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Sarah Palin Says She Hasn't Been Vaccinated Because She's Already Had COVID

The former Alaska governor described herself as a "white, common sense conservative" who believed in science.
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Hiker Lost for 24 Hours Ignored Rescuer Phone Calls Because 'Didn't Recognize the Number'
Rescuers spent a total of 7.5 hours searching for the hiker before being notified he had returned to his lodgings safe.
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$1B start-up has big hopes for resale market
Carousell is Singapore's newest unicorn. Kristie Lu Stout speaks to co-Founder & CEO Siu Rui Quek about his hopes for a 're-commerce' market.
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A second chance at stardom propels some of the year’s best shows — and reflects our current celebrity culture
Fox’s "The Big Leap" and ABC’s "Queens" joins "Hacks" and "Girls5eva" in rooting for has-beens.
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They offer orphaned pianos to loving homes: ‘We’re not only giving children a chance to learn music, we’re giving pianos a second chance at life’
“This isn’t about turning kids into great musicians, but making them happy and better people.”
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D.C. to offer free Capital Bikeshare rides as reduced Metro service continues
Starting Monday all D.C. residents can get a free 30-day Capital Bikeshare membership, D.C Mayor says.
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A family crisis forces homeowners to renege on selling. Can the contract be canceled without a lawsuit?
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Almost none of the contracts contain clauses that discuss what happens when either the buyer or seller dies or becomes seriously ill. So it would be left up to the parties to negotiate a settlement.
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Female workers at Rikers Island reveal sex assaults by inmates
One female correction officer at Rikers Island walks around the troubled jail complex with her back to the wall after a male inmate grabbed her rear end. Another wakes up in cold sweats reliving the assault and attempted rape by one of her charges. She’s contemplated suicide. The two women, single moms in their 30s,...
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The Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ trial begins today. Here’s what you need to know.
A jury will decide whether the organizing of the rally amounted to a conspiracy to engage in racially motivated violence.
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What I Learned From Justice Thomas | Opinion
We are all unique individuals, but we are equally American. To highlight our differences, and ignore this key similarity, is to flout our national creed.
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Montanans used to live and let live. Now bitter confrontations cloud Big Sky Country.
Culture wars and the pandemic have cleaved one community into camps.
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Once an electrician to Potomac’s elite, a 72-year-old bank robber heads to prison
“Sometimes, desperation gets in the picture,” James Wersick told a Maryland judge.
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What to know from NFL Week 7: The Bengals are for real and the Chiefs are in real trouble
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Bernard-Henri Lévy Doesn’t Care If You Snicker at Him
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher who wears elegant suits, cites Hegel, and visits war zones. The first part of his new book, The Will to See, references conversations with Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze, among other French postmodernists; the latter part describes horrific scenes of violence in Somalia, Nigeria, and Ukraine, among other places. We in the English-speaking world are not accustomed to this combination of themes, and our first instinct is to snicker.Those so inclined should go right ahead, for there is no insult, no criticism, no mockery that you can direct at Lévy that he has not already heard and probably cited, somewhere, in a self-deprecating comment. The list of his detractors is very long, and the terms they use are not kind: “Pomposity and self-promotion are his vices,” wrote Paul Berman, as far back as 1995. In the book as well as a new documentary Lévy has written and co-directed, also called The Will to See—now showing at film festivals in English, and perhaps to be more widely released next year—he makes several wry references to the opprobrium his various engagements have inspired (“There is the war in Libya, of course, for which I have been lavishly criticized”). But don’t let the instinct to insult him overwhelm you, for the book and the film raise questions that are rarely posed so starkly. Do people in the wealthier, more fortunate parts of the world owe anything to those who live in the poorest and unluckiest places? Should we interest ourselves in the fate of people fighting wars that we don’t even know exist? What do we accomplish by describing and filming them? Should we try to help?