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CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
A new smartphone app could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Giuliani Caught in Hotel Bedroom Scene in New 'Borat' Film

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit "Borat" film.

Trump the Dancer? His Moves to 'YMCA' at Rallies are a Hit

By Jill Colvin | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's "YMCA" as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's closing stretch.

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

By Collin Binkley | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed.

An Electric Hummer? Battery-Powered Trucks Head to Showrooms

By Tom Krisher | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles.

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

By Nicole Winfield | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

By Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren't welcome.

Director Stephen Daldry Exits 'Wicked' Film Adaptation

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Wicked" has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

By Vanessa Gera | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building and hung a banner protesting the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be a religious fundamentalist and a danger to the nation's youth.

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man," has died. He was 81.

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

By Nicole Winfield | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting.

'So Much Work to Do': How Biden is Planning for Transition

By Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises.

Trump Tends to His Electoral Map, Biden Prepping for Debate

By Zeke Miller, Will Weissert and Jonathan Lemire | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

By Jocelyn Noveck | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
Billy Porter narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is.

Heathrow Airport Offers Rapid Tests for Some Flights

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
London's Heathrow Airport has launched a rapid coronavirus test service for passengers.

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