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Tropical storm Zeta forms, could reach US Gulf Coast by midweek

Tropical storm Zeta forms, could reach US Gulf Coast by midweek

(CNN)A tropical depression east of Mexico strengthened Sunday morning into Tropical Storm Zeta and could reach the US Gulf Coast by midweek.Zeta could be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and could bring storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts to areas from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.It is the of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season, tying 2005 as the most active hurricane season on record, according to the National Weather Service. If it makes landfall in Louisiana, Zeta would become the fifth named storm to do so this year,...

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Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep Senate

Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep Senate

Stay Updated on Developing StoriesView in AppBy Kelly Mena, CNNWashington, DC(CNN) President Donald Trump made a prediction about the GOP's control of the Senate at a fundraiser this week, privately telling donors that it will be "very tough" for Republicans to keep control of the chamber in the upcoming election, namely because Trump refuses to support some senators, reported on Saturday."I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough," Trump said, according to an attendee who shared the President's comments on condition of anonymity with the Post. "There are a couple...

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In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

(CNN)For the longest time in this , coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to in one of the most states.Early on, Black Mississippians accounted for roughly 60% of the state's cases and deaths, the state health department says.But the tide has turned in the Magnolia State.Just as the country is seeing a , Mississippi is, too -- but now with cases among White people leading the way.Whites surpassed African Americans in Mississippi's overall reported Covid-19 death toll for the first time since...

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US reports second-highest day of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

US reports second-highest day of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

(CNN)As, the United States has reported its second-highest day of new Covid-19 cases, according to data from Saturday saw 83,718 new cases, just 39 cases shy of the that was reported Friday. Health experts have warned that the fall season would bring a resurgence of cases -- and since the US never lowered its daily case baseline enough, they say will . Already, the national cases totaland 224,891 people have died, according to JHU. "We easily will hit six-figure numbers in terms of the number of cases," Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at...

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80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

(CNN)Clarence Cox took over a 35-year-old motorcoach business from his father and uncle and had hopes of one day giving it to his daughters. But with a $5 million fleet parked for months during a pandemic, and no federal aid, his goal now is just to make it to the end of 2020. His business, Georgia Coach Lines, is one of thousands of small, family-owned bus companies across the US, urging Congress to approve immediate aid. Unlike the airlines or Amtrak, the motorcoach industry hasn't received any funding from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress in the spring. Peter Pantuso,...

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Authorities fear high winds, dry conditions will spread Northern California wildfires this weekend

Authorities fear high winds, dry conditions will spread Northern California wildfires this weekend

(CNN)Northern California is preparing for weekend weather conditions that threaten to extend an already devastating 2020 wildfire season.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a for much of Northern California starting Sunday and into Tuesday for what the agency calls the "strongest event of the year so far."A red flag warning means damaging winds and extremely low humidity poses a for wildfires that can spread very quickly.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has increased staffing and has been coordinating with local fire agencies in pre-positioning fire...

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Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep Senate

Washington Post: Trump privately said to donors it will be 'tough' for Republicans to keep Senate

Washington, DC (CNN)President Donald Trump made a prediction about the GOP's control of the Senate at a fundraiser this week, privately telling donors that it will be "very tough" for Republicans to keep control of the chamber in the upcoming election, namely because Trump refuses to support some senators, reported on Saturday. "I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough," Trump said, according to an attendee who shared the President's comments on condition of anonymity with the Post. "There are a couple senators I can't really get involved in. I just can't do it. You...

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The pandemic has created a second crisis in India — the rise of child trafficking

The pandemic has created a second crisis in India — the rise of child trafficking

(CNN)One evening in August, a 14-year-old boy snuck out of his home and boarded a private bus to travel from his village in Bihar to Jaipur, a chaotic, crowded and historical city 800 miles away in India's Rajasthan state.He and his friends had been given 500 rupees (about $7) by a man in their village to "go on vacation" in Jaipur, said the boy, who CNN is calling Mujeeb because Indian law forbids naming suspected victims of child trafficking.As the bus entered Jaipur, it was intercepted by police.The man was arrested and charged under India's child trafficking laws, along with two other...

