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US now urges away help while negotiating for Griner, Whelan's release from Russia

Members of the Biden administration are now urging Bill Richardson to take a back seat amid efforts to secure the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia
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Joe Rogan: Kaepernick Would Have 'Got Away With' Taking Knee If He Was Best
Rogan discussed the former NFL quarterback with his guest Greg Fitzsimmons on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast.
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Who Wrote 'Interview with the Vampire'?
AMC have made a new adaptation of "Interview with the Vampire," the iconic book about a vampire named Louis reflecting on his life since joining the undead.
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Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes Anaheim area
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.1 earthquake occurred at 1:24 a.m. Monday in Anaheim.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Be Awarded Today
It will be the first Nobel Prize awarded this year, with more announcements being made over the coming week.
In striking U-turn, Britain scraps tax cut for wealthy that helped spark market turmoil
The British government has dropped plans to cut income tax for top earners
Toddler Shot Dead in Front of Mother, Siblings in Road Rage Incident: Cops
"We will not rest until those responsible for this senseless and cowardly act of violence are brought to justice," said Bryan Spreyne of the Chicago police department.
Sacheen Littlefeather, Activist Who Rejected Brando’s Oscar, Dies at 75
The actress was booed at the Academy Awards in 1973 after she refused the best actor award on Marlon Brando’s behalf in protest of Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans.
Relatives mourn those crushed at Indonesia soccer match
Distraught family members were struggling to comprehend the sudden loss of loved ones at a soccer match in East Java’s Malang city.
Arizona Teen Denied Lifesaving Medication Due to State's Abortion Ban
"I'm trying to protect our patients, but it's very frightening," the girl's doctor, Deborah Jane Power, said.
Belarus TV Guest Hits Back After Being Told Country Is 'Part of Russia'
The Russian State TV guest also insisted Russia needed to regroup as it is struggling against the well-equipped Ukraine.
AP Top Stories October 3 A
Here's the latest for Monday October 3rd: Dozens confirmed dead in Florida after Hurricane Ian; President Biden going to Puerto Rico to view hurricane damage; Brazilian presidential election goes to runoff; Oath Keepers founder going on trial.
Bolsonaro and the right outperform, pushing Brazil into a runoff 'that will leave scars'
The surprise result of Sunday's presidential election shows a Brazil that remains highly polarized as it heads into an Oct. 30 runoff election.
The NBA Made a Fortune Off Jeremy Lin—and Then Kicked Him to the Curb
Al Bello/Getty“It’s so hard when you don’t look the part,” offers Jeremy Lin. “You have to do everything right when you don’t look the part, and even then, that might not be enough. There is no room for error.” He pauses. “That’s the story of minorities in America right now.”Jeremy Lin never looked the part. His parents emigrated from Taiwan to the U.S. in the 1970s, eventually settling in Palo Alto, California. They were both engineers, and both stood 5-foot-6 (Lin grew to be 6-foot-3). When he wasn’t studying the Bible—his parents are also devout Christians—Lin learned the game of basketball via frequent trips to the local YMCA. When his mother discovered there was no elite-level basketball program for middle schoolers in Palo Alto, she helped start one. Lin eventually led his high school team to the state championship, but received no scholarship offers. He went to Harvard. Became a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award. Went undrafted.Read more at The Daily Beast.
There’s Something Weird About the Kardashians’ Holiday Campaign
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/Photo: Kris Jenner/InstagramJust the other day, I saw a Facebook status update of mine from 12 years ago, in which I simply had to notify my 300 friends of the fact that I was defiantly listening to Christmas music in September. Before you start in on me, I know: Talking about a Facebook status is a beyond-cringe way to begin our time together for the next few minutes, but transparency is paramount to journalistic integrity. And I take my job seriously!What, did you think I was going to apologize for indulging in a little Christmas festivity well before everyone else? Not a chance. In the great debate of How Soon Is Too Soon for Christmas Music, I’ve always stood firmly outside the entire argument. Pre-Thanksgiving or post-Thanksgiving means nothing to me. Turkey Day isn’t even in the equation; the only cornucopia I’m interested in is the horn-o’-plenty of holiday music selections I can shuffle between before Halloween has even passed.But even I know there’s a line. Start your celebration too early, and you run the risk of burning out before the stockings can be hung by the chimney with care. I dip in and out of the holiday vibe all through autumn—10 minutes of Ella Fitzgerald’s holiday album and some evergreen essential oils to get my fix. It’s a delicate art form, one that I’ve been unable to monetize. But not without trying!Read more at The Daily Beast.
