” That look was about much more than surviving the heat. It was “I dare you to tell me I look unprofessional”attire. “Follow me. My office is a bit tricky to get to,” she said. We left the lobby, crossed past the main desk, and ascended a flight of stairs. Another welcome desk and two narrow hallways later, we arrived. She opened the door: “After you.” I found myself in a space that made my bathroom feel like a master suite at the Plaza. Somewhere, someone was very bitter about giving up their supply closet. A large rusted fan was shoved into a corner of the windowless room. There was no desk. Instead, a dented metal file cabinet leaned lazily against the wall. Crammed into the remaining space were two yellow cafeteria-style plastic chairs. “Take your pick,” Malika said, gesturing to the seats. I sat in the one the backs of my legs were already touching. Once-white paint was peeling on the opposite wall. The buzzing fluorescent light brought me back to my eighth-grade science class. “I’m sorry, there’s no air conditioner,” she groaned. “If it gets too hot, we can leave the door cracked.” “I’m fine,” I said. It was hotter in here than outside. Yet, I really was fine. She closed the door and sat down across from me, our knees nearly knocking. Our first session was underway. “How do you feel about having a Black therapist?” Well then. The small talk was over. “What kind of question is that?” I blurted. We looked at each other and both laughed. “Have you been asking that of all your patients?” I wanted to know. “I have been, yes. People aren’t used to it.” She was right. It was the first time I’d had a Black therapist and I’d been in therapy more than half my life. I thought about the question again. “I feel relieved.” With white therapists, I couldn’t talk about racism without it being a “teaching moment.” Often that “moment” would take up the entire session. It was exhausting. I would feel worse going out than when I came in. What was I supposed to do about that? Go to therapy to deal with my therapist? As it turned out, that’s exactly what I needed. My partner and I began couples counseling at the same time I started seeing Malika. Our psychologist, who I’ll call Agnes, was nice, experienced, and white. My partner was also white. Once, after attending a party with some of his coworkers, we both came into the appointment with our grievances. “I feel like Sarah was taking it out on me,” my partner complained. “That guy told a joke, and the punchline was that all Black people look alike,” I said as the anger once again welled up within me. “When I told him that was racist, he actually said that he had a Black friend.” I looked at Agnes. Even in her lily-white Long Island world, surely she knew how outrageous this was. “Couldn’t you have avoided him?” she suggested. So much for that. I let out a long sigh. “I didn’t have to. He avoided me,” I said. “So, what was the problem?” she asked. Seriously? “There were no other Black people there. There weren’t even any other POC.” “I don’t see how that relates to the situation,” she said, looking perplexed. Had my partner paid her on the side before the session? “That was the situation,” I explained. “I’m not following,” Agnes replied. “How long before someone else made a remark?” I asked rhetorically. “Did they?” “No. But they could have. I was on edge. And I had no backup. No one alongside me if they did.” “I was alongside you,” my partner interjected. Agnes nodded in agreement with him. “I mean someone who would understand,” I glared. Agnes leaned forward. “Why don’t you help us understand?” Feeling outnumbered, I rolled my eyes, crossed my arms, and sank into the couch. Two days later, I recalled the ridiculousness to Malika. “It’s not our job to educate,” Malika said. She was not frustrated for me; she was frustrated with me. “They can try to understand but will never fully get it. They can’t know what it’s like to be Black.” That is what I needed to hear. She got it. It was “our,” not “your,” and “us,” not “you.” I left feeling strong, supported, and seen. For two years, we congregated in the converted closet. I always felt safe and never judged. Every time police murdered another Black person, Malika already knew what the conversation would be. In those sessions, it wasn’t only me needing her. We needed each other. As our relationship grew, I learned we had more in common than being Black women. We were both queer in heterosexual relationships. We each had white partners. We shared the same sense of humor, practiced similar self-care, and enjoyed the same bad TV. I often wondered what people thought as they passed her office and heard loud laughter escaping under the narrow door. Wednesdays were my refuge. One day as I sat down ready to dive into our session, Malika remained standing. She looked anxious, sad, and excited all at once. “What is it?” I wanted to know. “I have some news,” she began. I took a deep breath and held it. My insides knotted. I knew what was coming. I’d been there before. It was the “It’s not you, it’s me” of therapy. “Noooooooo,” I moaned. “Yes. I’m leaving. I’m going into private practice.” Without hesitation, I made the decision. This wasn’t a relationship I was willing to leave. “I’m coming with you.” She pressed her lips together and slowly shook her head. “Unfortunately, I can’t take your insurance. One session is $160.” “I’ll make it work,” I said, determined. “Are you sure? I know that’s a lot for you. I could help you find someone here ...” But she was already smiling, and the anxious energy had dissipated. She didn’t want us to end either. “If I can follow my hairdresser to an expensive salon, I can follow you into private practice,” I said. “Having someone I trust with my mental health is even more important than finding someone that can do my hair.” If you’re Black, you know what a huge statement that is. Any doubts she might’ve had vanished after that. Malika