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  • 1/82   News Photos Slideshows
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    News Photos Slideshows - Hot Trends - Click on the image to view in augmented reality or in stereo 3D

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  • 2/82   Oscars diversity rules: Progress or patronizing?
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    The Academy Awards will require Best Picture nominees to meet certain diversity requirements starting in 2024. Will the rules improve representation or are they an empty gesture?

    The Academy Awards will require Best Picture nominees to meet certain diversity requirements starting in 2024. Will the rules improve representation or are they an empty gesture?


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  • 3/82   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 4/82   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 5/82   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
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    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 6/82   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 7/82   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 8/82   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
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    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 9/82   Do star athletes make too much money?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?


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  • 10/82   Live animal mascots: Cute or exploitative?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?


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  • 11/82   Does U.S. women's soccer deserve equal pay?
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    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.


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  • 12/82   After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.


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  • 13/82   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 14/82   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 15/82   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 16/82   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
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    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 17/82   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
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    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 18/82   PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


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  • 19/82   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 20/82   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 21/82   What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


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  • 22/82   Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle.  The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.


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  • 23/82   Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...


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  • 24/82   'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.


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  • 25/82   Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California.  One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track.  'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. 'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.


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  • 26/82   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 27/82   Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned.  “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.


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  • 28/82   Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter.  In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.


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  • 29/82   Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day.  The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States.  The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.


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  • 30/82   How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled.  It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain.  Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.


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  • 31/82   Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.  The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said.  Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.


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  • 32/82   Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.  The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation.  The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.


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  • 33/82   Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina.  “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina.  It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.


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  • 34/82   How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams.  Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November.  'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. 'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.


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  • 35/82   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 36/82   Why tech giants limited the spread of NY Post story on Biden
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  • 37/82   Live town halls: Trump dodges question on masks, Biden talks about mandating they be worn
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    The coronavirus dominated the first 30 minutes of the two town halls, with Trump and Biden pressed on their approach to the pandemic.

    The coronavirus dominated the first 30 minutes of the two town halls, with Trump and Biden pressed on their approach to the pandemic.


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  • 38/82   Town hall: Trump refuses to condemn conspiracy group QAnon
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    Asked by NBC's Savannah Guthrie whether he would register his disapproval of QAnon, Trump said he didn't know about Qanon then pivoted to antifa.

    Asked by NBC's Savannah Guthrie whether he would register his disapproval of QAnon, Trump said he didn't know about Qanon then pivoted to antifa.


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  • 39/82   How Should Investors Feel About Geneva Finance's (NZSE:GFL) CEO Remuneration?
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    David O'Connell has been the CEO of Geneva Finance Limited (NZSE:GFL) since 2008, and this article will examine the...

    David O'Connell has been the CEO of Geneva Finance Limited (NZSE:GFL) since 2008, and this article will examine the...


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  • 40/82   Fiat Chrysler to invest in electric car producton in Canada
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    Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has committed to a multi-year investment in assembling electric vehicles in Canada and to add up to 2,000 new jobs, a union representing some of the carmaker's workers announced Thursday.

    Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has committed to a multi-year investment in assembling electric vehicles in Canada and to add up to 2,000 new jobs, a union representing some of the carmaker's workers announced Thursday.


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  • 41/82   Goldman Sachs Honors Donald McClymont as One of the Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020
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    indie Semiconductor Chairman and CEO Recognized as one of 100 Entrepreneurs at Builders + Innovators Summit Donald McClymont, Chairman and CEO of indie Semiconductor Donald and the Goldman Sachs award Goldman Sachs logo Logo ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Donald McClymont as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.  Goldman Sachs selected Mr. McClymont as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For over 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Donald McClymont as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2020.”In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit, which this year is taking place virtually, consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.Mr. Donald McClymont serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of indie Semiconductor and is responsible for formulating the Company’s strategic vision, ensuring execution to business plans and creating shareholder value.Prior to co-founding indie, he was a Vice President of Marketing at Axiom Microdevices tasked with driving company strategy, developing sales engagements and building key industry partnerships. Prior to Axiom, he was a Product Line Director at Skyworks and a Marketing manager at Fujitsu.Mr. McClymont holds 5 patents worldwide and earned a Master’s in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.About indie  indie Semiconductor is an innovator of high performance SOC and software autotech solutions. Our Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), telematics, user experience and connectivity engines can be found within 1 in 4 new vehicles worldwide. And indie is at the forefront of edge artificial intelligence and LiDAR imaging applications. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, indie has design centers and sales offices in Detroit, MI, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Edinburgh, UK, Dresden, Germany and Wuxi, China. Please visit us at indiesemi.com to learn more.Goldman Sachs Media Contact  Andrew Williams  Andrew.Williams@gs.comindie Media Contact  Cecile Baker  cecile@indiesemi.comPhotos accompanying this announcement are available at:https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a628c5ca-cda6-439f-ab16-f9590f16ca8bhttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f13f6cc3-ea19-48ec-85ab-4e21e2bda4f3

