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 2021-10-27 15:54 

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Ex-NYT columnist Kristof announces run for Oregon governor...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times reporter and columnist Nicholas Kristof announced Wednesday he is running for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up on a rural farm. Kristof, who left the newspaper earlier this month, wrote frequent...

 2021-10-27 15:19 

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Judge rejects challenge to Southwest Airlines vaccine mandate...

A federal judge says Southwest Airlines is within its rights to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-10-27 15:19 

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Walmart: Recalled product linked to deadly infection was sold at stores in Utah, 17 other states...

On Tuesday, Walmart issued a news release detailing its efforts to email, send letters and call customers who may have purchased the recalled products, which include six different scents of Better Homes & Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Sp...

 2021-10-27 14:58 

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EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial dispute...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called "serious and ...

 2021-10-27 14:32 

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Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy...

SEATTLE (AP) — After Bryan Kang's son was born in July, the occupational therapist and his wife, a teacher, started looking for child care in the Los Angeles area. The couple called eight day care centers: Some didn't have spots for months; ...

 2021-10-27 14:20 

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Beijing confirms strict 'closed loop' for Winter Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year's Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizi...

 2021-10-27 14:09 

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Nor'easter brings hurricane-force wind, causes power outages...

BOSTON (AP) — A nor'easter that battered the U.S. coast with hurricane-force wind gusts has left 425,000 people without power in Massachusetts and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region on Wednesday. The Massachusetts E...

 2021-10-27 13:48 

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Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the announcement Tuesday, the anni...

 2021-10-27 13:31 

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Stacey Abrams group donates $1.34M to wipe out medical debts...

ATLANTA (AP) — The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts. The Fair Fight Political Action Committee on Wednesday told The Associated Press it has donated $1.34 million from its po...

 2021-10-27 13:25 

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United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker...

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the ...

 2021-10-27 13:15 

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Clamorous students participate in government — by suing it...

Students in Rhode Island are asking a federal appeals court to affirm that all public school students have a constitutional right to a civics education, saying that they aren't taught how to meaningfully participate in a democratic and civil society a...

 2021-10-27 12:05 

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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill...

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed publ...

 2021-10-27 11:32 

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NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of "mission creep" as the military organization allowed itself to be dragged into helping rebuild the impoverished, conflict-torn country, the official leading a pr...

 2021-10-27 11:26 

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Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift...

ROME (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China aren't coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled th...

 2021-10-27 09:16 

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Democrats unveil billionaires' tax as Biden plan takes shape...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires' tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic policy package and edge ...

 2021-10-27 09:05 

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Iran's president says cyberattack meant to create 'disorder'...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president said Wednesday that a cyberattack which paralyzed every gas station in the Islamic Republic was designed to get "people angry by creating disorder and disruption," as long lines still s...

 2021-10-27 08:26 

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In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia's decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. A rare woman artist in the h...

 2021-10-27 07:54 

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Sudan arrests 3 activist as pressure mounts on military...

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces detained three prominent pro-democracy figures, family members and activists said Wednesday, as international pressure mounted on the country's military to walk back the coup it staged earlier this week. The...

 2021-10-27 06:20 

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US set to appeal UK refusal to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange...

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government is scheduled to ask Britain's High Court on Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. In January, a low...

 2021-10-27 04:39 

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Many progressives grudgingly accepting smaller economic bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many progressives have started lining up behind an emerging social and environment bill that's neither as big or bold as they wanted, thanks to an outnumbered but potent band of party moderates who've enjoyed a disproportio...

 2021-10-27 04:13 

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Family: Deputy's conviction for killing is 'partial justice'...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who died in a California police shooting received only partial justice after jurors convicted a sheriff's deputy of assault with a gun but deadlocked on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, th...

 2021-10-27 04:07 

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EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro...

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee is recommending that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the...

 2021-10-27 04:02 

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Authorities to present findings in fatal movie-set shooting...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities are scheduled to discuss initial findings about a fatal movie-set shooting with a prop gun discharged by actor Alec Baldwin that left a cinematographer dead and the director wounded. Scheduled for We...

 2021-10-27 01:42 

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California county closes In-N-Out over vaccine verification...

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) — Another California county closed down an In-N-Out restaurant on Tuesday because the popular burger chain refuses to enforce COVID-19 vaccination rules. Contra Costa County health officials indefinitely shut the Pleasant ...

 2021-10-26 23:20 

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Officials describe threats following 2020 election...

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy. Experienced election adminis...

 2021-10-26 22:52 

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Bowman out as GM of US men's Olympic hockey team...

