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Oregon Health Authority moves to implement 'permanent' indoor mask mandate
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) assembled a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) earlier this week to address a permanent indoor mask mandate in Oregon, which is only one of a few states that still retains one nearly two years into the pandemic.
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Virginia Republicans savor Youngkin’s victory at retreat
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Acosta: Hard-right Supreme Court poised to turn back clock
CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at the conservative breakdown of the US Supreme Court amidst debate about the nation's abortion and gun rights.
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Man Crashes Truck Into Church Then Stabs Two People, Killing One: Police
The suspect was out on parole for six other offenses, noted a local police chief, describing a "never-ending source of suspects."
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Kyoji Horiguchi 'really sorry' about brutal Bellator 272 knockout loss to Sergio Pettis
Kyoji Horiguchi understandably is disappointed coming out of Bellator 272 but will have another shot at gold in the bantamweight grand prix.       Related StoriesKyoji Horiguchi 'really sorry' about brutal Bellator 272 knockout loss to Sergio Pettis - EnclosureKai Kamaka's UFC release 'lit a fire' to get back to winning ways at Bellator 272Kai Kamaka's UFC release 'lit a fire' to get back to winning ways at Bellator 272 - Enclosure 
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James and Jennifer Crumbley locked up in same jail as accused Michigan school shooter son Ethan
The parents of accused Michigan school gunman Ethan Crumbley are locked up in the same jail as their teenage son, authorities said.
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Mom shows what it’s like to have a night doula for your baby
American mom Brittany Bright shared a video about her night routine with her baby, which includes a night-time postpartum doula (night nanny). The video, posted to Twitter, shows Bright prepping bottles for her 2-month-old son, and then leaving the baby care to the doula from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Bright captioned the post: “There are...
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Ben Roethlisberger expects this to be final season with Steelers
There are indications that this could be it for Ben Roethlisberger. 
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Jets cut Matt Ammendola, add Alex Kessman in inevitable kicking change
The Jets made a change at kicker on Saturday, something that has felt inevitable for a few weeks. 
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Warehouse fire source of lingering stench in California town
The lingering stench made residents sick and cost the county $5.4 million to remedy.
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CNN terminates anchor Chris Cuomo after aiding brother Andrew amid sexual harassment allegations
The cable news network tweeted about Chris Cuomo's termination Saturday saying his firing is  "effective immediately."       
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Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie tweets pro-gun photo days after Michigan school shooting
The Kentucky representative's post received nearly 9,000 retweets and about 13,000 comments as of about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.       
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More details released on 'concerning' drawings allegedly by school shooting suspect
The suspect in the deadly shooting at Oxford High School reportedly told school guidance counselors that alarming drawings his teacher discovered were for a video game.
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Thousands gather to mourn Michigan school shooting victims; parents of suspect in custody: What we know
Thousands gathered at a Friday night vigil to honor the students who were killed in the shooting. What we know about the Oxford High School shooting.      
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Derek Jeter quietly welcomes third child with wife Hannah Jeter
The model did not appear to be pregnant during Jeter's HOF induction in September, leading some to believe they've welcomed their newborn via surrogate. 
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CNN Fires Chris Cuomo After He 'Broke Our Rules' in Aiding Besieged Governor Brother
Cuomo allegedly used his position at CNN to find information about his brother's accusers.
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CNN fires Chris Cuomo
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” he said in a statement.
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No. 21 Auburn routs Yale; 5 Tigers score in double figures
K.D. Johnson scored 19 points, Jabari Smith added 17 points and seven rebounds and No. 21 Auburn blew past Yale 86-64 on Saturday.
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Jacob Thomas pushes Stone Bridge past its distant rivals and into the Class 5 state championship
The Bulldogs, who have a long and dramatic postseason history with the Springers, earned a 28-26 win.
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Chris Cuomo fired from CNN
CNN announced that anchor Chris Cuomo has been fired by the network after an outside law firm was retained to review information about exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the then-governor was accused of sexual harassment.
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Jokic gets 32 points in just 27 minutes, Nuggets rout Knicks
Nikola Jokic scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds in just 27 minutes, leading the Denver Nuggets over the New York Knicks 113-99 Saturday.
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CNN fires Chris Cuomo for role in fighting brother's sexual harassment allegations
Cuomo's termination follows revelations that shed light on the journalist's role in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations.