School choice advocates promised students a better education. They haven't delivered.
The school at which I teach has become a school of choice, an alternative to inferior and sometimes perilous inner-city neighborhood high schools.       
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Glenn Youngkin’s MAGA-Lite Image Isn’t Going to Win Over the GOP
Anna Moneymaker/GettyVirginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is less than a year into his governorship, but he’s already making moves to be the GOP’s next presidential nominee.His political style tries to have it both ways. He aims to be sufficiently middle-of-the-road in a crucial purple state, while also playing the culture-war hits to win over the MAGA base.But it simply might not be possible to be the “Goldilocks candidate”—serving porridge that’s neither too hot nor too cold—in the 2024 Republican primary.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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I’m Black, but That’s Not Always How the World Sees Me
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyI’m Black. That’s plain to me. I was raised in a Black family, with all different shades of the spectrum.But what that means to others is something else.As I travel around the world, others see me as more of a question mark.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Abortion Clinic Escorts Say Work Is Becoming a ‘War Zone’
Photo Composite by The Daily Beast, Courtesy of Christie BurkhartVolunteer escorts who help patients access abortion clinics say they are facing more threats and violence from anti-abortion protesters since the fall of Roe v. Wade, and some predict things will only get worse.On Aug. 15, Melissa Strelec drove her car up to the entrance of Northeast Ohio Women’s Center in Cuyahoga Falls and began throwing eggs out of the window at the clinic’s volunteer escorts. She then maneuvered her car erratically around the parking lot, almost hitting an escort, before driving away. The encounter was caught on the clinic’s security cameras.An hour later, Strelec returned on foot, brandishing a black bag. Escorts, trained to be aware of serious threats, ran into the building.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Inside the Secret, Very Expensive World of Hollywood’s Star Art Collectors
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIn the 30-odd years Barbara Guggenheim has worked as Tom Cruise’s art adviser, a theme has been established: “He collects works that are very intense, that have a lot of movement and that are very positive, and I think that that’s who he is,” Guggenheim told The Daily Beast. No kidding—over a career spanning decades, Cruise has solidified his reputation as one of the hardest-working, hardest-driving actors in the blockbuster business; a relentless force of nature who propelled Top Gun: Maverick, the juggernaut sequel to the ’80s classic, to box office Valhalla this year and who also once jumped for joy on Oprah’s couch. Very little is known about Cruise’s art trove. Guggenheim, invoking her role as a fiduciary, declined to answer specific questions about the size and contents of the actor’s collection. Undeniably, though, for celebrities of Cruise’s caliber, even the reported existence of a robust yet mysterious art collection can communicate creative dexterity in a way few other material things can. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Dem Senator Targets Gun Group Over Its Secret Gun Registry
Stefani Reynolds/GettySen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is taking aim at a gun industry association for the way it engaged in a tax-dodging “voter education” scheme that also violated a core tenet of Second Amendment enthusiasts: compiling a detailed database of gun buyers.The Daily Beast has obtained a letter, which Blumenthal sent to the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Friday, calling out the association for allegedly amassing a list of gun owners and what types of guns they own—all to further its voter influence campaigns.NSSF is made up of the nation’s largest gun makers and once had a running political campaign deal with Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct British data analytics company caught meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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How I Got Body-Shamed by a Pair of Digital Pants
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe day after New York Fashion Week ended, when I can only presume the majority of fashion tastemakers were nursing hangovers from exclusive afterparties the night before, I was at the self-proclaimed real “future of fashion” instead. Located inside a nondescript SoHo storefront, I experienced ZERO10, an augmented reality app that lets users purchase and photograph themselves in digital-only clothing. The company of the same name had set up, in its own words, the first physical pop-up store with digital-only clothing.“Featuring almost nothing physical, the space has been designed for people to create, interact, and explore through content creation, fitting the virtual items through augmented reality using only their smartphones,” read the company’s promotional material for the pop-up.Let me tell you: It was weird.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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U.K. scraps tax cut for wealthy that sparked market turmoil
It was a major reversal by the new British government. Reducing taxes for top earners while millions face soaring inflation was widely seen as politically toxic.
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His mom’s house flooded during Ian. He swam a half-mile to save her.
When Hurricane Ian flooded Naples, Fla., Johnny Lauder’s mother was stuck inside her flooding home. So the former police officer swam to her rescue.
