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 2021-10-20 20:31 

International Business Times

Supply Bottlenecks, Labor Shortages Slowed US Growth, Says Fed...

Supply bottlenecks and labor shortages have slowed US economic growth and contributed to a sharp rise in prices, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.The constraints and shortage of goods caused "significantly elevated prices" in most areas of the c...

 2021-10-20 20:22 

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Carbon Dating Pinpoints Viking Landfall In Canada In 1021 A.D....

Norse seafarers lived — and specifically cut trees — in what is North America today. A new study published Wednesday in Nature reveals that they actually landed in Newfoundland, Canada around 1021 A.D. for a brief stay....

 2021-10-20 20:20 

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NFL Trade Rumors: Deshaun Watson To Miami Dolphins Could Happen By November...

Deshaun Watson might finally get the trade he's been seeking. The Miami Dolphins could be on the verge of acquiring the Houston Texans' quarterback, according to reports....

 2021-10-20 20:17 

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Ecuador President Refuses To Testify Over Pandora Papers Leaks...

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday refused to testify to a parliamentary committee that is investigating revelations about the 65-year-old in the Pandora Papers leaks.The committee was convened by the opposition-dominated congress to investiga...

 2021-10-20 19:50 

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Will The US Need To Call On National Guard, Navy To Help Supply Chains?...

In its pursuit to ease supply shortages and reduce inflation, the Biden administration may call on the military to aid in this effort.CNN reported that Geoff Freeman, President and CEO of the Consumer Brands Association, has encouraged President Joe Biden...

 2021-10-20 19:46 

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Why Is Joe Manchin Obstructing A Key Provision In Biden's Climate Agenda?...

The Clean Electricity Performance Program is under threat of being cut out of President Biden's climate plan due to objections from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va....

 2021-10-20 19:45 

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Brian Laundrie Latest News: Personal Belongings Found In Nature Preserve, FBI Increases Search...

Search officials on Wednesday said they have located Brian Laundrie's possessions at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida.The Tampa field office of the FBI confirmed "items of interest" had been located. The office will brief the ...

 2021-10-20 19:40 

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African Envoys Head To Eswatini As Another Protester Killed...

One person died and at least 80 people were injured in pro-democracy protests in Eswatini Wednesday, a union leader said, as African nations deployed envoys to try to stem the unrest....

 2021-10-20 19:18 

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NFL 2021 MVP Candidates: Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen Have Best Odds In Week 7...

The 2021 NFL MVP race is starting to take shape in Week 7. With more than one-third of the schedule complete, three players have separated themselves as the top candidates.Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray are co-favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, wi...

 2021-10-20 18:49 

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Taliban Vows To Work With Russia, Regional Players Over IS Threats...

The Taliban agreed Wednesday to work with Russia, China and Iran on regional security after the Kremlin warned of emerging Islamic State and drug-trafficking threats in the wake of the hardline group's takeover in Afghanistan.During talks in the Russi...

 2021-10-20 18:38 

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Boy's Surprise Walk-on Charms Pope...

A boy who walked unexpectedly onto the stage to say hello to Pope Francis during the weekly Wednesday audience at the Vatican won a white papal skullcap to take home....

 2021-10-20 18:36 

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Shelter In Place Order Lifted At NSA Bethesda Base, Walter Reed...

A Wednesday morning phone call claiming there was a bomb near or at Building 10 of the Naval Support Activity Base in Bethesda, Maryland, which also houses the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has been partially cleared....

 2021-10-20 18:33 

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CNN Anchor John King Reveals He Has Multiple Sclerosis, Attacks Vaccine Misinformation...

CNN anchor John King revealed Wednesday that he has been living with multiple sclerosis for 13 years. King made the announcement as a rebuke to misinformation that was spread on some news outlets about the COVID-19 vaccine after the death Monday of former...

 2021-10-20 18:31 

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Items Found In Search For Petito's Boyfriend: FBI...

US investigators said Wednesday that "items of interest" had been found in the search for the missing boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who was strangled to death on a road trip across the country.Police have been searching for Brian Laun...

 2021-10-20 18:16 

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New Name For Facebook? Critics Cry Smoke And Mirrors...

Facebook critics pounced Wednesday on a report the leading social network plans to rename itself, arguing it may be seeking to distract from recent scandals and controversy.The report from website The Verge, which Facebook refused to confirm, said the emb...

 2021-10-20 18:10 

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Democrats Cut Spending Package To $1.9 Trillion, Drop Free Community College...

President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate the final price tag of the spending package where both sides believe an agreement can be reached between $1.75 and $1.9 trillion, after removing free community college and curtailing th...

 2021-10-20 18:06 

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See The World In One 274-Night Cruise With Royal Caribbean...

Royal Caribbean (RCL) is offering travelers what may be a trip of a lifetime with a cruise that will sail the world for 274 nights, visiting all seven continents....

