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Timothy Olyphant’s ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Character Cobb Vanth Explained
He may have the armor, but he sure isn't Boba Fett.
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‘Southern Charm’: All About Patricia Altschul’s Chinoiserie Straws (Including Where To Buy Them)
Leave it to Patricia to school Shep on the finer things in life.
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Professor of African American history accused of faking Mexican heritage
An assistant professor of African American history resigned from her post after she was outed for allegedly passing herself off as Mexican — in yet another instance of someone faking their race. An anonymous essay posted Wednesday on Medium accused Kelly Kean Sharp, who taught at Furman University, of faking her heritage by describing herself...
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Trump may spend election night at the White House
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he could very well spend election night at the White House — a sign of the ongoing pandemic and contrast with the raucous Big Apple celebration he held in 2016. “We haven’t made a determination. We have certain rules and regulations, you know, Washington, D.C. is shut down,”...
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Woman in labor refused to go to the hospital until she voted
"It was an odd situation, but she wanted to vote and that was her right as an American citizen," a poll worker said.
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Lady Gaga: Vote 'If You Want the Country to Be Different Than It Is'
Pop megastar Lady Gaga, donning a collection of her outrageous outfits, urged Americans that they must get involved in the election, go out, and vote if they "want the country to be different than it is."
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Bizarre squid caught on film in natural habitat for first time ever
A bizarre squid has been caught on camera in the wild for the first time and scientists are very excited. The ram’s horn squid has never been officially recorded in its natural habitat despite their small shells being a common find on beaches all over the world. A remotely operated vehicle was sent to the...
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Facebook Claims 'Technical Problems' Blocked Political Ads
Tech giant Facebook recently admitted that some political ads on its platform were "improperly" restricted due to a "technical flaw."
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See this year’s 20 most popular celebrity Halloween costume ideas
From Ariana Grande to Madonna.
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Taiwanese indigenous drag queens fight stigma one wig at a time
TAIPEI – At a rowdy gay bar in Taipei, 28-year old Vilian ends a Friday night drag show by putting on a traditional tribal tunic over his white silk negligee and dancing to an aboriginal song that has become a rallying call for Taiwan’s indigenous minority. An ethnic Bunun, Vilian is among a handful of...
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Brett Favre says he will vote for Donald Trump, expected to appear with president at Green Bay rally
Brett Favre tweeted his support for Donald Trump, becoming the latest ex-athlete to support the president.       
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Trump administration proposes change to rules governing international students in US
The Trump administration is proposing another major change to student visa rules, adding a fixed end date of up to four years. 
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Dogs are humans’ oldest animal companion, DNA study reveals
The domestication of pooches has been traced by scientists back 11,000 years to the Ice Age — confirming pups were domesticated long before any other species, according to a study of canine DNA.
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Stephen Amell injures back on set of Starz series ‘Heels’
The "Arrow" alum faced yet another takedown after COVID-19.
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Wisconsin governor urges voters to come to polls rather than mail ballots
Gov. Tony Evers urged Wisconsinites to turn out to the polls on Election Day and discouraged them from mailing in their ballots at this point, with just four days left to the "critical election." 
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Polling averages show Trump gaining on Biden in most swing states. Will it be enough?
Trump gained on Biden in polling average in 9 of 12 swing states since Monday, continuing last week's trend. But of those, he is only ahead in Texas.        
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LeAnn Rimes is 'tired of hiding' her psoriasis, shows off skin in powerful photos
LeAnn Rimes says the stressors of 2020 have caused her psoriasis to flare up and this time she is 'tired of hiding' it.       
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Mike D'Antoni to join Steve Nash's coaching staff with Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash has brought on Mike D'Antoni as an assistant.        
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Pence returns to Arizona for final push to flip liberal-leaning cities 
In an effort to pick up voters from more progressive counties that voted against the president in 2016, Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the key battleground state of Arizona on Friday.
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Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.
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2 charged after van full of explosives found in Philadelphia amid Walter Wallace protests
Authorities said the explosive materials are commonly used to dismantle and steal money from ATMs.        
