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Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is running for governor of Oregon

Nick Kristof in 2010. Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof is running for governor of Oregon. The 62-year-old left the paper earlier in October while considering a run for office. Kristof is a 37-year veteran at the Times and won two Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof is running for governor of Oregon, the 62-year-old tweeted on Wednesday. "I've never run for political office in my life," he said i...
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Over half of Afghanistan's citizens will have trouble finding food this winter as the country's economic crisis worsens following the Taliban takeover

Afghan people sit besides sacks of food grains distributed as an aid by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kandahar on October 19, 2021. Photo by JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images More than half of Afghanistan's population will have trouble finding food this winter. Cold winter months present tremendous food accessibility issues around the country. The United Nations said the crisis is a result of security issues, economic collapse, and COVID-19. A staggering 22.8 million people in Afg...
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Fascinated tourists are coming to Savannah see the backlog of cargo ships, tourism boss says

In this June, 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton A Savannah tourism executive believes the backlog of cargo ships has increased tourism. Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, said people are fascinated as the ships pass by. Savannah is the country's fourth-largest port and is dealing with packed shipping lanes due to supply-chain ...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trends, Supply Chain, Georgia, Boats, Shipping, New York Times, Savannah, Savannah Ga, Savannah River, Georgia Ports Authority, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Marinelli


GOP-led Texas House approves new district maps that favor Republicans even more and strip away seats in Hispanic and Black areas

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels in the 87th Legislature's special session at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images The GOP-led Texas House approved new district maps on Sunday that favor Republicans. The maps would strip seats in Hispanic and Black areas, the Austin American-Statesman reported. US Senate Democrats have been trying to clamp down on gerrymandering efforts across the country. The Republican-led Texas House approved new district maps on Sund...
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Police in England are investigating if the killing of conservative lawmaker David Amess was an act of terrorism

Essex Police block the road at the scene of David Amess' fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on October 15, 2021. Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images Essex police are investigating if the killing of MP Sir David Amess at a constituent event was an act of terrorism. Amess was fatally stabbed Friday while meeting with constituents at a church. A 25-year-old man was arrested immediately at the scene on suspicion of murder. Essex police are investigating whether the fatal stabbing of C...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, News, Stabbing, Trends, Essex, Essex Police, Leigh, Harrington, Jake Epstein, Breaking, David Amess, David Harrington, Sea Essex, John Keeble


'Unimaginable grief': British lawmakers mourn the killing of MP David Amess

Police officers and ambulance crew at the scene of the stabbing of UK Conservative MP David Amess on October 15, 2021 in Leigh-on-Sea, England. Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images British lawmakers expressed grief and shock after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday. Amess was killed while meeting with constituents in Essex on Friday. The Essex Police said a 25-year-old man has been arrested following the attack. British lawmakers mourned the death of Conservative M...
Tags: UK, London, News, Stabbing, Trends, Conservative, David, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Essex, Westminster, Sky News, Parliament, Conservative Party, Downing Street, Essex Police


10,000 John Deere workers go on strike after contract negotiations fall apart

In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo a John Deere tractor is on display at the Husker Harvest Days farm show in Grand Island, Neb. AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File Over 10,000 John Deere workers at 14 different locations went on strike on Thursday. United Auto Workers union members are unhappy after contract negotiations with the company failed. The company said it doesn't know when employees would return to work. Over 10,000 John Deere workers at 14 different locations went on strike on Thur...
Tags: News, Trends, Economy, Union, Strikes, John Deere, Hartmann, Nati Harnik, Grand Island, United Auto Workers, Mitchell Smith, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Brian Rothenberg, Ray Curry, Speed desk


17 employees at a Florida school district have died from COVID-19 since August

Surgical mask hanging inside school on locker. Jena Ardell/Getty Seventeen employees at a Florida school district have died from COVID-19 since August. Of the 17 employees, 12 of them had returned to their jobs when the new year began in early August. A spokesman from the district said it is unclear how the employees might have gotten sick. Seventeen employees from a central Florida school district have died from COVID-19 since the school year began in August, according to multiple report...
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More people with firearms were stopped by TSA in the first 9 months of 2021 than in any of the last 20 years

