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Right-wing Iowa school board candidate abruptly withdraws. Guess why?

Mason City School Board candidate Cristy Tass has dropped out of the race! That’s the news being reported by the Globe Gazette on Thursday. The Gazette reports that Tass’s Facebook page had a post saying, “It is decided on this day, that I will step dow

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Barcelona set to confirm club legend Xavi Hernandez as new permanent boss as Sergi Barjuan takes temporary charge

Legendary former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez looks set to be tasked with re-establishing his boyhood club to European football's top table as reports suggest he is poised to take the reins at the Camp Nou. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Barcelona set to confirm club legend Xavi Hernandez as new permanent boss as Sergi Barjuan takes temporary charge

Legendary former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez looks set to be tasked with re-establishing his boyhood club to European football's top table as reports suggest he is poised to take the reins at the Camp Nou. Read Full Article at RT.com

Amnesty says US vows not to torture Assange ‘aren’t worth paper they’re written on’ due to Washington’s dismal human rights record

Amnesty International legal adviser Simon Crowther has slammed the US government’s assurances it would not keep WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in solitary confinement, saying they’re “not worth the paper they’re written on.” Read Full Article at R
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Amnesty says US vows not to torture Assange ‘aren’t worth paper they’re written on’ due to Washington’s dismal human rights record

Amnesty International legal adviser Simon Crowther has slammed the US government’s assurances it would not keep WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in solitary confinement, saying they’re “not worth the paper they’re written on.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Paris ‘open to talks’ on fishing rights if London ‘respects UK's obligations,’ French PM says, as British trawler detained

In an ongoing spat with the UK over fishing rights, France is “open to talks,” but only if London respects its post-Brexit obligations, PM Jean Castex has said, in the wake of French officials detaining a British trawler. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Paris ‘open to talks’ on fishing rights if London ‘respects UK's obligations,’ French PM says, as British trawler detained

In an ongoing spat with the UK over fishing rights, France is “open to talks,” but only if London respects its post-Brexit obligations, PM Jean Castex has said, in the wake of French officials detaining a British trawler. Read Full Article at RT.com

French president tells Australian leader it’s up to Canberra to repair relations after AUKUS deal damaged trust

Speaking during a call on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron warned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that it was Canberra’s responsibility to repair relations between the nations in the aftermath of the AUKUS deal. Read Full Article at RT.co
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French president tells Australian leader it’s up to Canberra to repair relations after AUKUS deal damaged trust

Speaking during a call on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron warned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that it was Canberra’s responsibility to repair relations between the nations in the aftermath of the AUKUS deal. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden pressures House Democrats on infrastructure with no promises that Sinema, Manchin will help

The White House released its supposedly final “framework” for an agreement on President Joe Biden’s big climate and family economic plan Thursday, ahead of a morning meeting with House Democrats. Until Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema actually cast
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Biden pressures House Democrats on infrastructure with no promises that Sinema, Manchin will help

The White House released its supposedly final “framework” for an agreement on President Joe Biden’s big climate and family economic plan Thursday, ahead of a morning meeting with House Democrats. Until Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema actually cast their votes for it, it should not be considered final, by anyone. After meeting with House Democrats, Biden will hold a press conference to announce further steps. The outline released by the White House focuses the largest chunk of the $1.75 trillion package on climate: $550 billon consisting of consumer rebates and tax credits to shift to clean energy, with “ a new, electrification-focused rebate program.” The next largest chunk is $400 billion for childcare and universal pre-K, and then the child tax credit expansion at $200 billion. Out from the original proposal, so far, is paid family leave, dental and vision coverage in Medicare (hearing coverage is still in it), and prescription drug price reductions. The White House says it is paid for with up to $1.995 trillion in new taxes on stock buybacks (1%), surtaxes on ultra-high-earners, 15% corporate minimum tax, and overseas corporation tax changes, in addition to closing some loopholes and other measures. xBREAKDOWN OF PAY FORS TOTALING NEARLY $2T: pic.twitter.com/xaltnMf23W— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) October 28, 2021

The Wall Street Journal published letter from Trump: No facts, just no facts, and only no facts

Lasts Sunday, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece endorsing the Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The entire article takes and an extremely pro-Trump position, arguing that the Pennsylvania court did not “defend the law
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The Wall Street Journal published letter from Trump: No facts, just no facts, and only no facts

Lasts Sunday, the Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece endorsing the Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The entire article takes and an extremely pro-Trump position, arguing that the Pennsylvania court did not “defend the law as it is written” when it allowed counting of votes that were delayed in the mail due to the pandemic. It insists that the court should never have allowed those 10,097 votes to count—even if they were kept segregated from the rest of the votes. But in the midst of this editorial, the Journal admits: “This didn’t matter because Mr. Biden won the state by 80,555.” That admission of basic facts was far too much for the Wall Street Journal editorial board’s favorite person. On Wednesday, the WSJ published a “letter to the editor” from Donald Trump. [Link purposely omitted.] As might be expected, that letter contains a laundry list of lies that have been roundly disproven time and time again. In fact, most of them are claims that never had any basis in reality to begin with, but were simply pulled out of Trump’s … let’s say “golf hat.”  That includes not just claims that there were far more late ballots than actually existed, but that there were 120,000 “more votes than voters!” (The exclamation point there is Trump’s, obviously.)

