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What You Need to Prepare for the Covid-19 Surge This Season

As the weather gets colder and we face the double threat of the flu and a surge in Covid-19 cases, now is a prime opportunity to stock up on food and supplies.

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Exxon is cutting 1,900 US jobs as oil prices crumble again

ExxonMobil is cutting jobs at home and overseas as oil prices tumble on coronavirus fears.

New audio tapes show how Trump bet against science

The failed bet laid by President Donald Trump to ignore science and prioritize his political goals early in the pandemic, revealed Wednesday in fresh detail by new Jared Kushner tapes, is backfiring in devastating fashion at the critical moment of his reelection bid.

Springdale teen survives after fighting for her life on a ventilator battling COVID-19

What started as a weekend fishing trip, turned into a COVID-19 nightmare for one Arkansas family.

Car chase preceded police shooting that killed Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Illinois, video shows

Short clips from surveillance footage and police body and dashboard cameras provide some answers -- but yield even more questions -- about the shooting that left a Black teenager, Marcellis Stinnette, dead in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Republicans are narrowing the early voting gap in these states

In four key states -- Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and Iowa -- Republicans are beginning to narrow the Democratic advantage in pre-Election Day voting.

Why Obama saved his harshest critiques of Trump until the campaign's end

Barack Obama held back his most biting critiques of President Donald Trump in the first years of his post-presidency, hoping the lack of constant attacks would make his voice even more powerful at a time he thought it was most needed.

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The somber signs of the pandemic are returning: new restrictions, packed ICUs and refrigerated units for bodies

When the coronavirus pandemic hit its first peak in the spring, it took a dramatic toll on the nation: States ordered their residents to stay at home to control the surge. Patients packed into overcrowded hospitals. And millions lost their jobs.

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Reality bites for Putin's much-hyped Covid-19 vaccine, as concerns over efficacy and safety linger

In August, Russian state media rolled out the red carpet for a bombshell announcement -- President Vladimir Putin, from his residence outside Moscow, unveiled what he said was the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine, meant to bring Russia closer to the end of a devastating pandemic.

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In a politically divided country, are children destined to grow up on 1 side?

Little kids can say some pretty entertaining things. In an election year, the chatter coming from the child department may be extra amusing.

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Wisconsin faces Covid-19 crisis as coronavirus cases continue to rise, governor says

Wisconsin's governor on Tuesday warned of an impending crisis as the state continues to see coronavirus cases rise and its hospitals overwhelmed.

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Dr. Birx slams the lack of mask usage in North Dakota, where Covid-19 is soaring

If you're in a coronavirus hotspot, watch out -- Dr. Deborah Birx might be visiting and reinforcing some sharp lessons.

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US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45

The US Preventive Services Task Force -- the nation's leading panel for medical guidance -- is considering a draft recommendation to lower the recommended screening age for colon and rectal cancers to 45.

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Seniors are better at pandemic safety than young adults, CDC finds

Older Americans are better than younger adults at following the recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, according to a new survey.

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Sewage testing shows a country flush with coronavirus cases

When Rosa Inchausti and her colleagues started testing wastewater in Tempe, Arizona, it was 2018 and they were not looking for coronavirus. They were tracking the opioid epidemic.

'Watch Dogs: Legion': A politically minded video game where you start the revolution

"Watch Dogs: Legion" goes on sale Thursday, and promises to be one of the biggest video game releases of 2020. How big? The game, where you can play as nearly anyone in dystopian London, could sell as many as 10 million copies, analysts predict.

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Markets can't ignore the pandemic any longer. Stocks are dropping

Stocks are selling off sharply on fears that Covid-19 infections are spiraling out of control again and government leaders could have no choice but to enact another wave of lockdowns.

Washington Post: Trump administration to roll back federal protections from Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Federal protections for Alaska's Tongass National Forest will be lifted this week by the Trump administration, allowing "logging and other forms of development" to occur in the world's largest intact temperate rainforest known as America's Amazon, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Tributes paid to German Olympic silver medal bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at 37

Tributes from the winter sports community have been paid to German Olympic silver medalist bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at the age of 37.

US Women's National Team stars on equal pay: To win that fight is bigger than World Cup victory

When you have the chance to sign two star soccer players from the US Women's National Team, who happen to be winners of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, the decision would seem to be a no-brainer.

This is *exactly* how tone-deaf the Trump campaign is on Covid-19

Here's an exchange that happened between CNN's Alisyn Camerota and Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley on the same day that the United States reported its highest seven-day rolling average of cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic:

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Boeing will lay off another 7,000 workers as losses mount

Boeing announced it will cut an additional 7,000 jobs as its losses continue to mount following a plunge in revenue.

How Arizona complicates Trump's re-election bid

Electoral analysts like myself have been pumping up the importance of the Great Lake (Rust Belt) battleground states. The math is pretty easy. Under any reasonable scenario, President Donald Trump needs to win at least Michigan, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin to take the presidency. This assumes he carries North Carolina and Florida, where he is trailing.

Activist attempts to steal artwork from Louvre in campaign for return of artifacts

European cultural institutions are under mounting pressure to return colonial artifacts to their countries of origin, and one Congolese activist has taken matters into his own hands.

