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  • Our Favorite Home Decor Pieces From the Second Annual Etsy Design Awards>
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  • Kamala Harris fever is gripping India – but not everyone is convinced>
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    Kamala Harris fever is gripping India – but not everyone is convincedHer comments on Kashmir and her own mixed heritage might be controversial in India, but seeing a first Indian-American in the White House would still be a source of pride pride for many, Stuti Mishra reports from Delhi


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  • 84-year-old Ohio man assaulted for having Biden campaign sign in his yard>
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    84-year-old Ohio man assaulted for having Biden campaign sign in his yardA neighbor told a deputy that the 84-year-old man had been punched and kicked days after the suspect confronted the man for a Biden sign in his yard.


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  • Venezuela&#39;s Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator>
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    Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinatorVenezuela's Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party. Carreno was approached on Monday afternoon by unidentified people in vehicles without license plates, Popular Will said on Twitter. "We alert the world about his forced disappearance and we hold the dictatorship responsible for his physical and mental integrity."


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  • White House &quot;prepared to deploy federal resources&quot; after Philly protests>
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    White House "prepared to deploy federal resources" after Philly protestsWalter Wallace Jr., 27, was killed by police on Monday afternoon after he waved a knife at police. The shooting sparked unrest throughout the city.


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  • Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter Intimidation>
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    Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter IntimidationConservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Ohio, once more over a racist robocall aimed at minority voters.Wohl and Burkman, who rose to some level of infamy online for blundering attempts to manufacture sexual assault allegations against Democratic politicians and other Trump foes, have each been charged in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery, a charge that includes attempts to convince people not to cast ballots. The indictment only adds to the growing mountain of criminal and civil problems facing the notorious pro-Trump pair.In late August, a robocall that claimed to come from Wohl and Burkman warned voters not to use mail-in ballots, falsely claiming that the ballot information would be used to enforce vaccine mandates and collect on credit card debts. In the call, which was sent to 67,000 voters in the Midwest, according to prosecutors, a Black woman warned potential voters not to send in mail-in ballots or risk being fooled by “the man.”“The right to vote is the most fundamental component of our nation’s democracy,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said in a statement. “These individuals clearly infringed upon that right in a blatant attempt to suppress votes and undermine the integrity of this election These actions will not be tolerated.”> Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl have been indicted in Ohio over an alleged robo-call operation targeting Black voters in Cleveland and East Cleveland, according to a news release from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office. pic.twitter.com/OOnfJ9dbQ2> > — Nick Castele (@NickCastele) October 27, 2020Michigan’s attorney general charged Wohl and Burkman in a separate case on Oct. 1 for the same robocall, which was also sent to voters in that state. They have also been sued in New York in a civil lawsuit by people who received the call.Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, didn’t respond to an immediate request for comment.The pair have claimed they didn’t arrange the robocall. In the Michigan case, however, prosecutors intend to call as a witness the owner of a robocall company who prosecutors say will testify that his company was used by Burkman and Wohl to send the robocalls. Michigan prosecutors have also claimed they have an email from Wohl arranging the robocall’s scripts.Wohl is also facing felony charges in California over alleged violations of securities laws. And the FBI is investigating the pair over the leak of juror questionnaires in the trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, according to sealed court documents obtained by The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • UK sends flagship for joint naval drills with Cyprus, France>
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  • Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia&#39;s &#39;Jurassic Park&#39;>
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    Viral photo sparks concerns about Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park'The viral image has raised questions about the conservation impact on the animal native to Indonesia.


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  • Lincoln Project to Break Into TV after Election>
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    Lincoln Project to Break Into TV after ElectionThe Lincoln Project is reportedly solidifying plans to ramp up its media arm after the general election next week and is considering offers from various television studios, podcast networks and book publishers.The political action committee, which was founded towards the end of last year and is run by prominent "Never-Trump" current and former Republicans, signed with United Talent Agency with an eye towards expanding Lincoln Media, Axios reported Tuesday.Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican strategist before he left the party following President Trump's election in 2016, outlined the group's outlook for its upcoming media ventures."We discovered in doing research that voters are getting lots of information from streaming and podcasts," Wilson said. "We decided to build those things as advocacy vectors. We didn't set out to become a media company, but we've inadvertently become a content creation machine."Other prominent anti-Trump Republicans fronting the group are George Conway, husband of former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, and Steve Schmidt, who was a senior strategist for John McCain's presidential campaign."As a media business, we're putting a pretty big bet on the idea that they know how to get audiences," Ra Kumar, a UTA agent who represents the Lincoln Project, said of the group's plans, adding that the Lincoln Project has received numerous inquiries from Hollywood firms wanting to work with the group.The Lincoln Project already launched a wildly successful podcast in June and has two shows that it streams on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. They have also seen high demand for its merchandise.The group raised over $58 million this year, including $39.4 million from July through September. The PAC's spending has come under scrutiny after they spent nearly $1.4 million through March with most of that money going towards the Lincoln Project's board members and firms run by them.The group raised over $58 million this year, including $39.4 million from July through September. The PAC's spending has come under scrutiny after they spent nearly $1.4 million through March, with most of that money going towards the Lincoln Project's board members and firms run by them.One of the projects reportedly in the works is a non-fiction film to be completed after the election. Several television studios are looking to team up to produce a series reminiscent of the hit show "House of Cards," and television networks that have expressed interest in hosting the Lincoln Project's two streaming shows.The group is currently in a kerfuffle with Ivanka and Jared Trump, who threatened to sue over the Lincoln Project's Times Square billboards depicting the pair displaying indifference to deaths caused by the coronavirus.“Sue if you must,” said Matthew Sanderson, an attorney for the Lincoln Project, saying the group “will not be intimidated by empty bluster.”


