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White House considered requiring vaccines for international air travelers

The idea was shelved after some aides worried it would be impractical to require proof of vaccination every time a passenger boards a plane. The debate reflects the pressure on Biden to weigh practical, political and economic factors in setting covid strategy.
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Early voting in Virginia -- another potential warning sign for Democrats?
Democrats usually rack up a big advantage in the early vote. It might not be quite so big this time.
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Mordecai throws 3 more TDs, No. 21 SMU beats Tulane 55-26
SMU coach Sonny Dykes saw the best first half of the season from his team, which made it easier to excuse a drop-off after halftime.
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Film Director Questions How Alec Baldwin Shooting Was Allowed To Happen: 'Really Bizarre'
"It's really bizarre that they would have been in a situation where a gun is being fired unexpectedly," Adam Egypt Mortimer said on Good Morning Britain.
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Famous London music venue Koko, where Prince and Madonna have performed, to reopen after fire
Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.
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Famous London music venue Koko, where Prince and Madonna have performed, to reopen after fire
Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.
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Hope, trepidation as US Eagles face All Blacks in Washington
The US Eagles will host three-time world champion New Zealand on Saturday in a one-off rugby test at Washington's FedEx Field, accompanied by familiar feelings of hope and trepidation.
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An Arctic Dispatch
We visit a Russian town on the Arctic Ocean that sees climate change as an economic opportunity.
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Rangers beat Predators 3-1 on Lafrenière's third-period goal
Alexis Lafrenière scored with 9:07 remaining in the third period to lift the New York Rangers over the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Thursday night.
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Eleven questions for Ken Cuccinelli
Plus five takeaway's from President Biden's CNN town hall.
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20 best German foods
German food is more than a mere mix of beer, sauerkraut and sausage. Done well, it is rich, hearty and delicious. Check out our list of Germany's 20 best foods.
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20 best German foods
German food is rich, hearty and diverse. It's comfort eating with high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients.
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Herro scores 27 points, Heat rout Bucks 137-95 in opener
Only one thing went wrong for the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Udonis Haslem voted no.
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Alec Baldwin Fatally Shoots Cinematographer In Tragic Prop Firearm Incident, Law Enforcement Officials State
"Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged."
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POLITICO Playbook: Nightlife-loving Eric Adams has a friend in Rupert Murdoch
And Biden gets into the reconciliation nitty-gritty.
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Why Virginia is the biggest test yet for whether Trump still motivates Democrats
Terry McAuliffe may be running against Glenn Youngkin, but his ultimate rhetorical opponent in the closing days of Virginia's off-year gubernatorial race is a Republican who lost a year ago.
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A Sportswashing Deal Will Air Saudi Arabia’s Dirty Laundry
Rival fans and rights activists will revel in embarrassing Newcastle United’s new owners before a global audience.
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Video of Marine Veteran Stopping Armed Robbery Goes Viral
James Kilcer, who completed a tour in Afghanistan, later told deputies: "The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around."
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Bellator 269 ceremonial weigh-ins live video stream (7 a.m. ET)
Check out the fighters on the scale and their final faceoffs ahead of Bellator 269, which is headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson.       Related StoriesBellator 269 weigh-in results: Fedor Emelianenko gives up 33 pounds to Tim JohnsonBellator 269 weigh-in results: Fedor Emelianenko gives up 33 pounds to Tim Johnson - EnclosureUFC Fight Night 196 breakdown: Will the weight change matter in Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa? 
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Op-Ed: Create a tribal-led marine sanctuary and stop oil spills on the California coast
The new sanctuary would protect an area that has long been targeted for oil and gas development and contains Chumash sacred sites.
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Twitter accounts tied to China lied that COVID came from Maine lobsters
China-linked Twitter accounts have been discovered spreading lies about the origins of COVID-19, including one linking the virus to Maine lobsters      
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There is no academic freedom without academic tenure. Professors need job protection.
Maybe colleges will be influenced by a donor, or unfairly punish a professor who crosses a line. Either way, assaults come from the left and right.      
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American eel, marbled salamander among ‘critters in crisis’ in D.C. region, experts say
Pollution and development in Montgomery County and D.C. region are making it harder for certain species to survive. Experts are now trying to save them.
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Biden pushes for racial equity in federal health programs. But fragmented plans, poor data hinder efforts.
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Xi Jinping wants ‘common prosperity’ in China. That’s going to mean government crackdowns.
The recent release of Xi’s August speech on this topic now offers a closer look.