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Philadelphia police ask residents to stay indoors as spurts of violence erupt during protests over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

The Philadelphia Police Department requested that residents in seven districts to stay indoors as demonstrators took to the streets for a second night following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

POLICE: Officer fires at fleeing road rage suspect accused of brandishing weapon during crash

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly caused a crash and then pointed a gun at the other driver involved.

A deep recession should hurt Trump's reelection bid, but this isn't a usual downturn

With less than a week until the election, it's not clear whether news from the economy and stock market will help or hurt President Donald Trump. But Wednesday's massive drop in the Dow can't be helping.

Scientists used a 3D printer to create the world's smallest boat

Researchers have created the world's smallest boat, measuring just 30 micrometers in length, so small it could sail down a human hair.

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Department of Labor & Industry warns of phone scam with people posing as employees

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is warning residents of a phone scam where fraudsters are posing as employees of the Department.

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More than half of US states broke records in daily Covid-19 cases this month. Now hospitals brace for an onslaught

The fall Covid-19 surge keeps growing, with 29 states setting new records this month for the most new daily cases since the pandemic began, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug broke out of his enclosure and wound up 30 miles away from his Alabama home

A 200-pound tortoise broke out of his enclosure, evaded capture for two days and wound up over 30 miles away from his Alabama home. It's fitting that his name is Sparkplug.

Federal grant for human trafficking victims

One-hundred million dollars from the federal government is on the way for anti-trafficking programs.

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Hundreds stranded in the cold waiting for buses in chaotic post-Trump rally scene

When President Donald Trump left Omaha on Tuesday, thousands watched and cheered in the frigid air as Air Force One took off into the night sky. But for these loyal supporters, their experience at the Trump rally was far from over.

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White House lists ending Covid-19 pandemic as an accomplishment despite cases spiking to record levels

The White House included ending the coronavirus pandemic on a list of the Trump administration's science and technology accomplishments, despite nearly half a million Americans tested positive for Covid-19 in just the last week.

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CEOs of Google, Twitter and Facebook grilled in Senate hearing

A Senate Commerce Committee hearing with the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter is underway on Wednesday amid cries of conservative bias and threats to change a crucial law, known as Section 230, that protects the companies' ability to moderate content as they see fit. The tech CEOs appeared via video.

Trump's unhappy warrior pitch to voters includes insults and highly specific grievances

President Donald Trump is ending his reelection bid in a frenzied cross-country push for votes in states he won -- some handily -- four years ago. But he is not pretending to be happy about it.

Khloe Kardashian reveals she had coronavirus

A sneak peek of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has confirmed that Khloe Kardashian suffered from Covid-19. In a clip released on Wednesday, Kardashian is shown self recording the news in a hoarse voice.

Protesters demand DC police release video in the death of 20-year-old man riding a moped

Protests at a Washington, DC, police station over the death of a 20-year-old man left four officers injured, police tell CNN affiliate WJLA.

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Grocery stores want to make it less of a nightmare to order online this winter

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, finding an open slot for grocery delivery was like winning the lottery. Even when shoppers were lucky enough to lock one in, food and cleaning supplies were often out of stock and there were delivery delays ranging from hours to days.

White House testing czar disputes Trump on key reasons behind Covid case surge

Admiral Brett Giroir, the White House's coronavirus testing czar, said Wednesday that coronavirus cases are surging because the virus is spreading and that the US can control the pandemic, disputing President Donald Trump that cases are surging because of increased testing.

Democratic Senate candidate puts brakes on RV tour in Iowa after staffer's possible Covid exposure

As Iowa sees a surge in cases of Covid-19, the pandemic is affecting campaigning in the state's closely-watched US Senate race.

Jared Kushner bragged in April that Trump was taking the country 'back from the doctors'

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City.

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Chrissy Teigen's heartfelt letter about losing her child is worth reading in full

Chrissy Teigen is healing from the loss of her child and grateful for the outpouring of support her family has received since, she says in a new essay published Tuesday.

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Pence's office says he did not attend swearing-in due to CDC guidelines

Vice President Mike Pence did not attend Monday night's White House swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett because he was adhering to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, an administration official told CNN.

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Obama offers blistering criticism of Trump over coronavirus: 'He's jealous of Covid's media coverage'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered blistering criticism of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.

Voters to decide on free pre-school for county children

On Nov. 3, voters in Multnomah County will decide whether every child in the county should be eligible for free preschool.

'Love Actually' filmmaker and Forest Whitaker: In the midst of Covid-19, the human race has a historic opportunity

The world is still in the grips of a global pandemic that has killed more than 1.1 million people and infected more than 43.1 million worldwide. Lives and livelihoods have been threatened and lost. While the future remains uncertain, it's clear that we face a new and changing world.

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7 days from Election Day, here's what we know about who's voted so far in key states

One week from Election Day, early voters so far are younger, more racially diverse and more likely to be Democrats than they were ahead of the 2016 election in many of the key states that could decide the next president.

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Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett sworn in and greeted with a request to recuse herself in an election case

Justice Amy Coney Barrett recited the judicial oath Tuesday morning in a swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially beginning her tenure as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court -- and was greeted with a request to recuse herself from a key election-related case.

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Pompeo being investigated for potentially breaking the law with RNC speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for potentially violating a federal law that forbids federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or while inside federal buildings over his address to the Republican convention in August.