    indie Semiconductor Chairman and CEO Recognized as one of 100 Entrepreneurs at Builders + Innovators Summit Donald McClymont, Chairman and CEO of indie Semiconductor Donald and the Goldman Sachs award Goldman Sachs logo Logo ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Donald McClymont as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit. Goldman Sachs selected Mr. McClymont as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For over 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Donald McClymont as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2020.”In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit, which this year is taking place virtually, consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.Mr. Donald McClymont serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of indie Semiconductor and is responsible for formulating the Company’s strategic vision, ensuring execution to business plans and creating shareholder value.Prior to co-founding indie, he was a Vice President of Marketing at Axiom Microdevices tasked with driving company strategy, developing sales engagements and building key industry partnerships. Prior to Axiom, he was a Product Line Director at Skyworks and a Marketing manager at Fujitsu.Mr. McClymont holds 5 patents worldwide and earned a Master’s in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.About indie indie Semiconductor is an innovator of high performance SOC and software autotech solutions. Our Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), telematics, user experience and connectivity engines can be found within 1 in 4 new vehicles worldwide. And indie is at the forefront of edge artificial intelligence and LiDAR imaging applications. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, indie has design centers and sales offices in Detroit, MI, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Edinburgh, UK, Dresden, Germany and Wuxi, China. Please visit us at indiesemi.com to learn more.Goldman Sachs Media Contact Andrew Williams Andrew.Williams@gs.comindie Media Contact Cecile Baker cecile@indiesemi.comPhotos accompanying this announcement are available at:https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a628c5ca-cda6-439f-ab16-f9590f16ca8bhttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f13f6cc3-ea19-48ec-85ab-4e21e2bda4f3


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  • 42/82   'I'm sick of influencers asking for free cake'
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    Some small businesses are resisting calls from social media influencers for free gifts.

    Some small businesses are resisting calls from social media influencers for free gifts.


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  • 43/82   Donald Trump does bizarre Joe Biden impression at Iowa campaign rally
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    President attacks rival during Iowa campaign rally

    President attacks rival during Iowa campaign rally


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  • 44/82   White supremacist pleads guilty in plot to blow up Colorado synagogue
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    A self-described white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal hate crime and explosive charges for a botched plot to blow up a historic Colorado synagogue last year, prosecutors said on Thursday.  Richard Holzer, 28, who was arrested in November following an undercover FBI sting, admitted to planning to bomb the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

    A self-described white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal hate crime and explosive charges for a botched plot to blow up a historic Colorado synagogue last year, prosecutors said on Thursday. Richard Holzer, 28, who was arrested in November following an undercover FBI sting, admitted to planning to bomb the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.


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  • 45/82   Senate Republicans Look to Subpoena Twitter, Facebook CEOs to Testify after Censorship of Hunter Biden Story
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    Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday called on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to testify before the committee and said they were prepared to issue subpoenas to compel testimony regarding their decisions to censor negative stories about Democrats.Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) announced that the Committee would vote on a subpoena on Tuesday for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify on Friday, October 23, according to Fox News.“This is election interference and we're 19 days out from an election,” Cruz said. “It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on.”Hawley called on the committee to also subpoena Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.The Committee's concern comes after news that both social media platforms had worked to suppress a New York Post report based on emails which suggest the younger Biden may have made an introduction between his father, then- Vice President Joe Biden, and a Ukranian adviser to Burisma Holdings in 2015. The authenticity of the emails has not been confirmed.

    Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday called on the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to testify before the committee and said they were prepared to issue subpoenas to compel testimony regarding their decisions to censor negative stories about Democrats.Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) announced that the Committee would vote on a subpoena on Tuesday for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify on Friday, October 23, according to Fox News.“This is election interference and we're 19 days out from an election,” Cruz said. “It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on.”Hawley called on the committee to also subpoena Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.The Committee's concern comes after news that both social media platforms had worked to suppress a New York Post report based on emails which suggest the younger Biden may have made an introduction between his father, then- Vice President Joe Biden, and a Ukranian adviser to Burisma Holdings in 2015. The authenticity of the emails has not been confirmed.


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  • 46/82   Amy Coney Barrett ruled n-word use does not make a workplace hostile
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    A supervisor calling an employee that word wasn’t proof of an abusive environment, Barrett wrote.  Using the “n-word” does not create “a hostile or abusive working environment,” according to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.  A report from The Independent notes that just last year, serving on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett wrote an opinion upholding the dismissal of Smith v. Illinois Department of Transportation, a case in which fired Black state employee Terry Smith filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit.

    A supervisor calling an employee that word wasn’t proof of an abusive environment, Barrett wrote. Using the “n-word” does not create “a hostile or abusive working environment,” according to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. A report from The Independent notes that just last year, serving on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett wrote an opinion upholding the dismissal of Smith v. Illinois Department of Transportation, a case in which fired Black state employee Terry Smith filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit.


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  • 47/82   Justin Trudeau: Canada-US border will stay closed until America gets COVID-19 under control
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    "The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

    "The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.


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  • 48/82   Marine Corps fires commander after 9 service members died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank into the sea
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    The commanding officer of the unit involved in the accident was relieved "due to a loss in trust and confidence in his ability to command."

    The commanding officer of the unit involved in the accident was relieved "due to a loss in trust and confidence in his ability to command."


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  • 49/82   School says students may be intentionally getting COVID-19
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    Brigham Young University's campus in Idaho warned that students caught intentionally contracting the virus will be suspended and potentially "permanently dismissed."

    Brigham Young University's campus in Idaho warned that students caught intentionally contracting the virus will be suspended and potentially "permanently dismissed."


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  • 50/82   Hong Kong takes back seat as China's Xi promotes neighbor as future 'model city'
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    "The Shenzhen model is political zero tolerance and business on China's terms," said Kent Deng, professor of Chinese economic history.

    "The Shenzhen model is political zero tolerance and business on China's terms," said Kent Deng, professor of Chinese economic history.


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  • 51/82   People are criticizing a hair salon that's popular among influencers for seemingly not requiring anyone to wear masks
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    Chrissy Rasmussen's TikTok page shows Habit Salon packed with hairstylists, clients, and numerous influencers who are not wearing masks.

    Chrissy Rasmussen's TikTok page shows Habit Salon packed with hairstylists, clients, and numerous influencers who are not wearing masks.


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  • 52/82   Trump admits ‘I am little bit concerned’ about poll in Iowa
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    Republican president complains ‘nobody else has done more for Iowa’ amid tight polling numbers in state

    Republican president complains ‘nobody else has done more for Iowa’ amid tight polling numbers in state


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  • 53/82   Superconductors: Material raises hope of energy revolution
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    Scientists find a material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.

    Scientists find a material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.


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  • 54/82   Glitter litter 'could be damaging rivers'
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    Glitter contains microplastics, which can get into rivers and seas, taking years to degrade.

    Glitter contains microplastics, which can get into rivers and seas, taking years to degrade.


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  • 55/82   Extreme weather: October downpour sees UK's wettest day on record
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    Persistent rain on Saturday October has broken the record for the wettest day across the whole of the UK.

    Persistent rain on Saturday October has broken the record for the wettest day across the whole of the UK.


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  • 56/82   World caught in "syndemic" of chronic diseases and COVID-19, global study says
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    The world is caught in a perfect storm of rising rates of chronic disease, persistent infectious diseases and public health failures that have fuelled deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a major global study of human health.  The emergence and overlap of the coronavirus pandemic with a continued global rise in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes - with added environmental risks such as air pollution - have exacerbated the coronavirus death toll, it said.

    The world is caught in a perfect storm of rising rates of chronic disease, persistent infectious diseases and public health failures that have fuelled deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a major global study of human health. The emergence and overlap of the coronavirus pandemic with a continued global rise in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes - with added environmental risks such as air pollution - have exacerbated the coronavirus death toll, it said.