[Bernard-Henri Lévy: The new American empire]Not so long ago, some of these questions seemed to have clear and obvious answers, at least to the people who dedicated their lives to thinking about them: Yes, telling the world when an atrocity is unfolding is always important. But the war in Syria and the immense indifference it provoked, alongside the anger so many Americans and Europeans directed at the refugees it produced, led even seasoned war correspondents to doubt the value of their chosen profession. In 2019, Paul Conroy, the photographer who accompanied Marie Colvin, a celebrated reporter who was killed in Syria, told an interviewer that both he and Colvin had once believed their work mattered: “We thought the world would go, ‘Hang on, this army is going to destroy civilians here … We have a moral responsibility to stop the slaughter.’” No longer. There is, he has also said, “not a single photograph I could take now that would make a difference.”This change has many causes, starting with the information overload that has led to information apathy—a condition encouraged by the transfer of all reporting and photography from the pages of newspapers and magazines to the tiny screens of phones where they are hardly visible. The aura of failure that both fairly and unfairly surrounds the American and Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan has also led some to conclude that we can’t, or shouldn’t, do anything to help anybody anywhere; that to try is either wasteful, cynical, or imperialist. Therefore, this argument goes, we should not interest ourselves at all.Partly as a result, politicians across the democratic world, on the left as well as the right, have decided that there are no votes in foreign policy. President Joe Biden followed Donald Trump’s lead and exited swiftly from Afghanistan. Recent German elections scarcely mentioned the outside world at all. Thanks to Brexit, the only important political conversations in Britain nowadays are about Britain. The global pandemic reinforced this inward turn in country after country, literally forcing people into their homes. For more than a year, we talked about the coronavirus. We spoke very little about the places in the world where the virus is a secondary evil, a threat to life much less acute than the next bombing run, the next terrorist attack, the next raiding party.Lévy doesn’t merely object to this new provincialism; he utterly rejects it, even taking risks with the coronavirus to explain why. He made most of the trips described in the book and the film during the pandemic, including one to Moria, a sprawling refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. “All the rest of Europe is obsessing over public health and hygiene and how often we wash our hands,” he observed. “Moria is beset with infection, corruption and stench, with little water to be found.”In Paris, the virus shut down the city. In Moria, refugees had other things to worry about. Lévy draws further contrasts too. His film switches back and forth between charming vistas of New York and Rome, deserted during the pandemic, and scenes of traffic and chaos in Mogadishu and Tripoli. He shows us a peaceful village in France, almost empty, as well as a village in Nigeria where people are loudly mourning neighbors and relatives who have been murdered by fanatical Islamist raiding parties. He offers himself as a contrast too, and remains solemnly dressed in a black suit and immaculate white shirt even as he is rappelling down cliffs with the peshmerga, the army of Iraqi Kurdistan. Everywhere he goes, he meets people who want contacts, visas, access to the Western world. He finds himself scribbling names and phone numbers on bits of paper. When he comes home, he asks himself: Did I do enough?Because of his celebrity as well as his persistence, Lévy can sometimes direct public attention to foreign crises and even catch the interest of French presidents. Each one of his interventions requires its own assessment—did it succeed, did it fail, or (in most cases) is the result somewhere in the middle? He isn’t delving into those questions in his new book and film, so I won’t either. Besides, each one of these stories should prompt separate arguments. Any outside response to the civil war in Libya should be very different from any outside response to the killings of Christians in Nigeria, even though both deserve thought and attention. If one lesson is to be drawn from Western and American interventions in other parts of the globe, it is that treating each of them as one-size-fits-all terrorism operations was the wrong way to go about it. Military intervention, especially if it involves drones and bombs rather than boots on the ground, is not the only answer, even if it seems the simplest.But do the failures of the U.S. military in Afghanistan mean that the rich world should withdraw altogether? Lévy argues vociferously that it should not. He is not calling for specific interventions, let alone military interventions, just public interest and attention: Whatever the solutions are, we should strive to be part of them. This is not a popular argument. On the contrary, at the moment we are heading rapidly in the opposite direction—toward isolationism and disengagement. “Never in the modern age,” he writes in his book, “has humanity been so separately from itself, so divided.” It’s almost as if the quantity of information theoretically available about the world expands at the same rate as our interest in using that information declines.