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Bellator 250 winner Sabah Homasi rants on 'fluke' COVID-19 pandemic that 'doesn't make any sense'
After one of the night's most impressive finishes, Sabah Homasi told reporters he's not buying into the COVID-19 global pandemic.       Related StoriesScott Coker likes Michael Page, Neiman Gracie as potential next opponents for Douglas LimaScott Coker 'really impressed' after Jake Hager's win in Bellator 250 'dogfight'UFC on ESPN+ 39 video: Uriah Hall, Anderson Silva make weight for main event 
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'I'm not drunk, it's my car:' Tesla's 'full self-driving' gets mixed reviews
Tesla has released an early version of its "full self-driving" software to a small group of Tesla enthusiasts, who appear to be both delighted and alarmed by what they've experienced so far.
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The President's callous words swirling in my head after my mother's death from Covid-19
At the beginning of the pandemic, I thought I could control the situation if I holed up at home with my husband and two children and stayed away from the unruly, unmasked crowds of suburban Texas, writes Pamela Skjolsvik.
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Video: Biden Campaign Bus Runs Red Light to Flee Pro-Trump 'Democrat Cemetery Vote Collector' Hearse
A Trump supporter with an "Official Democrat Cemetery Vote Collector" hearse tailed a Biden campaign bus in Houston on Thursday, leading to the vehicle running at least one red light in an attempt to get away.
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Pivotal Midwest states see uptick in young voters
More than 6 million ballots have already been cast in four pivotal Midwest states: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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As views on marijuana shift, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says punishment 'not right' for suspended Sooners
As states continue to legalize marijuana, at least for medical purposes, there's a greater push to change the NCAA's testing, punishment structures.        
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Stephen Miller: Donald Trump Will Extend Migration Curbs
Stephen Miller, a top aide to President Donald Trump, is predicting a second Trump administration will continue its curbs on white-collar visa workers and on blue-collar asylum seekers, according to an NBC News report.
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Nigeria's EndSARS protests explained
The EndSARS protests were some of the biggest Nigeria has seen in years. CNN explores what the protest movement was about, and how it plans to continue.
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Legal group says cities may be violating Constitution by banning trick-or-treating because of coronavirus
Halloween is Saturday and with it, children across the country are readying for the annual tradition of donning a costume and trick-or-treating -- except in some cities that have banned it because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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CNN reporter describes back-to-back racist encounters within an hour
CNN's Amara Walker describes three back-to-back racist encounters she experienced at New Orleans International Airport.
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Trump says Minnesota capped rallies at 250 people because Biden ‘can’t draw flies’
President Trump on Friday said Minnesota imposed a new 250-person cap on outdoor rallies because Democratic candidate Joe Biden “can’t draw flies” — as both candidates head there for campaign events. Trump told reporters at the White House that 25,000 people would have attended a Friday night rally in Rochester, southeastern Minnesota, if not for...
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Nearly two dozen Republicans on the ballot have shared QAnon theories online, used hashtags linked to the group or have appeared on QAnon-related shows
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How Worried Should We Be About Post-Election Violence?
And what can we learn from other countries about how to avoid it.
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Test Drive: Can the 2021 Polestar 2 electric sedan outshine Tesla?
The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric model from Polestar, a new brand owned by Volvo. The compact liftback sedan is a competitor for the Tesla Model 3.
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Would Rather Work on His Music Than Do the Baby’s Dishes
Parenting advice on lazy husbands, COVID playdates, and offensive lists.
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NYC crane’s ‘headache ball’ smashed into building, causing debris to fall
The heavy metallic ball, which was attached to the end of the crane's cable, swung into the under-construction building on West 57th Street near Sixth Avenue.
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Man who spent 29 years behind bars for Brooklyn slay to get conviction tossed
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has moved to overturn the conviction of a man who spent 29 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The only eyewitness against defendant Gerard Domond for the 1987 slaying of Patrick Hinkson had been held in a psychiatric ward before trial and testified as part...
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89,000 new Covid-19 cases per day. And the worst may be yet to come.
