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Hurricane Zeta made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Cocoderie, Louisiana, with winds estimated at 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
It could be a while before U.S. efforts to develop coronavirus vaccines benefit the developing world. China and Russia are trying to fill the void. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The key is who will take the vaccines.
The MTA is blaming the NYPD for rising subway crime rates — accusing cops of failing to show up when riders need them most. NYPD stats from the first nine months of 2020 show dramatic drops in police activity on the subway, even as underground crimes continue despite depleted ridership. Arrests are down 63.5 percent... New York Post
VOA VIEW: NYC is going down.
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ran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had a few things to say about Wednesday's big tech hearings in Congress -- bizarrely asking why anyone took issue with his Holocaust denial tweets. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Iran is a joke.
President Trump on Wednesday called for the New York Times to fire employees responsible for an explosive 2018 op-ed after its anonymous author was revealed as little-known former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor. “Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was ‘anonymous’, but I don’t know him — never even heard of him,” Trump... New York Post
Well, he isn’t a bald-faced liar. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faced a Senate panel on Wednesday after coming under fire over censorship concerns — where he falsely claimed he’d lifted a ban on users posting The Post’s articles on Hunter Biden. But that wasn’t the only controversy over his hearing — Dorsey’s facial hair also... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Twitter has much to fear - they pushed too far.
The court deadlocked last week in the same case, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in the second request for review. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Now there is a real 5-4 vote.
Joe Biden is counting on voters to view him as a safe and steady alternative to a president who regularly dismisses virus precautions. But his measured campaign pace may be scrutinized if he loses. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
The Delaware attorney general’s office has backed away from a suggestion that anyone handing out literature at polling places that accurately cites state law regarding voter fraud could be charged with voter intimidation and has confirmed that Delawareans are not prohibited by state law from carrying ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
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Democrats are furiously scrambling to tell their voters to cast ballots in person, rather than by mail, saying neither the U.S. Postal Service nor the courts can be trusted after spending months emphasizing vote-by-mail as a safe and easy option during the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Another Biden and Dem turnaround.
President Donald Trump is heading west ABC
VOA VIEW: Trump and America will win.
Mookie Betts scored the go-ahead run and later hit a home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series title since 1988 with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 ABC
Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall ABC
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Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai defend their approach to moderating online speech. CBS
VOA VIEW: They must be punished hard.
The eight individuals allegedly stalked and harassed a Chinese citizen living in New Jersey in an attempt to force him to return to China. CBS
The possibility of a Biden win complicates something markets have placed a high priority on, namely getting a stimulus bill through Congress sooner rather than later. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The market fear is real - Biden is weak.
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Biden's haul from Wall Street tops what Donald Trump and Barack Obama raked in, but falls short of the total Hillary Clinton raised in 2016. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden needs all the money he can get.
Cook Political Report and other trackers moved Texas from "Lean Republican" to the "Toss Up" column in the Trump-Biden election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is foolish.
The Symani Surgical System just received government approval for wide use in Europe. It enables surgeons to perform some of the most difficult microsurgeries with fewer complications. CNBC
Soon, you might not be seeing as many Bed Bath & Beyond coupons showing up in your mailbox. CNBC
The White House included ending the coronavirus pandemic on a list of the Trump administration's science and technology accomplishments, despite nearly half a million Americans tested positive for Covid-19 in just the last week. CNN
VOA VIEW: As it will be after Trump is reelected.
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Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she is one of the 538 electors in the Electoral College. CNN
VOA VIEW: Hillary is an idiot.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is in a dead heat for the Senate seat in South Carolina and is getting vastly outspent by his Democratic challenger. CNN
VOA VIEW: Graham will win.
Another employee for the U.S. Postal Service is facing federal charges in the latest instance where mail-in ballots were discovered dumped in the trash in Kentucky. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberals will try anything to win.
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Firefighters in Colorado who have been busy battling two of the largest wildfires in state history are being recognized for leaving behind a display of humanity. FOX News
Beverly Hills' iconic shopping destination Rodeo Drive will be closed to the public on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 for security purposes during Election Day, the city's police chief said. FOX News
Protests erupted in New York City and Portland on Tuesday night in response to a police shooting in Philadelphia that left a Black man dead. FOX News
VOA VIEW: More liberal radicals.
An agreement between the United States and India calls for military cooperation and is a check on Chinese aggression, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. UPI
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
The U.S. Strategic Command on Wednesday said it completed "Global Thunder 21," an annual exercise involving over 150,000 personnel designed to test command and control for joint operations and nuclear readiness. UPI
The U.S. Air Force announced an award on Wednesday of contracts for a cyberspace test facility and an advanced munitions complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. UPI
North Korea state media delivered a veiled criticism of the United States in an article on the "situation in Venezuela," days after the United States threatened to destroy any Iranian missiles shipped there. UPI
VOA VIEW: A major NK mistake.
Lockheed Martin Corp. announced the award of a $25 million contract on Wednesday supporting the use of U.S. Air Force cargo planes to deploy missiles. UPI
The Trump administration on Wednesday eliminated federal protections for and opened Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the largest old-growth forest in the United States, to logging and other business operations. UPI
VOA VIEW: Anther Trump positive.
Beijing denounced the "politicization" of the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual BRICS parliamentary forum, while calling for greater coordination among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is the unquestionable guilty party.
Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg told Senate lawmakers Wednesday he favors updating a federal law that shields social media platforms from liability connected to user content. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should all be sanctioned and 230 protection should be eliminated.
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