was right, $160 is a lot for me. As soon as I decided that I was staying with her, I started thinking about how to cut costs. So long, Aunt Jackie’s $10 conditioner. Hello, 99-cent Suave. My shoes could make it another season. Rather than get a new coat, I sponged down my old one, sewed on new buttons, and replaced the broken buckle. I put a hold on my student loans. I didn’t give up my hairdresser completely (I have my limits). I did, however, extend my cuts from every three months to every six. I now left the salon with drip-dry hair rather than have it styled for an extra $25. Two weeks later, I sat with her for the last time at the clinic. I signed the discharge papers and said goodbye to the bleach-mopped lobby, the geriatric air conditioner, and the free Metro cards. At the end of our session, Malika and I both stood up. For the first time, we hugged. It was a long, strong, embrace. “See you on the other side,” I said. The main reason Malika wanted a private practice was so she would be able to work exclusively with Black women. I was one of the chosen ones. Sitting in her new waiting room the following week, I relaxed into a cushioned chair that had yet to be broken in. I leafed through a Psychology Today magazine that not so coincidentally had a Black woman smiling on the cover. My sandals tapped the Pine-Sol polished floor as I walked over to the far wall and checked my makeup in the full-length mirror. I made my way down the hall and fingered through an assortment of herbal teas. Sipping spearmint, with only two minutes to spare, I hurried back to my seat. Right on time as always, Malika came out and greeted me, “Come on in.” Sarah Doneghy is a writer, actor, and activist. She lives in New York City.
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Browns vs. Cardinals odds, prediction: Arizona will suffer first loss
The Browns, who are 3-point favorites, will hand the Cardinals their first loss of the season and they will cover.
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Our system is biased against reform. Get used to it, Democrats.
It is no good for any Democrat to have their party's legislative priorities pitted against each other.
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States must stop letting the ultrawealthy dodge taxes — and the law
South Dakota and others enable corruption with their trust rules.
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Man with gunshot wound dies after being thrown from car in NYC
A man died after he was thrown from a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his leg in Brooklyn Sunday morning, police said.
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UFC Fight Night 195 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Main event nets $10,500
UFC Fight Night 195 fighters took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay, a program that continued after the UFC's deal with Venum.       Related StoriesJim West criticized for coaching tactics in Aspen Ladd's loss: 'This is ABUSE, what a douche'Jim West criticized for coaching tactics in Aspen Ladd's loss: 'This is ABUSE, what a douche' - EnclosureFight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 195 with Tom Petty, Black Sabbath, AC/DC 
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Chris Paul Q&A: WNBA Finals, J.R. Smith's golf game, celebrity bowling on Fox
Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul has his celebrity bowling tournament to benefit the Chris Paul Family Foundation airing Sunday on Fox.       
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'Squid Game' is a huge hit. That may not be enough for Netflix
For much of this year, Netflix shares have trailed big tech rivals Facebook, Apple and Amazon. That's no longer the case, in part because of the global mega-hit "Squid Game."
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Sen. Johnson says Garland’s school order violates parents’ right to free speech
Sen. Ron Johnson blasted Attorney General Merrick Garland for violating parents' constitutional rights by directing the FBI to assist local law enforcement to investigate threats to school officials.
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Professional orchestras are featuring works by Black composers while paying homage to their oft-forgotten history
Many major orchestras and opera houses have been performing symphonies, operas, choral works, and shorter compositions by Black composers or of significant meaning to Black audiences. Terence Blanchard, Jessie Montgomery and others spoke with CNN about this recent shift.
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Column: St. Francis' offensive linemen are devouring their assignments
The family of St. Francis quarterback Jack Jacobs knows how to build trust: Invite the offensive linemen to dinner once a week and feed the beasts.
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Ladies European golf makes debut foray into US
Team Jessica Korda won the Aramco Team Series on Saturday, the first Ladies European Tour event to be held in the US.
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North Korea is slamming 'Squid Game.' Here's why
North Korea is criticizing Netflix's worldwide hit show "Squid Game," slamming it for highlighting the negative aspects of South Korean culture, including consumerism and inequality. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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Seattle business owner fears vaccine mandate will lengthen 911 response time: 'I can't get help'
Seattle business owners are fearing the looming vaccine mandate deadline for police officers and firefighters will further lengthen response time to 911 calls, as the city that saw months of violent demonstrations last year already grapples with police staffing shortages and surging crime.
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