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Although La Nina is projected to be weaker this winter, portions of the United States are expected to see Arctic temperatures. Oct. 4 — The days are becoming shorter and the temperatures are dropping, indicating that winter is just around the corner. Others may be wondering what the coldest time of the year has in store while some celebrate the return of snow. Last winter will be remembered for a long time, notably in the central United States, when a snowstorm followed by bitter cold left millions of people in the dark across Texas. Only a few days later, 73…

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The bust of George Floyd was defaced in New York City just days after it was unveiled. According to authorities, a bronze bust of George Floyd that was displayed late last week in New York City’s Union Square was destroyed on Sunday. The New York Times stated that authorities are looking for a guy with a black backpack who rode a skateboard up to the statue and defaced it with gray paint. Police have video footage of the event, according to NYPD detective Frances Sammon. Sammon explained, “They show a male ducking down under one of the statues.” “He then…

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Progressive Democrats are optimistic that infrastructure and social expenditure bills will be passed. Despite continued pushback from moderates, progressive Democrats in Congress were upbeat Sunday about the prospects of enacting both a major infrastructure plan and a social benefits bill. When asked about the prospects of passing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion social benefits package that Democrats hope to push through using the reconciliation process, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart that “we’re going to get it all done.” “Every single member of my caucus has…

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For the first full week of October, expect soupy weather. Over the last week, heavy rain has pounded the central United States, flooding areas from Houston to Little Rock, Arkansas. The same nasty weather is expected to hit the Southeast this week. Heavy thunderstorms slammed into the Little Rock area on Saturday night, flooding streets and nearly covering bridges around the metro. Flash flood warnings were issued. Over an inch of rain had fallen in the city and other parts of the region in only a few hours. Flood advisories were issued further south along the rivers of eastern Texas…

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A Canadian man has been accused with assisting ISIS and acting as the “voice behind the bloodshed.” On Saturday, federal prosecutors unveiled allegations against a man accused of fighting for ISIS and helping the terrorist organisation recruit new members. According to a criminal complaint unsealed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mohammed Khalifa, 38, a Saudi-born Canadian citizen, was charged with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization resulting in murder. He could face a sentence of up to life in jail if convicted. Khalifa was seized overseas in January 2019…

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Trump is requesting a court injunction to allow him to use his banned Twitter account again. Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to order Twitter to restore his account, which was disabled following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurgency. On Friday, Trump’s lawyers sought an injunction against Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, for what they claimed was a violation of the former president’s First Amendment rights. According to the filing, “Defendant wields an unparalleled level of power and control over political discourse in this country,” which is “deeply hazardous to open democratic debate.” According to…

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The FDA will host talks on COVID-19 booster doses and children’s immunizations. Three committee meetings on COVID-19 booster doses and vaccines for children will be held by the Food and Drug Administration this month. Two advisory committee meetings on the Jannsen and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as well as one on Pfizer’s anticipated request to revise its emergency use permission request to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine on children aged 5-11. The first two booster shot meetings will be held on October 14 and 15. The committee will also hear a presentation from the National Institute of Health on…

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COVID-19 relief funding for jail building have been approved by Alabama Governor Ivey. A bill passed by Alabama’s Republican governor will use federal COVID-19 pandemic relief funds to build new jails. According to AL.com, the $1.3 billion plan to build two additional men’s jails is meant to solve overcrowding issues in present institutions, which have garnered the attention of the US Department of Justice. The bill, which was signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, directs $400 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, a coronavirus relief package that Congress passed earlier this year. The remaining funding will come from a $785…

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The United States has confirmed 700,000 COVID-19 deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has seen 700,000 COVID-19 deaths. According to ABC News, the country reached the threshold on Friday as demand for fresh vaccinations fell to their lowest level since they were introduced in December. According to a figure provided by Johns Hopkins University, the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed that of the 1918 influenza outbreak less than two weeks ago, making it the deadliest pandemic in US history. According to ABC News, the COVID-19 death toll in the United States is more than the cancer…

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As part of a White House plan, the Pentagon will purchase 550 million COVID-19 tests. The Pentagon revealed on Friday that it has granted six contracts totaling $2.78 billion to health facilities, nursing homes, colleges, and universities to furnish millions of COVID-19 test kits. As part of a White House program, the Defense Logistics Agency granted contracts to acquire 150 million at-home testing and 400 million point-of-care tests. The Biden administration said on September 9 that it will deliver the testing to federally approved facilities on a regular basis for a year. “These test kits will be used across the…

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