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At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, pelting homes and businesses with rain and high winds, knocking out power to thousands and threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple storms this year.

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Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man’s death

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before Election Day.
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Justices deny fast, new look at Pennsylvania ballot deadline

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude absentee ballots received after Election Day in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, although it remained unclear whether those ballots will ultimately be counted.
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Road, logging restrictions to end in largest national forest

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

The Trump administration lifted logging protections on the majority of the nearly 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest in Alaska, the latest in a series of steps in the final weeks of the president's first term to give industry access to the state's rugged and fragile wilderness.
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Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

 Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer.
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Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Germany on Wednesday moved to shut down restaurants, bars and theaters all over again and France weighed demands for another nationwide lockdown as a new wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and the U.S. wipes out months of progress against the scourge on two continents.
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Biden vows not to make ‘false promises’ about pandemic

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Joe Biden said Wednesday he's “not running on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch” but would prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days to keep up a whirlwind campaign schedule aimed at focusing on anything but the cornavirus.

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