A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The TSA stopped more people with firearms at airports in 2021 than in any of the last 20 years. By early October, the TSA stopped 4,495 passengers with firearms at security checkpoints. For every 1 million people who went through a checkpoint, 11 firearms were found in carry-on bags. The Transportation Security Administration has stoppe...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trends, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Firearms, Miami Florida, Miami International Airport, Jake Epstein, Breaking, David Pekoske, Speed desk


China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19

A cinema in Wuhan is disinfected as the area moved to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic on July 20, 2020. Getty Images China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19. Up to 200,000 samples spanning 2019 are kept in the Wuhan Blood Center, CNN reported. Wuhan is thought to have been the location of the first COVID-19 infections in humans. China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19, C...
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Massachusetts' National Guard will help test for COVID-19 in public schools as staffing shortages cause delays

The governor of Massachusetts called in the National Guard to assist amid the school bus driver shortage. Boston Globe Massachusetts' governor activated the National Guard to help test students for COVID-19. Two hundred National Guard members will help test students in public schools across the state. It comes as many of the state's school districts face testing delays due to a staffing shortage. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker activated 200 members of the state's National Gua...
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Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for more than $370 million

The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Former President Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for over $370 million. Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group is looking to buy it, the Wall Street Journal said. It's the same hotel that lost over $73 million between 2016 and 2020. Former President Donald Trump is close to selling his luxury hotel in Washington DC for more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal re...
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A deteriorating oil tanker in the Red Sea could cause 'environmental catastrophe,' new study says

In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, a cargo ship is docked at the port, in Hodeida, Yemen. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File There's potential for an oil spill in the Red Sea that could cause an "environmental catastrophe," a new study warns. A "dead" oil tanker with 1.1 million barrels on board is stationed off Yemen's coast. A new study warns that a leak from the deteriorating oil tanker could be a disaster. A deteriorating oil tanker with 1.1 million barrels on board could cause an oi...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, United Nations, Ngos, Oil Spill, Yemen, Unicef, Red Sea, Marib, Jake Epstein, Speed desk, Hodeida Yemen, Safer Exploration Production Operations Company


An Afghan interpreter who helped to rescue Joe Biden during an emergency in 2008 has escaped the country: report

US Democratic Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry (R) speaks to the press listened to by his Delaware counterpart Joe Biden at the US Capitol in Washington,DC on February 26, 2008. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 in Afghanistan has now escaped. Biden's helicopter was forced to land during a snowstorm, the Wall Street Journal reported. Aman Khalili was part of the team that rescued Biden and two other senators. An Afghan in...
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A bomb detonated at a packed mosque in northern Afghanistan and killed or wounded at least 100 people

People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. AP Photo/Abdullah Sahil A bomb detonated at a crowded mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday. Scores of Shiite Muslim worshippers were left dead or wounded, according to multiple reports. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the death toll hasn't been confirmed yet. A bomb detonated at a crowded mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday and left ...
Tags: Death, News, Islamic State, US, International, Trends, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Shiite, Associated Press, Explosion, Injuries, Kunduz, Zabihullah Mujahid


Repairs to stop a 58-story San Francisco luxury building from sinking instead made it sink more

The Millennium Tower is seen in San Francisco, California, on Aug. 25, 2021. Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Repairs to stop the 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco from sinking instead made it worse. The issue could have been avoided if construction was halted sooner, according to multiple reports. The luxury condo skyscraper is currently tilting about 22 inches toward its northwest corner. Repairs to stop the 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco from sin...
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A Saudi Arabian investment fund bought a struggling English soccer team, and human-rights activists are crying foul

Newcastle United fans celebrate at St James' Park following the announcement that The Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approved on Thursday October 7, 2021. Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images A consortium led by a Saudi investment fund just purchased a struggling English soccer team. The takeover comes after the deal faced months of delays, and has prompted backlash. But a survey by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust found 94% of its members supported the mo...
Tags: England, News, Saudi Arabia, US, Sports, Trends, Qatar, Premier League, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Mike Ashley, Prince, Biden, St James Park, Istanbul, Cnbc


McConnell offers Democrats a 2-month lift of the debt ceiling, preventing default until then

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (3rd L) takes questions from members of the press as (L-R) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) look on during a news briefing after a Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol July 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Mitch McConnell is offering Democrats a two-month lift of the debt ceiling, which would prevent a default on the national debt until December,...
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The WHO approved the world's first malaria vaccine and said it could save tens of thousands of lives each year

