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Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Reddit channel called r/HermanCainAward is filled with stories of people who mocked Covid-19 vaccines before eventually dying from the disease. read more


The Chinese military condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying the North American nations were threatening peace and stability in the region. read more


A supporter of former President Trump who also gave money for the rally he spoke at on Jan. 6 has donated $150,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association's (RAGA) nonprofit arm, according to a report by The Washington Post. read more


This Fox Business story reports on Delta's high vaccination rate without a mandate though the news story neglects to include the fact that Delta announced months ago that it will charge unvaccinated staffers $200 more each month for health care.


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped below 300,000 last week for the first time in 19 months, further evidence that a shortage of workers was behind slower job growth rather than weakening demand for labor. With the second straight weekly decline reported by the Labor Department on Thursday, initial claims are now in the zone that is generally associated with healthy labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000 for the week ended Oct. 9. That was lowest level since mid-March 2020, when the nation was in the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Spain's literary world has been thrown into chaos after a coveted book prize was awarded to "Carmen Mola" -- an acclaimed female thriller writer who turned out to be the pseudonym of three men. Television scriptwriters AgustÃn MartÃnez, Jorge DÃaz and Antonio Mercero shocked guests, who included Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia, at the Planeta awards Friday when they took to the stage to pick up the prize money and reveal the celebrated crime author did not actually exist. read more


In his bid to hold his Georgia Senate seat, Democrat Raphael Warnock collected a stunning $9.5 million over the last 90 days. Democrat Val Demings, who's challenging GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, amassed an eye-popping $8.5 million. In South Carolina, Republican Sen. Tim Scott brought in $8.4 million. All across the Senate map -- but particularly in the South -- Black candidates posted blowout performances in the most recent campaign fundraising period, leading to an unprecedented cash windfall that stands to reshape the Senate in 2022 and beyond.


The millionaire and former real estate mogul Robert A. Durst, 78, is on a ventilator in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, days after being sentenced to life in prison for the 2000 murder of his confidante. read more


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Quadrupedal robots are one of the most interesting developments in robotics in recent years. read more


"I can't wait for the shooting to start" one of the threats said while referencing the doctor's race and national origin. read more


A dramatic video captured the moment an Amtrak train slammed into a semi-truck hauling several cars in Oklahoma, sending vehicles and debris flying and injuring several people on board. read more


As governments prepare to pledge reduced carbon emissions at a U.N. climate summit, surging fossil fuel demand may focus minds on action, not words. read more


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) raised more campaign money in the last three months than in any quarter since she became a senator. And she hit that $1.1 million haul with a big assist from the pharmaceutical and financial industries, whose political action committees and top executives stuffed her coffers in the middle of negotiations on Democrats' massive infrastructure and social spending bills. read more


Mr. Murdaugh, the scion of a legal dynasty in South Carolina, is accused of pocketing $2.8 million in settlement money that was supposed to go to the housekeeper's family. read more


Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be deposed next week in New York City for a lawsuit filed by protestors who allege they were "violently attacked" by his security guards on the sidewalk outside of Trump Tower in September 2015. read more


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