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California's recall election. A testy Senate panel on Afghanistan. Today's top political news.       
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2 dead after a former employee opens fire at a Nebraska grain services facility
A man who was fired Thursday from a grain services company in Nebraska returned to the facility later in the day and fatally two people and wounded another, police said.
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Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting stirs memories of Brandon Lee's tragic death
The shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins reminds many of what happened to actor Brandon Lee on the set of "The Crow." Here's a timeline of that case.
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What’s Fueling Bitcoin’s Ride? It’s More FOMO Than Inflation
For that reason, regulators need to be on their guard.
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Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town
A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.
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'Virginia, you have a lot of responsibility:' Obama, Harris prod Black voters ahead of governor's race
As Terry McAuliffe battles Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, Barack Obama and Kamala Harris are trying to galvanize Black voters in a tight race.       
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Gridlock City: Voting rights rejected, Biden spending bill still stuck
A whole lot of sound and fury was followed by perpetual paralysis this week on the Hill as Senate Democrats tried for a second time to pass a voting rights bill, not a single Republican voted for it, and it was blocked from getting to the floor.
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NLCS: Chris Taylor's Three-Homer Day Keeps Dodgers Alive
The N.L.C.S. heads back to Atlanta after Taylor became the 11th batter with three homers in a postseason game.
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Albert Pujols has strong offensive night in Dodgers’ win
Albert Pujols’ days of thunder are largely behind him, but he demonstrated Thursday he still can be trusted in a big game.
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A notebook found near Brian Laundrie's remains could answer some key questions, experts say
Many questions remain unanswered following the death of Brian Laundrie. But crime experts say the notebook found near his remains in a Florida nature reserve park may shed some light on the circumstances of his disappearance and the violent death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.
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Greg Gutfeld: Racism is a public health crisis, if you're a racist
Cities are hemorrhaging residents – because the residents are hemorrhaging! Murders have jumped 10. percent from 2020 in 87 cities, according to the New York Times.
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Rookie Morgan Barron getting other shot with Rangers
Morgan Barron, the 22-year-old out of Cornell, made his Rangers season debut Thursday in a 3-1 win over the Predators following his recall from the AHL Wolf Pack after Kaapo Kakko suffered an apparent shoulder injury on Saturday.
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Inflation Hasn’t Hurt Consumer Giants Nestle, Unilever — Yet
Rising prices have helped boost the world’s biggest consumer-goods companies. But this might be as good as it gets for a while.
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Stephen Curry’s 45-point masterpiece propels Warriors past Clippers
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry raised his arms, waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it. Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-footer less than a minute earlier, and he relished every bit...
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Commentary: Dodgers bullpen helps breathe a sigh of relief in NLCS Game 5
The Dodgers earned a trip to an NLCS Game 6 to Atlanta thanks to the bullpen that delivered 8 1/3 shutout innings and an offense that produced 11 runs.
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Property Developer Evergrande Avoids Default With a Last-Minute Payment, According to Chinese Media
The $83.5 million payment is the latest twist in a months-long drama that has captivated global investors
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California teacher placed on leave, accused of mimicking Native American dance
A Riverside, California, teacher was placed on paid administrative leave after a video emerged showing her chanting and dancing in front of her class while donning Native American headgear made out of paper.
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Hedge Funds Are Thriving Amid Inflation-Wary Markets
The industry still needs to deliver better returns to justify its existence.
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Gang boss in Haiti threatens to kill abducted missionaries
The boss of a notorious Haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group last weekend is warning that the hostages will be killed if his demands aren't met.
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Prop firearm discharged, kills woman on movie set
A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, authorities said. (Oct. 22)      
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Biden is losing ground because he's not answering the tough questions
While I watched President Joe Biden's CNN town hall Thursday night, I kept asking myself: What is the point of this? Who is the audience?
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AJ Pollock and Albert Pujols help rejuvenate Dodgers' offense in Game 5 win
AJ Pollock overcame his recent struggles at the plate, hitting two home runs in the Dodgers' 11-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in NLCS Game 5.
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Lunatic assaults 11-year-old girl, her classmate at NYC park
A lunatic punched an 11-year-old girl in a Manhattan park and also hit her 15-year-old classmate who tried to intervene in the Wednesday broad daylight attack, police said.
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Evergrande has made a key bond payment that keeps it out of default, Chinese state media reports
Evergrande has made a crucial payment that allows it to stay out of default, at least for now, according to Chinese state media.
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Woke community protesting comedy ‘really are the joke’: Babylon Bee CEO
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon comments on the trans community's reaction to Dave Chappelle's comedy special on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
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Nearly three-quarters of US worried about what schools teaching: Poll
According to a Fox News poll, 73 percent of registered voters say they are "extremely" or "very" concerned about what is being taught in public schools.