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, health officials prepare to vaccine residents of the Malawi village of Tomali, where young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. AP Photo/Jerome Delay The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended the "world's first" malaria vaccine. The approval is based on results from an ongoing campaign in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. Malaria kills about 400,000 people a year, nearly all of them livi...
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Americans who aren't eligible for a COVID-19 booster are getting the shot no questions asked in pharmacies and doctors' offices

Debbie Bonnett administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans on August 14, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Americans who aren't eligible for a booster shot are getting it without proof of eligibility. Pharmacies and doctors' offices aren't asking questions, the Wall Street Journal reported. President Joe Biden on Friday said about 60 million Americans are eligible for a booster shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americ...
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US Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty to charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot

Klete Keller prepares to compete in the semifinal of the 200 meter freestyle during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 30, 2008. Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images US Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleaded guilty to a felony charge connected to the Capitol riot. The five-time Olympic medalist was charged in January with obstruction of an official proceeding. He was also charged with six other charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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US Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty to charge related to the January 6 Capitol riot

Klete Keller prepares to compete in the semifinal of the 200 meter freestyle during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 30, 2008. Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images US Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleaded guilty to a felony charge connected to the Capitol riot. The five-time Olympic medalist was charged in January with obstruction of an official proceeding. He was also charged with six other charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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Los Angeles' proposed new vaccine requirements would be one of the strictest yet, requiring people to get the shots to enter malls, movie theaters, and hair salons

The downtown Los Angeles skyline. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Los Angeles leaders are considering a stricter new vaccine mandate, the Los Angeles Times reported. It would require people to get the shots to enter malls, movie theaters, and hair salons. Los Angeles County is averaging 1,400 COVID-19 cases a day, its lowest numbers since mid-July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles leaders are considering new COVID-19 vaccine requirements that would be one of the strictest ...
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Dozens of Massachusetts state police officers are quitting over the state’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement

A Massachusetts State Police trooper gets into a Troop F SUV in front of Terminal A at Logan Airport in Boston on March 23, 2018. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Dozens of Massachusetts State Troopers resigned as a result of the state's vaccination requirement. The State Police Association of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit earlier to try and delay the mandate. The union represents 1,800 state troopers, according to the Associated Press. See more stories on Insid...
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Jordan's king and queen are quarantining after heir to the throne tests positive for COVID-19

Jordanian Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein tested positive for COVID-19, the palace said on Monday. Hussein is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is showing mild symptoms. The country's king and queen will self-isolate for five days as a precautionary measure. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jordan...
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PG&E charged with manslaughter after equipment sparked deadly California wildfire in 2020

A house burns on Platina Road during the Zogg Fire near Ono, California, in 2020. AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes. It follows a 2020 Northern California blaze started by alleged neglected equipment, AP reported. Four people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes following a N...
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Biden to announce millions of federal contractors must prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The White House plans to announce a federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Reuters reported. The news is expected Friday that federal contractors must be vaccinated by December 8. It comes after a September 9 executi...
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Kim Jong-un's sister says North Korea is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War - if South Korea stops its 'hostile' policies

Kim Yo-jong, sister of Kim Jong-un attends the women's ice hockey preliminary match between Korea and Switzerland during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) Kim Yo-jong said North Korea is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War. She said South Korea must stop its "hostile" policies toward the North, the BBC reported. South Korean president Moon Jae-in ca...
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Brazil's health minister shook hands with a maskless Boris Johnson at the UN. Then he tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazilian health minister Marcelo Queiroga looks on the speech of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro during an event to launch a new register for professional workers of the fish industry at Planalto Government Palace on June 29, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo by Andressa Anholete/Getty Images Brazil's health minister announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came just one day after he met with maskless UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Brazilian diplo...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United Nations, Brazil, Guardian, Un, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Andrzej Duda, United Nations General Assembly, EUA, Antonio Guterres


COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the influenza pandemic of 1918-19

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski, treats a patient who has COVID-19 at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918-19 influenza pandemic did. The 1918-19 flu infected about 25% of Americans and killed an estimated 0.65%, with 675,000 deaths. COVID-19 has infected more than 12% of Americans and killed about 0.2%, with 676,000 deaths. See more stories on Ins...
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