[Adam Serwer: What the war in Afghanistan could never do]This is a disaster, not just for the poor, but for the rich world too. Lévy points to the “incivility, cruelty, racism, and anti-Semitism” now rising in Europe and America—all sentiments born of indifference to the fate of other people. When we harden our hearts to refugees or to victims of genocide, then we reduce our ability to empathize with people who live next door to us too. When we stop caring about what happens to faraway members of the human race, then we also stop caring about those closer to home. Ambivalence, nihilism, and cynicism are part of this package too.Lévy believes this trend is reversible. That’s why he keeps traveling, despite the criticism he faces, and that’s why he keeps writing books and making documentaries. And he does have a large audience, a following among people who are not indifferent to stories from far away. When The Will to See was shown on the French channel Canal+ last summer, and then again on French public television, it drew robust viewership. Lévy’s belief is that connection between people is possible, that bad stories can be changed to good ones, that engagement does matter.So much is working against the return of empathy to the public sphere that it is easy to be skeptical of this message, to respond with sarcasm or scorn. But before anything can change or improve, someone has to believe that change and improvement are possible. Pessimism is easy but irresponsible, because it implies that nothing can or need be done. Optimism is much more difficult and risky, but without it we can’t see a better future. The Will to See offers precisely that kind of difficult optimism: Both the book and the film call on people not just to see the world, but to be moved and interested by what they find there, and to do something about it.
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PayPal says it's not looking to buy Pinterest
PayPal is not looking to buy Pinterest, the digital payments company said Sunday, following reports that it was exploring yet another big-ticket acquisition.
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See Sudanese take to streets after prime minister arrested in apparent coup
Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife Muna Abdallah have been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location, the prime minister's economic advisor Adam Hireka told CNN Monday in events that bore the hallmarks of an apparent coup. CNN's Larry Madowo reports.
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Dear Care and Feeding: How Do I Get Over My Daughter’s Severe Lapse in Judgment?
Parenting advice on trust, postpartum depression, and STDs.
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When Is Kieran Culkin Hosting 'SNL'? Everything You Need to Know
Kieran Culkin, best known for his role as Roman Roy in "Succession," is set to make an appearance on Saturday Night Live and host the show.
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Vaccinations for U.S. Children Might Start Soon, if Parents Consent
A poll showed only about one in three parents of 5- to 11-year-olds planned to inoculate their children “right away.” Here’s the latest pandemic news.
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The Strange New Trend That’s Enraging Hiring Managers
My, how the tables have turned.
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The Ridiculous Practice That Stopped Some Nurses From Working in a Pandemic
Even health care has noncomplete agreements now. It’s time to ditch them for good.
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German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border
German police said on Sunday they had stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants from entering the country.
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Tyson Fury: 'He's not the greatest,' says Dillian Whyte as he reviews the state of boxing's heavyweight division
Undefeated in 32 fights and victorious across a thrilling trilogy of bouts against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury has cemented his status as the best heavyweight boxer of the current era over the past two years.
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Tyson Fury is 'not the greatest,' says Dillian Whyte as he reviews the state of boxing's heavyweight division
Undefeated in 32 fights and victorious across a thrilling trilogy of bouts against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury has cemented his status as the best heavyweight boxer of the current era over the past two years.
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Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start
The suit names 10 white supremacist and nationalist organizations along with 14 individuals.
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Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start
Four years after White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the "Unite the Right" rally, a civil trial starting Monday will decide whether organizers had predetermined the event would turn violent. Dozens were injured and one person died in the chaos surrounding the rally.
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How Scary Is Last Night in Soho?
Is it too terrifying for you, a wimp who just liked Anya Taylor-Joy’s chess adventures? Or Edgar Wright’s comedies?
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AOC Calls for Expulsion of Any Members of Congress Involved in Planning January 6 Riot
A report in Rolling Stone alleges that a number of GOP lawmakers were "intimately involved" in organizing the pro-Trump rally that later turned violent.
