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In defence of The Last Of Us Part 2 – Reader’s Feature

A reader examines some of the complaints - reasonable and unreasonable - about The Last Of Us Part 2 and why he disagrees with most of them.
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Former Miss America Leanza Cornett’s pal says 'we all believed she would beat this' before tragic death
The pageant star, who won the title of Miss America in 1993, passed away at age 49.
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Prince Charles told friends Prince Philip pressured him into marrying Princess Diana, royal author claims
Prince Charles “was frightened by his father” and proceeded to propose, claims royal biographer Ingrid Seward.
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Biden describes Iowa pandemic toll in Des Moines
Democrat Joe Biden is making his case against President Donald Trump on the coronavirus in Iowa, one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic. (Oct. 30)       
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Kennedy cousin will not be retried in 1975 killing
A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. (Oct. 30)       
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Moore: There so many people on the verge of the abyss
CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Getty Images photographer John Moore who has been covering home evictions as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump, Biden and a tale of two tax plans in 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have very different strategies for taxing Americans. The president has promised more tax cuts and his Democratic challenger has promised to make corporations and the wealthy pay their "fair share."
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10 sweet and savory Halloween recipes
There's no trick here! Try these spooky dishes to make celebrating Halloween a real treat.       
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Apple's 2020 Air is the best tablet for just about everyone
The 2020 Apple iPad Air offers the best of the iPad Pro's features, but at a lower price. Here's what you get, and don't get, in this high-value tab.       
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Trump's Walk of Fame star vandalized again, person turns himself in: report
Trump's star on the Walk of Fame has been a magnet for vandalism since the president announced his candidacy for the White House.
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2020: A stress test for American democracy
Congressional Scholar Norm Ornstein and historian Heather Cox Richardson examine the many shortcomings of the American system exposed by this election.
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CNN contributor Miles Taylor admitted he lied to CNN about being ‘Anonymous.’ It doesn’t seem to be a problem for CNN.
Taylor was chewed out on-air by anchor Chris Cuomo, but the network says the Trump critic “will remain a CNN contributor.”
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A 7.0 earthquake struck near Greece and Turkey, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds
Search and rescue works are being conducted in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30. | Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Turkey and Greece are located near many active fault lines. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon local time, killing at least 14 people, and injuring hundreds more in Turkey and Greece. The earthquake caused the most damage in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, with a population of nearly 3 million people. More than 20 buildings collapsed, the city’s governor said, and at least 70 people had to be pulled from the rubble. There were no reported injuries to the 100 US military personnel currently stationed in Izmir, aspokesperson for NATO Allied Land Command told the Military Times. Videos posted to social media after the earthquake ended showed residents in the streets assessing the damage. Scenes from Izmir earthquake pic.twitter.com/lTZQf8L7NG— Ouzo Papadopoulos (@DIAS) October 30, 2020 VIDEO — Footage shows building destroyed by powerful tremor that struck western Turkeyhttps://t.co/ZQDw7t0GU3 pic.twitter.com/OiSkUnm1Cj— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) October 30, 2020 The extent of the wreckage seems commensurate with the size of the earthquake. According tothe US Geological Survey, an agency that monitors seismic activity around the world in real time, the quakestartedsix miles below ground and triggered extensive flooding in Izmir. US Geological Survey Location where the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. In an interview with local media outlet NTV,Izmir MayorIsmail Yetiskin said sea levels had risen following the quake: “There seems to be a small tsunami.” A video posted by the Daily Sabah, a Turkish news agency, showed floodwaters in a town near Izmir washing away furniture and other debris. VIDEO — A small-scale tsunami floods streets in the town of Sığacık in Izmir’s Seferihisar district after earthquakehttps://t.co/ZQDw7t0GU3 pic.twitter.com/Y21tXDMzDD— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) October 30, 2020 Turkey wasn’t the only nation hit.The impact of the earthquake was also felt in nearby Greece, where two teenagers lost their lives on the Greek island of Samos after a wall fell in on them. Samos was also inundated with flooding. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like the island or the country has sufferedany further deaths. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to offer his condolences. “Whatever our differences” — a reference to Greece and Turkey’s decades-long history of conflict — “these are times when our people need to stand together,” he said. France has also offered immediate aid to both countries. Pakistan, Italy, Germany, and Canada also offered words of support. I just called President @RTErdogan to offer my condolences for the tragic loss of life from the earthquake that struck both our countries. Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together.— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) October 30, 2020 Turkey and Greece are located on or near many active fault lines, so earthquakes are fairly common in the region. The area within 150 miles of where today’s quake struck has seen more than 29 earthquakes of a 6.0 or greater magnitude in the past 100 years. As Vox’s Umair Irfan has explained, earthquakes can quickly arise on faults like these: An earthquake occurs when massive blocks of the earth’s crust suddenly move past each other. These blocks, called tectonic plates, lie on top of the earth’s mantle, a layer that behaves like a very slow-moving liquid over millions of years. That means tectonic plates jostle each other over time. They can also slide on top of each other, a phenomenon called subduction. The places on the planet where one plate meets another are the most prone to earthquakes. The specific surfaces where parcels of earth slip past each other are called faults. The most recent major earthquake to hit Turkey occurredin January in the country’s eastern province of Elzaig, killing more than 30 people. The last earthquake of a similar strength to today’s quaketo hit Greece occurred in the Ionian Sea in October 2018, causing damage to buildings; no injuries were reported. But while Turkey and Greece are unfortunately used to dealing with natural disasters, that doesn’t make Friday’s earthquake, or the recovery efforts still underway, any easier. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. 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Lady Gaga rewears her meat dress and more iconic looks for voting PSA
So we meat again.
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Almost every single thing at Sephora is on sale for the holidays—shop our top beauty picks
This blowout holiday Sephora sale includes discounts on Fenty Beauty, Rare Beauty, Stila and more—shop our top picks.       
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'Teen Mom 2' star Kailyn Lowry arrested for allegedly punching son's father Chris Lopez
Kailyn Lowry was taken into police custody for offensive touching and released on her own recognizance.
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Barack Obama is making the argument for Joe Biden — by roasting Trump
For more than three years, Obama didn't respond to Trump's attacks, honoring the norm that former presidents don't criticize successors. But no more.
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Overnight retreat spurred 116 coronavirus cases after student developed symptoms: CDC report
An overnight retreat in Wisconsin this summer involving 152 high school-aged boys, counselors and staff resulted in 116 coronavirus infections after one student who had tested negative for the virus a week prior to the trip began exhibiting symptoms shortly after arrival.
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Anxiety peaking as Americans head to the polls
Anxiety grips the US as the 2020 campaign closes. Its the first presidential election that has been held in the throes of a deadly pandemic, sparking a record shift to early voting and raising worries it might take days or weeks for the results. (Oct. 30)       
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Tropical Storm Eta likely to form in Caribbean to start potentially busy November in the tropics
If Eta is named, 2020 would clinch a tie for the most named storms on record.
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: How to Slay a Dragon
Step one: team up with Timothy Olyphant.
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A Long Tradition Of Mail-In Voting For Service Members, With Few Problems
Most overseas troops use the mail and the law requires their ballots to go out early.
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Which Is Better: Showering and Dirty Clothes, or No Shower and Clean Clothes?
Can we define “dirty”?
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Kim Kardashian’s $1M birthday bash mocked by art-world meme
She is being painted as a fool.
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Disturbing Joe Biden Brain Freeze Caught at PA Rally: 'Truaninonashufodopressure'
Yet another brain freeze from Former Vice President Joe Biden went viral Friday -- a clip from an October 24 rally speech in Dallas, Pennsylvania, where he bizarrely failed to read the phrase "true international pressure" from his teleprompter.
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Big Tech Needs an Entirely New Business Model
Time for a digital realignment, one that can correct the social harms unleashed by the current internet.
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Lawyer: Mom, child trapped in crowd when police smashed car
Philadelphia officials plan to release the police body camera footage Wednesday of the encounter that led officers to fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr., the latest in a line of police killings of Black people to roil the U.S. this year
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Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Maryland man over requirement to wear a mask at polls
Judge denied request to prohibit Harford County board of election from requiring voters to wear masks.
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Staying Apart, Together: Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate (safely).
We can have some fun today and stay safe. I promise.        