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Platinum and palladium forecasts slashed after chip shortage hits auto sector

Longer term, the phasing out of combustion engines will be worse for palladium because platinum is less dependent on the auto industry and is used in hydrogen fuel cells, said StoneX analyst Rhona O#39;Connell.
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Platinum and palladium forecasts slashed after chip shortage hits auto sector

Longer term, the phasing out of combustion engines will be worse for palladium because platinum is less dependent on the auto industry and is used in hydrogen fuel cells, said StoneX analyst Rhona O#39;Connell.

Inflation could singe Indian consumers as manufacturers hike prices

Prices of items from tea, coffee and biscuits to toothpaste and electric components have risen 4% to 10% in the last quarter, while construction supplies, such as cement and sanitary ware, have added as much as a fifth, they said.
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Inflation could singe Indian consumers as manufacturers hike prices

Prices of items from tea, coffee and biscuits to toothpaste and electric components have risen 4% to 10% in the last quarter, while construction supplies, such as cement and sanitary ware, have added as much as a fifth, they said.

Spending millions on propellers and solar panels won’t make sun brighter or wind stronger, Russian envoy tells EU on energy crisis

Responsibility for the results of the European Union’s energy policies cannot be placed on Moscow, says Russia’s permanent representative to the bloc, Vladimir Chizhov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spending millions on propellers and solar panels won’t make sun brighter or wind stronger, Russian envoy tells EU on energy crisis

Responsibility for the results of the European Union’s energy policies cannot be placed on Moscow, says Russia’s permanent representative to the bloc, Vladimir Chizhov. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden announces $1.75 trillion US spending deal ahead of Europe trip

The White House said Biden will lay out a compromise outline of legislation pouring $1.75 trillion into education, childcare, clean energy and other social services.
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Biden announces $1.75 trillion US spending deal ahead of Europe trip

The White House said Biden will lay out a compromise outline of legislation pouring $1.75 trillion into education, childcare, clean energy and other social services.

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NASA to Host Briefing on Webb Telescope Engineering, Deployments

NASA will hold a virtual media briefing 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Nov. 2, to discuss the engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.
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NASA to Host Briefing on Webb Telescope Engineering, Deployments

NASA will hold a virtual media briefing 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Nov. 2, to discuss the engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.

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Take a tour of some of the most terrifying and mind-blowing destinations in our galaxy ... and beyond.
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Gamma Ray Ghouls!

Take a tour of some of the most terrifying and mind-blowing destinations in our galaxy ... and beyond.

Does this 'Godzilla' nebula really look like a space lizard?

What do you see in this image of space gas and dust? Perhaps, the greenish blob puts you in mind of a frog, or a crocodile, or Slimer from «Ghostbusters.» One scientist is pretty sure he saw Godzilla.
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Does this 'Godzilla' nebula really look like a space lizard?

What do you see in this image of space gas and dust? Perhaps, the greenish blob puts you in mind of a frog, or a crocodile, or Slimer from «Ghostbusters.» One scientist is pretty sure he saw Godzilla.

Great-grandson of iconic Native American leader Sitting Bull confirmed by DNA analysis

A new study which analyzed the DNA in a hair sample from iconic Native American leader Sitting Bull has confirmed the identity of his great-grandson.
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Great-grandson of iconic Native American leader Sitting Bull confirmed by DNA analysis

A new study which analyzed the DNA in a hair sample from iconic Native American leader Sitting Bull has confirmed the identity of his great-grandson.

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The Day You Were Born, I Wasn’t Born Yet

Diving into family lore during the pandemic, Kai Yokoyama meets his ancestors through photography, weaving together archival pictures from the past with his own hushed images of the present.
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The Day You Were Born, I Wasn’t Born Yet

Diving into family lore during the pandemic, Kai Yokoyama meets his ancestors through photography, weaving together archival pictures from the past with his own hushed images of the present.

A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

The designer team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous blu
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A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

The designer team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous blue and red rules and punched sides. This year’s calendar comes in two sizes, 50 x 70 and 70 x 100 centimeters, a Swedish and international format, and is only available for pre-order. More

United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer th
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United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the option to nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people ...

Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber

Based in the coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, England, artist Louise Durham creates towering wooden sculptures of reclaimed sea defense timber and vibrant stained glass. She embeds stripes and circles in a full spectrum of color within the totem-style works,
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Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber

Based in the coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, England, artist Louise Durham creates towering wooden sculptures of reclaimed sea defense timber and vibrant stained glass. She embeds stripes and circles in a full spectrum of color within the totem-style works, which when illuminated, cast kaleidoscopic shadows on their surroundings. “It is all about the light,” she says. “That’s the magic of glass and the magic of all living things.” In a note to Colossal, Durham explains that she utilizes traditional leaded light techniques, along with fusing and slumping—these involve connecting two pieces together and melting the material in a mold, respectively—to create bisected circles and asymmetric stripes. More

Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights
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Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights with donated miles have already carried Afghans from temporary housing ...

Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung

Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung (previously) fuses Korean and Japanese craft traditions in her elegant, gilded sculptures. Blending ornately patterned vessels with deities and animals, the delicate assemblages meld shards of discarded ceramic into new forms wi
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Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung

Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung (previously) fuses Korean and Japanese craft traditions in her elegant, gilded sculptures. Blending ornately patterned vessels with deities and animals, the delicate assemblages meld shards of discarded ceramic into new forms with bulbous sides, halved figures, and drips of metallic epoxy. Utilizing fragments from previous works references the Korean tradition of discarding porcelain with small irregularities, while the visibly repaired crevices draw on Kintsugi techniques, the Japanese art of highlighting the beauty of broken vessels with thick, gold mendings. More

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Cameron Grimes plans on betting it all in Duke Hudson’s Poker Room

Duke Hudson is looking to take some of Cameron Grimes’ money off his hands, and The Richest Man in NXT is happy to let him try because he is going all in and taking the prize money to the moon as he steps into Hudson’s Poker Room.
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Cameron Grimes plans on betting it all in Duke Hudson’s Poker Room

Duke Hudson is looking to take some of Cameron Grimes’ money off his hands, and The Richest Man in NXT is happy to let him try because he is going all in and taking the prize money to the moon as he steps into Hudson’s Poker Room.

More scares in store for Hayes & Williams as they take on Gargano & Lumis

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams survived Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis’ haunted open house to reclaim Hayes’ lost NXT North American Championship, but can they survive a tag team showdown with Gargano and The Tortured Artist?
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More scares in store for Hayes & Williams as they take on Gargano & Lumis

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams survived Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis’ haunted open house to reclaim Hayes’ lost NXT North American Championship, but can they survive a tag team showdown with Gargano and The Tortured Artist?

Perez F1 performances boosted by Red Bull set-up breakthrough

The Mexican has struggled for most of the season to match the pace of his teammate Max Verstappen, outqualifying him just once across 2021.Although Perez scored his first victory for the team in Baku in June, he endured a difficult run of six races betwe
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Perez F1 performances boosted by Red Bull set-up breakthrough

The Mexican has struggled for most of the season to match the pace of his teammate Max Verstappen, outqualifying him just once across 2021.Although Perez scored his first victory for the team in Baku in June, he endured a difficult run of six races between the British and Russian grands prix - in which he scored just 16 points.During that run, he endured the misfortune of becoming a ...Keep reading

Hyundai puts 2022 WRC car through full rally simulation

The Korean marque has set up essentially a bespoke three-day rally to mimic exactly the conditions the new i20 Rally1 car will be subjected to when the WRC's new hybrid regulations are introduced next season.Hyundai has elected to carry out this full rally si
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Hyundai puts 2022 WRC car through full rally simulation

The Korean marque has set up essentially a bespoke three-day rally to mimic exactly the conditions the new i20 Rally1 car will be subjected to when the WRC's new hybrid regulations are introduced next season.Hyundai has elected to carry out this full rally simulation on the tarmac roads in the Piedmont region in Northern Italy. Working with local authorities, several sections of roads have ...Keep reading

Alonso and Ocon seeking answers on Alpine's Austin struggles

Both drivers retired from Austin's race after issues with the rear of their respective cars, but even before that point it soon became a race to forget.Ocon sustained front wing damage on Lap 1 after contact with Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi and lacked th
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Alonso and Ocon seeking answers on Alpine's Austin struggles

Both drivers retired from Austin's race after issues with the rear of their respective cars, but even before that point it soon became a race to forget.Ocon sustained front wing damage on Lap 1 after contact with Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi and lacked the pace to recover much ground, while Alonso was stuck battling Giovinazzi and the other Alfa Romeo car of Kimi Raikkonen for the final ...Keep reading

Toyota resolved Le Mans fuel pressure issues

The solution will be in place on the two Toyota GR010 HYBRIDs for the resumption of the WEC this weekend with the first of two back-to-back races in Bahrain.The issue forced the Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe squad to come up with what technical director Pascal V
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Toyota resolved Le Mans fuel pressure issues

The solution will be in place on the two Toyota GR010 HYBRIDs for the resumption of the WEC this weekend with the first of two back-to-back races in Bahrain.The issue forced the Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe squad to come up with what technical director Pascal Vasselon described as a «creative fix» to get its two Le Mans Hypercars to the finish in first and second positions at the French ...Keep reading

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