 2021-10-20 18:00 

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Defiant Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Committee's Pandemic Charges...

A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.The 66-year-old leader quickly rejected the accusations, insisting ...

 2021-10-20 18:00 

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Lava From Spanish Volcano Has Trapped Dogs For Weeks, A Drone Company Has Plan To Rescue Them...

A drone company is making efforts to save several dogs stranded in lava from a volcano on the island of La Palma, Spain.Aerocamaras said Tuesday that its drone operators have permits to rescue the dogs by dropping a net on each dog and then whisking it to...

 2021-10-20 17:58 

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UK's Warring Political Tribes Call Truce, But Will It Last?...

Just 48 hours after mourning British MPs issued emotive appeals for political civility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared impatient to go on the attack in parliament....

 2021-10-20 17:56 

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Prosecutors Appeal After 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Jailed...

Rwandan prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed an appeal against a court ruling that sentenced "Hotel Rwanda" hero Paul Rusesabagina to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges.The National Public Prosecution Authority is appealing the judgemen...

 2021-10-20 17:47 

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Putin Will Not Attend COP 26 Climate Summit: Kremlin...

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not go to next month's landmark UN climate summit, the Kremlin said on Wednesday as the UK stressed the importance of national leaders' presence.The COP26 conference in the Scottish city of Glasgow has been ca...

 2021-10-20 17:45 

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Biden Ambassador Pick Dubs China 'Aggressor'...

President Joe Biden's nominee to be ambassador to Beijing on Wednesday dubbed China aggressive and untrustworthy, insisting that boosting Taiwan's defenses against the threat of Chinese invasion should be a US priority.Speaking to the US Senate Co...

 2021-10-20 17:34 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin Shooting: 3 Dead, 2 In Critical Condition In Domestic Dispute...

Three people are dead and two are in critical condition after a mass shooting late Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Police said the shooting took place in a residence and was a domestic situation. The dead victims were an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old...

 2021-10-20 17:30 

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Parkland School Shooter Pleads Guilty To Killing 17 People, Could Face Death Penalty...

Parkland school shooter pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder on Wednesday for the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Nikolas Cruz, 23, and his attorneys now face a battle in the penalty trial that...

 2021-10-20 17:21 

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NFL Week 7 Picks 2021: Best Over/Under Bets, Predictions For Sunday Schedule...

Only two of the 13 games in NFL Week 7 feature a betting total north of 50. All three prime-time games have an over/under below 44. Six of the 26 teams in action score no more than 19 points per game.Here are the five best over/under bets for Week 7 of th...

 2021-10-20 17:05 

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Scientists Succeed In Transplanting A Pig Kidney On A Human For First Time...

Scientists recently succeeded in temporarily attaching a pig's kidney to a human body, a first step that could open up the possibility that pig organs can be used more widely as transplants one day....

 2021-10-20 16:47 

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Killing Of Greek LGBTQ Activist Was 'Hate Crime', Family Says...

The brutal killing of a prominent Greek-American HIV activist in Athens three years ago was a "hate crime", the victim's family said Wednesday as six defendants went on trial in what the LGBTQ community considers an important case for gay righ...

 2021-10-20 16:41 

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Product Shortages May Cast A Shadow Over The Holidays, But Shoppers Won't Blame Retailers...

Product shortages are expected to derail the holiday season as consumers come up short as they experience empty shelves, delivery delays, and price hikes on the items they are looking to buy for gifts this year....

 2021-10-20 16:03 

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Bitcoin Strikes Record High, Stocks Advance...

Bitcoin struck a record high Wednesday, a day after its foray onto Wall Street, as stocks advanced as investors tracked earnings and economic data.The dollar was mixed against its main rivals, while oil prices advanced. Bitcoin soared above $66,000 and ne...

 2021-10-20 15:50 

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Drone Rescue Plan For Dogs Trapped By Spanish Island Eruption...

An unprecedented drone operation was being prepared Wednesday to rescue four dogs stranded for weeks between rivers of red-hot lava streaming from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma.The emaciated dogs are stranded in two empty water tan...

 2021-10-20 15:31 

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Back To The Future Day: 18 Rare Toys & Memorabilia Every Fan Should Have...

October 21 is the day we go Back to the Future! The epic story of Marty McFly was first released in 1985 and has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans worldwide. It's that time of the year when we make time capsules, ride our hoverboards and st...

 2021-10-20 15:29 

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Valbuena Felt 'In Danger' Over Sex Tape, Benzema Trial Hears...

Former France international Mathieu Valbuena told a court Wednesday he "felt in danger" after being targeted in a blackmail attempt involving a sex tape over which his former teammate, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, has gone on trial.France st...

 2021-10-20 15:28 

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Mega Millions Winning Numbers: Did Anyone Win Oct. 19 Jackpot?...