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Israeli spyware was used against US diplomats in Uganda
A woman walks past an NSO Group building at one of the company’s branches in the Arava Desert on November 11, 2021, in Sapir, Israel. | Amir Levy/Getty Images A hack targeting US officials is just the latest problem for NSO Group, the Israeli company behind Pegasus spyware. The advanced spyware Pegasus, created by Israeli firm NSO Group and used by governments like Saudi Arabia to gather intelligence on those it deems terrorists or criminals, has reportedly been detected on at least 11 iPhones used by US officials in Uganda or conducting business related to the country, as well as locals working for the embassy. That news — first reported Friday by Reuters — will likely exacerbate NSO Group’s fraught relationship with the US government; while the company claims that Pegasus can’t be used on phones with US numbers, the recent hack shows there are loopholes which allow foreign governments to spy on US citizens and government employees. It’s the first known incident of the technology being used against American officials, although it’s not yet known which of NSO Group’s clients hacked the devices. NSO Group has long claimed that its clients — which run the gamut from from monarchies like the UAE to democratic nations like Germany and Mexico — are closely vetted, but there is a long record of its technology being misused for nefarious purposes, like spying on dissidents or estranged spouses, as the ruler of Dubai is alleged to have done. NSO Group scandals also pose a diplomatic problem; though NSO is a private company, it’s closely linked to the Israeli government, and Israel’s defense ministry has to sign off on the export license for the technology, ostensibly ensuring that it’s used only for the purposes “of preventing and investigating crime and counterterrorism,” according to an Israeli defense spokesperson who spoke to the Washington Post in July. Extensive reporting from 17 outlets and more than 80 journalists proves, however, that that hasn’t always been the case: Among other incidents, Pegasus was allegedly used to surveil Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi before his murder in October 2018. More recently, the US has started to take action against the company. In November, NSO Group was placed on the Commerce Department’s “entity list,” which severely restricts the export of American technologies that could be used by NSO Group to support Pegasus and similar projects. Now, given the recent reporting on Pegasus’s use against State Department employees, harsher crackdowns on NSO and similar technology could be on the horizon. On Thursday, the Biden administration announced plans for a US-led initiative on the use of surveillance technology — like Pegasus — by authoritarian regimes. The aim, according to the Wall Street Journal, is to create a framework around the export and licensing controls of such technology, as well as create an information-sharing network to detect and report on its misuse. Pegasus has been used to spy on dissidents, journalists, and politicians According to the Washington Post, 11 people connected to the US embassy in the Ugandan capital Kampala — including some US citizens working as foreign service officers — were notified by Apple that their devices had been hacked. While NSO has previously said Pegasus can’t be used against US-based devices, Americans working overseas can — and often do — acquire local phone numbers, which may be vulnerable to Pegasus attacks. According to the New York Times, the targets were easily identifiable as State Department employees — they had used their professional email addresses to create their Apple IDs. While it’s not clear who perpetrated the attack, and there is no indication it was NSO Group or the state of Israel, using the Pegasus exploit, hackers could look at and copy files from targets’ devices, as well as track their movements and record conversations. NSO Group maintains that governments that purchase Pegasus are carefully vetted and are not to use the product besides for specific purposes; however, the company has repeatedly sold Pegasus to countries known to use surveillance technology to track dissidents, lawyers, journalists, and other members of civil society. Extensive reporting in July showed that security services and law enforcement agencies in places like Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Azerbaijan, and Morocco appeared to have purchased the technology, according to reporting by the Pegasus Project, a consortium of 17 news outlets including the Washington Post, the Guardian, Die Zeit, and French outlet Forbidden Stories. According to the Pegasus Project, a list of 50,000 potential target phone numbers was hacked, apparently from servers in Cyprus, and leaked to Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, who shared it with journalists. They were able to identify 1,000 different potential targets from the phone numbers, including politicians like French President Emmanuel Macron, a key US ally, as well as journalists, activists, and lawyers from around the world. Pegasus is so useful — or so dangerous, depending on one’s perspective — because it can access a target’s phone completely undetected. While the spyware can infect via a link sent through a messaging service like WhatsApp, it’s also possible for users to access targets’ phones through a so-called “zero-day” exploit — a bug that the device manufacturer hasn’t yet detected. The exploit can be active and present on a device for months before the manufacturer finds the flaw and fixes it. According to Reuters, the devices infected in the attacks against State Department officials were initiated through a graphics processing vulnerability which had been open to exploitation since at