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Here's the latest for Friday October 22nd: Prop gun discharged, killing woman on New Mexico movie set; House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress; CDC endorses COVID-19 booster shots; Storm damage in Pittsburgh.      
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Boris Johnson faces grilling over alleged 'boozy' Christmas parties last year
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a grilling during the Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the UK Parliament after a British newspaper reported claims that he and aides held Christmas parties last year at 10 Downing Street, despite the Covid-19 restrictions at the time. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.
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Mother, boyfriend charged in 3-yo's beating death
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Ingraham: Supreme Court could 'finally put Roe to rest', rips 'twisted logic' of Sotomayor
In her "Ingraham Angle" commentary, host Laura Ingraham said there is a decent potential for the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court to finally "put Roe to rest" and reserve the legality of abortion to the states.
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Peng Shuai's Case Is a Turning Point for China
Ms. Peng’s celebrity certainly has driven interest in her case. But her allegations also are groundbreaking.
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How Éric Zemmour Became the New Face of France’s Far Right
It doesn’t take much to see the roots of his ideology. The irony is that this time, its proponent is Jewish.
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What to watch on Thursday: ‘Annie Live!’ premieres on NBC
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | The season finale of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on ABC
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Why was Drake at a seemingly random Thunder-Rockets game in Oklahoma City?
Drake surprised players and fans when he sat courtside in Oklahoma City for the second half of Wednesday's Thunder-Rockets game.       
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Dad Charged With Felony Neglect For Death of 2-Year-Old Girl Found in River's Debris Field
Jeremy Sweet was also charged with unlawful possession of a syringe and being a habitual offender, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew Myers said.
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U.S. defense chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons
Lloyd Austin said the U.S. is concerned about China’s military capability.
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Disney Elects Susan Arnold as Its First Woman Chair in 98-Year History
The upcoming chair has been a member of Disney's board for 14 years.
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In Surprising Move, Canada Rules Boeing Out of Finalists to Build New Fighter Planes
The finalists, Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter and Saab's Gripen, surprised many as American aerospace giant Boeing's Super Hornet was left out.
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Alabama shooting leaves retired deputy and suspect dead: reports
A shooting in Alabama on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of a retired sheriff’s deputy who was working as a process server, and of the suspect, according to reports.
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Amari Bailey returns for Sierra Canyon, scores 23 points during win over West Ranch
UCLA-bound Amari Bailey gives Sierra Canyon a boost during a 100-72 win over West Ranch on Wednesday.
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Giants’ Logan Ryan details how he spent his stint on COVID-19 list
The time on the COVID-19 list was excruciating wait for Logan Ryan, who watched from his New Jersey home as the Giants lost to the Buccaneers in Tampa and, six days later, came home and beat the Eagles.
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Facing Olympic boycott calls, China presses U.S. companies to speak up in its defense
The campaign comes as the Women’s Tennis Association suspended tournaments in the country over the treatment of player Peng Shuai.
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Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement
The collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' union expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, leading to the first official work stoppage in professional baseball since the 1994-95 seasons.
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Former Planned Parenthood director drags Supreme Court liberals for ‘idiotic’ comments during abortion hearing
Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson joins 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' to discuss the Supreme Court's hearing regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women's health abortion case
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Restaurant going against grain, requests vaccine
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The nation's top doctor and other experts joined CNN for a town hall the day the first US case of the Omicron variant was identified in California
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Arrest made in mysterious killing of 14-year-old boy in Florida
Florida police on Wednesday made an arrest in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was found dead after going for a bike ride last month, a report said.
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Fiji reopens to tourism
Fiji reopened its border to international travelers for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday, December 1 as the Pacific Island country seeks to revive its dominant tourism industry.
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Hannity: Biden administration takes responsibility for nothing
Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed the full extent of the Biden administration's failures in his opening monologue Wednesday night.
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Gabby Petito’s family converts social accounts into missing persons pages
Gabby Petito's stepdad, Jim Schmidt, announced an updated Facebook page dedicated to finding missing people called "Gabby - Find The Missing."
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FCC's 'Equal Time' Rules Prompt Stations to Take The 'Dr. Oz Show' Off The Air
TV stations that air in and around Pennsylvania announced Wednesday they would stop airing Dr. Oz's show in an effort to avoid violating the campaign rule.