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown following the Tuesday night lottery drawing, which did not result in a winner for the $94 million grand prize with a cash option of $65.9 million. However, several smaller monetary prizes resulted from the latest drawin...

 2021-10-20 15:23 

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Bitcoin Soars To Over $65,000 In Value Only One Day After ETF Launch...

Bitcoin had a very good morning on Wednesday after its value reached a new peak, only one day after the launch of the first exchange traded fund (ETF). At the start of the day, Bitcoin notched an opening value of $65,607.92, 2% higher than its previous hi...

 2021-10-20 15:22 

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'Sweet Day' For Afghan Sportswomen Fleeing Taliban Rule On Latest Flight...

Dozens of Afghan women athletes expressed relief and optimism as they fled Taliban rule on the latest flight out of Kabul Wednesday, saying it is a "sweet day for all of us".The semi-regular flight to Doha, arranged by the Qatar government, has be...

 2021-10-20 15:21 

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Parkland High School Shooter Pleads Guilty, Says He's 'Very Sorry'...

A former student pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing 17 people in a shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida and apologized in court to relatives of the victims.Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time, took a legally purchased AR-15 assault ...

 2021-10-20 15:09 

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Troubled Developer Evergrande To Resume Trading, Warns Of Financial Obligations...

Chinese developer Evergrande will resume trading in Hong Kong on Thursday, it said in a filing, adding that a deal to sell a stake in its property services arm had fallen through.The company suspended trading on October 4 pending an announcement on a "...

 2021-10-20 15:03 

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White House Rolls Out Plan To Get Pfizer Shot In Kids' Arms Ahead Of FDA Authorization...

The Biden Administration has released its plan to rollout the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for younger children as soon as it is authorized by U.S. drug regulators....

 2021-10-20 14:47 

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US Employers May Have To 'Pay More' Amid Labor Shortage: Yellen...

US employers especially in the service sector may have to raise wages as the economy adjusts to a labor shortage, but that would be a "good thing" for workers, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday."It9;s good to see wages rise and...

 2021-10-20 14:46 

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Brazil Senate Committee Recommends 10 Pandemic Charges Against Bolsonaro...

A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report published in local media.Following six month...

 2021-10-20 14:41 

International Business Times

Singapore Says Healthcare System Risks Being 'Overwhelmed' As Virus Surges...

Singapore's healthcare system is at risk of being "overwhelmed"; by surging coronavirus infections, government officials warned Wednesday, a day after the city-state expanded quarantine-free travel as it shifts its approach to dealing with the ...

 2021-10-20 14:29 

International Business Times

Parkland High School Shooter Pleads Guilty To Killing 17...

A former student pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the February 2018 shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and sparked a student-led movement for tighter gun control laws.Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time, took a...

 2021-10-20 14:22 

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Lakers News: LeBron James Optimistic About Russell Westbrook, Schedule Softens After Warriors...

The Los Angeles Lakers don't seem overly concerned after losing to the Golden State Warriors 121-114 in the 2021 season opener. Despite Russell Westbrook struggling mightily in his debut with L.A., LeBron James remains confident in the new-look Lakers...

 2021-10-20 14:10 

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Facebook Planning To Rebrand Itself With Name Change...

Facebook plans to change its name next week to reflect its role as a parent company with multiple online features. Once limited to the social media platform Facebook, the company has expanded in recent years to include Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, amo...

 2021-10-20 14:06 

International Business Times

Kremlin Urges Taliban To Improve Rights For Official Recognition...

Russia said Wednesday the Taliban must meet expectations on human rights and inclusive governance to be recognised by international governments, but acknowledged efforts by its leadership to stabilise Afghanistan.The comments from the Kremlin's envoy ...

 2021-10-20 14:05 

International Business Times

Bitcoin Strikes Record High, Stocks Steady...

Bitcoin struck a record high Wednesday, a day after its foray onto Wall Street, as stocks largely held steady as investors tracked earnings and economic data.The dollar was mixed against its main rivals, while oil prices retreated. Bitcoin briefly soared ...

 2021-10-20 14:00 

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New Lifetime Christmas 2021 Movies Schedule: 'It's A Wonderful Lifetime' Lineup...

The holiday season will soon be rung in on Lifetime, with the network unveiling a large new lineup of Christmas movies, starting in November with perhaps the most ambitious slate yet....

 2021-10-20 13:56 

International Business Times

Micron Plans $150 Bn Push On Domestic Chip Manufacturing, Research...

US semiconductor company Micron announced plans Wednesday to invest $150 billion over the next decade on manufacturing and research, including potential production capacity in its home country.The announcement comes as a global chip shortage is challengin...

 2021-10-20 13:52 

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Mortgage Demand Falls By 6.3% Under Pressure From High Home Prices, Interest Rates...

Record-high home prices and rising mortgage interest rates are putting downward pressure on the housing market as total number of applications for new mortgages fell 6.3% last week. In the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) seasonally adjusted mortg...

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