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Truss, in Reversal, Drops Plan to Cut U.K. Tax Rate on High Earners
The announcement was a major capitulation by the government after tax cuts it announced roiled financial markets and drew widespread criticism.
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Today's 'Wordle' Word of the Day #471, Hints and Clues—October 3 Game
Find out everything you need to know about "Wordle" #471, including clues and the answer to today's mystery word.
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Ukraine claims control of Russian logistics hub, seeks to cut more supply lines
Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday it was pulling troops out of the Lyman area "in connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement".
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Occupant's phone alerts responders to car crash that killed 6 in their 20s
The car hit a tree in Lincoln, Neb. Police said an iPhone detected the impact and called responders automatically when the phone's owner didn't respond.
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Britain reverses part of controversial tax policy that sent pound plunging
Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, announced the government was abandoning plans to abolish the 45 percent tax rate for the highest earners amid widespread opposition.
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Florida Governor: Hurricane Ian like 500 year flood
More than 60 people are confirmed dead in Florida, days after Hurricane Ian struck the state. Fewer than 700,000 homes and businesses in Florida were still without electricity by late Sunday, down from a peak of 2.6 million. (Oct. 3)      
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UK scraps tax cut for wealthy that sparked market turmoil
Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng said Monday that he will not scrap the top 45% rate of income tax paid on earnings above 150,000 pounds ($167,000) a year.
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A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers
Divorced borrowers who have been on the hook for their ex's student debt are finally getting the fix they need. But the Education Department's radio silence makes the win bittersweet.
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'Rick and Morty' Season 6 Episode 6 Recap: A Jerry and Rick Adventure
Rick Sanchez teams up with Jerry Smith in an attempt to stop his son-in-law's horrific Panda Express fortune cookie premonition from happening.
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Dear Abby: I looked up my birth father and discovered I have 2 brothers
Dear Abby advises a woman who discovered she has two brothers, and responds to someone who shares services available for disabled people.
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Sacheen Littlefeather, who gave Marlon Brando's Oscar rejection speech, dies at 75
In 1973, Littlefeather provided one of the most dramatic moments in Oscar history: Offering Brando's regrets for refusing the award because of Hollywood's treatment and portrayal of Native Americans.
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Texas alleged serial killer to go on trial Monday
Police across the Dallas area reexamined the deaths of older people that were considered natural before families raised alarm bells.
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Patrick Mahomes provides relief for Kansas City Chiefs with typical creative flash | Opinion
Battered in a Super Bowl 55 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs turned the tide on Sunday night.      
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Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Brando's "Godfather" Oscar, dead at 75
The motion pictures academy recently apologized to the Native American civil rights activist for the way she was treated since rejecting the award on Brando's behalf in 1973.
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Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather, known for Oscars speech, dead at 75
Littlefeather, who was 26 at the time, had attended the award ceremony in place of Brando.
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Mets’ Max Scherzer knows exactly what he must do after rare dud outing
Max Scherzer worked out at Truist Park on Sunday unsure when his next start for the Mets will occur.
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Pete Alonso returns to cleanup spot after Mets’ fruitless experiment
Pete Alonso’s tenure in the No. 2 hole in the Mets lineup ended Sunday after three games.
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125 die in crush after tear gas at Indonesia stadium
Police firing tear gas after a soccer match in an attempt to stop violence sent a crush of fans running for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead.      
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British Bungling Makes It Hard to Be an Anglophile
It is now clear that the nation’s exuberantly successful branding postponed a necessary reckoning with an unproductive economy.
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Welcome to the Scary, New Inflationary World
With the end the Great Moderation, policymakers will struggle to contain violent price swings. 
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Europe Can Fight Putin By Capping Gas Prices
Russia has weaponized energy. Here is how the EU can strike back.
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Europe Failed Its First Winter Energy Savings Test
The continent still needs to reduce gas consumption by a lot if it’s going to survive the winter.
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What to watch on Monday: ‘The Good Doctor’ returns to ABC
Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 | "A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special" airs on Hulu.
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Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Brando’s Oscar, dies at 75
The first Native American woman to stand onstage at the Oscars, she made headlines for calling attention to the mistreatment of American Indians.
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Braves fans turn the tables on Edwin Diaz, erupt to ‘Narco’ during walk-up
The Braves tried to turn the tables — and trumpets — on Edwin Diaz.
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