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MLB lockout is on after collective bargaining agreement expires, owners agree to freeze out players
MLB and union officials met multiple times this week, but as expected, little progress was made, and owners voted to lock out players.      
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'That's not what's happening:' Biden tries to rebut news coverage about empty store shelves
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter.
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MLB lockout official as CBA expiration brings baseball to halt
As midnight hit Thursday morning, a Major League Baseball owners’ lockout of the players became a reality.
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This Platform Stripped 'Jeopardy!' Champ Matt Amodio of His Checkmark: What Is Twitter?
"I never thought trying to fight cancer would be what gets me canceled," Amodio tweeted.
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Tucker Carlson: Tyranny is coming unless someone stops Democrats' COVID power grab
Tucker Carlson analyzes Democrats' and the media's reaction to the new omicron COVID variant.
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Colorado Panel Says Erratic Behavior Not a Reason to Use Ketamine as Restraint
The panel was announced last year, saying it would review the state's ketamine waiver, which allows workers to use the drug outsides of hospitals.
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Tyger Campbell provides boost to lead No. 5 UCLA over Colorado in Pac-12 opener
Tyger Campbell scored 21 points as No. 5 UCLA defeated Colorado 73-61 in their Pac-12 opener on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.
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The demonization of Dr. Fauci is just one sign of this insanity
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Ed McClanahan, Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster,' dies at 89: 'A pillar in the community'
Ed McClanahan, a Kentucky author and teacher died Saturday at his home in Lexington, according to his wife. He was 89.       
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‘Playoffs’ start now as struggling Islanders return to face Sharks
The Islanders will be back on the ice Thursday night against the Sharks, carrying a sense of urgency with them.
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MLB on verge of first work stoppage in 26 years as CBA expires without new agreement
The collective bargaining agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Assn. expired without a new agreement in place, setting the stage for a lockout.
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MLB work stoppage looms after CBA expires with owners and players still at odds
As drastic as a lockout may feel, the expectation in the industry is that it will not affect the start of spring training or the 2022 season.
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OPEC's power was waning. Soon it may have more sway than ever
The year before Covid-19 hit, the United States became a net exporter of energy for the first time since 1952, sending a strong message to the rest of the world: The country would not be beholden to foreign oil producers.
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Biden's path out of the pandemic meets a Republican blockade
The entrenched Republican opposition to public health measures like vaccine and mask mandates has become one of the most difficult challenges facing President Joe Biden as he tries to fulfill his campaign promise to shut down the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The latest on the Omicron coronavirus variant
Scientists are racing to determine the Omicron coronavirus variant's severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines. Follow here for the latest news.
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India formally repeals controversial farm laws after year of protests
India has formally repealed three contentious farm laws that sparked more than a year of protests, nearly two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pushed into a rare policy reversal that saw the legislation withdrawn.
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Carolyn Hax: A job, a toddler, no child care and so much tone-deaf advice
A working parent with no child care grows increasingly frustrated as "usually wise confidants" offer unrealistic advice.
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M.L.B.’s Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires With Lockout to Follow
Players and owners continued to negotiate until the final day, but with no deadline deal, baseball is about to have its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike.
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Ask Amy: I’m a stay-at-home mom. Lately, I feel like quitting.
Reader is overwhelmed by being a stay-at-home mom, and she’s not sure what to do.
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Hints From Heloise: Fire safety tips to keep in mind over the holidays
Fire safety hints that everyone should know about.
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Miss Manners: Friend’s first come, first served invitation system stresses me out
Reader is weirded out by friend’s lottery system for inviting dinner guests.
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Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant fatally shot in her home
Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of music icon Clarence Avant and mother-in-law to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, was fatally shot in her home, according to a spokesperson for Netflix. Police suggested Avant may have been targeted.
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Planned Parenthood Says Hacker Compromised Information for 400,000 Patients
The group’s Los Angeles affiliate said it did not know who was responsible for the ransomware attack and did not believe any information had been used for “fraudulent purposes.”
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Daunte Wright shooting: 9 jurors seated in trial of former police officer charged with manslaughter
The jury selection process is moving relatively quickly in the trial of Kim Potter, a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who authorities say shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright earlier this year when she said she mistook her gun for her taser.
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