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  • 57/82   WHO study says remdesivir did not cut hospital stay or mortality in COVID-19 patients
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    The antiviral medication, among the first to be used as a treatment for COVID-19, was one of the drugs recently used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump's coronavirus infection.  The results are from WHO's 'Solidarity' trial, which evaluated the effects of four potential drug regimens, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, in 11,266 adult patients across more than 30 countries.

    The antiviral medication, among the first to be used as a treatment for COVID-19, was one of the drugs recently used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump's coronavirus infection. The results are from WHO's 'Solidarity' trial, which evaluated the effects of four potential drug regimens, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, in 11,266 adult patients across more than 30 countries.


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  • 58/82   Self-driving startup Cruise is launching fully driverless testing in San Francisco this year
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    CEO Dan Ammann has heralded the end of car ownership and advocated for self-driving ride-hailing as a solution to global warming.

    CEO Dan Ammann has heralded the end of car ownership and advocated for self-driving ride-hailing as a solution to global warming.


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  • 59/82   Pieces of orbiting space junk set for very close pass
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    Two bits of discarded Russian and Chinese space hardware may pass within less than 25m of each other.

    Two bits of discarded Russian and Chinese space hardware may pass within less than 25m of each other.


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  • 60/82   What's inside a rattlesnake's tail?
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    If you look inside a rattlesnake rattle, nothing will spill out. Unlike a maraca, it produces its sound by clicking keratin segments together.

    If you look inside a rattlesnake rattle, nothing will spill out. Unlike a maraca, it produces its sound by clicking keratin segments together.


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  • 61/82   Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate
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    An artificial rope bridge across a divided forest could help save the ape, a type of gibbon, from extinction.

    An artificial rope bridge across a divided forest could help save the ape, a type of gibbon, from extinction.


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  • 62/82   Did Lockdowns Lower Premature Births? A New Study Adds Evidence
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    Some public health researchers are seeing hints that the coronavirus pandemic might help solve a longstanding puzzle: What causes premature birth?Studies in Ireland and Denmark this summer showed that preterm births decreased in the spring during lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus in those countries. Anecdotally, doctors around the world reported similar drops. They speculated that reduced stress on mothers, cleaner air or better hygiene might have contributed. A large study from the Netherlands, published Tuesday in The Lancet Public Health, has yielded even stronger evidence of an association between the lockdowns and a smaller number of early births.The authors used data from a national newborn screening program. As in the United States, nearly all babies in the Netherlands have a spot of blood collected a few days after birth and tested for certain diseases. Information including the babies' gestational ages -- at how many weeks of the mother's term they were born -- is collected at the same time.The Dutch researchers examined newborn blood screening data from 2010 to 2020, which included more than 1.5 million infants. Over 56,000 of those babies were born after the Netherlands started locking down in response to the pandemic.With their large data set, the researchers compared early births in windows one to four months before and after the lockdown. Looking at the same windows in earlier years let them account for any other trends, such as seasonal changes in premature birth. No matter which windows they used, the researchers saw that premature births had dropped after March 9, when the government in the Netherlands began warning the public to take more hygiene measures and to stay home if they had symptoms or possible exposures to the virus. Within the next week, schools and workplaces began to close down."We could see that this impact was real," said Dr. Jasper Been, a neonatologist at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the study's lead author.The reduction was from 15% to 23%, he said.Dr. Roy Philip, a neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick in Ireland and author of the earlier study finding fewer preterm births this spring in the country, said he was "truly delighted" to read the new paper. He said it suggested that the lockdown did, in fact, cause the drop in early births. Unlike the Irish and Danish studies, the new Dutch study showed a decrease across all ages of premature babies -- not only the earliest ones.But as is often the case after such an investigation, Been said, "You have more questions than you started out with."One of those unanswered questions is about stillbirths. In the best-case scenario, the preemies that were missing from hospitals this spring were born as healthy full-term infants. But it's possible that some of those missing preemies died, instead.Stillbirths "might actually be the dark side of this," Been said. Researchers couldn't measure stillbirths in the Dutch data set, because only live infants undergo newborn screening. If most of the missing preemies were actually stillborn, Been said, there would have to have been a huge increase in stillbirths -- maybe three times the usual number, conservatively. No one has reported such a change so far.At one hospital in London, a study showed an increase in stillbirths after the start of the pandemic (not the lockdown). This increase might have come from hidden coronavirus infections, the authors wrote, or from women's reluctance to seek medical care during the pandemic. Studies in Nepal and India showed that mothers were less likely to give birth in hospitals in the spring, and that stillbirths increased in those countries. Further complicating the picture, COVID-19 itself may raise the odds of premature birth.To find out how pandemic lockdowns affected preterm birth across different countries, the Dutch researchers have joined an international consortium of nearly 40 nations sharing data. Lockdowns might have been good for the health of mothers and babies in some places and not others, Been said, adding, "In general, we see that this whole pandemic seems to increase inequalities a lot." The Dutch study even hinted that the drop in preterm births was limited to wealthier neighborhoods, although the result wasn't statistically significant."Boy, did this affect people really differently," said Jennifer Culhane, a senior research scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine.Culhane said the new study confirmed what she had been hearing from U.S. colleagues about lower preterm birthrates this spring."Anecdotally, this is what we're all hearing and feeling," she said.In the absence of strong evidence in the United States, she and her colleagues have partnered with an insurance company to begin a large-scale study of how lockdowns affected premature births in this country.She speculates that the lockdown's effects might have depended on economic circumstances. For mothers who had the resources to work from home, "This could have a been a stress-reducing moment," she said. For essential workers or those experiencing economic hardships, it might have been a different story."We see gross inequities in this country," Culhane said. "My guess is that women that had no reprieve from rat-racy-type things had, actually, an enhanced burden of stress."Scientists have long struggled to find the causes of premature birth, and good ways to prevent it."We haven't been able to reduce the preterm birthrate come hell or high water," Culhane said.Future studies could finally reveal ways to prevent early births for all mothers -- no pandemic needed.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company