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Editorial: An injustice of miscarriage in Oklahoma lands a woman in prison
No matter what role Brittney Poolaw's drug use played in the demise of her fetus, her miscarriage is a tragic event, not a criminal attack perpetrated by her.
latimes.com
J.B. Smoove on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ spinoffs, his bond with Larry David and the issue with winning an Emmy
J.B. Smoove will step back into the role of Leon Black on Sunday when “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO for its 11th season.
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Sen. Tom Cotton: Biden's national emergency at border – US needs real leadership to tackle crisis
Biden has created the worst border crisis in U.S. history. In the midst of a pandemic, soaring inflation and skyrocketing crime, the border isn’t just open, it’s the most open it has ever been.
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Letters to the Editor: 'Opposing perspectives' on the Holocaust are simply racist denialism
An effort in Texas to teach an "opposing perspective" on the Holocaust fits in with recent denials of historical truths.
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Elliott: Dodgers vs. Braves series a showcase for baseball's illogical unpredictability
The Dodgers and Atlanta Braves have battled for dominant control in the NLCS, but neither team has been able to maintain momentum in the series.
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Letters to the Editor: No state vaccine mandate for community colleges? How elitist
The UC and CSU systems require students and staff to be vaccinated, but the state is letting each community college set its own rules. This is elitist, unfair and dangerous.
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'Where are we headed?': Portland's record-setting year for murder fuels search for answers
Crime is up all over the country. But it's particularly staggering in Portland, Oregon, which has broken a 34-year-old record for homicides.       
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This remote sliver of northwest Colombia is one of the world's busiest migration corridors
Migrants from Haiti and around the world are camped out in northwest Colombia, a staging ground for the harrowing trip to the United States.
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D'Ernest Johnson: Three years ago, he was working on a fishing boat. Now, Cleveland Browns running back is a match-winning NFL player
In 2018, D'Ernest Johnson wasn't signed by any NFL team after failing to be drafted.
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She was named Miss America in 1958. Now she’s auctioning her treasured crown to benefit teachers.
The starting price for Marilyn Van Derbur's crown is $20,000. She said she's selling it because she was awed by the dedication of teachers during the pandemic.
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Column: Liz Cheney is putting America first
She's already paying a price within the Republican Party for telling the truth about Donald Trump and the attack on the Capitol.
latimes.com
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are trying to be Hollywood’s hottest new couple — but instead are the most cringeworthy
Given that Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have essentially demanded we pay attention to them, allow us to look back at the five most cringe-y moments from the press rollout of their relationship.
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Americans Don't Want Any More Wasteful Spending | Opinion
The American people are rejecting this spending binge because it's divorced from their actual concerns and priorities, and they can foresee the damage it will inflict.
newsweek.com
Nontraditional Burial Sites Worldwide
Sacred Ground. From a cemetery-turned-movie theater to an underwater necropolis, here are some of the world's most compelling burial grounds.
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Three ways to save the Yankees lineup from the one-trick mess it’s become
How the Yankees can remake their roster to repair their biggest weakness.
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In this California county, one town has no water. Another has enough to share.
California’s drought has had such an uneven effect statewide — even within one county.
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How Broadway’s set-making guru is tackling the comeback — from mold in stage fog to costumes that don’t fit anymore
As show openings pile up, there’s a flurry of deadline, behind-the-scenes work for Neil A. Mazzella’s Hudson Scenic Studio.
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Letters to the Editor: Why won't the federal government just pay to build veterans housing?
A former member of a veterans affairs board expresses disgust over the federal government's inability to fully cover the cost of housing construction.
latimes.com
In the galleries: Artists illustrate the evolving principles of geometric painting
Works reflect personal statements via architectural elements.
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The burden of being the first Black anything
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote about the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who in four decades of service, helped shape U.S. national security.
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James Balog's photos chronicle climate change - "The Takeout"
On "The Takeout" podcast this week, nature photographer James Balog confronts climate skeptics with his photographic evidence of climate change.
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LGBTQ mental health worsened during Trump presidency, studies say. The decline may not quickly reverse
Recent studies found a long list of anti-LGBTQ policies from the Trump administration contributed to mental health woes for LGBTQ Americans.       
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Brian Laundrie Lawyer Says Claims His Remains Were Planted Are 'Ludicrous'
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino angrily dismissed speculation about the discovery of the fugitive's body in an animated TV interview.
newsweek.com
Lewis Hamilton on the US Grand Prix and championing change off the track
In the midst of a thrilling title race, Lewis Hamilton finds himself just six points behind Max Verstappen in the Formula One standings. In a wide-ranging conversation with CNN, Hamilton didn't just discuss the GP, but his love of America, how he overcame adversity growing up in England, and the ways in which he is using his global platform.
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