least February of this year, and wasn’t been patched until September. Other victims include Thai dissidents and a Ugandan opposition leader. Once a device has been infected, Pegasus can access even encrypted messaging systems like Signal, as well as cameras and microphones — enabling the hacker to record conversations and turning the device into a secret surveillance tool in itself, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The Guardian’s reporting at the time suggested that in addition to attacking via widely-used messaging apps, Pegasus could potentially have the capability to attack through the Photos and Music apps on Apple devices. In November, the company and another Israeli tech manufacturer, Candiru, were added to the US Commerce Department’s entity list, a move which prohibits NSO Group from purchasing US technology. According to the Commerce Department, the decision to do so was made “based on evidence that these entities developed and supplied spyware to foreign governments that used these tools to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers,” as well as evidence that the companies’ spyware was being used by governments to suppress dissent on a global scale. The language could not be clearer. This is a huge testament to investigative journalism- this is why we do what we do- and to the work of @davidakaye @citizenlab @jsrailton @billmarczak and colleagues like @azamsahmed and targets who bravely stepped fwd and were punished for it. pic.twitter.com/XPdTDjuSHL— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) November 3, 2021 The decision puts NSO Group in the company of firms like Huawei, the Chinese technology manufacturer which many Western governments have accused of digital espionage. It’s an undesirable position for a company so closely tied to the government of a US ally — one whose military and defense industries are deeply entwined with the US. NSO Group is in debt and under pressure Shortly after NSO Group was added to the entity list last month, according to Axios, former NSO Group CEO and co-founder Shalev Hulio wrote to Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, asking Israel to lobby Washington on NSO’s behalf. Hulio reportedly claimed that the addition of NSO Group to the entity list was a coordinated campaign by anti-Israeli organizations to damage the reputation of Israeli businesses, and NSO Group said publicly it was “dismayed” by the decision and had terminated contracts with government agencies which misuse its products. Indeed, it’s an unusually forceful move for the US to place such severe restrictions on businesses in a closely allied country; however, Friday’s reports of the hacks on the phones of US officials in Uganda said the spying had been going on for months, a fact which could have influenced the decision to punish NSO Group so severely. In a November statement announcing NSO Group’s addition to the entity list, the Commerce Department specifically cited embassy workers as a potential target for Pegasus. “We have been acutely concerned that commercial spyware like NSO Group’s software poses a serious counterintelligence and security risk to US personnel, which is one of the reasons the Biden-Harris Administration has placed several companies involved in the development and proliferation of these tools on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List,” the National Security Council said in a statement to the Washington Post on Friday. In responseto NSO Group’s inclusion on the entity list, Israel’s government has sharply limited the number of nations that NSO Group and other spyware vendors are allowed to sell to, from 102 to 37. Some groups, however, say it’s not far enough. On Friday, 81 human rights organizations from around the world, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders, called on the European Union to impose sanctions on the company for its repeated enabling of human rights abuses, including the recent targeting of Palestinian activists. “There is overwhelming evidence that Pegasus spyware has been repeatedly used by abusive governments to clamp down on peaceful human rights defenders, activists and perceived critics,” Deborah Brown, a senior digital researcher and advocate for Human Rights Watch, said. “The EU should immediately sanction NSO Group and ban any use of its technologies.” This summer, after the Pegasus Project reporting came out, the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner also called for a moratorium on the sale of such surveillance technology until an international framework on the safeguarding of human rights and the use of surveillance tech like Pegasus is in place. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has repeatedly and forcefully condemned NSO Group, saying that the US should “[cut] them off from the American financial system and investors by issuing sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act,” which targets corruption and human rights abuses. International opprobrium isn’t NSO Group’s only problem, either: According to recent reports, the firm is $500 million in debt, and risks defaulting. As Bloomberg reported in November, Moody’s dropped the company’s credit rating to Caa2 — eight grades below investment grade, indicating that Moody’s believes NSO highly likely to default on its debts. The downgrade and low cashflow are due to lower revenue and the payment of dividends to shareholders, but the consistent bad press and placement on the entity list will likely only contribute to NSO Group’s problems. “Who will want to work with a company that’s been so publicly sanctioned by the U.S. government?” David Kaye, a former UN special rapporteur on the promotion of free speech and freedom of expression, told the Washington Post in November. “Who would invest in a company with this kind of black mark?”