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Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' movie production halted 'for an undetermined period of time'
Production on "Rust," the film starring Alec Baldwin that was rocked by an on-set incident resulting in the death of the director of photography, has halted production.
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Barbados elects first President, replacing UK Queen as head of state
Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, in a decisive step toward shedding the Caribbean island's colonial past.
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Barbados elects first president, replacing UK Queen as head of state
Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, in a decisive step toward shedding the Caribbean island's colonial past.
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'What We Do in the Shadows' Showrunner on Colin Robinson's Journey in Season 3
"What We Do in the Shadows" showrunner Paul Simms spoke to Newsweek about giving Colin Robinson the spotlight and exploring his friendship with Laszlo.
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newsweek.com
JAMES COMER: NIH knew all along that tax dollars were going into Wuhan lab
The National Institutes of Health admitted in a letter to House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer, R-Ky., that a 'limited experiment' was indeed conducted.
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Tucker Carlson: Everyone at the White House has gone crazy
Tucker Carlson highlights the videos and public moments that the Biden administration is promoting.
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Plaschke: Elimination-game superhero Chris Taylor rescues Dodgers' season once again
Chris Taylor, the Dodgers' wild-card hero, hits three home runs to keep the Dodgers' NLCS hopes alive in an 11-2 win over the Braves in NLCS Game 5.
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High school football: Thursday's results
High school football: Thursday's results from across the Southland.
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Hernández: Wild NLCS tilts back as championship window reopens for Dodgers
Unpredictable NLCS swings back with the Dodgers now in control of their World Series destiny, writes columnist Dylan Hernández.
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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins killed by a prop gun, just as her career was taking off
Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer killed on set of an Alec Baldwin movie, was "going to be a very famous DP," according to a director who recently worked with her.
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Chris Taylor fuels Dodgers with three home runs in Game 5 win over Braves
Chris Taylor hits three home runs and drives in six runs to spearhead the Dodgers' 11-2 season-sustaining win over the Atlanta Braves in NLCS Game 5.
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Colbert Trolls Trump’s Pathetic ‘Truth Social’ Media Platform
CBSStephen Colbert can’t believe Donald Trump is actually calling his new social media platform “Truth Social.”“The man who told over 30,000 lies in office has launched something called ‘Truth,’” the Late Show host said in his monologue Thursday night. “He’s also launched a new makeup line called ‘Human Skin.’”As Colbert explained, when the site briefly went live on Wednesday, someone started a fake account in the former president’s name and promptly posted a photo of a “pig defecating on its own scrotum.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Alec Baldwin spotted ‘in tears’ after 'Rust' movie set shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 ‘critical’: report
Actor Alec Baldwin was seen "in tears" by two members of the press in New Mexico following a shooting on the set of the movie "Rust" that left the film’s cinematographer dead and its director in critical condition, according to a report.
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California making seawater drinkable amid drought
Desalination sends ocean water through filters that extract fresh water and leave behind salty water that's often returned to the ocean. The technology is expensive but increasingly viewed as a critical way to add to supplement water supplies. (Oct. 22)      
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School districts embrace electric buses
Efforts to make school buses greener are gaining momentum thanks to billions of dollars in spending in the federal infrastructure plan. (Oct. 22)      
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What to watch on Friday: ‘Invasion’ on Apple TV Plus
Friday, October 22, 2021 | “Locke & Key” returns on Netflix
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Clippers can't hold back Stephen Curry and Warriors in season-opening loss
With no Kawhi Leonard to help the Clippers on defense, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had a field day in Warriors' win over Clippers.
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latimes.com
Celtics broadcast pulled in China after Enes Kanter's pro-Tibet posts
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports on the Boston Celtics game broadcast being pulled in China after Enes Kanter's pro-Tibet post on Instagram.
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Investigators finally release cause of death for Yosemite hiking family
The mystery behind the deaths of a couple, their baby daughter and the family dog, who were found on a hiking trail near Yosemite National Park in August, has come to an end.
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Ohio mixes up Wright Brothers' commemorative license plate
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles was forced to announce a new license plate to commemorate the Wright Brothers twice on Thursday after getting the design mixed up.
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Melbourne residents raise a glass to end of Covid lockdown
Residents of Melbourne are celebrating their new-found freedom as Covid-19 restrictions ease. The city has endured nearly nine months of restrictions in six separate lockdowns. CNN's Angus Watson reports.
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Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set
On the set of the movie "Rust" in New Mexico, its director of photography was killed and movie director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.
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Our profane president: Report says Biden fond of dropping the f-bomb
Politico reported Thursday that Biden -- once caught on a hot mic calling the passage of ObamaCare a "big f---ing deal" -- regularly uses profanity in meetings with West Wing aides.
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