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Philadelphia announces curfew Friday; video, 911 recordings of Wallace shooting to be released Wednesday
A citywide curfew in Philadelphia was announced for Friday night as authorities brace for more possible unrest, and officials said the body camera footage and 911 audio connected to the police shooting death of a Black man will be released next week.
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In El Paso, the man who inspired 'BlacKkKlansman' and wife battle Covid-19 amid surge
Four minutes. That's how long Patsy Stallworth can breathe on her own if she takes out her oxygen tube in her hospital room.
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MGM Resorts sees $495 million operating loss as Las Vegas reckons with tourism decline
A slow return of travel and fewer tourists on The Strip translated to a third quarter operating loss of $495 million for MGM Resorts.       
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Former Arizona Coyotes draft pick Mitchell Miller no longer on North Dakota hockey team
Mitchell Miller, the NHL draft pick who the Arizona Coyotes cut ties with Thursday, is no longer part of the University of North Dakota hockey team.        
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New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize recreational marijuana use. With about 83% of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure with 65% voting in favor and 34% voting against. The “No” vote on marijuana...
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Casper just launched one of its biggest sales of the year ahead of Black Friday
This Casper mattress sale will help you save on all the brand's popular bedding options—find out more.       
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Can a Southern Black Pastor Really Beat Kelly Loeffler and the Republican Party in Georgia?
Despite voter suppression, Kelly Loeffler’s money, and the odds, the Rev. Raphael Warnock sure thinks so.
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3 classic Alfa Romeo BAT-mobiles sold for $14.8M
Three experimental Alfa Romeo BAT cars were auctioned for $14.8 million by Sotheby's. The cars were used to test aerodynamic design.
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CNN's Jake Tapper blasted for suggesting NY Post to delete its Hunter Biden tweet to restore Twitter account
CNN anchor Jake Tapper was widely panned on Friday for suggesting that the New York Post cave to Big Tech by deleting its original tweet sharing its explosive Hunter Biden story in order to regain access to its Twitter account. 
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Trump rips Biden as ‘diehard globalist’ in Michigan rally
President Trump during a Michigan rally on Friday slammed Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a “diehard globalist,” pinning trade policies on the 36-year senator that caused outsourcing of Michigan jobs. “He destroyed your industry, but I brought it back,” Trump said during a rally in Detroit suburb Waterford Township, Michigan. “At every turn Biden twisted...
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North Carolina town refuses to remove BLM banners from voting site
The town council met after a number of complaints were raised about the flags hanging in a designated early voting location.
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Trump will hold rallies in 7 states in final days of election
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Herd immunity would entail 'so much suffering and death,' Fauci says
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UFC on ESPN+ 39 faceoff video highlights, photo gallery
After the UFC on ESPN+ 39 weigh-ins took place Friday, so too did fighter faceoffs, and MMA Junkie was on the scene.        Related StoriesGreg Hardy avoids bad kind of UFC history, makes heavyweight limit on second tryUFC on ESPN+ 39 video: Uriah Hall, Anderson Silva make weight for main eventUFC on ESPN+ 39 breakdown: Does Anderson Silva have enough left to shock Uriah Hall? 
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Walmart returns guns to store floors as unrest "isolated"
Retailer had yanked firearms off the sales floor as a "precaution" after incidents left several stores damaged.
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Jack Nicklaus on tweet supporting Trump: I knew 'it was going to cause me some grief' but 'I think he's been great'
Vice President Mike Pence asked Nicklaus to publicly support Trump and the PGA Hall of Fame golfer tweeted a six-paragraph statement.        
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Democrats in key Senate races hold cash advantage over Republicans
Democratic candidates in key Senate races hold a cash advantage over their Republican opponents in an increasingly competitive battle for control of the upper chamber. 
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How Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum is prepping for the election
With just days to go before she helms Fox News’ election coverage, Martha MacCallum is preparing for an on-air marathon.
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New details emerge about suspect in terror attack in France
Residents in France are still reeling after a man entered a church in Nice and killed three people in a suspected terror attack. The suspect is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab has the latest from Paris.
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‘UFO’ spotted over Hawaii was likely a spent rocket, expert says
A UFO spotted over Hawaii on Oct. 24 was likely a spent rocket, according to experts. Professor Richard Wainscoat, a professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy, believes that that lights, which sparked great interest on social media, were likely the reentry of a spent rocket booster. The rocket had been...
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