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Columbia stabbing puts spotlight on school’s poor crime, safety record
Columbia witnessed 412 safety-related incidents in 2019, according to College Factual, which provides university data to prospective students and their families.
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Dickinson 23 points, 14 boards as No. 24 Michigan tops SD St
Hunter Dickinson stayed in school to work on his shot, particularly beyond the 3-point line, and it paid off as he and No. 24 Michigan bounced back from a disappointing showing.
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Air Force Secretary: We're Competing with China for Military Superiority, China 'Trying to Target' U.S. Assets
During a portion of an interview with CNBC on Friday, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said the United States is competing for military superiority with China, and China has been “building systems that are increasingly capable over a long time
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Joiner scores 20, Mississippi beats No. 18 Memphis 67-6i
When Mississippi coach Kermit Davis scanned the final stat sheet, he chose the obvious explanation after the Rebels defeated No. 18 Memphis 67-63 on Saturday.
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Appreciation: The quiet, extraordinary life of tennis champ Darlene Hard, a.k.a. Darlene in USC publications
Hero to Billie Jean King, mixed doubles champ alongside Rod Laver, Darlene Hard won 13 Grand Slam titles before finding quiet joy in the USC publications department.
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CNN fires Chris Cuomo
He had been suspended from the network since Wednesday.
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CNN fires Chris Cuomo after law firm probes involvement in brother's harassment scandal
The prime-time host and brother of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was suspended Tuesday pending further review. Now he's gone permanently.
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No. 25 Seton Hall bench helps roll past DII Nyack 113-67
No. 25 Seton Hall had a trio come off the bench and combine for 66 points, leading the Pirates to a 113-67 victory over Division II Nyack on Saturday.
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Seattle has reached a $3.5 million settlement in the fatal police shooting of pregnant mother of four
The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four who was shot and killed in her home by police in 2017.
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Two teens were killed and another teen and an infant injured in a Memphis gas station shooting
Two teenagers were fatally shot and another teen and an infant were injured in a gas station shooting Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Oklahoma State comes up inches short (college football winners and losers)
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Chris Cuomo fired by CNN after investigation into aid to brother Andrew Cuomo
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A real Roman mystery is carved into the stone at Arlington National Cemetery
Which do you prefer for the year 1915: MDCCCCXV or MCMXV?
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Man City goes top of EPL after Chelsea loses at West Ham
Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season.
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Chris Cuomo fired from CNN over involvement with brother Andrew’s scandals
Embattled CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been fired by the network, in the wake of new revelations about his close involvement with the political woes of his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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CNN Fires Chris Cuomo for Helping Brother Fight Sexual Harassment Allegations
Cindy Ord/GettyCNN fired primetime anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after the extent of his involvement with his brother’s battle against sexual harassment allegations was revealed. The anchor used his sources to investigate then Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers.The network issued a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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CNN terminates Chris Cuomo 'effective immediately'
CNN host Chris Cuomo was fired from the network “effective immediately" following the review of a law firm, according to a statement CNN released Saturday.
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Michigan school shooting suspect and his parents isolated at same jail, sheriff says
James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested in Detroit early Saturday morning and are now being held at the same jail as their son, who is the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting. The three are all separated from one another, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said during a press conference Saturday afternoon. Watch more of their remarks here.
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Gillespie, Moore lead No. 6 Villanova past Saint Joe's 81-52
Collin Gillespie scored 23 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 81-52 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday.
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Madison gets payback against South County and now has a chance at its first state title
Senior quarterback Connor Barry rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Warhawks beat the Stallions, 28-6, in a Virginia Class 6 state semifinal.
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Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey, one of the NFL's most fearsome pass rushers during the 1970s with the Atlanta Falcons but long overlooked on mostly losing teams, has died at the age of 77.
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China's Military 'Formidable Challenge' But U.S. Not Seeking 'Asian Version of NATO': Lloyd Austin
The Pentagon estimates China could increase its nuclear missile count to 1,000 by 2030 and has raised alarms about its hypersonic weapon tests.
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Austin targets China in security forum address: 'China is not 10 feet tall'
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin targeted China in his address Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier, "China is not 10 feet tall."
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CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over His Efforts to Help Andrew
“We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately,” the cable network said on Saturday.
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CNN fires Chris Cuomo
CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been "terminated" by the network, "effective immediately." The announcement came after an outside law firm was retained to review exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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