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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
Democrats threaten the GOP will ‘regret’ confirming Amy Coney Barrett. Will they?
Polls have not shown this playing a particularly huge role in the battle for the Senate.
Wash. state scientists remove 98 'murder hornets'
Washington state Department of Agriculture workers destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the US, the agency said Monday. 98 Asian giant hornets were removed from the nest in Whatcom County, 13 of them still alive. (Oct. 26)
Rams' 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears by the numbers
A look at the Rams' 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears by the numbers.
Family of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died during arrest, files wrongful death lawsuit against Williamson County
The family of Javier Ambler II, a Black man who died during an arrest last year, filed a federal suit Sunday against Williamson County, Texas, for wrongful death, according to the 29-page complaint obtained by CNN.
Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan
Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind.
More than 20 coronavirus cases traced to Trump rallies in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Health said that 23 cases of coronavirus have been linked back to campaign events in the state for President Trump, a report said Monday. The department said that the infections were traced to events in Bemidji, Minneapolis and Duluth, according to Axios. At least 16 cases, which include two patients who...
WATCH: Driver Runs Down Philadelphia Cops During Protest -- Officer Injured
A large black pickup truck reportedly drove through a police line in Philadelphia during protests Monday night. A witness reported the truck ran over a female officer. A video posted on Twitter Monday night shows a police line attempting to
Protests erupt in Philadelphia after police fatally shoot armed black man
Protesters in Philadelphia stormed the streets Monday night — confronting police and setting fires — after city cops fatally shot an armed black man earlier in the day. The unruly demonstrations erupted over the death of Water Wallace, who was shot by police after refusing to drop a knife at about 4 p.m., the Philadelphia...
What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’ on Netflix
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 | “The Soul of America” on HBO.
Brett Kavanaugh Signals He’s Open to Stealing the Election for Trump
Justice Kavanaugh cast doubt on the validity of mail ballots and endorsed a theory too extreme for the Bush v. Gore majority.
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Trump plans to make COVID-19 vaccine free for Medicare, Medicaid recipients
President Trump plans to announce an initiative to issue early vaccines for COVID-19 free of cost to recipients of Medicare and Medicaid, a report said on Monday. The administration is expected to announce a plan to cover vaccines that receive emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, according to Politico. The change could...
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McConnell: Democrats' call to pack Supreme Court is 'the same old threats and intimidation'
Democrats who have floated the idea of expanding the size of the Supreme Court are simply reiterating "longstanding threats," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told "Fox News @ Night" Monday.
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'DWTS' recap: Cheryl Burke dials drama with head injury; Monica Aldama gets wrecked as Nurse Ratched
One hyped injury and tons of fake blood on the dance floor during Halloween Villains Night on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday. But who got the ax?       
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Ted Cruz Says Democrats 'Assume What Trump Wants' Out of a Supreme Court Justice
"There is a real difference between what Democrats and Republicans are looking for in a Supreme Court justice," Senator Ted Cruz said.
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More Young People Say They Will 'Definitely' Vote in Election Than in 2016, Poll Says
A historically high percentage of young voters say they are certain to cast votes in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.
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Protesters Attack Police, Burn Police Cruiser in Philadelphia
Rioters in Philadelphia attacked police officers and set a police cruiser on fire following the shooting of an armed Black man. Two police officers shot the man after he chased them around a car with a knife and refused to drop the weapon.
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Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze
LOS ANGELES — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility. A smoky fire exploded...
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Australia's Victoria state reports no new Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row
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Nancy Pelosi: Congress Will Have to 'Reverse the Damage' of a 'Usurped' Supreme Court Seat
Pelosi called on Congress to "reverse the damage" done by a "radical Republican court" after Republicans voted to confirm Barrett.
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McConnell: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation an 'Asset' for Vulnerable Republicans in November Election
Monday, during an appearance on FNC's "Fox News @ Night" shortly after Judge Amy Coney Barrett's successful confirmation vote to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reacted to threats from Democrats to pack the courts once they were in charge.
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Man killed in Van Dorn Street crash, Alexandria police say
Car left the road early Monday, police say,
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Orange County under siege by wildfires; 2 firefighters gravely burned
Orange County Monday was under siege from two wind-driven brush fires that forced 90,000 people from their homes, critically injuring two firefighters and leaving many others on edge.
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Anti-Lockdown Pastor Holds 35,000-Person Maskless Music Concert in D.C. National Mall
"A new Jesus people movement is sweeping the nation!" the event's organizer wrote, though local reporters say only "hundreds" of people showed up.
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Ingraham: 'COVID is Biden's true running mate' as Democrats push 'the virus panic button'
Democrats are running "the Biden-COVID ticket" in this year's presidential election, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Monday. 