A nurse checks on a Covid-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. States like Florida are now facing rising numbers of Covid-19 cases. | Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US was warned. The United States has reached a new terrible milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic. This past week, the country saw, on average, 75,561 new cases per day — the highest on record in a pandemic full of atrocious records. On Thursday, 89,000 Americans received a positive test result. From north to south, east to west, the virus is spreading uncontrolled again. This is not a peak. We’re in the midst of a climb. Next week, we can expect yet another record: leaping from more than 9 million total cases to 10 million cases in a matter of a few days. The number of people in hospitals across the country is ascending, too, hitting 46,000 on Thursday. And this will likely be followed by rising numbers of deaths in the coming weeks. Why? Because this is the pattern we’ve seen in every Covid-19 surge during the pandemic. It’s not going to change now. There’s a momentum to this virus. Cases incubate silently for days in a human body, and it can take several days for a person to be tested, and more to find out the results. Next week’s record number of cases is already festering in the population now, waiting to be uncovered. All the while, the infected can continue spreading this very contagious virus exponentially, especially in places that don’t have mask mandates or restrictions on bars and restaurants being open for indoor dining. Covid Tracking Project Yet the disconnect between this grim reality and President Donald Trump’s words has never been greater. The president wants the public to believe the recent spikes are something of a mirage, based solely on expanded testing. More Testing equals more Cases. We have best testing. Deaths WAY DOWN. Hospitals have great additional capacity! Doing much better than Europe. Therapeutics working!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2020 “We’re rounding the turn,” Trump told his supports at a rally on Monday. “Our numbers are incredible.” A rise in Covid-19 cases means we’ll see a spike in hospitalization. Again. While part of the increase in cases can indeed be explained by more testing, that’s far from the whole story. Look no further than the test-positive rate to understand why. The national rate has climbed more than a percentage point over the past two weeks, reaching 6.3 percent. That average obscures far higher test positive rates in states with some of the worst-controlled outbreaks: Virus 49, US States 1Off-the-chart test positivity extends beyond MidwestSouth Dakota 46.3%Idaho 34.0%Wyoming 31.8% (down from 55%)Iowa 30.6%Kansas 27.6%Alabama 25.9%Nebraska 23.8%Nevada 23.3%https://t.co/I9lw9nAtaQ pic.twitter.com/T3KQVXIUL2— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) October 30, 2020 This means a growing number of Americans being tested have the virus — and health officials aren’t keeping up with the rising demand for testing, nor are they keeping on top of outbreaks. Covid-19 hospitalizations are also rising again, following a sharp drop through August and early September. Over the past month, the number of US patients in hospitals with the disease increased by more than 50 percent, according to the COVID Tracking Project, surpassing 46,000 on October 29. Covid Tracking Project As Vox’s Dylan Scott reports, this has already forced radical measures across the country: Wisconsin and Texas are building field hospitals; Idaho is planning to transfer patients out of state; Utah is ready to ration care. “Although we are not yet close to the hospitalization peaks of almost 60,000 that we observed in the spring and summer,” the editors at the Covid Tracking Project observed, “the average number of people hospitalized this week rose to 42,621, a very substantial increase from the lows of about 30,000 that we saw just a month ago.” If cases keep rising — as they’re expected to with the cold weather and more indoor gathering — this means we’re on track for a new hospitalization record. And, again, that will be followed by a new surge in deaths. .@IHME_UW now projects 399,000 #COVID19 cumulative deaths by February 1. If states do not react to risingnumbers by re-imposing mandates, cumulative deaths could reach 514,000 by the same date. pic.twitter.com/3XoIV9YOt7— Ali H. Mokdad (@AliHMokdad) October 30, 2020 People with the disease are more likely to survive today. But the gains doctors have made treating critically ill patients could rapidly be undone as hospital wards become overwhelmed again. “Each hospital’s overwhelmed point is different now than it was in April, but there is a point that’s too much for any hospital,” Theodore Iwashyna, a professor of critical care medicine at the University of Michigan who has been treating Covid-19 patients, told Vox. “There are only so many hands. You can only be in so many rooms.” This was not a surprise, nor was it inevitable What makes this moment so frustrating is that researchers and health officials have been warning for months that a fall and winter spike in Covid-19 cases was looming. “There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told the Washington Post in April. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.” We were warned, as early as March, that there would be no going back to normal life until community transmission of the virus had been suppressed. We were warned that any successes achieved through business closures and social distancing would have to be replaced by equally effective public health measures if we were to take steps toward returning to life as normal. In many parts of the country, those alternative strategies never came. Scientists also told us that we’d be living with the pandemic for potentially years without a vaccine. That’s still true. In May, we were warned that state reopenings were coming too soon, and that case spikes, and later hospitalizations and deaths, would follow. And they did. Over the summer, we were warned that falling temperatures in the autumn, along with continued lax precautions, might lead to another surge. And here we are. Yet earlier this month, as it became more apparent that the United States was on track for a major increase in Covid-19 cases, states like Florida were relaxing restrictions, allowing bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor patrons. (A similar pattern emerged this summer as cities and states relaxed restrictions even as cases were rising, fueling a spike in new infections in June.) The current rise in cases is starting from a much higher baseline, with the added element of increased transmission in winter conditions. As people spend more time indoors in the cold weather, and as lower humidity makes it easier to transmit a respiratory virus, the air is fertile for viral spread. That means the next Covid-19 surge could break more records. Scientists say it didn’t have to be this way. “Through comparative analysis and applying proportional mortality rates, we estimate that at least 130,000 deaths and perhaps as many as 210,000 could have been avoided with earlier policy interventions and more robust federal coordination and leadership,” researchers at Columbia University reported this month. Other parts of the world have also done a far better job of containing the spread of the virus. Officials in Taiwan reported this week that the island has gone 200 days without local transmission of Covid-19. South Korea, which confirmed its first Covid-19 case on the same day as the US, managed to keep its per capita infections far lower throughout the pandemic. Even with a recent rise in cases, South Korea’s infection rate remains much lower. The country also reported that its economy is even starting to grow. These countries maintained much more aggressive restrictions on movement, while investing far more in testing for Covid-19 and tracing contacts of the infected. They also embraced mandatory face masks. These lessons have been repeatedly emphasized throughout the pandemic, in the US and around the world. But these are lessons the US has still failed to learn. America is still struggling with basic pandemic control measures like social distancing. And now, with the days getting shorter, the country is facing the darkest stretch of the pandemic yet. 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. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Chelsea Handler got a response from that politician she has a crush on
Chelsea Handler has made no secret of her crush on Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Scientists captured 2 'murder hornet' queens in Washington State
The first-ever known nest of Asian giant "murder hornets" in the US was eradicated on October 24.
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Amazon says it now has more than 1 million employees
The online retailer hired about 250,000 new workers in the third quarter and added another 100,000 in October.
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Paris Jackson drops video for debut single 'Let Down'
Paris Jackson released a music video for her new song "Let Down" from her upcoming debut solo album "Wilted."
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De Blasio says city lawyers weighing in on Steve Cohen-Mets deal
Mayor de Blasio said Friday that New York’s Law Department is weighing whether hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen can “pass muster” to do business with the city by purchasing the Mets. De Blasio, however, demurred when asked on WNYC radio about a New York Post exclusive that revealed the left-leaning mayor doesn’t want Cohen buying...
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Furman U. Prof Kelly Sharp Resigns After Being Accused of Lying About Her Race
Professor Kelly Kean Sharp of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, resigned on Tuesday after an anonymous blogger accused her of lying about her race. Sharp may the latest in a group of white academics that have dishonestly claimed a minority heritage.
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Nuns Show Up to Support President Trump at Michigan Rally
A video posted on social media shows four Roman Catholic nuns posing for photos at the venue for a Trump campaign rally in Waterford Township, Michigan, on Friday.
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Florida man arrested in high-speed crash that killed James White’s father
Daniel Tucker Chamblin surrendered Thursday and was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and speeding in connection to the Sept. 20 crash that killed 59-year-old Tyrone White, authorities said.
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Maryland warns of scammers claiming to be from the Board of Elections
Frosh said callers are asking for Social Security numbers to process ballots, which is not necessary and can lead to hacks,
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