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China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression'China’s government has condemned a U.S. decision to require more Chinese media outlets to register as foreign missions but gave no indication whether Beijing might retaliate
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020 file photo, Sal Lando, left, of Sterling, holds up signs during a protest against mandatory flu vaccinations, outside the Massachusetts State House, in Boston. Years before this year's anti-mask and reopening demonstrations, vaccine opponents were working on reinventing their image around a rallying cry of civil liberties and medical freedom. Now, boosted by the pandemic and the political climate, their rebranding is appealing to a different subset of society invested in civil liberties — and, some health officials say, undercutting public health efforts during a critical moment for vaccines. (Nancy Lane/Boston Herald via AP, File)
Stressing freedom, vaccine opponents rebranding in virus eraVaccine opponents have long been undergoing a rebranding effort to shift their messaging toward the promotion of civil liberties
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Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?Experts recommend wearing masks in public and staying at least 6 feet away from others to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation
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Giuliani on That Borat Scene: 'I Was Tucking in My Shirt'Rudy Giuliani says there's a simple explanation to the apparently compromising scene from the new Borat movie in which he appears: "I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment," President Trump's lawyer says. The scene, which the New York Times reports is edited, makes it look...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In a complex intimidation operation, Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania have been sent emails purporting to come from the neo-fascist group Proud Boys _ but actually spoofed.  Krebs, says, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that voters should not  fall for “sensational and unverified claims,” reminding them that ballot secrecy is guaranteed.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate votersU.S. officials say Iran is behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In a complex intimidation operation, Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania have been sent emails purporting to come from the neo-fascist group Proud Boys _ but actually spoofed.  Krebs, says, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that voters should not  fall for “sensational and unverified claims,” reminding them that ballot secrecy is guaranteed.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate votersU.S. officials say Iran is behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Currency traders watch computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global stocks follow Wall St. lower on lack of US aid planGlobal stocks and Wall Street futures have declined as investors watch for signs of progress in negotiations over a U.S. economic aid plan
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Judge throws out extortion charges against megachurch leaderA Los Angeles judge has thrown out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Christi Brouder, left, reviews multiplication tables with her daughter Elena while assisting her children with remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in a makeshift classroom in the living room at the family home, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Haverhill, Mass. Brouder has four children that are distance learning. Many families with multiple students, some with special needs, are dealing with the challenges of remote distance learning in their home. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In video classes teachers parse clues to student wellbeing The shift from in-person to remote learning is giving some teachers unprecedented video access into their students’ homes
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FILE - In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting to discuss the process of approving COVID-19 vaccines.   (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
Regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issuesThe U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough
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Ozuna arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music AwardsBad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show
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Authorities investigate fatal shooting of Black teen by copIllinois State Police are investigating after a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a Black teenager who was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled in reverse toward an officer
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