CHICAGO (AP) — Stan Bowman has resigned as general manager of the U.S men's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics after an investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks revealed he knew about the situation a...

 2021-10-26 22:47 

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Anti-telescope protesters oppose US attorney pick for Hawaii...

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians are objecting to President Joe Biden's choice for U.S. attorney in the 50th state, saying Clare Connors treated dozens of elders like criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road while prote...

 2021-10-26 22:36 

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Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer has been convicted of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. A jury in Contra Costa County agreed Tuesday that Officer Andr...

 2021-10-26 21:54 

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150 people arrested in US-Europe darknet drug probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe have arrested 150 people and seized more than $31 million in an international drug trafficking investigation stemming from sales on the darknet, the Justice Department said Tuesday. ...

 2021-10-26 21:32 

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DNA brings pain, closure to family of John Wayne Gacy victim...

CHICAGO (AP) — In the fall of 1976, Carolyn Sanders received an exciting postcard from her brother. "I'll see you soon cause I love you," Francis Wayne Alexander — known to his family as Wayne — wrote to his younger sister. S...

 2021-10-26 20:26 

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White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden's big domestic policy billthat officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal t...

 2021-10-26 20:26 

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"Buy it when you see it." Retailers dread holiday shortages...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Perfect Pigg, a gift shop owned by Ginger Pigg, is the go-to place for residents of Cumming, Georgia, to pick up gift items like kids toys and home goods. But this year, store shelves might be a little sparse. Because of bottlene...

 2021-10-26 19:42 

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'70s radical David Gilbert granted parole in Brink's robbery...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert has been granted parole after 40 years behind bars for his role in a deadly 1981 Brink's robbery that was a violent echo of left-wing extremism born in the 1960s, the state cor...

 2021-10-26 19:32 

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Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US...

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely,...

 2021-10-26 19:32 

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Russia, Ukraine see record daily deaths, low vaccinations...

MOSCOW (AP) — The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week. Sluggish vaccination rates have allowed the virus...

 2021-10-26 19:04 

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Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids' use...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they're doing to ensure young users' safety on their platforms. Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable you...

 2021-10-26 18:48 

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Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A preliminary report on the derailment of an Amtrak train in north-central Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more gave no information on the cause of the accident, but said the train's emergency ...

 2021-10-26 17:31 

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Flooding, outages expected as big storm lashes US Northeast...

BOSTON (AP) — A powerful nor'easter began barreling up the U.S. Northeast coast Tuesday, with officials warning it could bring intense flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages. New York and New Jersey issued emergency de...

 2021-10-26 16:15 

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Indiana city offers stand-in 'grandparents' to new residents...

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A rural city in southeastern Indiana has piqued the interest of hundreds of families considering a move there after it offered stand-in "grandparents4; to babysit their children as part of an incentive program aimed at...

 2021-10-26 16:15 

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Brazil senators to vote on urging charges for Bolsonaro...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee will vote Tuesday on a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions that allegedly added to the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll. Th...

 2021-10-26 16:04 

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Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown...

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut's second-largest and fastest-growing city. T...

 2021-10-26 15:31 

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Disgruntled neighbor who killed 9 by arson gets life term...

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing nine people in arson fires in his neighborhood was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for each death. Judge Christine Croce also ordered that Stanley Ford, of Akron, serve the terms conse...

 2021-10-26 14:58 

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SpaceX needs to tame toilet trouble before weekend launch...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taming some toilet troubles in its capsules before it launches four more astronauts. The company and NASA want to make sure the toilet leaks won't compromise the capsule launching early Sunday from Kennedy S...

 2021-10-26 14:13 

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FDA advisers review Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine may be getting closer as government advisers on Tuesday began deliberating whether there's enough evidence that the shots are safe and effective for 5- to 11-year-olds. A study of...

 2021-10-26 14:07 

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Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future...

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroo...

 2021-10-26 14:07 

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UN chief laments 'leadership gap' ahead of climate talks...

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a "leadership gap" is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow. U.N....

 2021-10-26 13:29 

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Florida manatees dying in record numbers amid food scarcity...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across...

 2021-10-26 13:28 

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Police admit to mistaking Roberta Laundrie for Brian Laundrie during week he disappeared...

North Port Police believed Brian Laundrie looked like his mother, Roberta. North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor told WFLA that the two are "kind of built similarly."...

 2021-10-26 13:28 

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Rare 'flesh-eating' STD on the rise in UK, doctor warns...

Relapses can occur 618 months after apparently effective therapy....

 2021-10-26 13:01 

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Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is moving to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trum...

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