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Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraud

Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraud

(CNN)Former President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was revealed when he walked off the this week after being faced with a few probing questions."He likes to act tough and talk tough. He thinks scowling and being mean is tough," Obama said at a drive-in rally in South Florida. "But when '' and Lesley Stahl are too tough for you, you ain't all that tough."Obama turned the screws on Trump for a second time in four days after earlier this week at a pair of events in Philadelphia. The decision to...

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Refusing to wear a mask in Ethiopia could cost you two years in jail

Refusing to wear a mask in Ethiopia could cost you two years in jail

(CNN)Ethiopia can jail people for up to two years if they deliberately violate restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, the attorney general's office said, amid concern that citizens are becoming lax after a state of emergency was lifted.The restrictions prohibit shaking hands, not wearing a mask in a public place, seating more than three people at a table or not keeping "two adult steps" -- around six feet -- apart."Now it is as if COVID is no longer there, the public is not taking care," Health Minister Lia Tadesse tweeted on Thursday. "This will cause a possible increase in...

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Opinion: Why evangelicals should care about Trump's lies (and other sins)

Opinion: Why evangelicals should care about Trump's lies (and other sins)

John Avlon is a CNN senior political analyst. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the author. View more at CNN. (CNN)In a season of campaign schwag, a baseball cap caught my eye. Beneath an American flag were the words "Make Lying Wrong Again." It framed the stakes of the election in a simple way. Does lying matter anymore? Honesty has always been considered a keystone of character. Even children know lying is wrong. This is clearly communicated in our faith traditions as well. For example, the Bible warns against some form of lying . It's right there in the 10 commandments --...

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Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

(CNN)Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the vice president's office announced in a statement, marking the second top Pence aide to test positive this week."Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process," Pence's press secretary Devin O'Malley said in a statement Saturday. "Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health."The statement continued, "While Vice President Pence is...

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Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

(CNN)Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned. The environmental group claims that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant -- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster -- contains "dangerous" levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other "hazardous" radionuclides, which it says will have "serious long-term consequences for communities and the environment" if the water...

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Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, DC (CNN)Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on to the Supreme Court of the United States. "I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged -- on the merits of her qualifications. And we do that when that final question comes before us. And when it does, I will be a yes," Murkowski said on the Senate floor. The Alaska Republican had been keeping her decision private and had previously said that she did not believe the Senate...

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Brad Pitt narrates new Biden campaign ad airing during World Series

Brad Pitt narrates new Biden campaign ad airing during World Series

(CNN)Actor Brad Pitt narrated an ad for Joe Biden's presidential campaign that's airing Saturday night during the fourth game of the World Series. The 60-second spot during Major League Baseball's highly watched annual championship series, first viewed by CNN, makes the case for the Democratic nominee's character, painting him as a candidate who would bring the country together and work as hard for those who voted for him as those who did not. "America is a place for everyone," Pitt's voice can be heard saying as pre-pandemic footage plays of Biden hugging, high-fiving and shaking hands...

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Police officer who fatally shot a Black man in Illinois has been fired, authorities say

Police officer who fatally shot a Black man in Illinois has been fired, authorities say

(CNN)A police officer who fatally shot a Black man in a Chicago suburb this week has been fired, authorities said Friday.The officer had fired into a vehicle that authorities say was reversing as he approached on late Tuesday in Waukegan, killing the passenger and leaving the driver, a Black woman, hospitalized, police said."The City of Waukegan terminated the officer that discharged his firearm during that incident, for multiple policy and procedure violations," Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said Friday in a news release, without detailing those violations or naming the...

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Heavily armed man charged with possessing child pornography researched Joe Biden, judge says

Heavily armed man charged with possessing child pornography researched Joe Biden, judge says

(CNN)A heavily armed man arrested in North Carolina in May and indicted by a grand jury in September for possession of child pornography researched and traveled near the residence of , according to information disclosed in a federal court filing. Between March and May 2020, Alexander Hillel Treisman conducted internet searches on Biden's home address and traveled within 4 miles of the Biden residence, according to a detention order signed by a federal magistrate judge. After describing Treisman's alleged interest in Biden, the judge wrote that authorities also discovered a checklist...

