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Covid-19: NI schools to close and three-tier system begins

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 07:27
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.
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Governments are using the pandemic to crack down on digital rights, report finds

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 07:00
In their fight against the coronavirus, some governments are introducing digital surveillance and data collection tools that could pose a lasting threat to citizens' rights, according to a new report by research institute Freedom House.
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One sheriff's defense of accused domestic terrorists highlights friendly relationships between some sheriffs and self-styled militias

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 06:37
On May 18, the FBI was months into investigating an alleged terror plot targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. On that day, a local sheriff was sharing a protest stage with one of the men who would be charged with providing material support to terrorist acts.
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Asher-Smith was 'relieved' at Olympics postponement

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 06:13
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says she was relieved when the Olympics were postponed because of the uncertainties around training.
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Jordan Henderson: From 'expensive flop' to Liverpool captain & Premier League champion

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 06:11
From once being considered an expensive flop, Jordan Henderson has become a key figure in Liverpool's midfield. BBC Sport takes a closer look at how he has done it.
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MOTDx: Tammy Abraham on Chelsea, England kits and his vocal skills

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 06:07
Back in February, MOTDx's Reece Parkinson caught up with Tammy Abraham for an early look at the new England kit and a demonstration of the Chelsea striker's impressive vocals.
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Amy Coney Barrett's near-perfect performance

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:58
Judge Amy Coney Barrett delivered a relatively flawless showing in her controversial Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. A few hours into the questioning a senator asked her to display the notes she was using to provide her detailed answers. She picked up a white notepad with nothing on it but the inscription, "United States Senate" as the hearing room erupted in laughter.
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Long Island venue fined for 'super-spreader' Sweet 16 party linked to nearly 40 cases

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:41
A Sweet 16 turned sour when 29 guests took home the coronavirus as a party favor -- a costly gift for the Long Island venue hit with $12,000 in Covid-19 violation fines.
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Global cases surpass 38 million

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:35
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Twitter suspends accounts claiming to be black Trump supporters

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:31
The social media giant says the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation.
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NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts prepare for launch to space station

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:14
Just a few weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are scheduled to launch for a stay on the International Space Station.
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Demi Lovato has a few words for President Trump

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:09
Demi Lovato wants to use her voice for more than just singing.
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Analysis: Determined voters endure long lines to cast early ballots in historic election

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:01
Thousands of people, some braving hours-long waits, glitches and politically motivated obstruction, are flocking to cast early ballots and writing the story of a pandemic-era election that may change how America votes.
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Meghan avoids 'controversial' topics for fear of putting family 'at risk'

BBC - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 05:00
The Duchess of Sussex says she sticks to "straight forward" topics to avoid putting her family at risk.
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Mary Trump: President in for a rough ride if Biden wins

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:43
Mary Trump, President Trump's niece, tells CNN's Don Lemon that the president is in for a "rough ride" should he lose to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
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Thailand's unprecedented revolt pits the people against the King

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:34
Set apart from the frenetic bustle of one of Asia's largest cities and nestled amid the manicured gardens of Bangkok's Dusit Palace, the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall has served as the official home of Thailand's monarchy for more than a century. Its name translates to "royal seat in the sky" but the European-style residence is known as the Ambara Villa.
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Analysis: Trump thrived in the 'attention economy,' but now he is hitting its limits

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 04:13
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A 10-month-old at the center of legal fight over a ventilator was released from a hospital. His heart stopped when he got home

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:59
The heart of Nick Torres, the 10-month-old whose parents sued Texas Children's Hospital to keep him on life support, stopped beating Tuesday hours after he was released from the facility.
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Police: Video shows security guard shoot man who slapped him near Denver rally

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:35
A security guard being held in a Denver jail on suspicion of murder allegedly shot another man who slapped him and who fired pepper spray at him, according to the police arrest affidavit.
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Labor secretary's wife, who was at Rose Garden event, tests positive for coronavirus

CNN - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:25
The Labor Department announced in a news release Tuesday night that Secretary Eugene Scalia's wife, Trish, has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement said that Eugene Scalia has tested negative so far but will work from home "for the time being."
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