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A crew member on a previous production says she raised safety concerns about the assistant director who authorities say handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that killed a cinematographer. The assistant director has not spoken publicly about Thursday's shooting. apne.ws/nHRwVB4
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British pop star Ed Sheeran says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do performances from his house while he self-isolates. It's not clear which performances will be done from home. Sheeran is scheduled to be the musical guest on “SNL” on Nov. 6. apne.ws/0Fxd9ZV
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Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by @AP. The files show that Facebook has been aware of the problems for years. apne.ws/2wAKWPc
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POLL ALERT: Alabama jumps to 3rd behind Georgia, Cincinnati in AP Top 25; Iowa, Ole Miss into top 10; Iowa State, BYU return. Full poll presented by @askRegions >> apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-col…
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The husband of Iranian-British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained for more than five years, has gone on a hunger strike again in London after a court in Iran decided she has to spend another year in prison. apne.ws/qtvPTiL
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The death of a cinematographer on a movie set when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun has led to calls for fundamental change in Hollywood. One network TV drama has already banished real weapons from the set and some are calling for an industry-wide ban. apne.ws/BjzN41f
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“We are doing this for Africa,” says a young scientist at the vaccine hub being coordinated by the World Health Organization to re-create the Moderna vaccine. The company isn’t helping. apne.ws/5EAQawn
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U.S. taxpayers largely funded Moderna’s COVID vaccine. The Biden administration is now leaning on the company to share its recipe. “Either we end this pandemic, or we muddle our way through,” one congressman says. apne.ws/9UDiwCV
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A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities say. A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash. apne.ws/9lI6Loe
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90 years ago today, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was officially dedicated (it opened to traffic the next day). New Jersey Governor Morgan F. Larson, left, and New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicate the bridge.
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”I never forget you, I hear your cries and I pray for you." Pope Francis has made an impassioned plea to end the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries where they suffer “inhumane violence." apne.ws/Rq42z9G
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Republicans drawing new legislative maps in Texas, Ohio and North Carolina say they won't use racial or partisan data. Democrats say the GOP is still proposing maps that dilute Black and Latino voting power. apne.ws/FRIwnrs
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Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga has become the first Black woman to win the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She has called for a “new Enlightenment,” saying a fundamental shift is needed to overcome structures of racial hierarchy. apne.ws/NZx6uIJ
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Thousands of French women have launched an online campaign to denounce the response of police to reports of sexual abuse. The women say police officers engage in victim-blaming or mishandle their complaints. apne.ws/c7zHv45
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Uganda's president says an explosion at an eatery in a suburb of the capital that killed at least one person and wounded seven others is an apparent act of terrorism. apne.ws/f309p0w
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