    Some public health researchers are seeing hints that the coronavirus pandemic might help solve a longstanding puzzle: What causes premature birth?Studies in Ireland and Denmark this summer showed that preterm births decreased in the spring during lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus in those countries. Anecdotally, doctors around the world reported similar drops. They speculated that reduced stress on mothers, cleaner air or better hygiene might have contributed. A large study from the Netherlands, published Tuesday in The Lancet Public Health, has yielded even stronger evidence of an association between the lockdowns and a smaller number of early births.The authors used data from a national newborn screening program. As in the United States, nearly all babies in the Netherlands have a spot of blood collected a few days after birth and tested for certain diseases. Information including the babies' gestational ages -- at how many weeks of the mother's term they were born -- is collected at the same time.The Dutch researchers examined newborn blood screening data from 2010 to 2020, which included more than 1.5 million infants. Over 56,000 of those babies were born after the Netherlands started locking down in response to the pandemic.With their large data set, the researchers compared early births in windows one to four months before and after the lockdown. Looking at the same windows in earlier years let them account for any other trends, such as seasonal changes in premature birth. No matter which windows they used, the researchers saw that premature births had dropped after March 9, when the government in the Netherlands began warning the public to take more hygiene measures and to stay home if they had symptoms or possible exposures to the virus. Within the next week, schools and workplaces began to close down."We could see that this impact was real," said Dr. Jasper Been, a neonatologist at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the study's lead author.The reduction was from 15% to 23%, he said.Dr. Roy Philip, a neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick in Ireland and author of the earlier study finding fewer preterm births this spring in the country, said he was "truly delighted" to read the new paper. He said it suggested that the lockdown did, in fact, cause the drop in early births. Unlike the Irish and Danish studies, the new Dutch study showed a decrease across all ages of premature babies -- not only the earliest ones.But as is often the case after such an investigation, Been said, "You have more questions than you started out with."One of those unanswered questions is about stillbirths. In the best-case scenario, the preemies that were missing from hospitals this spring were born as healthy full-term infants. But it's possible that some of those missing preemies died, instead.Stillbirths "might actually be the dark side of this," Been said. Researchers couldn't measure stillbirths in the Dutch data set, because only live infants undergo newborn screening. If most of the missing preemies were actually stillborn, Been said, there would have to have been a huge increase in stillbirths -- maybe three times the usual number, conservatively. No one has reported such a change so far.At one hospital in London, a study showed an increase in stillbirths after the start of the pandemic (not the lockdown). This increase might have come from hidden coronavirus infections, the authors wrote, or from women's reluctance to seek medical care during the pandemic. Studies in Nepal and India showed that mothers were less likely to give birth in hospitals in the spring, and that stillbirths increased in those countries. Further complicating the picture, COVID-19 itself may raise the odds of premature birth.To find out how pandemic lockdowns affected preterm birth across different countries, the Dutch researchers have joined an international consortium of nearly 40 nations sharing data. Lockdowns might have been good for the health of mothers and babies in some places and not others, Been said, adding, "In general, we see that this whole pandemic seems to increase inequalities a lot." The Dutch study even hinted that the drop in preterm births was limited to wealthier neighborhoods, although the result wasn't statistically significant."Boy, did this affect people really differently," said Jennifer Culhane, a senior research scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine.Culhane said the new study confirmed what she had been hearing from U.S. colleagues about lower preterm birthrates this spring."Anecdotally, this is what we're all hearing and feeling," she said.In the absence of strong evidence in the United States, she and her colleagues have partnered with an insurance company to begin a large-scale study of how lockdowns affected premature births in this country.She speculates that the lockdown's effects might have depended on economic circumstances. For mothers who had the resources to work from home, "This could have a been a stress-reducing moment," she said. For essential workers or those experiencing economic hardships, it might have been a different story."We see gross inequities in this country," Culhane said. "My guess is that women that had no reprieve from rat-racy-type things had, actually, an enhanced burden of stress."Scientists have long struggled to find the causes of premature birth, and good ways to prevent it."We haven't been able to reduce the preterm birthrate come hell or high water," Culhane said.Future studies could finally reveal ways to prevent early births for all mothers -- no pandemic needed.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company