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California’s Bay Area doused by rain; power outages and flooding reported
Heavy rains on Sunday drenched California’s Bay area and the surrounding region, causing widespread flooding and power outages.
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Evergrande wants to build electric cars, not homes
Evergrande is starting to pay off its overdue debts and restart stalled real estate projects. Now the embattled Chinese developer is reportedly signaling that it wants to move away from housing and focus on cars.
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Dillian Whyte on Tyson Fury and the heavyweight division
Dillian Whyte, nicknamed "The Body Snatcher," was lined up to face Sweden's Otto Wallin before he became injured. He spoke to CNN Sport before his injury about Tyson Fury and the heavyweight division.
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Sudan's Prime Minister and wife arrested, taken to an undisclosed location
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One-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in D.C.'s Foggy Bottom lists for $330,000
AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The condo has upgraded floors that resemble wood, a renovated kitchen and bathroom and new lighting.
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The Man Behind Erdogan’s Worst Spat With the West
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Turkey toward its biggest showdown with key Western allies since he assumed power two decades ago. At the heart of the row is a joint call on Turkey by ambassadors from 10 countries -- including the U.S. and Germany -- to free Osman Kavala, a 65-year-old businessman and philanthropist sent to jail four years ago, when Erdogan’s allies began accusing him of conspiring to overthrow the president. Kavala denies the accusations. Erdogan says the call for his
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On This Day: 25 October 2005
In 2005, the music of Johnny Cash was celebrated at a tribute concert, ahead of the release of biopic "Walk the Line." (Oct. 25)      
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Military forces storm Sudan's state broadcaster building
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UN 'deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup' in Sudan
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15-year-old details harrowing days as captive to ruthless gang
Although the 17 missionaries from the US and Canada who were kidnapped in Haiti are generating international headlines, it's Haitians who bear most of the brunt of this brutal gang practice - with women and children being the main victims. CNN's Joe Johns spoke to one girl who was taken in the same neighborhood as the missionaries.
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15-year-old details harrowing days as captive to ruthless gang
Although the 17 missionaries from the US and Canada who were kidnapped in Haiti are generating international headlines, it's Haitians who bear most of the brunt of this brutal gang practice - with women and children being the main victims. CNN's Joe Johns spoke to one girl who was taken in the same neighborhood as the missionaries.
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Your Top COP26 Questions, Answered
Don’t expect a visit from Xi Jinping to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, but do keep your eye out for fresh promises.
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The Rarest Sylvanian Families Figurines and Sets Of All-Time
Had we known some of our favorite childhood toys would be worth this much money as collectibles, we would have cared for them better.
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FOX Bet NFL Super 6 'Stack The Cash': How to play, how it works, more
Welcome to the FOX Bet Super 6 "Stack The Cash" promotion, where the grand prize rises higher and higher as more people enter the competition.
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AP Top Stories October 25 A
Here's the latest for Monday October 25th: Apparent military coup in Sudan; Massive storms bring floods to Northern California; Senator Joe Manchin takes part in Biden agenda talks; Vigil for cinematographer killed on film set.      
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How to talk to your younger kids about the Covid-19 vaccine
Your younger children may be afraid of needles. Here's expert advice on how to talk to them about the Covid-19 vaccine to help them prepare, now that the White House plans to roll it out for kids ages 5 to 11.
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Sudan PM detained amid reports of apparent coup
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Sudan PM detained amid reports of apparent coup
Sudan's Prime Minister has been arrested in an apparent coup and taken to an undisclosed location, a senior advisor says.
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Hate on trial in Virginia, four years after deadly extremist rally
A violent march in Charlottesville by far-right extremists in 2017 showed how well organized the far-right had become. A trial targeting those associated with the march is seen as a bellwether case.
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'Succession' Family Tree: Who Are the Roy Family Members and What Are Their Skills?
"Succession" hinges on the dysfunctional Roy family and their internal competition with each other to see who will take over Waystar Royco.
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Tom Brady becomes first NFL quarterback to get 600 touchdown passes
What's more, a fan agreed to give up the historic ball.
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