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  • Rudy Giuliani had a security officer sweep the room where he was filmed in &#39;Borat 2,&#39; but he didn&#39;t find Sacha Baron Cohen hiding in a wardrobe>
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    Rudy Giuliani had a security officer sweep the room where he was filmed in 'Borat 2,' but he didn't find Sacha Baron Cohen hiding in a wardrobeSacha Baron Cohen told Stephen Colbert he was hiding in a specially constructed hideaway in a wardrobe that locked internally during Giuliani's scene.


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  • Ted Cruz says the swelling national debt will reemerge as a major concern for Republicans>
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    Ted Cruz says the swelling national debt will reemerge as a major concern for RepublicansUnder Trump, Republicans drove up the deficit with tax cuts and spending increases. They are reluctant to back another large coronavirus relief bill.


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  • Philadelphia victim&#39;s family sought ambulance, not police>
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    Philadelphia victim's family sought ambulance, not policeThe family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is pregnant and is scheduled to have labor induced in coming days, the lawyer, Shaka Johnson, told reporters from the steps of a family home. Philadelphia officials anticipated a second night of unrest Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen were expected to arrive in the city within 24 to 48 hours.


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  • Judge rejects Trump request to be replaced in columnist&#39;s defamation lawsuit>
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    Judge rejects Trump request to be replaced in columnist's defamation lawsuitA federal judge on Tuesday denied President Trump's request that he be replaced as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.


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  • A former USPS worker has been charged with throwing out more than 100 absentee ballots and other mail in Kentucky>
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    A former USPS worker has been charged with throwing out more than 100 absentee ballots and other mail in KentuckyThe discarded mail was eventually delivered to the intended recipients after it was discovered in a Louisville dumpster, federal authorities said.


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  • Skull on fireplace mantel identified as man missing since 2012, Tennessee officials say>
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  • Turkey&#39;s Erdogan sues Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker for insults>
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    Turkey's Erdogan sues Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker for insultsTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.” The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan’s lawyer on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against Wilders at the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office for “insulting the president” -- a crime in Turkey punishable by up to four years in prison. Wilders posted a cartoon depicting Erdogan wearing a bomb-resembling hat on his head, with the comment: “terrorist.”


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  • Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities say>
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    Pennsylvania teen fatally shot while watching sunset in park with girlfriend, authorities sayJason Kutt, the 18-year-old shot at Nockamixon State Park Saturday died from injuries, according to his family.


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  • Hong Kong activist Tony Chung detained while trying to seek asylum at US consulate>
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    Hong Kong activist Tony Chung detained while trying to seek asylum at US consulateHong Kong’s new national security unit on Tuesday arrested three pro-democracy activists, including Tony Chung Hon-lam, a leading figure of a now-defunct political group that had called for independence. Mr Chung, 19, was near the US consulate where he reportedly intended to seek asylum when he was apprehended by police officers. Yannis Ho and William Chan, who were previously involved in the same group, Studentlocalism, were arrested in the afternoon. Hong Kong police said in a statement that the trio were arrested for inciting secession in breach of a sweeping national security law in posts made on Studentlocalism’s social media accounts. “Most laws in the real world apply to the online world,” police said. “If anyone breaks the law that person shall be held criminally responsible. The public should by no means defy the law.” In late June, Studentlocalism halted operations in Hong Kong with plans to move overseas before the national security law came into effect. The law, which criminalises acts deemed by Chinese authorities as secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion, was imposed by the ruling Communist Party to restore order in Hong Kong after months of mass pro-democracy protests. Four activists are believed to have entered the US consulate on Tuesday, reported the South China Morning Post, a newspaper in Hong Kong. The US embassy in China has not commented. Mr Chung and three others linked to Studentlocalism were first arrested in July and later released on bail.


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  • Police in Michigan, a hotbed for armed far-right groups, said they may be powerless to enforce a ban on guns at polling places>
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    Police in Michigan, a hotbed for armed far-right groups, said they may be powerless to enforce a ban on guns at polling placesMichigan authorities imposed the ban after a foiled plot to kidnap the state governor. But law enforcement officials say they can't act on it.


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  • Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin is still waiting on Foxconn to come through>
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    Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin is still waiting on Foxconn to come throughThe Taiwanese company has not indicated when it will begin manufacturing screens for high tech devices - or hiring the promised 13,000 workers.


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