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Trump planning election night party at his Washington, DC hotel
President Trump may be planning to host an election night party at his Washington, DC hotel, according to emails from his re-election campaign. The president’s campaign has sent out a number of emails in recent days offering Trump fans the chance to enter a raffle to win tickets to the party that will be attended...
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'I will be put out of my house': Some Americans who struggled early in crisis are on brink, others find jobs
Some unemployed Americans who spoke to USA Today early in the COVID-19 crisis are on the brink. Others have found full- or part-time obs.      
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The feared pre-election Covid surge is here
It's E-7 to the Covid election. There are staggering numbers to report on both American voters and American Covid patients as the country hurtles toward an election and into a Covid surge.
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Irish Rep's Timely 'A Touch of the Poet' Is Its Latest Entry in the Shutdown
With its post-shutdown productions, the Irish Repertory Theatre has charted a clever and innovative course to navigate the pandemic restrictions.
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Miss Manners: How to reply to lengthy, impersonal emails
Friend sends travel reports from long-ago trips, and reader would like to ignore them.
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Hints From Heloise: How to celebrate a safe Halloween
This year try a virtual costume contest or a drive-by parade.
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Ask Amy: Social media dust-up affects the whole family
Reader wants husband to drop his friend over nasty message she got from friend’s wife.
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Carolyn Hax: Voice mail is made for when you’re cooking dinner and can’t talk
And while the oven’s heated up, consider fixing yourself some humble pie.
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October 26 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Pinkerton: Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Is an Historic Conservative Victory and a Blueprint for More of Them
The confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is an historic victory for the conservative movement and the crowning achievement of decades of political organizing by social and judicial conservatives. Those who wish to see more victories should study the planning that went into achieving this one.
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Tim Murtaugh calls out CNN's Chris Cuomo for 'Q-Tip' comedy act with brother during fiery spat on coronavirus
The gloves came off between Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in a brawl about the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Fatal police shooting sparks protest in Philadelphia
One witness told CBS Philly that he and several others tried to get Wallace to drop the knife prior to the shooting.
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Trump supporters and counterprotesters clash during a demonstration in NYC
Clashes broke out on Sunday between supporters of President Donald Trump who were riding through New York in a caravan of cars and anti-Trump demonstrators.
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GBI investigating police shooting that left Georgia teen dead
A police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probes the shooting of a 19-year-old man in a small South Georgia city, according to information from GBI and the Sylvester Police Department.
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Iran Says U.S. Has 'Addiction' to Sanctions After Latest Round Hits Oil Industries Already Targeted
"The U.S. has out-sanctioned itself," Iranian mission to the United Nations spokesperson Alireza Miryousefi told Newsweek after President Donald Trump's latest sanctions hit energy industries already subject to restrictions.
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At least 7 dead, dozens injured after blast in Pakistani city of Peshawar
Seven people have died and at least 70 more have been injured in a blast at a religious seminary on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities.
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Hannity: Trump is 'criss-crossing the nation' while Biden goes in for his 'later afternoon nap'
With eight days left until the presidential election, President Trump is "criss-crossing the nation" at a rapid pace while Democrat Joe Biden stays home for his "later afternoon nap," Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers Monday.
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UFC 254 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
See how the UFC 254 winners and losers reacted on social media outlets such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.       Related StoriesMMA's week out of the cage: Fighters flood Instagram with fist photosMagomed Ankalaev floats 'Shogun' Rua or Anthony Smith after Cutelaba KOLauren Murphy tired of being overlooked, wants UFC title shot 
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‘Emotionally disturbed’ man charged in torching of Boston ballot box
The man who allegedly torched a ballot box in Boston has been arrested — and he doesn’t appear to have been “plotting against our democracy,” prosecutors said Monday. Worldy Armand, 39, was charged with willful and malicious burning for Sunday’s blaze outside the Boston public library’s main branch, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said....
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Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10
Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams won a matchup of dominant defenses, beating the Chicago Bears 24-10 on Monday night.
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Watch: Protest Turns Violent After Cops Shoot Man Armed with Knife in Philadelphia
Protests in multiple parts of Philadelphia turned violent on Monday night after two police officers shot a Black man armed with a knife. Protesters took to the streets shortly after a video showing the chasing police with a knife was shot and killed.
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The world is facing an insane danger that's greater than Covid-19
Honduras just became the 50th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on Saturday. The accord has now met the required threshold to enter into force in 90 days -- on January 22.
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The world is facing an insane danger that's greater than Covid-19
With Honduras just becoming the 50th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Americans need to understand that national security can only be achieved by the total elimination of all nuclear weapons across the globe, writes Ira Helfand. "Our survival and that of our children depends on it."
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