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Earthquake in the Aegean rattles Greece and Turkey – (BBC News)
A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos, officials say.

Kanye West gives Kim Kardashian birthday hologram of dead father – (BBC News)
Kim Kardashian calls the message from beyond the grave "the most thoughtful" 40th birthday gift.

Election 2020 Today: Biden in Iowa, Trump packs in thousands – (Associated Press)
Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, four days until Election Day:ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Michigan and Wisconsin; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will...

US Election 2020: Trump and Biden duel in critical state of Florida – (BBC News)
Joe Biden's lead over the US president is narrower in must-win states, with Florida a key prize.

Covid: Are we heading back into a full lockdown? – (BBC News)
Infection rates are rising and European countries are going into lockdown. Could the UK be next?

Scarlett Johansson marries Colin Jost in 'intimate' ceremony – (BBC News)
The actor and fiancé Colin Jost announced their wedding through the US charity Meals on Wheels.

Trump v Biden: A tale of two rallies – (BBC News)
Donald Trump and Joe Biden slug it out in Florida, with very different campaign styles.

As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the...

France attack: Nice in mourning after deadly church stabbings – (BBC News)
Security across France tightens after a suspected Islamist militant stabs three people to death.

New arrest after France church attack, security tightened – (Associated Press)
NICE, France (AP) — The investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church had a second suspect in custody Friday, as France heightened its security...

US election 2020: Early voting surge points to record turnout – (BBC News)
The highest turnout in more than a century is predicted, with over 80 million votes already cast.

West Virginia voters laud Trump for trying to save coal – (Associated Press)
DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn't think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it powered America and offered generations of...

After wolves rebound across US West, future up to voters – (Associated Press)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby...

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale.His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000...

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent...

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting...

Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40...

'We raise them in basements then send them to fight' – (BBC News)
Armenian mothers fear for sons on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides suffer heavy casualties.

Walmart pulls guns from display over 'civil unrest' concerns – (BBC News)
Walmart has removed gun and ammunition displays from its stores citing concerns of "civil unrest".

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo – (Associated Press)
For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against...


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From various sources

Coronavirus Australia live: WA border call welcomed – (News.com.au)
Australians have welcomed WA's easing of border restrictions, with families set to be reunited in time for Christmas.

Earthquake in the Aegean rattles Greece and Turkey – (BBC News)
A powerful earthquake has struck off Turkey's Aegean coast, north of the Greek island of Samos, officials say.

Protecting land and animals will mitigate future pandemics, report says – (National Geographic)
The same forces driving extinction, habitat loss, and climate change will also lead to future pandemics, say an international group of scientists.

Ogre-faced spiders have great hearing—without ears – (National Geographic)
These big-eyed arachnids use organs in their legs to hear a surprisingly diverse range of sounds, an ability not seen in other spiders.

France attacker, victims ID'd as investigation into Nice church attack continues | CBC News – (CBC News)
The investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church had a second suspect in custody Friday, as France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim p…

Gray wolves taken off U.S. endangered species list in controversial move – (National Geographic)
Though the predators occupy a small portion of their former range, the government claims they've recovered. Wildlife groups disagree.

Wobblepaint – (Hacker News)

NASA's OSIRIS-REx secures asteroid sample after surprise leak – (National Geographic)
The spacecraft grabbed so much of the asteroid Bennu, its sample-collection device got jammed. Now the material is safe and sound.

Counting votes on Election Day has always been complex—and it may be more so in 2020 – (National Geographic)
Close contests and blown calls have always been part of U.S. presidential elections. But the rise of mail-in voting driven by the pandemic portends for a particularly challenging year.

'My vote matters': New Yorkers explain why they made the extra effort to vote early – (National Geographic)
During a year of pandemic, protests, natural disasters, and economic uncertainty, Americans are eager to have their votes counted.

Why lockdowns have left kidney patients ‘totally and completely terrified’ – (National Geographic)
Few need COVID-19 surges to end quite like the 37 million Americans who live with chronic kidney disease.

An ancient forest in Alaska loses environmental protections – (National Geographic)
The Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, sustains Indigenous communities. A rollback of federal protections puts more than half of it at risk.

Barn owl – (National Geographic)

How horror movies can help people overcome real-world trauma – (National Geographic)
Films that terrify you today may improve your fear responses tomorrow—and could provide relief from anxiety and stress.

How to spot a red or blue 'mirage' in early election night results – (Google News)
Election night will be an unusual experience this year. Early results that pop up shortly after the polls close might look very different from the final outcome, because of unprecedented levels of mail-in ballots and early voting due to the coronavirus pandem…

Militias, extremist groups fear election results could lead to violence – (CBS News)
"60 in 6" correspondent Laurie Segall speaks with members of two self-identified militia groups, the Boogaloo Boys and the Home Guards, about why there are escalating concerns about violence stemming from the results of the election -- no matter who wins.