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CDC warns of multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats

CDC warns of multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats

(CNN)A Listeria outbreak has sickened 10 people across three states, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes deli meats are the cause.The CDC issued a warning about the outbreak Friday, which has sent ten people from Florida, Massachusetts and New York to the hospital and led to the death of one person in Florida.Deli meat was the likely the source of the outbreak, the agency said. Nine victims reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, though the CDC has yet to identify a common meat or supplier as the source.The median age of those infected was 81 and most...

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Europe suffers record case numbers as France's Macron warns crisis may last until summer

Europe suffers record case numbers as France's Macron warns crisis may last until summer

(CNN) countries are reporting record numbers of cases as the continent prepares for the pandemic to intensify through winter. Those affected include Europe's political class. Polish President Andrzej Duda tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, according to a tweet from Presidential Minister Blazej Spychalski Saturday. Duda said that he was feeling well, was asymptomatic and would continue working in isolation."As you can see, I am full of strength. I hope it will stay this way. However, the fact is that I must isolate. Together with my wife, we abide by the rules of isolation in an iron...

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Analysis: Trump's 'least racist' claim falls flat for many. Yet his campaign still holds appeal for some Black men.

Analysis: Trump's 'least racist' claim falls flat for many. Yet his campaign still holds appeal for some Black men.

Washington (CNN)It's one of those seemingly hard-to-explain things: holds an allure for some Black men, despite his history of denigrating Black Americans and his refusal to explicitly acknowledge systemic racism.This relationship was on display on Monday, when the rapper 50 Cent said to "" in response to Democratic nominee Joe Biden's tax plan.At the , speakers including the former NFL star Herschel Walker and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott lacquered Trump with praise.With the 2020 presidential election coming down to the wire, it's clear that Team Trump is hoping to maximize its appeal...

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Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

(CNN)Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned. The environmental group claims that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant -- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster -- contains "dangerous" levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other "hazardous" radionuclides, which it says will have "serious long-term consequences for communities and the environment" if the water...

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Norway pioneered electric ferries. Now it's making them self-driving

Norway pioneered electric ferries. Now it's making them self-driving

Rebecca Cairns, CNN • Updated 23rd October 2020View Gallery9 Pictures(CNN) — Related contentRoboat is a five-year project to develop autonomous ferries for Amsterdam's canals.©MIT/AMS InstituteThe first prototype for Trondheim's self-driving ferry was developed by NTNU and is called Milliampere, which means "little electric."NTNURelated contentZeabuz says its self-driving ferry will be given a sleek, modern aesthetic, to match its advanced tech, in the next five years.Zeabuz

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First-time buyers fuel pandemic-related surge in gun sales

First-time buyers fuel pandemic-related surge in gun sales

New York (CNN)It's been an year for the firearms industry, which has seen a steady, in sales since Covid-19-related lockdowns began in March.Gun retailers and industry analysts say its normal for Americans to and ammo during an election year. In many cases, the analysts say, the surge is motivated by fears that a Democratic president might expand restrictions on gun ownership.But this year's sales spike is different because it's being driven by a rise in first-time gun buyers, especially among African Americans and women.About 40% of gun sales in the first four months of the year were made...

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Trump seizes on oil as a cudgel against Biden as new coronavirus cases hit daily record

Trump seizes on oil as a cudgel against Biden as new coronavirus cases hit daily record

(CNN)As the US recorded of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, looked to distract from the virus' deadly toll by seizing on 's in that America should shift its reliance on oil toward greater renewable energy use.With the election less than two weeks away and already cast, the fresh dispute over energy gave Trump a chance to shift the campaign away from his mishandling of a pandemic that's killed nearly 224,000 Americans and argue that Biden's remarks could cost him five or six states on Election Day.Disapproval of Trump's handling of the pandemic has created a heavy drag on the...

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Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US

(CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci has been reluctant to support a federal mask mandate."A national mandate probably would not work," he said on Sept 15 during a news conference with Vermont Gov. Phil Scott.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been urging Americans to use masks for months. "I have trust in the American people that if we put a strong emphasis on the importance of wearing masks, that we will come around and do that and get that percentage up above the relatively low percentage of people that are using masks," Fauci said on July 21 on NPR's...

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