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Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

MIAMI – Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness about corruption in the South American country.

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Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

NEW YORK – Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin.
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At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.
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Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant.
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Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. Relatives laid the bodies of the victims to rest Saturday and called on the Taliban to protect them.