Apple added a secret button to your iPhone, and you may not have even noticed – (The Verge)
Apple’s iOS 14 update added a secret button: a new Back Tap gesture that turns the entire back of your iPhone into a button that can be used to trigger almost any function you can think of on your phone.

Ewe looking at me? Sheep take centre stage in Galway – (RTE)
Sheep are centre stage in Galway this weekend, as a range of activities, exhibitions and seminars examine the cultural, economic and environmental contribution the animals make to life in Ireland.

Liverpool provide Virgil van Dijk injury update as centre-back undergoes ‘successful’ knee surgery following c – (TalkSport)

Nitish Meter: Check how Nitish Kumar government fared in last 5 years – (The Times of India)
Check how Bihar per capita income, crime rate, growth rate and employment changed under Nitish Kumar government in last 5 years


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All about Trump

US election 2020: Latest news on Biden, Trump and voting – (CNN)
With the election just days away, the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden heats up. Here's the latest news on campaigns, voting and more.

The Latest: Trump MN rally capped at 250 at state insistence – (ABC News)

Whatever COVID-19 plan Biden proposes 'is already in place or can never be in place': Dr. Marc Siegel – (Fox News)
President Trump blasts Biden's coronavirus pandemic plan; Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in.

2020 Election Live Updates: Trump and Biden head to battleground states in Midwest – (CBS News)
Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will be in the battleground states in the West.

Breaking down Trump and Biden's strategies with four days to go until Election Day – (CBS News)
With four days to go until Election Day, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett discusses the candidates' closing arguments to voters, what's at stake in Florida and each campaign's strategy to get to 270 electoral college votes.

Trump says Supreme Court will have aided a Biden win | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Friday sought to preemptively place blame on the Supreme Court should he lose...

Election 2020 Today: Biden in Iowa, Trump packs in thousands – (Associated Press)
Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, four days until Election Day:ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Michigan and Wisconsin; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will...

Trump, Biden hold rallies in battleground Florida during final days of campaign – (CBS News)
There are just four days left in the election season, and the Trump and Biden campaigns are trying to make every minute count. Both candidates made some of their final appeals in Tampa, Florida, which could play a critical factor in the state's electoral vote…

Trump, Biden Make Final Pitch in Wisconsin Amid Covid-19 Surge – (The Wall Street Journal)
State logged a record number of coronavirus cases and deaths amid critical staffing shortages at hospitals

Eye Opener: Trump, Biden make last appeals to battleground state voters – (CBS News)
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are making their last appeals to voters in battleground states amid record early voting turnout. Also, one of the officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor is now suing her boyfriend, K…

Donald Trump Jr. says Covid deaths are 'almost nothing' on day reporting 90,000 infected, 1,000 dead – (Google News)
Donald Trump Jr. falsely claimed Thursday that Covid-19 infection numbers have dwindled to “almost nothing,” despite there being around 1,000 deaths in the U.S. the same day.

US Election 2020: Trump and Biden duel in critical state of Florida – (BBC News)
Joe Biden's lead over the US president is narrower in must-win states, with Florida a key prize.

Donald Trump Jr. says Covid numbers are 'almost nothing' on day reporting 90,000 infected, 1,000 dead – (MSNBC)
Donald Trump Jr. falsely claimed Thursday that Covid-19 infection numbers have dwindled to “almost nothing,” despite there being around 1,000 deaths in the U.S. the same day.

NY Attorney General Letitia James developing 'long' list of Trump actions for Biden to undo – (MSNBC)
New York Letitia James spoke with NBC News on her battles with the president's administration and business, the upcoming election and what happens next.

Biden and Trump hold dueling rallies in battleground Minnesota Friday – (Fox News)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump cross paths for a second straight day in a crucial battleground state. On Thursday they faced off in Florida. Friday – with just four days to go until the general election on Nov. 3, the showdown t…

Trump v Biden: A tale of two rallies – (BBC News)
Donald Trump and Joe Biden slug it out in Florida, with very different campaign styles.

Donald Trump: Reelect me and I will continue to deliver safety, prosperity and opportunity for all Americans – (Fox News)
As president, I pledge to safeguard the progress my administration has made over the past four years and build on our historic success for as long as I am in the White House. I will continue doing everything in my power to ensure that this great country prosp…

The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump, Biden set for weekend swing state sprint | TheHill – (The Hill)
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Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Biden compete in Midwest battlegrounds – (NBC News)
President Trump and Joe Biden hold rallies in Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota less than a week before Election Day. Get the latest presidential election news and campaign updates.

Trump said not to worry about COVID-19. These people beg to differ. – (USA Today)
Donald Trump told Americans not to let the virus dominate their lives, as cases spiked. What it's like to live with COVID in the echo of Trump's denial.


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