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  • 63/82   UNPD highlights Honduras social program
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    The Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Richard Barathe, highlighted that Bono Único, a social program of Honduras Government to provide assistance to people affected in their income by the covid-19 pandemic, is a pioneering initiative that brings a great deal of support in the social expenditure to benefit the most vulnerable sectors of the country and it is an example to be replicated internationally.

    The Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Richard Barathe, highlighted that Bono Único, a social program of Honduras Government to provide assistance to people affected in their income by the covid-19 pandemic, is a pioneering initiative that brings a great deal of support in the social expenditure to benefit the most vulnerable sectors of the country and it is an example to be replicated internationally.


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  • 64/82   Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 October 2020
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    A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

    A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.


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  • 65/82   EU leaders tell London to budge on post-Brexit deal, drawing UK anger
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    European leaders on Thursday demanded Britain urgently give ground on fair trade rules to unblock stalled post-Brexit negotiations, angering London and putting the fate of the talks in jeopardy.

    European leaders on Thursday demanded Britain urgently give ground on fair trade rules to unblock stalled post-Brexit negotiations, angering London and putting the fate of the talks in jeopardy.


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  • 66/82   AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate
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    President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be.  The Biden campaign at the time also announced it would stop running negative ads, with the candidate tweeting that “this cannot be a partisan moment” after the news that Trump was going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of his coronavirus infection.

    President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be. The Biden campaign at the time also announced it would stop running negative ads, with the candidate tweeting that “this cannot be a partisan moment” after the news that Trump was going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of his coronavirus infection.


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  • 67/82   Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death
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    Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement.  Ronald Greene's mother and sister wailed “like they were at a funeral” Wednesday after meeting with Gov. John Bel Edwards and watching a half-hour of the footage of the May 2019 encounter that is now the subject of a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney told The Associated Press.  “This family has been lied to the entire time about what happened,” said civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who also viewed the footage.

    Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement. Ronald Greene's mother and sister wailed “like they were at a funeral” Wednesday after meeting with Gov. John Bel Edwards and watching a half-hour of the footage of the May 2019 encounter that is now the subject of a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney told The Associated Press. “This family has been lied to the entire time about what happened,” said civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who also viewed the footage.


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  • 68/82   Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down
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    Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.  The tally was mandated to halt at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Thursday — 5:59 a.m. Friday for people living on the East Coast — but questions lingered about deadlines and who gets counted when congressional seats are allotted.  Advocates are particularly worried that minorities, and people in rural and tribal areas, are going to be missed due to the rushed ending of the count, resulting in less federal funding for those communities and perhaps fewer congressional seats and electoral votes for states that have large minority populations.

    Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned. The tally was mandated to halt at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Thursday — 5:59 a.m. Friday for people living on the East Coast — but questions lingered about deadlines and who gets counted when congressional seats are allotted. Advocates are particularly worried that minorities, and people in rural and tribal areas, are going to be missed due to the rushed ending of the count, resulting in less federal funding for those communities and perhaps fewer congressional seats and electoral votes for states that have large minority populations.


