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 2021-10-22 15:00 

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Pfizer says studies show COVID-19 vaccine over 90% effective in kids 5-11...

Studies show that child-sized doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are safe and better than 90% effective in kids between 5 and 11 years old, the pharma company said Friday as regulators consider authorizing the shots....

 2021-10-22 15:00 

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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have 3-fold higher risk for cognitive decline, study finds...

People hospitalized with COVID-19 are three times as likely to show signs of decline in brain function related to the virus than those infected who do not require that level of care, a JAMA Network Open study found....

 2021-10-22 14:56 

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Barnett Reservoir sets permit for fishing by spillway...

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — People older than 16 will soon need to register for a free daily permit to fish by a Barnett Reservoir spillway in central Mississippi.The requirement starts Dec. 1, and the r......

 2021-10-22 14:53 

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Germany's Merkel says EU price crisis must not hurt energy transition...

The measures the European Union's member states take to mitigate the energy price crisis must not go at the cost of the transition to renewable energies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday....

 2021-10-22 14:52 

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Blinken accuses Nicaragua's Ortega of preparing 'sham election'...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Friday of preparing a sham election next month and trying to establish an "authoritarian dynasty" amid a wave of arrests ahead of Nicaragua's Nov. 7 vote....

 2021-10-22 14:50 

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Congo port workers clash with police over unpaid wages...

Hundreds of workers from Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned ports company stormed its headquarters on Friday, breaking windows, burning furniture and clashing with police over what they say are more than three years of unpaid wages....

 2021-10-22 14:50 

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FAA lacks effective oversight of American Airlines maintenance issues -- audit...

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lacks effective oversight controls to ensure American Airlines' corrective actions for maintenance issues address root causes, a government watchdog report said Friday....

 2021-10-22 14:49 

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Italy asks EU to work immediately on joint strategic gas storage plan...

Italy has asked the European Union to start work immediately on a plan to create a joint storage system for strategic gas reserves, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Friday....

 2021-10-22 14:47 

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Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary | Reuters...

Neera Tanden, whose bid to be White House budget chief was derailed by opposition from Republicans after her sharp critiques of them on Twitter, was named White House staff secretary on Friday, putting her in a key behind-the-scenes role....

 2021-10-22 14:46 

AP

Train conductor who lost part of finger sues rail operator...

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A conductor on a Massachusetts commuter rail train is suing the company that runs the system, alleging that a malfunctioning door amputated part of his right ring finger.Allen ......

 2021-10-22 14:46 

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Turkish students struggle to afford rent as inflation surges | Reuters...

As surging inflation pushes up the cost of living in Turkey, law student Candeniz Aksu says he hasn't been able to afford his housing rent for the past two months....

 2021-10-22 14:45 

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'Fridays for Future' activists in Bern demand climate strike ahead of COP26 | Reuters...

Banner-waving climate activists rallied outside the Swiss parliament on Friday in support of a Global Climate Strike that youth movement Fridays for Future had called for ahead of the UN climate summit COP26....

 2021-10-22 14:43 

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Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years...

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company.More than half of the ......

 2021-10-22 14:42 

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In corporate crackdown, U.S. SEC takes aim at executive pay | Reuters...

The new Democratic leadership of the U.S. securities watchdog has a message for Corporate America's highly paid executives: if your company screws up, your pay is at risk....

 2021-10-22 14:40 

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Italy, UniCredit in deadlock over MPS as deadline nears | Reuters...

UniCredit boss Andrea Orcel and Italy's government are poles apart over the terms of a deal to buy ailing bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS), people involved in the talks say, with the state balking at capital demands surpassing 7 billion euros ($8 billion)....

 2021-10-22 14:39 

AP

Alabama group plans mixed-use 'village' in Mississippi city...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama business is developing a new residential and commercial area in Mississippi's capital city.The Village at Livingston will be near the Jackson Medical Mall in the no......

 2021-10-22 14:38 

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Myanmar rejects ASEAN decision to exclude junta leader from summit | Reuters...

Myanmar's military government said on Friday it rejected a decision by its neighbours to invite only a non-political representative to an upcoming regional summit, in what was an unprecedented snub to the leader of a Feb. 1 coup....

 2021-10-22 14:38 

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Washington subway to continue reduced service through at least Oct. 31 | Reuters...

The Washington-area subway system said Friday it will continue sharply reduced subway service through at least Oct. 31 as it works to finalize plans to return most of its railcars to service after an Oct. 12 derailment....

 2021-10-22 14:37 

UPI

Listen: Sean Paul, Sia reunite for new song 'Dynamite'...

Jamaican singer and rapper Sean Paul released "Dynamite," an upbeat club anthem featuring Sia....

 2021-10-22 14:34 

Reuters

Digital World CEO says more Trump deal details coming...

Digital World Acquisition Corp Chief Executive Patrick Orlando said that a regulatory filing providing more details on his deal to take former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture public will be published "soon"....

 2021-10-22 14:33 

Reuters

Could Biden steer the U.S. Senate into changing the filibuster?...

U.S. President Joe Biden has sounded increasingly open over the past month to changing the Senate's filibuster tradition to bypass a Republican roadblock that has imperiled key aspects of the Democratic agenda....

 2021-10-22 14:31 

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Hong Kong government criticises US safe haven scheme for 'fugitives'...

The Hong Kong government on Friday criticised Washington for its "safe haven" scheme for Hong Kongers to stay and work in the United States amid Beijing's crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in the Chinese territory....

 2021-10-22 14:29 

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Top oil company executives to testify before U.S. House oversight panel on global warming | Reuters...

Top executives from Exxon Mobil Corp, BP America, Chevron Corp and Shell Oil were scheduled testify on Oct. 28 before the U.S. House Oversight Committee at a hearing examining the fossil fuel industry's...

 2021-10-22 14:29 

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ECB urged to tighten trading rules for policymakers | Reuters...

The European Central Bank should tighten the rules governing personal investments by its policymakers if it wants to steer clear of controversies like that embroiling the Federal Reserve, lawmakers, academics and transparency activists say....

 2021-10-22 14:26 

AP

Israel accuses Palestinian rights groups of terrorism...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Friday declared six prominent Palestinian human rights groups to be terrorist organizations, saying they were secretly linked to a left-wing militant movement.It was not ......

 2021-10-22 14:25 

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India c.bank unveils tighter non-bank sector regulation to take effect Oct 2022 | Reuters...

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday released a final set of tighter, bank-like regulations for the non-bank finance sector to ensure better monitoring and prevent any failures from having knock-on effects on the rest of the financial world....

 2021-10-22 14:25 

AP

Islamists rally in eastern Pakistan for release of leader...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists launched their "long march" from the eastern city of Lahore toward Pakistan's capital on Friday, demanding that the government release the leader of t......

 2021-10-22 14:24 

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Hopkinton board votes to lift school high mask requirement...

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Hopkinton High School has become the first school in Massachusetts to make face coverings optional after reaching the state-set 80% coronavirus vaccination threshold.The Hop......

 2021-10-22 14:23 

Reuters

Real estate heir Robert Durst charged with murder in 1982 disappearance of his wife - NY Times...

Real estate heir Robert Durst has been charged in New York with murder in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, the New York Times reported, a week after he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his best friend in 2000....

 2021-10-22 14:20 

Reuters

Dollar dips as rate hike bets fade...

The dollar slipped against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors continued to unload long positions that benefited from an increase in bets that the Federal Reserve will raise rates sooner than previously expected....

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