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Spammers and scammers using U.S. election to turn profit online, Facebook says

16 minutes ago   |   National Post

LONDON - Fraudsters from Albania to Vietnam are posting about U.S. politics and the upcoming presidential election to build fake audiences, maximize clicks and make money...
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Brand loyalty is changing due to the pandemic

24 minutes ago   |   Fortune

COVID-19 has already tested our patience, our focus, and our compassion. Now it could be testing our allegiance as well. Two recent studies show that U.S. consumers are...
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Europe Challenges U.S. Treasuries With Pandemic Bond Sale

32 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The European Union sold its first batch of bonds to finance virus-relief programs. Demand among buyers was high and comes when the U.S. is borrowing heavily.
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Covid infection rates will rise in New York and U.S. as state fights 'microclusters,' Cuomo says

48 minutes ago   |   CNBC

"I think the scale is going to go up throughout the fall," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
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U.S. to seek Trump's exit from rape accuser's defamation lawsuit

1 hour ago   |   National Post

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge on Wednesday will consider whether to excuse President Donald Trump from a defamation lawsuit by a writer who accused him of raping her in a Manhattan...
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Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claims

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has...
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Volunteer In AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Reportedly Dies In Brazil

1 hour ago   |   Forbes   |   4 articles

The company's vaccine trial is currently on hold in the U.S.
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OxyContin maker Purdue to plead guilty over opioid practices, deal sparks opposition

1 hour ago   |   National Post   |   3 articles

NEW YORK - Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that...
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New poll shows tight presidential, U.S. Senate races in Iowa

New poll shows tight presidential, U.S. Senate races in Iowa

1 hour ago   |   KCCI   |   2 articles

A new Monmouth University poll shows President Trump has a slight lead over Joe Biden in the race in Iowa, but likely voters support the challenger.
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U.S. case against Google seen benefiting from Obama-nominated judge

1 hour ago   |   National Post

WASHINGTON - The selection of U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, nominated to the court by President Barack Obama, to hear the U.S. Justice Department's case against Alphabet's...
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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope Francis endorsed gay civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on... Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had 'nothing to do with race'

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, a Louisville police officer who was one of the officers involved in the March raid where Breonna Taylor was killed, says the shooting had "nothing to... Read more ...

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats

The manipulated image was shared thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook since it began gaining attention on Monday. Read more ...

Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths in 4 months as statewide...

Illinois reports most new coronavirus deaths in 4 months as statewide resurgence continues

CHICAGO - Illinois health officials reported 69 additional coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, the biggest increase since mid-June, as a resurgence in COVID-19 cases... Read more ...

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

In a new documentary film, Pope Francis voices his support for same-sex couples to be protected under civil union laws. Read more ...

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in major shift on Catholic Church's...

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in major shift on Catholic Church's stance

The Pope has called for same-sex couples to be protected by civil union laws, in a remarkable departure from both the Vatican's historic stance on homosexuality and his... Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two...

Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two weeks before Election Day. Here's what's in Mitch McConnell's latest relief package

Summary List Placement Senate Republicans will vote Wednesday on whether to move a new stimulus bill that would protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, boost... Read more ...

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

TAMPA - While fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers were cheering on their teams in Game 1 of the World Series, many others were excited over winning free... Read more ...