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  • 69/82   Nicola Sturgeon 'shamelessly' wooing EU leaders to her cause with column in German newspaper
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    Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of trying to "shamelessly flog Scottish independence" to the EU after wooing the bloc in a German newspaper article. Writing in Die Welt, a national daily broadsheet, the First Minister argued there was no contradiction between her "stated desire for solidarity" with the European Union and her dream of leaving the UK. She said the UK Government is "determined to turn its back on cooperation, consensus and solidarity" but the EU was a "partnership of equals where decisions require consent and often unanimity from members." Ms Sturgeon also launched an outspoken attack on the UK Government's Brexit negotiating stance, accusing it of a "utterly reckless" determination to leave without a deal. She said its approach runs "entirely counter to the Scottish Government's vision for our country" and her government had concluded that "the best future for our country is as an independent nation within the EU." Her article appeared the day after an opinion poll showed support for independence at a record 58 per cent, prompting the SNP to claim that separation was Scots' "settled will." But, although she emphasised she did not want a border in Ireland, Ms Sturgeon did not address warnings that a separate Scotland in the EU with the UK outside the bloc would require a border with England. The article also did not mention Scotland's yawning public spending deficit even before the pandemic struck. It stood at 8.6 per cent of GDP last year - nearly three times the 3 per cent required for EU membership.

    Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of trying to "shamelessly flog Scottish independence" to the EU after wooing the bloc in a German newspaper article. Writing in Die Welt, a national daily broadsheet, the First Minister argued there was no contradiction between her "stated desire for solidarity" with the European Union and her dream of leaving the UK. She said the UK Government is "determined to turn its back on cooperation, consensus and solidarity" but the EU was a "partnership of equals where decisions require consent and often unanimity from members." Ms Sturgeon also launched an outspoken attack on the UK Government's Brexit negotiating stance, accusing it of a "utterly reckless" determination to leave without a deal. She said its approach runs "entirely counter to the Scottish Government's vision for our country" and her government had concluded that "the best future for our country is as an independent nation within the EU." Her article appeared the day after an opinion poll showed support for independence at a record 58 per cent, prompting the SNP to claim that separation was Scots' "settled will." But, although she emphasised she did not want a border in Ireland, Ms Sturgeon did not address warnings that a separate Scotland in the EU with the UK outside the bloc would require a border with England. The article also did not mention Scotland's yawning public spending deficit even before the pandemic struck. It stood at 8.6 per cent of GDP last year - nearly three times the 3 per cent required for EU membership.


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  • 70/82   Forecasters: Drought more likely than blizzards this winter
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    Don’t expect much of a winter wallop this year, except for the pain of worsening drought, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.  Two-thirds of the United States should get a warmer than normal winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted.  Only Washington, northern Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas and northwestern Minnesota, will get a colder than normal winter, forecasters said.

    Don’t expect much of a winter wallop this year, except for the pain of worsening drought, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. Two-thirds of the United States should get a warmer than normal winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted. Only Washington, northern Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas and northwestern Minnesota, will get a colder than normal winter, forecasters said.


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  • 71/82   Georgia's McBath seeks 2nd win in once-famed GOP district
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    Karen Handel is looking for Republicans to mobilize in Georgia's 6th District, once an incubator of high-profile Republicans.  The rematch in the district, covering parts of Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties, is being fought on a nationalized stage, with arguments about health care, abortion, support for police and gun control.  It's a seat held by Newt Gingrich when he was House speaker, Johnny Isakson before he became a U.S. senator, and Tom Price before he became U.S. Health and Human Services secretary.

    Karen Handel is looking for Republicans to mobilize in Georgia's 6th District, once an incubator of high-profile Republicans. The rematch in the district, covering parts of Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties, is being fought on a nationalized stage, with arguments about health care, abortion, support for police and gun control. It's a seat held by Newt Gingrich when he was House speaker, Johnny Isakson before he became a U.S. senator, and Tom Price before he became U.S. Health and Human Services secretary.


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  • 72/82   Rethinking the holidays: Traditions, change are on the table
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    Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always.  This time, because of the pandemic, she’ll do it all several days before Thanksgiving, then ship portions from her home in Florida to her family around the country.  Since she can’t welcome the friends she’d normally invite, she’ll pack ample portions in gift bags with handwritten notes, then place the bags on her stoop for contactless pickup on Thanksgiving Day.

    Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always. This time, because of the pandemic, she’ll do it all several days before Thanksgiving, then ship portions from her home in Florida to her family around the country. Since she can’t welcome the friends she’d normally invite, she’ll pack ample portions in gift bags with handwritten notes, then place the bags on her stoop for contactless pickup on Thanksgiving Day.


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  • 73/82   How a Florida hockey game became a COVID-19 'superspreader' event
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    The game, which took place on June 16, did not lead to any hospitalizations or deaths. But it does represent one of the few documented instances of viral spread stemming from an athletic event.

    The game, which took place on June 16, did not lead to any hospitalizations or deaths. But it does represent one of the few documented instances of viral spread stemming from an athletic event.


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  • 74/82   Fauci says to be safe, his family won't be gathering for Thanksgiving
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    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is not going to be gathering with his children on Thanksgiving because they are concerned about the threat of the coronavirus, which is surging in more than 30 states.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is not going to be gathering with his children on Thanksgiving because they are concerned about the threat of the coronavirus, which is surging in more than 30 states.


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  • 75/82   What Dr. Fauci says when asked about Trump's crowded rallies
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    The nation's top infectious disease expert remains concerned that large-scale gatherings like President Trump's campaign rallies will lead to more coronavirus outbreaks.

    The nation's top infectious disease expert remains concerned that large-scale gatherings like President Trump's campaign rallies will lead to more coronavirus outbreaks.


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  • 76/82   Barron Trump also tested positive for COVID-19, first lady says
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    President Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms, first lady Melania Trump disclosed Wednesday, about two weeks after it was revealed that she and the president had contracted the disease.

    President Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms, first lady Melania Trump disclosed Wednesday, about two weeks after it was revealed that she and the president had contracted the disease.


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  • 77/82   Trump presses attack on Fauci in dispute over campaign ad
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    The nation's leading expert in infectious diseases has asked for a video that takes his words out of context to be removed.

    The nation's leading expert in infectious diseases has asked for a video that takes his words out of context to be removed.


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  • 78/82   Yahoo News/YouGov poll: As opposition to Trump's pandemic approach grows, most voters want Senate to pass stimulus before considering Amy Coney Barrett
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    As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses.

    As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses.


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  • 79/82   How another president tried to hide his illness during a pandemic — and the disaster it created
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    President Trump's White House and medical team have been criticized for not being transparent enough about the president's condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. But this isn't the first president to contract a deadly pandemic virus. President Woodrow Wilson's personal physician tried to downplay the severity of the president's illness during a crucial moment in American history when he became sick during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.

    President Trump's White House and medical team have been criticized for not being transparent enough about the president's condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. But this isn't the first president to contract a deadly pandemic virus. President Woodrow Wilson's personal physician tried to downplay the severity of the president's illness during a crucial moment in American history when he became sick during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.


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  • 80/82   Wisconsin is battling America's worst coronavirus outbreak, and the state's broken politics are partly to blame
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    The state GOP’s relentless campaign to delegitimize pandemic precautions as partisan overreach has restricted the government’s ability to address a worsening crisis.

    The state GOP’s relentless campaign to delegitimize pandemic precautions as partisan overreach has restricted the government’s ability to address a worsening crisis.


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  • 81/82   Coronavirus pushes Trump into a 'fiasco vortex' as events spin out of administration's control
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    The coronavirus outbreak at the White House has plunged Trump’s presidency into what crisis relations expert Eric Dezenhall calls “the fiasco vortex,” a phenomenon in which crisis overtakes a public figure, destroying any attempts to impose a favorable cast on developments.

    The coronavirus outbreak at the White House has plunged Trump’s presidency into what crisis relations expert Eric Dezenhall calls “the fiasco vortex,” a phenomenon in which crisis overtakes a public figure, destroying any attempts to impose a favorable cast on developments.


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  • 82/82   Another Black life that mattered: A small town in Texas unites for justice for Jonathan Price after police kill 'an amazing person'
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    Jonathan Price, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer after reportedly breaking up a domestic dispute on Oct. 3 in his hometown of Wolfe City, Texas. Many people within the small town are realizing that racism is not just a big-city issue, but a countrywide problem.

    Jonathan Price, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer after reportedly breaking up a domestic dispute on Oct. 3 in his hometown of Wolfe City, Texas. Many people within the small town are realizing that racism is not just a big-city issue, but a countrywide problem.


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